They have different restaurants with the decor all different within London, each restaurant has a slightly different menu and cooks the steak a bit different..
The restaurant is great for a romantic meal the atmosphere is calm.
You may take 2hrs + on a meal and enjoy the live band music that might be playing in the restaurant..
The prices aren't cheap but for a one off fancy meal then this is a lovely place.
We went there for New Years Eve Dinner
i'd never been to a gaucho before but as chains go this one was lovely.
the food was of course amazing, the prices were high but that is to be expected.
This is possibly becoming my favourite Gaucho in London, great decor, lighting and ambiance, the service is always impeccable even if it was 110% busy.
Me and the Girlfriend both had fillet steak with a total of 5 sides, yes we had been starving our selfs for 5 days for the sides.
And dessert we had the house specail chocolate mouse, amazing times 5,
Will be back again for are next special celebration.
On out last night in London this place was recommended by a friend and it was amazing! The meat was tasty tender and fresh. The decor was amazing and the service was one of the best we have had in London. I would recommend this place to any person looking for a great steak and a nice place to have dinner.
I have been to Gaucho a few times now and every time it has delivered! The first time I went ,I fell in love with the Medallion Lomo medium rare. The Lomo is the tenderest fillet beef and the waiter recommended it because I told him I wanted the softest one. The medallion is the "smaller" size, but at 225g, it was perfect for me.
My husband had the Ancho rib-eye steak but even though the marbled flavor was good, it was a bit chewy and not as wonderfully yummy as my Lomo. What I really like in a steak is when it's so perfectly cooked that it brings out the flavour of the meat itself, which perfectly describes the Lomo (I also like melt-in-your-mouth tender steak, which this was too).
The next time I went I tried the Churrasco de Lomo, I think it was called, which is big and should be shared by two people. It was marinated for 48 hours in garlic, parsley and olive oil. This was also delicious, but I think is more for people who like to taste spices in their steak rather than just the flavour of the meat. My friend who I shared it with was in heaven. We also ordered some kind of strawberry mocktails with sugar on the rim which were delicious!
Gaucho decor is a bit cheesy with the cow print everywhere, but this is the best steak I've had in London and I love it! I would go here to celebrate something special or to satisfy a craving for an excellent steak.
The interior design is great. The customer services were excellent too. I can't doubt that. They explained different kind of steaks available, which were shown on a board. I think that is a brilliant idea, especially when majority of us were not sure what the differences.
It is definitely value for money but only for the London price. The steak was great but the sauces ordered were nothing special. In fact we were a little bit disappointed.
The waiter suggested to give us a surprise sides with our steak. He ordered a good number of sides to be shared between the 6 of us. In fact some of us couldn't finish our steak & sides. I don't think he over ordered the sides but I think we the steak was too big for us.
If I've never had tasted the local Kerry steak in Ireland... I would have given Gaucho a higher rating. But the steak I had in Ireland was cheaper, tastier which makes Guacho nothing too special.
after my first review- in which I was fascinated with the food, I went 4 times and the experience went from bad to worse!
I assume there is a mantra at Gaucho that makes all receptionist frown, treat you with an attitude, or make you wait for over 5 minutes to be looked at (one answering 2 phone calls and the other one went inside once I showed up)
they took your coat like it was a huge favour, allow you to get a table after checking you out if you suit the surrounding.
I don't need this kind of attitude when I want to have a meal and pay 200 quid for lunch !!! the least I can ask for is a fresh food and someone to show me to my seat with a smile! I know I am asking for too much- I am demanding
something has changed in terms of food as well- I can put up with nasty reception in order to have succulent piece of steak and salad - but even their speciality didn't live to my expectations or to what I have experienced in my first time there
it is a shame
but after 4 horrible times eating there I am not going to give this place any more chances
p.s. I am referring to Charlotte Street, Regent's Street and Sloane branches
I've been here four times now, and had a great meal every time.
There's a lot of snarkiness about Gaucho, since it's been popular for a long time - and many other steak places in London have cropped up with fantastic meats and perhaps a fresher outlook.
