Gaucho City

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Steak
Gaucho City is one of London’s hidden gems. The restaurant is set in the historic gold vaults of the Old Bank of England, right in the heart of the Square Mile across from the historic Leadenhall Market. Our menu features big Latin flavours, incredible Argentinian steak and impeccably curated wines.

Descending from the bustle of the banking district, join us for a more speedy set lunch or a long languorous steak dinner in our elegant private dining room. Venture a little further down to our candle-lit cocktail lounge which is the perfect spot for those after work drinks or for a spot of weekend escapism.

City is perfect for all of your social and corporate events with a plethora of dining rooms, AV and conference facilities.

Special Offers

2 courses with a glass of wine £30

Starter and a main course from set menu. Gaucho continues to serve some of the finest beef in the world, now complemented by a broader food and wine offering in a contemporary setting, inspired by Modern Argentina and all of its global influences.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00

London Restaurant Festival: 3 courses & Glass of Chandon Brut £28

...from a set menu. The non-alcoholic option is a glass of Kolibiri.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 1 October 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-19:00

What 1697 People Are Saying
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M
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great meat and wine - went for Thursday lunch and it was quite full and there was a good buzz about the place....service was also excellent

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn't do enough for you. It was mine and my partners anniversary and they knew it was and brought over a complementary glass of prosecco. It was a lovely touch.

TH
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed, professional and attentive service. Excellent food. My guest felt spoiled. I enjoyed myself. What more can I ask?

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall good quality food, nice restaurant, but I found it overpriced.

J
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Awful food, inattentive, impersonal service which you're charged through the nose for... I'd never visit a Gaucho again, esspecially with clients... absolute embarrassment.

No wonder this place is going down the pan!

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food come out within 20 minutes and our host was so nice I’m Coming back next Saturday it was so good

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From when we arrived to when we left we were treated so amazingly. The hospitality of the staff was incredible and they staff were very accommodating and made us feel so welcome. The food was unreal and definitely worth the price. Great wine also. Would definitely recommend Gaucho. I have also been to their Electro brunch which was wonderful. Very happy.

MW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for an excellent dining experience last Friday lunchtime. We both had the Rib Eye (Medium) and it was absolutely delicious.

Service was excellent. I also really enjoyed the bread!

Great value for money! I will definitely return.

Thanks Again, Martin

MP
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

This was my first time visiting but my partner has been many times before

My steak was very uncooked they advised they can re cook but myself and my partner would have to eat separately

My partner had to send back 2 fillet steaks that were very fatty not what you expect when ordering fillet

Will not return

CR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Really disappointed experience. The restaurant is in a basement without windows which is not clear from the picture you can find online.
The waitress started by mistaken the still and fizzy water...The starter (empanadas) was frozen, not fresh and not homemade. The quality was poor. The only upside was the steaks (rump & sirloin) but the sides were as disappointed as the rest. We didn't even bother looking at the dessert menu.
This is way too overpriced for what it is and would not recommend it. This was the first and last visit !

IZ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went for the lunchtime set menu, 3 courses and a good bottle of wine, £120 for 2. Will definitely return!

O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food and service.

L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We came to Gaucho City for our wedding anniversary. We had a fabulous time! The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was superb. Our server, Pauline, was outstanding and Gaucho made us a special dessert. We loved it.

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Very quiet on a Wednesday lunchtime, steaks were excellent as always but my Lomo was slightly overcooked, service was very good.

SP
London
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food including a very special très lèche dessert. Good Argentine wine too.

D
Oxford
15 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Hidden in the city, this underground restaurant was a great surprise. The ambience was a bit too dark for me, more akin to a club than a restaurant, but overall the experience was outstanding! The beef is of course fantastic, but so were the empanadas and aides. The Argentinian wine list was to die for... The service was very friendly, helpful and super light touch. I was very surprised to receive 2 glasses of Prosecco as a birthday gift when we had not notified them of the occasion! Would return in a heart beat.

FT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best steaks I've had period. Incredible service and layout. Will be visiting again for sure.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was unreal! Got recommended a cocktail and it was perfect! Would definitely return and recommend to friends.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is amazing, good for a nice occasion. Good decor and food is also very nice. Definitely worth the money.

t
London
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food excellent. Too much black flies flying around the restaurant and disturbing the ambience. Please try to find a solution to this. Otherwise, everything else is perfect.

NK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Found plastic in the food risotto and got overcharged

TW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very good steak although pricey. The restaurant was a little too bright for dinner. Our waitress was very attentive and personable although she forgot to bring sauces we had asked for and the restaurant really wasn't very busy! Overall not cheap but pretty good.

NL
London
9 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We booked an early dinner and had the place to ourselves. The service was very welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu. We felt very comfortable from the moment we walked in to time we stepped out. We will be back soon. 👍🏼

OT
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, fabulous wine, attentive and knowledgeable service and great ambience.

A
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Business meal with an old colleague.

HM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely staff, amazing food, 10/10 would definitely go again and recommend to a friend.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Compliments to the chief as the scollops & steaks were amazing... the waitress was sooo helpful explaining all the cuts of beef & sauces & the sides to compliment the meal! A massive thumbs up

OD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Couple of times difficult to get staffs attention. Otherwise great meal and drinks.

MW
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I'll get the positives out of the way at the start - the food was excellent, the steak well cooked, the wine very good for a house wine, and the service was brilliant.
Downsides? Well, the cost, predominantly. The Gaucho has reused the 'Angus Steak House' model. Those of us who live or lived in London avoid them like the plague because we know it's mega expensive due to the way it's priced. Sadly Gaucho does the same thing - in the £33.50 for the 400g Ribeye, you would only get the steak on the plate. NOTHING extra. Want a sauce? Extra. Want fries? Extra. Veg? Extra. So a meal for one person quickly gets to £80 if you fancy a dessert and a glass of wine.
So stick to the set menu only if you have to go - I managed to arrive just after 7pm and thus missed the set menu and had to go A-La Carte.
I had high expectations, but I will look elsewhere in the future - especially with sites like Fazenda doing unlimited high quality meat (so way more than 400g of Ribeye if you want) for a flat cost of £35.

FM
London
24 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was fabulous, great dinner - really impressed and we were treated really well!

TS
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great venue, lovely food and staff.
Couldn’t recommend it highly enough

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening with very friendly staff

F
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Its hard to visit any Gaucho when you’ve been to the one in Manchester. The waitress kept forgetting stuff so the service wasn’t on point. But the food never disappoints you. The meat is alway total perfection!

l
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good service. Staff really made the dining experience personal. They seemed to really care and were clearly passionate about what they do. Could not fault.

m
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food, outstanding service. We had a birthday meal for four of us, steaks were perfection, desserts fabulous and drinks lovely. Service was perfection, attentive but not intrusive. My only critique would be that the table for four people was too small to fit all our plates & sides.

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very good staff. Decent steak as always.

OT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Big sign outside about fixed price menu. No proactive mention of this. With a client so didn’t want to appear cheap but not good practice compounded by adding service to bill without checking first. Disappointing service compared to previous visits. Food stilll great.

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Gaucho is consistently good. Great service, great food and great decor. Always a pleasure to eat here

AS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great. This is the second time we have been to a Gaucho's in London and everytime we thoroughly enjoy ourselves.

TP
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

+ excellent food
+ friendly Service
+ georgeous ambience
+ stylish furniture
- music much too loud
- very drafty due to open door, which has not been closed despite several requests
- plates have been taken away while others were still eating
- one of our coffees looked like soap water, how can this be served?