Gaucho Manchester

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£41 and over
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Steak
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Set Menu From £21.00 | Electro Brunch | Gospel Music Sundays | Find out more on our website

Gaucho Manchester is a converted church in the centre of Deansgate is the city’s home for impeccable Argentinian steaks, Latin flavours and premium wines.

As you dine, enjoy the theatre of our open kitchen and marvel at the church’s original organ, a stunning feature that is at the centre of our split level dining room. During the week it’s the place to be for lunches and celebratory dinners and at the weekend becomes a social melting pot with DJ hosted brunches, a bustling cocktail bar and a legendary relaxation spot for Sunday lunch.
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4.7
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 1Service 4Ambience 4

The Sunday dinner today wasn’t up to standards the mash was like water where it was rushed, roast potato’s wasn’t cooked they was rock hard , some off the meal didn’t come out for the dinners

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

Made to feel special from start to finish, staff were very attentive and really friendly. Think above and beyond from the staff would be best to describe. The food was amazing and presentation was really nice. Best dining experience we've had in a while.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service, not a cheap night out but worth it.

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RM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My sons 14th birthday, as always, fantastic food, great service and a lovely time had by all. Thank you x

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DT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent service and food. Wasn't aware of the live band playing until we arrived and found it a little loud (they were very good though!).

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great steaks and cocktails. Would recommend this place.

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AN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

In my opinion people are coming to restaurant to eat. Food was not best... too salty and portions are very small. Kids menu is very poor. Only few dishes to choose which are very basic like from take away chips, burgers, chicken trips etc. Restaurant looks amazing. I wish food was on a same level. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Location of restaurant is also very good. But honestly you need to do something about food because people coming there to eat , not to admire beauty of restaurant.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us on Wednesday and for sharing your feedback of your experience with us. It is great to see that you enjoyed the restaurant's decor and ambience and the team were friendly and accommodating to your every need. In terms of the food offering, it is unfortunate that you did not think there were sufficient variety on our Children's menu and that the portion size was small. We thank you for your feedback and will pass this onto all relevant departments.

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Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect venue for a special occasion

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 6 days ago

We are pleased that you had the perfect experience with us through out your visit on Wednesday evening. Thank you for taking the time to review and rate the experience, it was our pleasure to host your special occasion. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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SB
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Immediate impression on being taken into dining area was that it was a canteen with low lighting. There was no intimacy or relative privacy at my table for my 38th wedding anniversary. The menu, as a first time visitor, proved to be un-necessarily complicated and hard to follow. The waiting staff did try to help but were unsympathetic to my discomfort with the difficult menu. My first 2 red wine selections were not available. I settled for the house red when I really wanted a special bottle for my anniversary.
The food was very good and well presented.
I was overcharged for two drinks that my wife had.
Normally, I would have had the 12.5% gratuity inclusion on my bill removed since the addition of a gratuity to my bill is entirely my decision and not yours. By then , I just wanted to leave so I let it go.
Very disappointed with the restaurant but not the food.
My 38th wedding anniversary fell a bit flat as a result and I now need to make that up to my wonderful wife.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Gaucho used to be fantastic. The service was very slow. We waited so long for drinks at the bar that we had to be seated by the time they arrived. Average service form a gentleman calling my husband mate frequently. Lack of ambience. Cleaning/ Steaming glasses on the next table. Staff appear to be socialising amongst themselves rather than being attentive to customers. No one to take payment at the end. The list goes on. First anniversary a disaster!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Decor is remarkable if you like bling
Noise is like being in a nightclub but you only want a quiet dinner with friends
Food is pretentious and overpriced
Service is good but don’t appreciate the 12.5% service charge added to my bill nor the subservient sarcastic bowing when I said I had left s tip under my plate
In and out in an hour.
Akin to fast food.

