Gaucho O2
Gaucho O2

Gaucho O2

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02088587711
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Sunday 12:00PM-12:00AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: At Gaucho we pride ourselves on the basic philosophy of provenance. To us this means authenticity, assurance and rigorous attention to obtain the finest quality ingredients at source. This dedication ensures that every time you visit us, you experience the true essence of Argentine life. Its food, its wine, its culture and importantly the passion of the people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Concert Menu entertaining package: Guests who book the private dining room for 18-24 guests will also get access to the Private VIP Hospitality Suite overlooking The O2 arena front stage.
  • Private Party Contact: Lulie Murray 02088587711
  • Special Events: Please refer to The O2 website - www.TheO2.co.uk for a full listing of forthcoming shows in the O2 Arena as well as Indigo2 and all exhibition details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Tube: North Greenwich Thames Clipper: QE II Pier - The O2 Plentiful Buses Taxi rank
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Please refer to http://www.theo2.co.uk/inside/car-parking-2.html for full car park details
A word from Gaucho O2
This haven, spread over three floors features, a 100 cover cocktail lounge with a luxurious sunken seating area, a 136 cover restaurant adjoined by a balcony restaurant which overlooks the bustling crowds entering the arena, and a unique, flexible event space which can accommodate after show parties and bespoke dining for parties of 8 up to 150. Continuing to evolve our offering, Gaucho boasts a wine tasting boutique that can accommodate up to 12 guests, an 24 cover Private Dining Room, and a 24 cover VIP suite inside the main arena with spectacular views of the shows. All floors feature the signature cowhide and crystal chandelier design elements that create Gaucho’s unique Buenos Aires inspired sense of opulence and luxury, and are available for corporate experiences and exclusive hire. Our events management team are on hand to design tasting experiences and arena suite dinner events according to your individual needs.
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Gaucho O2 reviews from OpenTable diners
558 reviews since 6 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambience4
    Value3.4
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (357)pre/post theatre (246)romance (227)fit for foodies (184)business meals (169)group bookings (137)disabled access (35)sunday lunch (28)outstanding value (20)child friendly (13)brunch (8)outdoor eating (6)good vegetarian options (2)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Anniversary Dinner
    StephenJoseph
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Nice but not amazing, This is my second visit to Gaucho, the first was in London. My opinion is the same, they trade off the ambiance and show more so than the food. The steaks are of a good quality and the meat board is a nice touch however my wife's steak was not cooked as she ordered it and it has to be returned, the lady sitting next to us had the same issue, I guess the chef is so busy that they just get them out, not really acceptable at this price range. I appreciate that this is a steak restaurant however you can fine dine at this price and so the service is not really up to scratch either, I would go to Gaucho again but not in a hurry, for me there are far better steak restaurants with atmosphere try STK on the Strand
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  • Disappointing for once...
    Marzipan
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Despite previous excellent visits to other Gauchos this time it just failed on several counts... • A chipped water glass which when removed came back empty having just paid for a bottle of water to fill it! • cold steak and vegetables • 3 side orders of chips when only ordered 2 • 2 sauces when ordered 3 • having ordered medium to well done steak it was very definitely medium rare and had to be sent back... Staff were attentive when issues were raised but overall we were highly disappointed with our experience that night. We won't be rushing back.
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    pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    From the moment you get through the door the service is amazing, the staff are friendly, they know the food and explain the cuts of beef they offer really well with recommendations on how to have it cooked. They even cleared the crums from the table in between courses! All in all beautiful food, beautiful service, can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing restaurant!
    Charxo
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Food is amazing and the restaurant is beautiful. It is pricey however that was to be expected. Alcoholic drinks are very expensive and also the water they bring out and serve you and add it to your bill on the end!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to return!
