Gaucho Hampstead
Gaucho Hampstead

Gaucho Hampstead

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02074318222
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Thursday 12:00PM-11:00PM; Friday-Saturday 12:00PM-11:30PM; Sunday 12:00PM-10:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have an automated canopy that covers out area and offers a heated, private space for up to 45 guests. Large parties over 10 are usually asked to select one of our set menus.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: Hampstead
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Hampstead is in Camden and has very tough parking restrictions.
A word from Gaucho Hampstead
Located in the leafy suburbs of North London, Gaucho Hampstead offers an intimate dining space throughout the week, with the atmosphere livening and culminating in a bustling vibe on a Saturday that you can only enjoy in Hampstead!

We have an authentic Asado barbeque on our outdoor terrace, open all summer. The patio comes complete with an automated canopy to ensure the unreliable British weather doesn't dampen your experience
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Gaucho Hampstead reviews from OpenTable diners
191 reviews since 22 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (125)romance (91)fit for foodies (64)business meals (62)group bookings (39)outdoor eating (27)sunday lunch (20)pre/post theatre (18)child friendly (12)outstanding value (10)disabled access (9)brunch (7)good vegetarian options (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Noisy overpriced small portions
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    It's so noisy in here you can not here yourself think.. The food is ridiculously expensive and the portions come up teeny.. For 38£ for a steak I expect sides to be included!
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  • All about the steak
    Sportylondon
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Our first time at a Gaucho so expectations were vague at most, but even had they been very high I believe the wonderful cuts of meat, prepared beautifully just more than rare, would have easily exceeded same. Whether the marinated ribeye or straight sirloin, both the quality of the meat and preparation was incredible. We'll certainly go again.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything I wanted it to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great Service, Outstanding food, beautiful decor, Perfect Night.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The meat is good and well worth the price but the starters, sides, desserts and wine are of average quality and overpriced. I've tried it once but will not return as it's not value for money in any respect.
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  • Fab everything
    AAH1
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    The best place to eat in hampstead. Great food and service. Can't fault it.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually excellent, but this time
    Heidi
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We went to Gaucho Hampstead in August 2014, where we have been many times over years and it`s my favourite Gaucho in London. This time we were not quite satisfied. We had Empanadas, but they were a bit wet and tasteless. Meat and wine were great as usual. A dessert was the biggest diappoinment. As a dessert we had a selection of Chocolate truflfles. They were frozen and you could still see ice on a truffle. This time I was not sure a dinner was worth £200.
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    business meals, child friendly, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic - as always
    meateater2
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    what more to say, if you eat here you already know! fantastic steak and service. make sure you get the cheese rolls on the bread board WOW
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agnieszka
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The place would be good for a romantic meal, however, too many people kept asking whether everything was ok. It is nice that staff wanted to know that our meal was fault free, however, it happened too many times and it became a little bit uncomfortable. I can understand that it was duty of our waiter but I didn't appreciate other members of staff asking the same question. Other than that our waiter was nice and food was very tasty. Definitely a very nice experience.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absoulutly amazing
    Steffi
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    I can just recommend this restaurant. The food is always delicious and the service perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • colin
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I eat here regularly, some of the waiters are excellent, my most recent was a little slow in bringing drinks and there is nothing worse then eating dinner without a drink. I may be fussy but I like a new drink just as mine is emptied and at the prices charged this little extra attention to detail is not too much to ask. Food excellent as usual.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • very good experience
    love2dine
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Overall. It was an outstanding evening. The staff are so welcoming and they look after you through out the evening and the food is wow its perfect. I had steak and i have it cooked medium rare it was so tender so perfect.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    Localdiner
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Very expensive restaurant. Steaks were ok but not excellent. Fillet had a big bit of gristle in it but waitress barely raised an eyebrow when this pointed out to her. For a £35 main course without sides, not really good enough. Chips were lacklustre and lukewarm; we spent £18 on sides alone which sounds greedy but given portion sizes really isn't.