But I've had no complaints whatsoever about this place. From a client lunch first time round, to two dates I've had following that and a further meeting with a party of five.
Being greeted at the door, with all your coasts and bags whisked away with a smile, then walking down to be met and either walked to the bar or your table, is a simple joy - but one that many places screw up. Plus, it's worth noting that on the first date, it was a last minute booking with no problem - and the second we pushed back by about an hour in the end as we were having too much fun drinking cocktails round the corner first ;)
I've always thought the venue itself would do well as a club, with classic Gaucho cowprint everywhere complimented by fancy glass and mirrored highlights.
Sitting in the bar with a drink (the bloody mary here is the best in town) isn't painful, and the food is just divine.
Though a full explanation of the cuts of meat isn't really necessary for a carnivore like me, it's a nice touch. I usually go for the smallest fillet, and haven't had a bad one yet. I'll always get that with the sweet potato chips with chorizo and humitas (little corn packets with creamed sweetcorn inside - just delicious), plus some bearnaise. Hell. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I'll rarely get a starter, as the meat is so filling, but both scallop dishes are ok. I'd skip this course all together though, and stick to a dessert. Both the cheese - and cheesecakes - are usually brilliant.
Great Steak, great choice of wines. Each Steak on its own is between £20 and £40 depending on the cut. They bring up a board that has all the uncooked cuts of meat to show you what to expect. You can choose from 5 or 6 different cuts and 3 different sizes/weights. The side dishes are pretty good too, 3 between 2 people is plenty with a Steak.
The decor is sophisticated and contemporary, although If I said there was cow hide (not sure if its real) on the walls you'd probably think that was tacky, but it seems to work. Everything else is clean lines and simple and the lighting is low.
Its worth mentioning the wine list too. It being an Argentinian restaurant I expected there to be a few bottles of Malbec but there are two whole pages of the wine list taken up with Malbecs. There's plenty of other choice too if Malbec is not your thing. There is also a Sommelier on hand if you need a hand choosing from the extensive list.
I've been to 2 Gauchos in London and havent had a bad experience, the best steak I've had outside of the USA. Its a classy, pricy, meaty, tasty night out.
I'm a big steak fan and when we were treated to a meal here I was very excited to go.
Firstly the venue is layed out very well. The staff are first class who take you through the different style of steak cuts you can choose from.
The food itself is what you expect from a place like Gaucho.
If you have the money then go. It is £30 for just the steak.
Full of trendy agency types on Monday night, this is somewhere to wine and dine a client. Cool decor, good service, but not one for vegetarians - you get a display of the uncooked steaks before selecting what you want to eat.
The fillet was very good, the wine excellent and the only nagging point stopping it getting a five star rating was the thought that it was a bit expensive for what it was.
Love this gaucho.
Classic decor, delicious cocktails (with a cocky bartender, no less! He's allowed. He knows his stuff!), amazing meat, and excellent service. All you want from a Gaucho, with a tube station (Goodge street) nearby to boot!
2 words describe our experience hereFIRST CLASS!
From the second we arrived we were treated superbly and nothing was too much trouble.
Our steaks were cooked to perfection, the wine recommended was beautiful (and not too expensive) and the cocktails we finished off with were mixed to perfection. I will definitley be back!!
Having enjoyed the Gaucho Grill many a time in Manchester I knew I was on to a safe bet taking a fussy friend here.
We arrived late (after being lost on the tube, new in town!), it wasn't a problem luckily, we where shown to the bar area and ordered drinks whilst we waited for our table to be ready, there was a great atmosphere, then we where shown to our table, it soon became apparent that they where short of staff on the restuarant floor as the service became quite unpleasant and ruined our dining experience. The food was lovely as always but I won't be returning.
Always one of our favourites for great steak (and chips). Love the layout of this Gaucho, the newer of them all. It's imtimate and very friendly.
If you are able to do a wine tasting before your meal, I would suggest you do. It's a great opportunity to try some lovely wines that you can later enjoy with your meal.