    Sam26
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    One word - Steak! If you are a cow muncher who loves a good quality 'steak' out then get yourself to gauchos! Best steak, full of flavour, amazing decor, can't wait to return!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Lovely staff, gorgeous food, very beautiful decor and overall a fantastic place to dine
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    brunch, business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak experience but pricey
    Wooder
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    I have been to the O2 restaurant on a number of occasions but not in the last 12 months and after a very enjoyable meal where the attention of the staff was first rate I was somewhat shocked when I received the bill. We were a party of 4. We each had a starter followed by a 300gm steak and shared 2 mixed salads and 2 chips. We had an aperatife before dinner and a bottle of house red with our steaks. We had no dessert or coffee and the bill was £250! I really like the whole Gaucho thing but £250 for a family of 4 for essential a steak, albeit a well cooked and presented steak with chips and salad is in my view ridiculous. I will return again but on someone else's expense account!
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  • Good food & service
    Rogerx
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Great food, great service. Argentine steaks are simply the best, and this is a great example.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Best steaks!
    Turkdelight
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I have been to Gaucho a few times and they never fail to disappoint. The service is good and the food is amazing. Steaks are so tender and cooked to perfection. The decor gives a modern, romantic feel and is ideal for any special occasion or for just an evening out with friends.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was very good. Our waiter was so helpful and friendly. Overall a very pleasant experience.
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • scotty67
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    was very good, food was fantastic and the staff were very attentive
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bravo Gaucho
    westhamsteve
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    we went to Gaucho before seeing a show at the 02. the customer service from the moment we arrived to the moment we left was exceptional, even though it was early evening. Our Waiter was friendly , knowledgeable and perfectly attentive , but not over attentive. His help in selecting the correct cut of meat was very helpful and a great glass of Malbec was fantastic. I had the Crab to start my wife the scallops, we both had a marinated steak my wife a sirloin and I had the rib eye food was excellent. not the cheapest in town but worth the money will definitely be back!!
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  • Overpriced chain
    Foodie
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Cocktails had HARDLEY any alcohol in them. The wine at the table was good but very costly. Instead of letting you peruse the menu and check out prices the staff put you on the spot with the cuts of meat offered at the table. They dont actively tell you the price they purposely pushed the strip fillet with marinade at 49.50 a pop. Disgusting that all extras veg etc is charged for and not included in the meal. My husband asked for his steak rare and it came medium he was too nice to complain. I said it when I visited Canary Wharf Gaucho that I am never going back again but I mean it this time especially when the bill came to £400 for 5 people who sat at the table for 1 hour. One saving grace was there was no pumped up service charge added
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  • wow!
    Lukey
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    What a fantastic experience The food was superb but what really made it was the staff team. Made us feel really special. This is a fantastic treat and will go again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    Went to Gaucho for a celebratory meal. We were not disappointed. Not suitable for vegetarians though. One of our party was a veggie, although the pasta meal she had was fantastic, showing raw meat at the table and cow hides on the seats and walls made her quite uncomfortable. The food was great. No complaints. However, the wines are very pricey. We had drank lots of champagne prior to our visit so did not want any more alcohol, but you are only offered wine. When we asked we were told "off menu" we could have lemonade or coke £3.25 a glass, juice or tap water. No starters, just main meals and deserts, no alcohol and the bill was £210 for 5 people.
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  • Mark
    MSN1
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    Fabulous food as always at Gaucho. I had not been to the O2 Gaucho previously but it certainly met my expectations. Fantastic atmosphere, lively but not too loud and steaks to die for. The young waiter we had was attentive but not in your face and made sure our bill came in time so we were not late for the show - well done Gaucho!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mood music
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 20/7/2014
    we found the piped music didn't reflect the age of the diners.