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ST
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Great food, BUT wine is far too expensive, with only a few bottles less than £50, and only 2 Malbecs (Argentine wine) as half-bottles. Annoying service at times with staff topping up wine when asked not to, but then not being attentive when you do want something. Steaks are excellent however, although strange unwanted new trend with tira de ancho being chopped up prior to serving (I can cut my own steak!). They should also provide a steak knife with the meal. Kids menu great value less than £10. One thing i can't abide - cheekily adding a 12.5% service charge on the bill - a service charge is meant to be at the diner's discretion, is presumptuous to add your own tip!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 6 days ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed your selected dishes and that you overall thought the beef was of an excellent standard. We are sorry to hear that you did not think that our quality of wine was appropriately priced. Every Monday at Gaucho we have our "Bring Your Own Booze" for free, in which guest's who dine with us can bring their own wine or Champagne of any size, with no additional corkage fee. Full details are available online. Thank you for your feedback it is very much appreciated!

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always beautiful food and the most attentive service, it was our anniversary and from the greeters to the serving staff the message was passed along and a special dessert included for us with a happy anniversary message. Lovely experience and will return.

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TW
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and staff as always, very helpful if you require a certain wine etc , love the place

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T
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere great food great staff.
Will definitely return.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 6 days ago

We are pleased that you had a great time dining with us. Your feedback is important to us and the comments regarding the team, food and atmosphere will be passed onto each department. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on your return.

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CB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

A stunning restaurant with a great atmosphere, although the food and drinks weren’t brilliant like we expected. We could not fault the service - we had a brilliant host who really looked after us. Thank you! Overall we thought it was overpriced for the level of food and drink and probably wouldn’t choose to dine again.

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DW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

I booked a meal for my wife and self, for our wedding anniversary, Gauchos had been recommended by a friend and we were looking forward to our meal. Our table was booked for 8.30, and we were asked to sit at the bar as it was not ready. WE weren't seated until 9pm, and didn't get our main meal until 10. We had finished starter and our main was served as they took our plates away, we weren't given time to digest the starter before commencing our mains. Service was very poor, not attentive enough. I had chosen a bottle of wine to have with our meal, it wasn't available. I thought for the price I paid for the evening it wasn't value for money. It is a shame because my friend had said she had a great evening with Gauchos, disappointed we didnt get the same experience

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OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous! The food, atmosphere and service were second to none. Can’t wait to return.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you for your feedback regarding your dining experience with us on Saturday. We are pleased that you had a fabulous evening and we are looking forward to welcoming you on your return.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Gaucho is always a good shout for a fun evening but this wasn’t their best day 🥴

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Steak over cooked, ambience poor, toilets dirty.

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ST
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been several times to the Manchester restaurant and bring friends with us it is always an excellent experience.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 28 May 2019

It was our pleasure to welcome you back and we are delighted that you had an excellent time. Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience on Saturday and for the 5 star review. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and atmosphere, very accommodating to guest needs and requests

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 28 May 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Saturday evening, we are delighted to see that you had an excellent experience. Your feedback is valued and your comments regarding the meal, atmosphere and the accommodation of your needs will be passed onto each department. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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LW
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food quality ! Highly recommend it to family and friends

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MA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was excellent
Venue was very busy and service was a little hit and miss had to wait considerable time for desert

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J
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 1

Food was OK the wine is ridiculously overpriced and the music was so loud we had to shout to be heard that’s simply crazy
I won’t be back

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H
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant!! Good food, extraordinary service.... and lovely decoration.

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very expensive birthday meal for 5

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DC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic food. Friendly and attentive staff. Would highly recommend!!!!

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GK
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, attentive staff, brilliant food and really great atmosphere!!

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OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, waiter was very polite, food is good. Definitely would go again!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 22 May 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent dining experience. We are glad that you had a great experience and in particular our table host was accommodating and polite through out your meal. We look forward to welcoming you on your return.

