Gaucho Manchester
Gaucho Manchester

Gaucho Manchester

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01618334333
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday-Sunday 12:00PM-5:00PM;
    Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:00PM-10.30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Fernando Trocca
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining
  • Private Party Contact: Zeri Burt-Skeete 016-183-343-33
  • Special Events: Beef Master classes are available for guest of 9 guests or more in the private dining room. Champagne, cocktail, wine and cheese master classes are also available on request, please contact Zeri.burt-skeete@gauchorestaurants.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tram stop 10 minute walk away. free local bus from Piccadilly train station drops off 1 minute away. Victoria train station 10 minute walk away.
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP on Black Frairs Road. Gaucho Manchester does not have parking vouchers. Disabled parking opposite of the restaurant.
A word from Gaucho Manchester
Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in the uk. With Private dining and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished listed building, centrally located.
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Gaucho Manchester reviews from OpenTable diners
484 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.6
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (364)romance (250)business meals (190)fit for foodies (174)group bookings (125)pre/post theatre (87)outstanding value (30)sunday lunch (18)afternoon tea (13)brunch (11)disabled access (11)child friendly (8)outdoor eating (6)good vegetarian options (4)Show More
  • Superb
    Sam46
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    We were there on a Sunday eve so was quite busy but it was excellent! Went to the Leeds one few weeks ago and same superb service etc. will return
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    kirks23
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Food was lush, the restaurant is beautiful & staff are friendly and answered questions we asked.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, good vegetarian options, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • geodav92
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I had a great time celebrating my birthday at Gaucho, our waitress was pleasant start to finish and did a great job explaining the menu to us! All food and drink was lovely and the overall restraunt was well presented and energetic!
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, terrible service
    jdm1
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We went for a late afternoon meal and the restaurant was pretty quiet. Despite the fact that it wasn't busy, and there were plenty of staff on duty, the service was very poor. In general the staff seemed far more interested in talking amongst themsleves rather than serving customers and one of the waitresses was so brusque in her manner, it made us feel that we were unwelcome. Not once did we have our wine glasses topped up, we repeatedly had try and gain attention in order to obtain service and everything took ages. Fortunately the food was good but the lousy service spoiled the experience. We did complain to the manager at the end but all he did was say that it would be better next time!
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  • A little pricy but worth it!
    Sruiz
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner at Gaucho. The drinks were quite expensive though. However, the food was briliant and it made us forget about the bill. I will definitely recommend it and come back.
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    group bookings, romance
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  • Superb Steaks, Great Atmosphere
    SteveD
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Invited American Business Guests to dine with with us. They loved it. Choice of steaks is impressive, not somewhere you would naturally take a vegetarian, though with a bit of searching we got him fed. Wine list is extensive but pricy, Somelier very knowledgeable and we enjoyed his suggested Malbec and Sauv Blanc. All agreed steaks were cooked to perfection. Notwithstanding the wine still a 5* experience
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  • beautiful
    kingsdiner
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    had an early dinner, first in, service excellent food even better, we shared 600 gram spiral cut rib eye, cooked to perfection.restaurant is gorgeous
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  • Fantastic
    goodfoodmatters
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    We received first class service followed with fantastic wine and some of the best food eaten in manchester, we will be returning and recommending to everyone to visit.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Steaks Great
    ermintrudeismad
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    Third visit in past 2 years - food consistently very good. Rump steak was very thick and tasty, cooked as requested. The marinaded sirloin too was perfectly cook and bursting with flavour. Whilst the wine is always good - the prices are excessive and take the gloss off an otherwise very enjoyable experience.
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  • Visually stunning
    Supercala
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Always wanted to try Gaucho just because of the pictures I'd seen. It met all my expectations and more. The food is stunning. Great flavours. Service was a little slow at first (sat half an hour with just a bottle of water before anyone asked us for our wine order) but after this, perfect. Loved the fact that the waitress brought a board of all the different steaks to us so the we would understand what we were ordering. A little too dark to read the menu but if it were brighter I think the ambience would be lost.
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    pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Sarahm
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Went for anniversiary meal as my husband loves steak. He was not disappointed. They explain all the steaks and wines and are very accommodating lovely service and food. Loved the house music too on background!
