Gaucho Smithfield

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Situated in London’s historic meat market - Smithfield - near art-centric Clerkenwell and just a stone’s throw from the Barbican, we’ve found the perfect home for our contemporary Argentinian steakhouse restaurant and bar.

Gaucho Smithfield draws inspiration from the market with our interiors and menu celebrating the extraordinary origins of our products and provenance. There is no better place to enjoy one of our phenomenal ‘wet-aged’ steaks and a glass of premium Argentinian red wine than whilst watching the bustle of the market from our dining room.

We’ve also got an impressive private dining room for you to meet, host or celebrate within.

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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BillalC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a great meal overall went for my birthday and was even given a desert with happy birthday on it.

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Aoife
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great and attentive, the food was amazing and it wasn't too crowded so it was a lovely experience overall

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Dave
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very nice meal, only issue was that the music was a bit loud, but probably depends where you are placed to sit in the restaurant

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A fantastic meal with superbly attentive staff. Very impressed with the care and quality afforded to our party.

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ElisaL
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good the meat is some thing spectacular!!! The restaurant manager (an Italian man) was really nice and he took care of us. We will be back soon!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Elisa, t Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review. We hope you had a wonderful time with us, and our team here at Gaucho Smithfield look forward to welcoming you back. We've just made some really fresh updates to our menu a few weeks ago. So come and join us again and try one my favourite dishes to start your next experience off with us which is the refreshing Tuna Ceviche which comes with avocado mousse, pickled radishes, and a refreshingly spicy acqua chilli dressing. Dario Amoroso

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Sanoz
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The steaks were delicious and the service outstanding.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Sanoz, Thanks for your lovely review and valued feedback. It brings a big smile to my face to hear that your experience was so wonderful. If you fancy joining us again, try a day of Argentine beef indulgence with our Bottomless Beef and Wine promotion, available everyday at Gaucho Smithfield only! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Regis Favero

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C7AYF
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed it - nice place to go with clients to chat

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Natt
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very noise space , to loud music . £170 for main and desert , not even include starters .

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect! Good Service and good Food!

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Gareth
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening with friendly, knowledgeable and efficient service then an amazing meal. Not overly expensive for the quality of food on offer and will be attending again in the future.

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EliseM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nothing but perfect. The staff to the food was first class. Our waitress Denise was very knowledgable about the food and wine. Will definitely be coming here again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and amazing steak as usual

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 26 February 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! I can only imagine you and your guests had a special evening that consisted of an array of our cuts of beef and exceptional wine from our global list to accompany. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience available everyday! Our team here at Gaucho Smithfield look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out.

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AmeliaB
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely experience for a birthday meal. Staff were friendly but not overpowering. We paid over £30 in tip and were not treat in a £30 way.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and service. A very pleasant evening.

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ClementineL
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! Very nice service, food was absolutely awesome, the wine was excellent, the atmosphere perfect for a romantic dinner or just sharing a good evening with a friend. I would totally recommend Gaucho.

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WilliamH
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Although I found the restaurant a little too bright for my liking. My experience was truly wonderful. There is no other way to describe it other then:

Good food
Good wine
Good value

Sincerely, thank you for a lovely evening

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RebeccaK
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding! The service was incredible which was very much appreciated as it was a special occasion (graduation dinner) and we were a large group. Our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and kind and the manger was welcoming and just lovely. We ordered from the set lunch menu which is great value for money as the quality of the food is extremely good! Cocktails were amazing too and we all really enjoyed ourselves. Looking forward to returning again.

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vipScottishJenny
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious meet as ever. Gaucho never disappoints and friendly good service

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KellyF
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

We went here for our anniversary, food came cold my fiancé’s steak had the most awful smell and taste we sent it back they was very helpful but the re cooked the same steak he smothered it with ketchup to try and eat it but still couldn’t he’s not stopped being sick since we returned home really weird because I have been fine with what I ordered it came cold and chips were soggy but I ate it was expecting it to be out this world how people go on about the place never would we go back 2 mains and a 2 cokes £102 pound !!

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ChloeS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, the food was delicious and our waitress was lovely.

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JoannaT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for a celebratory lunch. The food was, as ever, great and the service left nothing to be desired!

