Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

14 reviews

25/27 Cockburn Street, EH1 1BP

Old Town, Edinburgh

Cuisine: Indian, Nepalese

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  • A la carte menu availability

About Gurkha Cafe & Restaurant

  • Food: 4

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Tasty food and friendly staff

    Popped in for a quick meal after work. Staff were friendly, menu was suitable for veggies and non-veggies.Food went down well with everyone - looked good and was tasty. Service was prompt. What more can you ask for.
    - dined in restaurant 06/09/2017
  • Food: 5

    Ambience: 4

    Service: 4

    Value: 4

    Great curry at the end of a festival day out

    We booked with 5pm as we thought it would be busy in midst of festival season and were right, but got seated promptly. Our food was lovely, fresh and nicely served. All the staff working hard to make your visit a pleasure even though they were very busy. Always on our list of eating places when we visit Edinburgh.
    - dined in restaurant 22/08/2017

Nepalese and Indian in central Edinburgh

On Cockburn Street in Edinburgh city centre, Gurkha Café is a well established restaurant which serves dishes from Nepal, the Himalayas and North India. Scenes of Nepalese life line the walls while the exposed rafters help give the impression that you just might be dining in a mountain hut.

Traditional Nepalese herbs and spices

From the mo mo steamed dumpling starters to main courses like the chicken marinated with Nepalese herbs – all cooked in a thick sauce – there are lots of dishes from the Himalayan region at Gurkha Café. Nepalese food has a healthy reputation for using very little ghee and that is evident in choices such as the lamb choila, a grilled lamb dish from the Kathmandu valley.

Indian food aficionados will also have a lot to look forward to. From chicken biryani and lamb sheek kebabs cooked in the tandoor to sag aloo and lamb madras, it is all there. As always with restaurants from this part of the world, there is a wide range of vegetarian dishes on offer. Seafood lovers are also well catered for with barbecued king prawns; sea bass cooked in the tandoor and a selection of dishes made with pangasius fish.

Local transport links

Right in the middle of the city centre, on Cockburn Street, Gurkha Café is a three minute walk from Waverley train station and five minutes from the tram line and many bus routes of Princes Street. There is limited on-street pay parking and a large pay car park at New Street. From Harvey Nicks to the National Gallery of Scotland, many of Edinburgh’s top attractions are within easy walking distance.

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