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
184 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4.1
    Value3.4
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (128)romance (93)fit for foodies (65)business meals (63)group bookings (38)outdoor eating (26)sunday lunch (19)pre/post theatre (16)child friendly (13)outstanding value (11)disabled access (10)brunch (7)good vegetarian options (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Good food!
    davey
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Been here a few times and the food is always good! The service was friendly and very quick. Would recommend all to try it.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Ignathio
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Service, quality of food (only one of the starters was not 5*, but not an issue for two three course meal) and ambient was outstanding. Expensive but not overpriced for the quality of the food you are offered. I would recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Overpriced
    Rrwh
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The ambiance is fine but loud. The food was fine but overpriced for what it was. We cooked a better steak on the BBQ at home from our local organic butcher. At £160 for two people I want a meal that is something better than what I would cook at home which is not what I got here. Not recommended.
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    business meals
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  • Great service, massively overpriced
    SteaksR2High
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Lovely night out with my wife because of the atmosphere and excellent service. An ordinary night out felt like a special occasion - BUT the price of the food (decent steaks, but not great) and wine (superb, but hugely marked up) took the shine off the experience. I guess this is super-moneyed Hampstead. Shame, though.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Disappointing
    SnatchHunter
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Staff were friendly but not one of them was a native English speaker Service was poor with staff being expected to cover a huge area of the restaurant The food service was also very slow
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  • Gaucho Hampstead
    renerach
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I visited Gaucho's recently in an attempt to gain a new dining experience. The decor in therestaurant was quite dark but really well done and it had a good feel to it. The food was ok I felt nothing spectacular which is what I was expecting considering the pricey menu but it was just average, however my meal highlights was the sweet potato chips and the cheese bread balls served as an appetiser. The steak was very tender but again nothng amazing. The service was not so great there unfortunately there was quite a wait for the food and my waiter was extremely rude and dismissive, however this was just one waiter and the rest of the staff were very pleasant. The overall experience was ok but I can defintely say I won't be in a rush to go back
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    business meals
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  • A wonderful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    We had the set lunch menu, good choice and food was excellent. We sat in the window, the bi fold window open and I felt like I was abroad. Very busy, it was superb. The atmospher was great, would like to go back to experience the evening. The staff were fantastic, couldnt help enough.
    Special Features:
    child friendly, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uncle Monty
    I8it
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    1. Steaks: Average. It's meant to be their specialty 2. Wines: Very expensive. 3. I don't mind paying top end prices for top end food. This was definitely not value for money. £137 (not inc service, which was very good as was gauchos ambience) for 2 of us who had mid range (in price) food and cheapest wine options. Also, this was a two course meal; no deserts, coffees or after dinner drinks.
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Me and my partner went as a special treat after a long time saving money and limiting ourselves. We went all out and it was completely worth the money. We were made to feel special and it was so romantic. they food was amazing and came hot and very tasty. There was parking on the road aswell which always makes an evening run smoother
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    romance, special occasions
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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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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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    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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    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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