RestaurantsLondonCityEC2

survey result

Summary

£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This Argentinian-inspired group celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, now with a dozen branches in London and another seven in provincial cities. In its heyday, it “used to be the best place for a steak”, backed up by a “well-compiled list” of South American wines. But while fans still applaud it for “reliably good” meals (albeit acknowledging it “could do with a few more non-meat options”), critics – and its competition – have multiplied over the years, and there’s a feeling “you can now find better elsewhere”.

Summary

£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Expensive but fun” is the upbeat take on this Argentinian steakhouse chain, where imported steaks are matched with an “excellent wine list” (including the largest selection of Argentinian wines outside the country). And the riverside branch in Richmond is a particular “go-to place for a celebration”. On the downside, a worrying proportion of diners find it “overpriced” or plain “disappointing”: “it’s a good steak, but doesn’t match the price tag”.

Summary

£89
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

CEO Martin Williams (who has returned to the business in recent years) still has his work cut out to return this Argentinian steakhouse chain to its former glory. Fans say it’s particularly “a winner on business”, hailing “top steaks” and the extensive selection of South American wines to complement them. That it’s “pricier than competing (better) steak experiences” is a repeat complaint, though, and there are still those who feel the approach smacks of “churn and burn for covers”. Top Tips: “beautiful premises on the Thames at Richmond” and a “pretty garden” in NW3.

Summary

£80
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
2
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Emerging from a financial rescue package (that has seen the owner of M Restaurants, and former Gaucho CEO, Martin Williams, return to the helm), this moodily decorated Argentinian steakhouse chain still somewhat divides reporters. Prime Latino cuts feature alongside a “well-curated” South American wine list, and even despite its difficulties, detractors don’t say the food is dire, merely that the experience can appear “dull” given the “eye-watering bills”. Better reports overall, though, do suggest some return to form, with a greater proportion of diners once again inclined to find it “good fun” and “expensive for a reason”. Top Tip – look out for their bottomless ‘beef & bottle’ deals.

For 33 years we've been curating reviews of the UK's most notable restaurant. In a typical year, diners submit over 50,000 reviews to create the most authoritative restaurant guide in the UK. Each year, the guide is re-written from scratch based on this survey (although for the 2021 edition, reviews are little changed from 2020 as no survey could run for that year).

Have you eaten at Gaucho?

Restaurant details

Yes
No dress code

Gaucho Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Gaucho Restaurant in EC2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Gaucho restaurant.
Ian S
Remains reliable venue for good steak and r...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"Remains reliable venue for good steak and red wine although prices remain high"

Report this comment
Have you eaten at Gaucho?
Post your own review of Gaucho and contribute to our annual restaurant review guide.
Post your own review
Make A Booking
Number of Diners:
Required Time:
Powered by OpenTable
Opening hours

Last orders: 10.45 pm

Best Steaks & grills restaurants nearby

City Social
British, Modern restaurant in City
£122
£££££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
Relais de Venise L’Entrecôte
Steaks & grills restaurant in City
£57
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
Flat Iron
Steaks & grills restaurant in Shoreditch
£39
    £
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good

Best similarly priced restaurants nearby

The Ivy City Garden
British, Modern restaurant in City
£87
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
Bibo by Dani García
Spanish restaurant in Shoreditch
£86
 ££££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
Brat
British, Modern restaurant in Shoreditch
£87
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good