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viplestamunda
Hertfordshire
21 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful food, good service (can be a bit intrusive at times). The food was cooked perfectly and the lunchtime 2 course specials menu is good value.

12.5% service charge, although discretionary, is unnecessary - diners should be able to decide their own tip for service etc.

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vipsanglo
London
153 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent Service, nice 3-course meal. The Chorizo (entrecote) was perfectly cooked and a real treat. All in all a very nice experience, even if a little pricey generally.

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JonD
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was excellent throughout, very informative with the various cuts of meat and wines. The food was also fantastic, the quality of the steak and the sides. Only slight critisism would be that the music was a bit too loud, meaning we couldn't hear the waiter very well so he had to shout a bit, but other than that it was a great experience all round!

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ColinD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

The place is a little cheesy and dated in its decor and has a pool table which I find very odd. The food was only ooookkkk, nothing at all to write home about. The steak was cut roughly into 4 large pieces. Overall not great. Staff and service were very good/friendly though.

Won’t go back.

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RichardW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were very attentive and nothing appeared too much trouble for them.
Most of us opted for the Bottomless Steak & Wine option that was good value for the money. The steaks were fantastic.
Overall a really enjoyable night and would highly recommend.

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WAYNED
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food our invited customers totally enjoyed the afternoon.
Will return soon.

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Trendy
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Sleek modern decor; good service by courteous and helpful staff; excellent steak but overall a bit pricey in spite of Open Table offer.

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Luvgoodfood
London
64 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Below par from Gaucho Smithfield. The booking for whatever reason wasnt on their reservation list but the Manager made a meal out of the situation. The restaurant was EMPTY so common sense needed to prevail, offer us a table and not give us a lecture about needing the table back after 90 mins! Service and food was just ok.. had to send the desert back as the sticky toffee pudding was hard and stale... will certainly not return for any business meals.. Goodmans and Hawksmoor levels ahead..!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 9 December 2019

Thanks for your review and providing us with this feedback for us to use constructively and move forward as a business. On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for. We’re normally known for our exceptional attention to detail, and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guest back and show you the true Gaucho experience. The management team at Gaucho Smithfield.

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Peej
London
11 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The bottomless beef and bottle offer was exceptional value
Our server John contributed significantly to a memorable lunch

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vipChris
London
59 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good experience. We both had the bottomless steak and Malbec offer. Great value and good quality food considering the offer. Service was very good, polite and attentive. I’d definitely return for this offer.

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ValeriyaV
London
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding and the staff and service excellent.

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CocoB
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service. Food delicious. Family celebration to celebrate daughter’s graduation and the staff made it very special. Will definitely be returning.

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Jimmy
London
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We went to the Smithfields restaurant for my sons 21st birthday. We chose this restaurant as it did the bottomless wine and beef offer. The waiter was very attentive at first and explained that the offer was only for 1.5 hours. The beef was excellent but the wine was not free flowing. On each occasion we had to ask for our glasses to be refilled and we were very disappointed with this. It seemed almost deliberate in how slow this was.
I've been to Gaucho's many times and will not be going back in the near future. For £70 per person I would have expected more.

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Voyager
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Perhaps excessively formal, but once I got over that the drinks and food were very good indeed.

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Spanky
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Booked a table for a birthday meal. Staff very welcoming. The different steaks were discussed which was useful and they were cooked to perfection, so tasty! We all really enjoyed the meaty goodness.
Although delicious, I thought the side dishes were not very good value (£5 for a small portion of chips!) but this did not spoil the meal in any way...we're just greedy.
We were given a complimentary glass of fizz to celebrate the birthday, which was a lovely touch.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing, food beyond amazing everything was perfect

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DaveC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent as always. Some of the steaks were a little more medium than medium rare which is my preference though thoroughly enjoyed the evening

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vipElMi
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Dined as a mixed part of adults and children. Staff were excellent, we were all greeted on arrival and leaving & they handled an allergy issue very well. Food was cooked beautifully, one small issue the waitress forgot an additional glass of wine had been ordered, it was bought but after asking again. The DJ added a nice level of ambience on a Saturday evening and the volume was good meaning that we could all have a conversation over dinner too.

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TAStpaul
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and super attentive service. You can real tell the staff cares about your experience.

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