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    MPeople
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    We hade a magnificent time at the Gaucho, probably one of the coolest restaurants I have ever been in.
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  • Meat Heaven
    artieshaw
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    If you're a meat lover, then this is the place for you! The best steaks I have ever had and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    FoodFanatic
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    We love gaucho, not only is the food excellent but the service is of the highest quality. They cater for food intolerances. The staff are friendly and attentive and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere. Definitely worth the price tag, we will be coming back here again. Thank you #Gaucho Manchester
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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.
  • Great for steaks
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Lovely meal in a lovely venue with excellent service and good value. What more could you want to celebrate 4 birthdays.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly Good
    ecreview
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Food was excellent, completely worth the hype. Music was a bit loud, so I personally do not think it's suitable for a romantic night which was what I had planned, but I can imagine atmosphere being great had I gone with a group of friends. Service from the waiters could be a bit better for a restaurant of this calibre, but the head waiter was very warm/friendly and made up for it.
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    business meals, special occasions
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  • Lovely place
    Ccreamegg2
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here last week. The good was amazing. The staff were very attentive and they even put a candle in the ice cream for us. Lovely evening. We will be back
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal
    Holleahy
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Excellent service and perfectly cooked steak, a great way to celebrate our anniversary.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing!!!
    foody
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Wow food atmosphere everything about gaucho was amazing. Service was outstanding! 10/10 overall
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embarrassing and disappointing
    Skh90
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    Couldn't fault the food or Lydia, our waitress. The other members of staff ruined our evening. My dad was NOT acting like a drunken lout or out of order whatsoever, he was in no way "intoxicated" but the staff insisted on telling a 57 year old that they were "just Going to fill up his glass with water" and then upon his asking for a 4th beer, they brought shandy (still charged for beer). When leaving, my dad patted down his coat and the male waiter asked if he needed to call him a taxi - maybe just polite but given the rest of the evening, it did leave a bitter taste. This was he first time I'd seen my dad in a year and the start of his first holiday in 11 years. An embarrassing and disappointing start for him.
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  • Outstanding
    Amaz92
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Unbelievable service ! And the best steak we have ever had . Would recommend to anybody . It's a classy sophisticated restaurant decor to die for.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joker
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The meal was lovely as usual the only down side being the amount of time we had to wait for our meals to arrive there didnt seem to have enough staff on duty .
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  • Hope you are not thirsty
    Disapointed1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We arrived at 9.00 on Saturday night - one barman on ! took 20 minutes to get our first drink. Food quality disappointing, had a the selection of 3 steaks, not good. Not cheap, but that would have been fine if it was good enough.
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  • Fantastic!
    Rick
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went to Gaucho Manchester to celebrate my son's 21st. As a venue for a special occasion this was perfect. My boys and I had steak (of course!) and my wife had the Gaucho burger. We started with the sausage platter for the table. We all loved everything we had! So, great food, great service and a great atmosphere...what more could we ask for?!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Dinner 8/8/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We arrived 5 mins early, we were told to get a drink at the bar . After a few minutes the bartender spilt some of a cocktail he was making all over my white shirt! But hey accidents happen however we then proceed to wait 30 mins after our booking time until we were shown our table ! After that the service and food was up to standard . If was just the poor service before that would make me 2nd guess returning
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  • A Good Experience
    JMA0385
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Food and service were excellent. There's also not many places in manchester that can compete with the venu as the surroundings and ambiance are outstanding. My only issue was the value for money element, for example the most reasonable bottle of wine was priced at £30+. The overall experience and quality of food was excellent and would certainly recommend it to all steak lovers.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food good, service poor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Being a regular visitor to the Gaucho on Charlotte Street in London, I was up in Manchester with a client and booked a table here. Food as always very good, service was not up to the usual standard though, staff seemed young and inexperienced, less attentive than what I have come to expect. Even my client commented, not ideal. food was good though
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  • Great Service, Good varies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Service was great, food was varied, some great other stuff problematic. My partners had to send the start back twice, one because it was too spice ( no spice mentioned on the menu) and second time because it was undercooked.
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  • We are READY (!!!) to order...
