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Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Old Town
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25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
+44 131 225 2832
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pappadums to start were good but the chicken tikka masala was really too sweet. Husband's lamb curry was better, but not the best I've had. Three stars for solid, average Indian food.

Thank Emily Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant on Saturday for our son's 11th birthday and had the most wonderful meal. The staff were extremely helpful in planning the lunch and were very attentive on the day and baked, decorated and presented our son with a gorgeous chocolate cake which he was delighted with. A superb restaurant. Amazing food. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Katrina B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an enjoyable night here with family and the majority of the whole dining experience was good. The starters were nice (highlight was the chicken tikka; was very succulent and tasty) and the naan was lovely. The majority of the mains were good but some of the chicken dishes had dry chicken like it had been overcooked, but the curry... More 

Thank K0okie
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much more to say than this was the best curry we've ever had & wonderful service. Go you won't be disappointed!

Thank ruthienicho
Trim, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoying a beautiful meal here with some friends. Four different meals ordered including a veggie option...food was delightful. We enjoyed our food immensely..so many flavours. Staff lovely

Thank Attracta D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate in this restaurant last night and it was so so good. We are staying across the road in the Inn Place and planned to come here as other diners comments seemed positive. Staff very welcoming and restaurant is cosy. The menu is very appetising and I had the lamb khutta which was presented on the bone. The flavours... More 

Thank bonkers85s
Sandviken, Sweden
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had a great menu, something for everyone in our party. The food was delicious, reasonably priced and service was attentive. I would definitely make a point of going back again when I'm in Edinburgh.

Thank Lisa K
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We was only staying in Scotland for a few days, so was having a look to see where we could go, we came across this little restaurant! didn't looking busy, so we decided to give it ago! they didn't have what i normally have on the menu so i chose something else, and it was more tasty than what i... More 

Thank Ellis W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked after reading wonderful trip adviser reviews. We were not disappointed! Impressive vegetarian menu, I was spoiled for choice. Staff attentive and food excellent.

Thank Emily S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First place my husband took me for dinner in his home city been a frequent visitor for over 30 years. There is a wide choice of dishes and each one is well cooked and soooo tasty.

Thank Gillian S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25-27 | Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighbourhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 2832
Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant is a Authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant based in the Heart of Edinburgh. This popular restaurant offers a unique journey through the Nepalese cuisine. As well as maintaining the authenticity of the food, Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant strives to elevate the Friendly and relaxed dining experience by following the changing food trends in Nepal. To join us please make a Online Reservation using our Online Booking Form. Gurkha Cafe & Resaurant has an extensive variety of extraordinary Nepalese delicacies as well as Indian all time favorite which are all prepared for a fantastic palate.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavoured souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
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