Will always go back again and again and again and again....
Went here on Friday night with my nephew Adam and his lovely girlfriend Zoe to kick off a weekend of 18th birthday celebrations. After much debate B binned all my other suggestions, such as The Hawksmoor, and insisted this was by far the best destination for a young fella's birthday bash.
As we stepped into the reception area from a bustling Friday night Charlotte Street and waited while a couple were politely told the restaurant was fully booked all night it was smiles all round as we surveyed the monochrome surroundings. Not the kind of place I would normally frequent but definitely ticked all the boxes for an 18th birthday celebration.
Housed in a dimly lit but stylish basement the restaurant has two levels and I would recommend the lower lever over the upper level which is opposite the kitchen. There are some booth type arrangements for larger parties at the edges of the room with round tables elsewhere and funky swivel chairs covered in black and white "cowhide". Good use of the space meant the room was buzzy yet still fairly intimate, put me in mind of a New York style of restaurant more than anything else.
The staff were professional, helpful and friendly for a very busy Friday night. The cocktails we ordered hit the spot and loosened things up nicely as we talked through the menu. We were here for a steak dinner but the menu was pretty wide ranging and there was a good looking selection for those not looking to gorge themselves on beef - on reflection later B commented that perhaps going off piste and trying some of the more standard South American dishes would have really kicked the tyres on this place; I suspect it would not have disappointed so perhaps another time.
Ordering was actually helped by the by the bit of "theatre" provided by the waitress who appeared at our table with a chopping board laden with examples of the various cuts of beef on offer which she then proceeded to talk us through and most usefully gave us an idea of a good cooking time. Sounds obvious but if you have a cut with a marbling of fat you want a bit of cooking time to soften it up so bleu might not be the best way to go.
After much debate we ended up with a couple of medium rare fillets and a couple of medium sirloins with some sweet potato with chorizo and standard chips on the side. We all plumped for the smallest weight available which I found to be plenty without being a gut buster. The fillet is the most popular choice in the restaurant and you can see why, lovely piece of meat which really did melt in the mouth. The sirloin was less successful but was still pretty tasty - B's comment that the onglet at The Garrick was on a par said a lot to me!
We washed this meat feast down with bottles of white and red from the cheaper end of the wine list, the Gaucho selection, which kick off at £23 a bottle. We also had some nice fizzy stuff which was significantly more expensive but you only reach 18 once I kept telling myself throughout the evening.
After chatting to our very helpful waitress we ordered a plate of five of their cheeses from Neal's Yard to share as a taster while we summoned up the strength for dessert. Adam was raving about the Stilton and I am always fond of a sliver of Cornish Yard; the accompanying chutney was also pretty tasty and a fine compliment to the cheese.
The ladies plumped for the toffee and coffee cheesecake while we boys thought we had decided to sit it out until some complimentary chocolate mousse arrived. All good but you would hope so at these prices.
In fact that would pretty much sum up my thoughts on Gaucho; the food is good but not outstanding or trying to break any new ground. You are paying a healthy premium for some decent quality product in a "destination" type setting. We had a really lovely evening and it did just what it said on the tin.
Looking around at the other punters and the decor, which was all part of the fun, I can see why this chain is such hit with the city boys and girls who seemed to be out in force. As we left around 11 the corks were popping, the music was starting to pump and you just knew it was going be a long night ...........
This place is pure Hollywood!
From the glamorous entrance,
complete with chandelier &
white lilies, you proceed down
into a moody nightclub atmosphere:
so camp you almost expect to see
Marlene or Liza emerge from the shadows.
Instead quietly discrete waiters, who
teach you to choose your beef from
a mixed platter of the best flown
in daily from Argentina.
This was a pub in the 18th century when
Charlotte Street was known as
Charlottensrasse, because there were so many
German residents in the area - inc Karl Marx.
It is in the upper price range, but for sheer
quality its worth that bit extra for a dining
experience you'll never forget.
