Gaucho to open first Scottish restaurant

L-R Tracey Matthews (Group COO), Matt Ford (marketing director), Jamie Robertson (chef director)
27/09/2017 - 12:28
Argentinean steak restaurant chain, Gaucho, is to open its first restaurant in Scotland later in November.

The 120-cover restaurant, which has had an investment of £1.5 million, will be based in Edinburgh’s 4a St Andrew Square alongside Wagammama, Dishoom and Wahaca.

The menu will feature Gaucho’s regular selection of steaks plus specially created Scottish fusion dishes such as haggis empandas, made using local produce.

Its drinks list will include 200 types of Argentinean wines, some of which are produced at the restaurant’s vineyard in Mendoza, in addition to a range of Scottish whiskies and gins.

Guacho Edinburgh’s chef director is Jamie Robertson, who before joining the company in 2012, worked alongside Jamie Oliver.

“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.”

Gaucho group chief operating officer, Tracey Matthews, added: ““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."

Established in 1994, the new opening will bring Gaucho's number of UK sites to 16 in addition to its three international sites in Argentina, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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