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  • The best steak
    Rus23
    Dined on 28/6/2014
    The service is top notch and the waiters very attentive. The best thing of all though is the steak - perfectly cooked and seasoned - just a delight to eat. Great ambiance adds to the overall experience. We were a bit near to the door to the outdoor area which was a bit drafty, but our waiter immediately moved us on request. Couldn't fault the restaurant in any way. Highly recommended!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Really enjoyed myself
    Love2Eat
    Dined on 26/6/2014
    Took my friend for birthday lunch and I must say we both were not disappointed! All was 10/10 (service, food) Would defo go back there.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing lunch for my Nan's 70th
    Laura4426
    Dined on 19/6/2014
    Lovely lunch for my Nan's surprise birthday, the manager was a very kind and gave her a glass of wine on the house
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    TDWM
    Dined on 15/6/2014
    Location, service and food -all excellent. One of the best Gaucho's in London. Recommend
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Gaucho
    Tesa
    Dined on 14/6/2014
    The service was great. We had a lovely waitress but unfortunately I can't remember her name. A good presentation of the meat. Very good meat. Would have liked to get some veggies included though. A bit pricey.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and bread
    Richard
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Three things stand out about Gaucho. The bread. Its excellent, especially the cheese bread. Its replenished without request. Good bread usually means good food. The service. Its superb. Friendly, efficient, and they don't charge for it. So guess what...they get a tip, This approach could catch on! Oh, and finally, the steak is superb. Best I've had in London. I will be back.
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    outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    Susy
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Food was good but the service was not up yo scratch. Non attentive had to regularly ask to order food even had to ask to see the steak board as we had been before. So knew what to expect. Even though we were waiting for others we were sat at our table and given menus. Will not go back to hamsptead, it was good regents street was much better as would not go back to gaucho.
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  • Outstanding
    Ladieswholunch
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Excellent food and fantastic service, the two staples of an amazing restaurant experience. Melt in the mouth steaks (no serrated knives required as it slices like butter!). Our waiter was clearly passionate about the food and drink he served, he ensured we had a clear understanding of our options and recommended the perfect things based on what we told him.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DMDM
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    very good and high quality ingredients and great flavours
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good times
    Foodiesrus
    Dined on 31/5/2014
    A lovely place to get dressed up for enjoy some steak and wine. The ambience definitely matches up to the name.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Great
    Limbowonky
    Dined on 26/5/2014
    The Gaucho chain is ever reliable and the Hampstead restaurant is no exception. Great food, great wine and great service. Not sure what else I could ask for!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance
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  • Ok steak, good service ambiance
    Longlivedatenights
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Steak & veg were over salted and abit stringey. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Wouldn't return though - think its abit over rated.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Brilliant service
    Impressed101
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyable evening, started with some cocktails that were recommended by a helpful member of staff. Everything that followed maintened a very high standard, the food was lovely! Finally I'd like to highlight the great staff service, everyone we came across was very polite & helpful.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food although...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 24/5/2014
    Food is outstanding. Steak is always perfectly cooked and of top quality! Only issue would be you are made to feel a little rushed. Quick bite yes, a nice quiet romantic meal to talk...no!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professional
    Dollie
    Dined on 17/5/2014
    Was pleasantly greeted by very well presented staff. Everyone looked very professional and we were shown to our seats. Restaurant was very tastefully decorated and not too formal. Steaks were very good albeit a bit expensive. Sides were ok but not a lot of choice. They didn't have a mixed salad as such, no lettuce! and the tomato salad had red and green tomatoes, couldn't eat the green, not ripe enough! Not many sides to choose from but the corn dish was unusual and very nice. Desserts were nice with unusual presentation. Wine was a bit pricey, average £30 per bottle. Overall very pleasant evening but quite expensive.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Good food - terrible music
    Ludwig89
    Dined on 14/5/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, the wine choice was mostly expensive, but the music was intrusive, loud, electronica-monotone bilge which, based on the age of the other people eating, can only have been chosen to keep the staff happy. We complained, and were told (I'm sure truthfully) that particularly on Saturday nights (we were there on Wednesday) it was even louder! The Manager was not on site, and so we told our waiter the food was good, but that we would not be returning. It would be very helpful when choosing restaurants to be told the kind and level of "background" music being played. It can easily take over.
