Gaucho Canary
Gaucho Canary

Gaucho Canary

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02079879494
  • Hours of Operation:
    Everyday 11:30AM-11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Mike Reid
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Jubilee Line, Canary Wharf;
    DLR: Westferry or Canary Wharf station
  • Parking: No
A word from Gaucho Canary
At Canary Wharf we boast a stunning 164 seat restaurant with river views. Raised level seating overlooks our welcoming cocktail lounge. Private hire is available.
In the warmer months we have an additional 150 seats on our Thames side terrace.

We offer a Sommelier service on most weeknights -our Sommelier can also be booked upon request.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambience
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBusiness Meals
Gaucho Canary reviews from OpenTable diners
304 reviews since 31 October 2013
Average Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4
    Value3.2
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (184)business meals (151)romance (117)outdoor eating (94)fit for foodies (87)group bookings (63)sunday lunch (24)pre/post theatre (24)brunch (13)child friendly (12)outstanding value (10)disabled access (8)afternoon tea (4)good vegetarian options (4)Show More
  • Expensive but excellent steak.
    Monzadave
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    The gaucho restaurant was well positioned, welcoming and comfortable. The main steaks are not the cheapest (the most expensive was £148 for just the steak), but what you are getting is a truly memorable experience with what will likely be the best steak you will ever have. If you are a steak liver you must try it at least once.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning
    Richmondriver
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    One of the very best. Not just steaks, fantastic seafood too and an unparalleled wine list. Yes it's pricey, but you get what you pay for here.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Recommended
    MaxMunch
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Food delicious, wine even more delicious, service very very good. Not cheap but not extortionate.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Dinner out with the family.
    qwerty
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Went with my family and had a sharing platter of various steak cuts. It was enjoyable, but the overly dark lighting and loud music really distracted from the eating. Trying too hard to be like a nightclub IMHO.
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    business meals, romance
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  • PATXI
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Overpriced and and average quality meat. Was expecting much more.
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    Sunday lunch
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  • birthday dinner for my boyfriend
    Willsia
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Gaucho was fabulous. Absolutely great service. Every member of staff greeted as we walked past. Glasses were never empty. When making the booking online- i left a note saying it was a birthday dinner and we needed to be out the restuarants 9.45- this was what happened. My boyfriend even got a lil birthday treat (chocolate with a candle) at the end- unexpected.
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Gaucho
    Gourmande76
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to Gaucho Canary and I have to say the surroundings did not suit me this time I find it too dark and the music too pumping like a nightclub, there was nothing hinting at Argentina. It was appealing to the younger, clientele I guess although I am not old. Food was good though. Not excellent. Pepper sauce on the steak was far too salty and cloying.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Perfect for dinner with friends
    curlicuedkatie
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    I booked this restaurant for a catch up dinner with two girlfriends who I hadn't seen in ages and the venue was perfect. Great atmosphere although could still hear each other speak which was welcomed! We happened to be dining during chocolate week which meant a selection of delicious specials :) our chocolate pudding fondant was amazing and I ate the little boxes of chocolate with my lunch the next day!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaucho's Canary Wharf
    fabfoodie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Had read some mixed reviews, so was a little concerned. I shouldn't have worried. The service was excellent, our waitress was so helpful. The food was very good, all our steaks were cooked as we asked for them to be, side dishes were lovely. The wines were expensive, but also very nice! The atmosphere was very buzzy and everyone seemed to be having a good time. I had requested a table overlooking the river, and this is what we got, great views of the river just added to the whole experience. Would definitely recommend.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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  • Excellent Service
    Andrew
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Lively atmosphere and excellent Steak. The service was absolutely first class, very accommodating, helpful, friendly but not familiar. Food timings were great and quality was super. The Tannat Susan Balbo Mandala as recommended was a high point absolutely superb.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meat eaters
    1fussycust
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    If you are a person who is very fussy about how you eat a steak and how that steak is prepared then have no hesitation in making this restaurant a favourite port of call.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great steak
    mmmt
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Food never disappoints and service is great however lay out of the restaurant where the bar is right at the entrance makes it a little difficult to manoeuvre a pram into the restaurant when there is a big crowd hovering by the door.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Wednesday night
    Mig36dinner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went to the restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. It was a Wednesday night, still busy, great atmosphere. We got a table with a very nice river view, as we booked. Service was amazing, our waiter was friendly and also profassional. We were well informed all about the menu, he even took all the raw steaks to show us. Food was so tasty, we loved all. All meat are really high quality. My malbec what I got to my main course was phenomenal. 5 stars all over!!!
