Gaucho Leeds
Gaucho Leeds

Gaucho Leeds

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 01132461777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00PM - 05:00PM Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 05:00PM - 10:30PM;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Trocca
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Private Room
  • Special Events: Beef Master Classes are hosted by Gaucho's Head Chef in the stunning private dining room, and are available for parties of 9 - 14 guests, Monday - Thursday before 6pm. Master classes for beef, champagne, wine and cheese are available on request. For further information, please contact Marketing & Events Manager, Zeri.Burt-Skeete@gauchorestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Gaucho Leeds
This opulent and breathtaking sub basement restaurant is located in the heart of the city making it the perfect destination for exquisite fine dining, infused with the taste of Argentina.
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Gaucho Leeds reviews from OpenTable diners
249 reviews since 23 October 2013
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.3
    Value3.8
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (207)romance (155)fit for foodies (100)business meals (82)group bookings (53)pre/post theatre (40)sunday lunch (19)outstanding value (9)child friendly (8)brunch (7)disabled access (6)outdoor eating (5)afternoon tea (2)good vegetarian options (2)Show More
  • JJ
    JJay
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Lovely restaurant staff polite and friendly . It was hard to find the restaurant if your not used to Leeds but well worth checking it out. Had Lunch so it was not too busy. I picked Gaucho's because we heard this was to place to go for a good steak and we were not disappointed. The waiter explained the different choices to us thoroughly and the food we received was great. Its not cheap but well worth the money. I did read the reviews before I booked some were not as good as others but I have to say I would 100% recommend this restaurant .
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CandyBrew
    Dined on 13/10/2014
    I was recommended to visit Gaucho Leeds by colleagues who has enjoyed an outstanding experience. I booked for my daughter's 18th birthday. Arrived last Monday evening to a warm welcome. Taken to our booth and provided with complementary champagne, which was a lovely touch. Rob our waiter was knowledgable, professional and friendly. The food was superb, no complaints at all. My daughter had a wonderful birthday topped by truffles with a candle. Impressed and will recommend to family friends and colleagues. Looking forward to returning.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money!
    Julesjonfoodies17
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I booked to celebrate my daughter passing her accountancy exams and despite letting them know on the online booking and also on the phone, they did not "make sure you will be well looked after". The meal was OK but nothing special and very expensive so not value for money at all. What is the point of asking if it is a celebration? This was my 3rd visit, the other 2 times were very good so I was expecting more. We won't be going back......
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  • Laurence
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Good atmosphere great staff and beautiful food. What more do you want ?
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Amazing food
    Lush4food
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    First time here on Saturday and I must say the Food was absolutely delicious, staff were so lovely and friendly, will definitely be eating here again
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Pre concert meal - early table
    Winchestercircle
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Great venue with super staff. We had a concern with our meal which was sorted out very quickly and the staff were great! However the service was not a good towards the end of the meal which would make me concerned how smoothly it all runs when restaurant is full.
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    special occasions
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  • Best steak and service
    Ruthiecoops
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    I hadn't been to the Leeds Gaucho before and the service was spot on. Full explanations on the choice of steak, the wine list and desert. Enjoyed an amazing bottle of Malbec - will definitely be back :)
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Outstanding
    GraJu
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    The service and knowledge from the staff was second to none.We have eaten at various Gouchos and know of the standards of excellence,but the steak we had on Sat evening was probably the best steak myself and my wife have ever tasted.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Strange, expensive but tasty!
    Foodie
    Dined on 23/9/2014
    The decor leaves a lot to be desired. The cow hide on the walls was a bit "out there" but I managed to come around to it seen as it had a theme! However, cow hide swivel chairs are a little too tacky in my opinion. Service was attentive at first but then it got busy and we were forgotten about. The food however cannot be faulted. The steaks were delicious and the wines were beautiful. Very expensive wines. Cheapest bottle on the menu was around £35 and most were over £100. Steaks ranged from good value to pricy but they were definetly worth it. Overall not really my kind of place but worth going once to try the amazing steaks.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My last visit to Gouchos
    Robbie
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    This was a birthday treat for my wife, thou I use the word treat loosely. Previously when I have booked for a speacial occasion we have always been offered a free cocktail on arrival. Alas this nice touch has been cancelled. More concerning was that to enter the restaurant you have to walk through the smoking area, defiantly not ideal. The whole venue seemed to be slack , it was like it lacked a strong manager to keep it in shape. Gouchos is supposed to be an eating experience, hence the price. If you find the experience flawed , the high price makes it even more painful Thanks Robbie
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    We had a lovely experience from the moment we walked into the restaurant to the minute we left, All the staff were friendly, helpfull and really put you at ease, The food was excellant and my party of 4 really relaxed and enjoyed our evening We will certainly be returning for more at some point.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Gorgeous place, lovely meal!