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  • Great steaks at a price
    JonnyDineLately
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Ate here for the first time on Saturday night. The ambience is surprisingly trendy and lively given the setting in the middle of Hampstead. Our table wasn't quite ready on arrival and the scene was a little chaotic but we were shown to our table before too long. The food was excellent - so long as you're looking for steak - but you certainly pay for the quality. Will definitely revisit in a while.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    jsilvs
    Dined on 25/4/2014
    Food is absolutely amazing. Can not get a better steak on London Service is amazing!
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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.
  • As usual great!
    lipsmanVIP
    Dined on 20/4/2014
    Great steaks and great service. Might be a little pricey but it is worth it. And try the amazing argentine wines.
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  • Amazing meat
    Iljilfamily
    Dined on 12/4/2014
    The meat in Gaucho is really amazing, perfectly cooked, incredibly tender and very tasty. When you love meat you really have to dine there. The place is nice (maybe a little bit too dark inside), good service. The only criticism: the size of the table for 4 people, rather small.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining
    Madbutcher
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    All the staff made us feel very welcome,the service, food, wine and ambience were a all excellent. I particularly enjoyed the smell of wood fire and cooking meat. We will return again and again.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, group bookings, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaucho Hampstead - Draft and Smoke
    FoodTalks
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I have frequented Gaucho restaurants many times in the last 10 years mainly in Broadgate, Canary Wharf and Piccadilly. However, this was my first time in the Hampstead branch. The biggest issue was the cold breeze coming from the outside through the open door, my partner mentioned this to the waiter but he said the door needed to be open for the service to the outside tables. Things got worse when smoke from the outside fire started blowing in through the open door. By the end of the evening my eyes were burning and my suit (luckily not expensive) smelt heavily of smoke. The waiter service was to a good standard but the food was ordinary. I recommend STK, Goodman and Hawksmoor instead of Gaucho for choice of menu and quality of the food.
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  • excellent steak
    Luke
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    very good steaks indeed. one of the best i've eaten. service was excellent. would highly recommend it again and again!!
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak paradise
    SBfood
    Dined on 30/3/2014
    Sometimes its worth paying a bit more for a good steak, and you get terrific steaks at Gaucho. Service is always excellent - attentive without being intrusive. We love it here, but the price does make it a special occasion place for us.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My first time to Gaucho after
    Barney
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    My first time to Gaucho after hearing a lot of rave reviews and I have to say they didn't disappoint! I had had my braces tightened the day before so was in the mood for some really delicious tender food. After being talked through the options I was recommended the perfect option, with a good accompaniment. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and will be going back again!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor!
    Junior
    Dined on 29/3/2014
    Service very ridiculously bad! Not enough staff, over crowded, waiting area was right by our table and the waiting area was far too crowded. We had people standing around our table. The bill came and there were 6 items on the bill which we did not order. Sent the bill away and it came back still with an item which we did not order, even after we highlighted which once we did not order. Shame on you Gaucho, you use to be SO good.
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  • Best Steak in London
    JTLondon
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    This was one of the best steaks I have had in London. Great quality beef and cooked perfectly. Will definitly be back.
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  • Good Restaurant
    Bernardo
    Dined on 22/3/2014
    Because it was saturday, the service was clearly not as good. Unfortunately the food was not with the normal quality Tends to be an excellent restaurant but guess this time we were unlucky.
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    romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, outstanding value
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