Argentinian steak restaurant brand Gaucho will open its first Scottish site in Edinburgh this November.
The 120-cover restaurant, which is receiving a £1.5m investment, will be located at 4a St Andrew Square alongside the Refinery, Dishoom and Wagamama.
Alongside steaks, the Edinburgh restaurant will offer specially created dishes such as haggis empanadas made using locally sourced Scottish produce.
The wine list will have over 200 Argentinian wines, some of which are produced at the restaurant’s vineyard in Mendoza, as well as an extensive range of Scottish whiskies and gins.
Chef director Jamie Robertson said: “Being from Bonnyrigg, this is something of a homecoming for me. I’m enjoying the opportunity to create exclusive dishes for our new Edinburgh restaurant that celebrate and fuse the provenance of Argentinian beef with Scotland’s enviable natural larder.
“If there’s one thing Scots know, it’s good beef, so I’m looking forward to bringing Gaucho’s world-famous menu to a home crowd.”
Chief operating officer Tracey Matthews said: “Right in the heart of Scotland’s cosmopolitan capital, the iconic St Andrew Square provides an ideal location for Gaucho to open our flagship Scottish restaurant and bar. Edinburgh’s food and drink scene is flourishing and we see Gaucho making a significant contribution to this.
“We can’t wait to open the doors and welcome the people of Edinburgh to the Gaucho experience – one that combines quality food and great drinks with the highest quality service in an unforgettable environment.”
The first Gaucho in the UK opened in Piccadilly in January 1994. Gaucho has 12 restaurants in London, one in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. It also has three international sites in Dubai, Hong Kong and Argentina.
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