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    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakboy1
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Unfortunately we were late for our arranged booking, but Gauchos were very accomodating and found us a nice table despite our lateness. The service then became very rushed and from the start we were bombarded with 3 or 4 menus, bread coming to the table and the choice of steaks held under our nose. It all felt rather pushy and rushed. The food arrived very quickly and although was very tasty and cooked to our liking, it didn't seem to have the panash you would expect from a restaurant with such cudos. We had previous eaten in the Regent St. Gauchos which was perfect in comparisson.
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    special occasions
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  • Steak
    Kermit
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Gaucho is a steak house , shame it took 2 attempts to get my fillet medium
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    business meals
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  • Posh but pricey
    Missbee2705
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Had dinner on a Friday night here. Service was good, yet felt a bit fake and plastic. Had my steak mixed up with my boyfriends. Also friend not asked if she wanted ice and a slice in her drink. When paying over £200 for a meal for 3, these are the little things you expect to be done correctly. Food in very tasty, but can eat better for less in Canary Wharf
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  • Its about the meat
    Thinker
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    Fantastic steak - great summer terrace overlooking the river
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    Had the chateaubriand which was good quality although we both felt a little too salty. I go to gaucho from time to time whenever I want a good steak, although am always surprised at how expensive it is. The ambience is good but too dark to be able to read a menu. Have to use the light on my phone, as did other diners. Overall, no serous criticisms. But not wowed either
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • more like a club that serves food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Went to this restaurant on a saturday evening to give it a try. The food is ok, but my Wife's Fillet Steak was quite tough, which seriously should not be the case with a good fillet. We were also seated right in front of the wine racks and next to the till (about 2 feet away) so you can imagine that our meal was disturbed quite a bit by waiters trying to get wine and also by waiters loitering around the till having a chat. The ambience was more like a nightclub or trendy wine bar that served food as the music was very loud and clubby. I doubt I would return to this specific reataurant but I might give a different branch a try to see if it is any better.
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    business meals
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  • Good Anniversary dinner
    Travelsmartie
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    When little ones come along and eating out alone as a couple again becomes a real luxury, then you want a place that's going to make the experience worthwhile. Gaucho's Canary did that for us. Great attentive service, good food. Pricey, so not somewhere I'd go often but an overall pleasant experience. My only other comment would be that it was a little noisy.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Not impressed
    anonymous
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    The wait staff seemed not to pay much attention to us. While others were shown different cuts of meats, we had to wait good 15 minutes to just order our drinks. Staff were busy rearranging tables. Only when our waitress saw the tip, she began being interested. Too little too late.
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    outdoor eating, special occasions
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  • Bad night
    Alex
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Took ages to get menus. Very slow service. Bread was rock hard. Asked for medium steak and got well done. Had to repeatedly order drinks as waiters kept forgetting to enter them in the system. Had better nights here so perhaps a one off?
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    brunch, business meals, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Birthday Celebration
    50thBirthday
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Celebrated my husbands 50th here on Saturday night the service when we arrived was excellent just a shame we lost the same service once we sat down. Could not fault the food which was top class and would highly recommend
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    special occasions
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  • Lovely evening
    Anniversary
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the Gaucho Canary Wharf. Onarrival we were offered an inside or outsdie table & pre-meal drinks on one of their comfortable sofas. At no time did we feel rushed or under preossure to vacate our table. The staff were fantastic and remebered from our booking notes my wife was Gulten intolerant, to the point the waitress had discussed with the chef a particular menu she could have. Complimentry river clipper tickets were a lovely suprises and finished off our evening perfectly.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Literally the best steak I've ever eaten, been here a couple of times now and all of the food has been perfect. The staff are well educated in regards to the steaks and are helpful and friendly. I was sitting outside and it started to get chilly so they offered me a blanket! Also the cocktails are amazing and so is the ambience of the restaurant. Would 100% recommend.