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KP
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Well looked after from entry. Service from all was excellent and the food brilliant!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 22 May 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Saturday and for your time spent in reviewing your experience. We are extremely pleased that you had a great time and you were well looked after through out your meal by our team. Your feedback is valued and it will be passed onto the relevant team members. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, booked a table for 10 friends. we were given private dining area. Brilliant food, service and ambience.
Highly recommend

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 22 May 2019

We are extremely pleased that you had a fantastic experience in our private dining wine room on Saturday evening. Your feedback is important to us and your comments regarding your chosen dishes, service and ambience is very much appreciated and will be passed onto our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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AM
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friendly, efficient staff from start to finish. One of our steaks was overdone but this was immediately rectified. Chateaubriand was fabulous. Will return

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 22 May 2019

We are thrilled that your dining experience with us on Saturday evening was perfect and that you would definitely return in the future. Your feedback regarding the efficient team throughout, Chateaubriand and beef temperature will be passed onto all relevant departments. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you on your return.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

this visit made courtesy of a Groupon voucher. Set meal represented adequate value BUT additional sides and drinks could seriously elevate the final bill.
Excellent choice of wines, particularly Argentinian (no surprise), and possible to access a quality bottle <£35 to accompany an excellent steak.
Desserts a bit of an afterthought, my afogato was a nice finish including an espresso but the lemon meringue looked and tasted as though it had come from a mediocre supermarket.
Staff attentive and pleasant
Check your bill especially for the ‘optional’ already added 12.5% service charge.
Manchester venue soon to be refurbished, probably necessary especially to great rid of some of the most uncomfortable/ impractical dining chairs in town!

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BH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

It has been a tradition of mine for some time now. For every small milestone, achievement or otherwise noteworthy day, we have visited Gaucho for the exact same courses, sides and beverages.

I am unsure whether the drastic decline of the establishment is as a result of the recent financial hardship suffered by the parent company. I by no means know the outcome of the liquidation scare, but something has had a massive impact on quality, service and overall ambience and feel.

Until now Gaucho has had a prestige feel, the meal was an experience and the quality of the food was to match. This time, the staff looked disinterested, they were setting up musical equipment immediately next to where I was seated. The staff were speaking over tables to each other. We had to ask for the 'chilli oil' which previously came with the bread but has now been replaced with some sort of questionable paste.

The steak was over done. We asked for blue and received medium rare at best, it was chewy and they must have change supplier as the taste and quality of the cut simply was not there. The knives aren't steak knives, they are blunt and impossible to cut the meat. Last but not least, THE NEW MENU IS TERRIBLE. Do not fix what isn't broken. The new additions are mediocre dishes, the menu looks cheaply made and very childish, NOT what I expect of an establishment of this calibre.

I have made the decision (as I previously sang this restaurants praises to anyone that would listen) that I will visit one last time, at peak time when the atmosphere should be at its best the kitchen should be hot and ready. Following this is shall leave my possibly final review.

Please fix these issues!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited on Saturday night for my boyfriends birthday. We couldn’t have asked for a better meal. The service was amazing, and the food was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. They even brought out a desert with a candle and happy birthday for my boyfriend without the request which I thought was very nice.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 22 May 2019

It was our pleasure to host your partner's birthday celebrations, we are pleased that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your experience, your feedback is valued and your comments regarding the service, chosen dishes and special gesture will be passed onto our teams. We would like to wish your partner a Happy Birthday once more and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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PM
Manchester
18 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The decor is very impressive and the lunch menu was delicious. Would certainly go again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone (apart from vegetarians, obviously).

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MH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

To high volume on the music. And our table wasn't ready before 35min later then we booked.

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RS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

Very dark, didnt get seated until half an hour after our reservation, the peppercorn sauce was awful. Ruined a good evening to be fair

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LC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Reserved the table at 2045hrs but was made to wait for 15 mins before the table was ready. Decor and ambiance were good but music was very loud that you couldn't really hear what others said. Tables on the lower floor were quite crowded but lucky I was seated on the balcony which was more spacious. Food choices were adequate if you are into beef, but not so much for non-beef eater. Got plenty of choices for drinks as well but most of them were Argentinean wines. Overall, a place good for chill out but not so much for dinner.

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