This branch of Gaucho is easy to miss at the quieter end of Charlotte Street. The restaurant is below street level, and was impressively laid out, but the acoustics bounced around, making it unpleasantly loud. I was trying to have a romantic meal, not really the place. Great if you are with a group, especially if seated at one of the large round tables.
We had to sit briefly at the bar before getting a table. I did not really enjoy my Bloody Mary as it was massively over seasoned. However, when I failed to drink it, I was not charged. The steak and wine were delicious.
I do try and not eat in chain restaurants, but it is not always possible. Whilst the atmosphere can be impersonal, the food in Gaucho is good, and well priced.
When I was in London a vendor took me to dinner at Gaucho. I can honestly say that I had one of the best steaks of my life here! It's very rare that you can look back at a dining experience and remember the taste of the food and I am still tasting the mouthwatering steak I had that night. If you go to London and you look a good piece of meat then definately go here.
Great venue. Nothing really argentine about the place other than the menu. Like the pao de queijo they bring out with the bread which is typically Brazilian. Overall everyone in the group was pleased. I had the ribeye everyone else had the chorizo and the fillet. The sides were all good I'd pass next time on the mashed potatoes but the shrooms, spinach and sweet potato chips were great. Good place to take a date or biz dinner. Good quality of beef on all cuts and will definitely be back.
The location is generally just a nice side-effect if you're meeting up with people you haven't seen in a while. But I mean, wow, the Gaucho made the vegetarian in me want some serious steak. I have to admit I sat there with big eyes when one of the waiters arrived at our table with an enormous wooden plate having different sized slices of raw meat on it. Made sense though. Explaining quite vividly which cut to take. I had the vegetarian option, truffle tortellini. Which was ok-ish, but nothing spectacular. Tried a bit of my friends' steak and should maybe have considered one of them, too. The wines were excelled. Especially the sparkling chardonnay. I loved the atmosphere, even though it was quite dark in there, it added worked well with the black tables and all. Generally place to dine and - who would have thought - leave quite a bit of money on the table. Worth a treat though!
A meat lover's paradise. This Argentine steakhouse chain is well known in London for producing a good steak. Personally, I find it very hard to find a good steak in London but Gaucho does not disappoint. We had the Gaucho sampler, which is four whole steaks cooked to perfection (I recommend medium-rare). A bit much for two people, but the steak was the best I have tasted in the UK. Their wine list is very comprehensive, if a bit South American focused. Of course a good Malbec goes great with the meaty fare. Vegetarians stay away.
I love the steaks here! You cannot find better steaks in this part of London, as they make the meal as per your specific interests. Must say that the prices are pretty good too. Love the place :)
love this restaurant..simply stunning service, food, ambience and atmosphere.
My son's 18th. Just him and his elder sister, his mum, me and our 10-yr old. 4.5 people. Went on a Sunday lunchtime. Empty; and I mean completely. Not very surprised when I saw the prices. Cheapest house champagne £70, cheapest wine £42, meat not cheap but everything is extra: every vegetable dish, sauce, etc. Ended up spending well over £300 before service which, for a simple lunch, was way OTT. Service was excellent, charming. And not just because we were the only customers.
Being in the hospitality industry, I can definitely say that Gaucho really goes above and beyond many other restaurants in order to ensure quality of service and that all waiters are completely informed of the menu. Everytime I've been to Gaucho, the steaks have been good and the service attentive. This time round I had the empanadas. I was honestly a bit disappointed. The pastry on the outside wasn't as flaky or as savoury as I would have liked, and I just felt like they were edible but not amazing. I enjoyed the octopus tiradito but also was craving a little something more. I ordered the chateaubriaund. There was a nice sear on all sides and the meat was cooked perfectly. It was juicy and succulent. The chips were ehh and the sauce was a miss. Great selection of wines here (cannot go wrong with the Malbec Lagarde DOC 2008). Cocktails are fine, but nothing special. If you're craving a steak and looking for impeccable and highly attentive service stop by Gaucho (I might prefer the Smithfield location though- it's a bit more laid-back).
yummy steak! yummy waiters!
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