    Finedine1
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We dined here for our birthdays, the place is stunning, service was exceptional and food delicious, would definately return. Had the mains and a round of drinks, too full for any desserts, the staff made you feel welcome and explained all about the dishes on offer. This place was recommended as we were staying in Leeds that night, great reccomendation!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect in every way
    awd1
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had been to the Piccadilly restaurant so knew broadly what to expect. Leeds is much more intimate, with a private club feel. Amie, the Managing Partner, is clearly extremely knowledgeable & passionate about the range and quality of all the menu items. The extensive wines are priced from average to high, giving you a choice of whether to indulge or not. We went for a bottle found by Amie lingering in the Gaucho cellar, a lovely oaky red with a smooth finish, served at perfect temperature. We chose our steaks rare - they were perfectly cooked & flavourful beyond belief. The dulce de leche cheesecake with a Laborum Torrontes dessert wine was a delight. A perfect finish was a beautifully presented and selected cheeseboard.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exquisite
    sp66
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This place just gets better and better! Superb food, great advice on both food and wine and we got to try the new starter...scallops and squid ink! amazing flavour. Gaucho always over delivers and i'm running out of superlatives to describe it. Amie and her team are superb. Thanks!
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sensational steaks
    TrackerMonkey
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    This was our second visit to Gaucho for our anniversary and a rare treat. From sitting down, ordering drinks, complimentary bread, to the starter and main course. The service and quality could not be faulted. Not the cheapest place to eat but in my opinion, the best in Leeds.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Fantastic Experience....
    Steve
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Its always a pleasure to eat at a Gaucho Restaurant and the team in Leeds did a fantastic job of keeping up these high standards.
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    business meals, child friendly, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant and food
    luvfood
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    This place is great. The food is amazing, I love how they bring the steaks over to you on a board and explain the cuts to you, recommending which ones are best depending on how you like your steak cooked. The food was cooked perfectly, it was absolutely gorgeous as were their desserts and I rarely bother with dessert but couldn't resist here. The service is fantastic, all of the staff are really friendly and attentive without being too over the top. They're there if you need anything but not constantly bothering you. Would definitely recommend Gaucho's and will hopefully be back soon.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Overrated, Decent food but at not worth the V expensive bill. Service was good.
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  • Not as good as previous times
    pamplona7
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    This was my third visit to Gaucho. I was taking a new partner for the first time and I had spoken very highly of the place based on my two previous visits. The food was good but somehow I felt not at the same level as before. The complimentary breads were delicious and the starters also good (I had the scallops which were perfectly cooked). However my bife de lomo, which I ordered medium rare, was more medium (no pink inside) and way too salty. My partner's rump steak was very tasty though. We shared a cheesecake for dessert which although nice, was nothing especial. The service was good to start with but towards the end of the meal we struggled to get the waitress attention and took ages to get the order for dessert and then the bill.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    Happycustomer
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    From the time of booking and throughout the meal, the service we received was outstanding, the food was high quality and the wine was excellent. A bit pricey for me to use weekly but I'll definitely use again for special occasions.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovegaucho
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    We have been to gaucho in Leeds a few times now , and without fail we always have a fantastic meal . On the last time we went was our daughters birthday she wanted to go there because she says gaucho have the best steak ever fantastic restaurant , would highly recommend :)) ,
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    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday evening
    Gauchobaby
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Second visit to this particular Gaucho and have never been disappointed at any of them. Wonderful surroundings, elegant decor, first class service and first class food.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food and service
    BusyBee
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We were highly impressed with every aspect of this restaurant. The manageress came over and introduced herself to us, we got fantastic advice on wine pairings and our food was divine. Overall a super night with the best service we have received in a restaurant at home and abroad in literally years.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • just cant stay away from the place
    sp66
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    When a restaurant knows what sauce you like before you've ordered (custom horse radish and peppercorn) it's the very definition of anticipated service! It's my favourite place by a mile.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great steaks
    MrsB
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    An excellent choice for a special occasion. One of the best steaks I have had and the service was outstanding.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Zodiac5
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    This was one of the best meals we've ever had. The steak was fantastic and the whole experience just outstanding.
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    pre/post theatre, romance
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    It was a special occasion for me & my husband, It was our wedding anniversary. I cannot fault the experience. We were given complimentary drinks to help celebrate our anniversary. The knowledge of the waiter was very impressive. He was exceptionally polite. We chose your restaurant because of the steaks. It was highly recommended. The actual night was brilliant.
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  • Amazing!
    Foodgloriousfood
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We booked to come here for our wedding anniversary having heard great things about it. We were not disappointed! Gorgeous food, lovely staff and a beautiful interior. Pricey but worth every penny!! Just need another excuse to go back now...!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Leeds!