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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  • Great food but.....
    Hoppo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I have been going to Gaucho for many years and it remains a great restaurant. The service on this visit was really good too. The Entraña Fina was superb. However, the price of wine seems very high with nothing on offer under £55, unlike the internet wine list.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • So so
    LoveGrubb
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Does what it says on the tin in that it has good quality meat that is well cooked. But for the price we paid (£120 for 2 with 1 shared starter, no desert and no drinks) I expected a lot more in the way of ambience and service.
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  • Service
    Mrsaidi
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Service was as outstanding as the Meal. Visit this Restaurant quit often an always seems to be getting better.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced
    Scotty
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    This is essentially a steak and chips restaurant which would be great if it wasn't so vastly overpriced. The wine list is astronomical with a very ordinary, basic shiraz being £35. The wine waiters also 'hover' constantly and pour wine and water every few minutes which is extremely irritating, not to mention very pushy, as they try to get you to buy more drinks. The steaks themselves are by and large very good and the sweet potato chips and other veg likewise, but again spoiled by being so overpriced. There are a large amount of restaurants in the area, most of them good. Try one of the others.
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  • Great steak
    MrRG
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Good meal with great service. Good selection of wine to compliment their steak.
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    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 25/8/2014
    The food, wine and service were outstanding. Highly recommend the Gaucho burger!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Outstanding food, cocktails and service. Highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely food and service
    Olga
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Great location - amazing river view. Nice interior. Great service starting from warm welcome from receptionist lady, ending with prompt and friendly service from our waiter Norah and the crew. Loved the "steaks presentation" - each kind of steak they had on menu was presented on the board with cooking recommendations and best sauces. So everyone in our company of 6 could choose the right one. Nice wine and sides. Steaks were just GREAT! A bit expensive, however i would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or romantic dinner.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Meal
    Priscilla
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    I would highly recommend this restaurant, the décor is lovely,the music was good which helped create a great ambience. The service was very good we had a very helpful waitress, and when she got held up with other customers, we were served by the manager (I think) he too was very helpful. The food was I thought exemplary, my steak was excellent, I thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful, my daughter who is vegetarian enjoyed her meal too.. The only downside if you could call it one was the food came too quickly, we had not finished our cocktails when the food arrived. I will definitely be going back for more of the same...
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonroo
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    A little expensive but for a celebration well worth it.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing to write home about
    Lcblaker
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Service impeccable. We started outside overlooking the river but got too cold. Staff were very accommodating & found us a table inside. Sadly the ambience inside is very different as the tables are cms apart. We had the special starter lobster and tuna which were ok but nothing at all special ...plus the scallops. Again ok but nothing to write home about. And these dishes were certainly not worth £17.50. The steaks were good as always and although they brought the wrong sauce they quickly rectified it. We had sides of chips and tomato salad. Both good. Chips cooked really nicely. Pudding for me was atrocious. Again recommended as the special - Cooking chocolate and grainy ice cream.
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  • Good but not great
    dave
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had steak - which was well cooked (as always) but the starter and desserts were lackluster and unexciting and somewhat lacking in taste. For a meal that came in at around £200.00+ for two, this was below expectations. Service was very good however.
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  • Steak Lovers Heaven
    MissFussy
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I'm pretty unadventurous when it comes Restaurants that specialise in steak... it has to be cooked to perfection and it has to be tender i.e. you could slice any cut of meat with a butter knife! I've found my steak heaven and tend to go back on a regular basis as I know what I'm going to get and I know it's going to be delicious. I have always found the service to be exceptional too.
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  • Perfect Evening
    APSJoo
    Dined on 28/7/2014
    I took my daughter here for a special meal, service friendly, knowledgable and steaks extra special. Drinks needed careful selection as somewhat expensive as would have liked a few more! Great place to impress your guest(s) Pre booked and liked polite email/text reminders and option to change dates times easily.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    LNA1975
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    The quality of the steak was really high and there was a great selection of sides and sauces. If you're not a fan of steak there are other choices too but steak is the main focus. Given that, it is a bit pricey especially as you have to order all sides separately. Would thoroughly recommend it though.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.