Steak lovers, read on. Gaucho, in St Andrew’s Square, Edinburgh, has recently re-launched its menu, and for carnivores it’s an absolute treat.
This is the destination for top-quality Argentinian steaks and dishes from the wider Latin American region.
The new menu is split into ‘classics’ and ‘nuevo’ sections, featuring dishes such as Gaucho’s signature empanadas and homemade sausages, along with new additions like cured Patagonian red prawn tiradito (with pickled cucumber and salsa verde) as a starter, with mains such as Grilled Swordfish (with a mixed-bean cassoulet, palourde clams and
grilled lemon) and Pearl Barley Arrabiatta (with grilled courgette, artichoke hearts, Peruvian olive, cipolline onion and cherry tomatoes).
The Nuevo dishes include Cured Patagonian Red Prawn Tiradito to start (with pickled cucumber and salsa verde), with mains such as Grilled Swordfish (with a mixed-bean cassoulet, palourde clams and grilled lemon) and Pearl Barley Arrabiatta (with grilled courgette, artichoke hearts, Peruvian olive, cipolline onion and cherry tomatoes).
These choices are inspired by the new wave of culinary talent and innovation which has emerged across Latin America in recent decades.
For me though, Gaucho remains the ultimate temple to Argentinian meat: wonderful Black Angus beef, raised in Argentina and grass-fed from the country’s Pampas region. This is available in cuts including Colita de Lomo (spiral-cut tender tail fillet) and the Tira de Ancho (spiral-cut rib-eye, slow grilled with chimichurri).
Excellent value is their £20 Sunday Roast. Roast beef sirloin, roast potatoes and unlimited, beef-dripping Yorkshire puddings are given a Gaucho twist with carrots tossed in churrasco marinade and red wine gravy.
Meanwhile, the Electro Brunch experience remains a trademark for Saturdays, combining a chilled club soundtrack with two hours of unlimited drinks and dishes for £49.95, from 11am to 4pm.
The restaurant is a beautiful space day or night.
Gaucho, 4a St Andrew Square, City Centre, Edinburgh.
0131 278 3410