    Leeds2014
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Outstanding food, staff and surroundings! Iv been to almost every resturaunt in Leeds and in my opinion this is by far the best!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stunning food and service
    TKO66
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Dinned at Gaucho alone last week whilst on a business trip to Leeds. I was flying back to London so wanted to get dinner in before flying back. Gaucho well and truly delivered wit slick but friendly service and food par excellence. Steaks cooked to perfection. I can remcommend the rib eye medallions mouth wateringly good when rare. The desserts was 5 star! A soured cream panna cotta with loacl strawberry and raspberry compote with basil and toasted coriander. Really inspired combination with excellent range of wines too. i'll be back soon!
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    group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Amazing steak
    BjHowes
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    This was our second visit. We ordered the tender flank marinated in herbs and garlic. My partner had a trio of different steak cuts. All cooked perfectly. The steak is amazing. I don't want to eat steak anywhere else now. We had sides of salad, fries, potato salad, some sauces. It's was all delicious. David our waiter was fab, making recommendations depending on the way you prefer your steak cooked. I also had a delicious cocktail, I ordered my usual Long Island ice tea but the waitress recommended a Hollywood version topped up with Prosecco equivalent. It was strong and lovely. A super visit.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jonnyboy
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Excellent service from front of house on initial arrival. Great ambience in bar area and restaurant. Waitress was excellent and food to die for. A great treat that I will be returning to.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great graduation meal
    FINOLAJ
    Dined on 23/7/2014
    I was worried about how pricey the menu appears but it's definitely worth it. Food and service were both outstanding! It was a little quiet inside but I suppose that just meant we relieves more attention as a group. It would probbly be busier on evening service too as we dined at 3.30. I relieved a free cocktail as it was my graduation day which was a good touch. The staff were all super friendly and happy to help with the menu which is slightly wordy! I'm also a non meat eater but the menu caters for all tastes and my fishes dishes were excellent.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Harry you are a star!
    Paul
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Superb service from Harry our waiter, encouraged us to try and different type of steak than we would normally and it was excellent! Ate with my wife and son, on my wife's birthday early, mid-week.
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  • Overall Good Fine Dining Experience
    Racster
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Good location, restaurant decor provided a great ambience. Service was very good. Food delicious, steak was cooked to perfection as I would expect for a steak house. One minor let down there was too much salt on the steak, chips, sauce & side order. We do like lots of seasoning, especially on red meat, but this was too much, which meant we couldn't finish the food despite our best efforts. Price of food's high but worth it for good quality produce. The wine and drinks menu were far too expensive with the wine list starting at £35 a bottle. Our waiter recommended his favourite wine at £107, which we politely declined! The wine we chose was very good, which you would expect for £37, although you can buy the same wine at £9 a bottle elsewhere!
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  • Reliable for steak
    Topsy
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Have visited Gaucho several times,mainly in London but also Leeds and Manchester Always good for steaks and unusual desserts Service attentive but patronising,maybe because getting on in years.....not senile yet though
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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.
  • great steak
    luv7dine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    GOOD STEAK. VERY YUMMY AND DELICOUS. THANKS EVERYONE!!
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  • Great dining experience
    Dizzypol1
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was our second visit to the restaurant, we were not disappointed. Like on our first visit the food was amazing, I had cod with pink grapefruit which although it seems like an unusual combination was a meal I would definitely recommend. The service from all members of staff was impeccable and out waiter was very knowledgeable about the cuts of meat and gave advice to the others on my group on how to have their steak cooked. We will definitely visit Gaucho again when we are in Leeds again and recommend it to others.
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    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dimly lit birthday dinner...
    Eatyourgreens
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We walked past 3 times before we saw the signage in the windows and realised that Gauchos is actually a basement restaurant. It was a lovely gesture to receive a complimentary glass of bubbles and a polite "Happy Birthday" to my partner as we waited for our table. Unfortunately it is just slightly too dark in there to actually be able to read a menu! One guy used his mobile as a book light - we took turns with the tea light on the table! Steaks were very good - we'd have been disappointed if they weren't because the restaurant staff never stopped raving about them! They were also very expensive - a 2 course meal for two with some bottled water, one bottle of red wine, coffees and truffles came to almost £150.00 before a tip!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mags
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We went to Gauchos on a busy Tour de France weekend for the first time. This did not affect the experience whatsoever. Our friends chose the Chataubriand which was perfectly cooked and very tasty as was myself and my husbands sirloin. The ambiance was really good and the surroundings fabulous, although a little dark to read the menu for myself. The steaks were brought out to be able to choose a cut and size which was very helpful, and the waitress was very knowledgable. We will definately return to Gauchos !
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.