    Ashtoesli
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    May be our waiter (D) needed to be given an anchor to enable him to stay next to the table longer than 2 sec at a time. The time span of his memory seems to be also very limited. Somehow, he was not interested in our answers to his questions. Our guest who had fish, was pleased with it; his wife received a tiny inedible piece of lamb . She asked for it to be well done and the chef May be read it like 'make the hardest item if it'. It would have been good as a self defence item if not the size of it. Total disrespect to ingredients, time and money. My stake was fine but not a memorable experiences, the 4th guest was upset with the service and lack of taste that would encourage a return.
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  • Poor food
    Masterchef
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    First time at Gauchos to celebrate a 30th wedding anniversary and it was very disappointing. The service was really good, friendly, attentive and helpful staff. The food was very poor. We chose the Gaucho sampler which was 4 select cuts of beef. I've never eaten fillet that was tough to cut and eat but this was. The other cuts were not much better. My wife couldn't eat much of the meal. The deserts were good but portions were very small. Given our experience the menu is way over priced.
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  • shame about the waiting time
    undervalued
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The food was fantastic and I couldn't fault it but despite booking a table, we still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated. To make things worse, people who turned up after us were seated before us. The booking system clearly doesn't work or perhaps we weren't important enough to deserve our booking. When I asked what the delay was I was advised our table wasn't ready. 45 minutes to make up a table for 2? Overall the food was perfect but we were made to feel like our custom wasn't wanted.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Disappointment
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Having been before we expected a similar enjoyable evening. Being charged £4.50 for a bottle of sparkling water did not impress especially in the way it was offered - seemingly like a free one. We had over an hour wait between starters and mains despite 2 attempts to have this sorted out. We appreciated the offer of a free bottle of wine but as we had spent so long waiting we had drunk the bottle we intended to have so needed to reorder to have a drink with the meal when it came. For somewhere that prides itself on the quality of the steaks they were poor and nothing like the quality we had had previously. Small things like not bringing sauces asked for also added to the general disappointment.
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  • Amazing Food
    Scott
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I love visiting Gaucho, the food is amazing. Been there five times now and I cannot wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • all faux-hide coat and no knickers
    nomnomnom
    Dined on 30/7/2014
    While I was served a good (not great) steak and a very interesting scallop dish in a buzzing atmosphere, Gaucho has the tired look of glamour that's been brushed up against once too many. An excess of faux cow-hide and leather cheapens the otherwise stunning building and, if you're a woman in a skirt, may leave bare skin stuck to your seat. I left wondering why they believe meat that's travelled 4500 miles (and some time) to reach my plate would be better than fresh and local?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main course
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    Excellent fillet steak. Had the chateau briande. Starters a little on the expensive side and would have preferred more vegetable side choices but overall an excellent meal and service
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    We absolutely loved gaucho and will be back! The food was great and the music an atmosphere was amazing. The waiter wa very down to earth and attentive. I felt her section was a tad big for her but she was lovely and took the time to make us feel welcome. Loved it
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Drchris7
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    Excellent quality ingredients, attentive staff, lively atmosphere. We will certainly return with our steak-loving son!
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  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    we had an amazing time at Gaucho, the steak is out of this world and the service was fantastic, Me and my girlfriend will be visiting again soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food to die for!
    marinemec2004
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    My partner and I booked a late lunch -1430hrs. -Saturday 26th July We arrived at 1400hrs and sat and had a couple of cocktails to get us in the mood. We selected our food from the A la Carte menu. I had chateaubriand steak and Debbie has sirloin. With this we had broccoli spears and Sweet potato chips. Wow! the steaks are the best I have ever had. The sweet potato chips are superb as was the broccoli.. Treated ourselves to a decent bottle of Red ( 2006) and to top it off we had a trio of deserts each. Service was excellent, food was excellent, ambience was excellent. 12/10! Total bill for our meal £251!!! Not cheap but worth every penny Roy and Debbie , Runcorn, Cheshire.
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  • Poyboy Review July 25th
    Poyboy
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    We were a little disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food. One would expect greater attention to the detail of the presentation. A piece of meat on a round white plate does not match the expectations of an Argentinian Steak house. I was also surprised with the fact t hat one has to pay an additional £3 for tablespoon of sauce. We have visited recently visited a Gaucho restaurant in Ho Chi Minh city where the quality of food and service is far superior. It is unlikely that we will return to the Gaucho restaurant.
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