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  • Good
    Mazz
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    I have eaten at Goucho's on many an occasion but found that on this one the plates were cold and the quality of the size orders were poor. It has not put me off returning as the meat was amazing and the cocktails very good.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Leave enough time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Booking at 1800 for a show starting at 1930 meant the meal was fraught. We were not seated until nearly 1825 which meant no time for starter or bottle of wine. When it came to paying the drinks we had in the bar were not included and, being honest, once this was pointed out the bill disappeared again so that by the time we left it was 1925 for a show that we knew started promptly at 1930
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  • Request to not be on balcony
    Ness
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    unfortunately it was very busy when we visited and we were unlucky to be seated outside on the balcony. It was also very hot and there is no air conditioning outside. Due to how busy it was service was very slow, it took 20m to get a bottle of water. The food was great but it was disappointing to be paying a premium for the amazing ambiance of Gaucho but sitting on a plain area outside around the corner from all the action. We should at least have been offered our water for free due to the heat.
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  • Great Food Shocking Service
    evilC
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Welcome a mess; getting to table delayed; room so dark you can't see the menu; water quick; no bread until after the appetisers; wine took 35 minutes to come; main course came but no cutlery and stuck thumb in sauce while slightly dropping it and said 'phew nearly dropped that'; manager called over asked for cutlery which they got, but no apology just a 'nothing we can do we are very busy' - our section was not full; left no tip for first time in about 12 years.
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  • Great meat!
    MontyPythonFan
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    This restuarant did not fail impress. Had not been there before but love steak so was hoping for the best based on some other good reviews I had seen. We had an amazing meal with great staff. Will definately go back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Tomina73
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    We decided to have a late lunch before a show and had heard that Gaucho was a decent place. We loved it. Friendly and efficient staff, really good food at what we considered to be excellent value for London and a formal but relaxed atmosphere. We eat out a lot and if you are looking for some very nice food, a good wine list and a belter of a cocktail then try Gaucho. We think it's ace, you might too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly Enjoyable
    LadyL
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Fillet steak was devine, melt in your mouth. Just a shame of the couple next to us talking rather loudly which was annoying - perhaps a bit more space between the tables.
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  • Lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Food was outstanding along with a fantastic service. The restaurant was lovely, however did find it to be rather noisy, but this was probably to do with the time we ate, pre show at the O2. Also found the tables to be on top of each other, felt diners were packed in, which made it difficult to have a decent conversation on top of the noise! The restaurant is fantastically located for events at the O2 ,but you do need to book! Defiantly would recommend.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    JPcp
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Visited O2 restaurant before Monty Python on 18 July - over cooked prawns, tasteless salad accompanying the prawns, burnt chips and sweet potatoes and cocktail poured over me. Obviously unable to cope with pre show dinner, despite bringing in additional staff from other restaurants.
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre
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  • Garish and music far too loud
    MattBradsy
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Whilst the food was good, our whole experience was affected by the excessively loud background music. I flagged this up with the manager, who came over and said she would turn down, but she did not turn it down, it remained the same level. I would rather she have said that she was unable to turn it down due to gaucho company policy than lying to us. Very disappointing as we couldn't hear ourselves talk. The food was good.
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  • foodgloriousfood
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Excellent steak. Would like more starter options great meal and attentive service
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good steak
    Graeme633
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Third time at Gauchos, second time at this one (O2) and all three meals were excellent. Good steak, good wine (extensive choice, even if all Argentinian, with good advice) and service to match. Not one to rush, even pre-show. We left two hours for dinner, before Monty Python and that was just right. Bit pricy but you do tend to get what you pay for...
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  • Excellent steaks but you pay for it
    Ginga
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    Well known for their steaks, unsurprisingly Gaucho does not disappoint. Staff we're very friendly and attentive, without being invasive. Good dining experience.
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  • Excellent steak, drinks too pricey
    Blob
    Dined on 16/7/2014
    The steak here is truly excellent, and the prices for the food are not unreasonable for the quality. The side dishes are very good, well cooked and prepared. The overall dining experience is very pleasant, though certainly not romantic or cosy (neither of which we wanted, but some people might). The service was attentive and efficient. My only real quibble is the cost of drinks - both wine and beer - which I would suggest is about 50% more than I would expect in this level of restaurant.
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  • Gaucho 02
    Pepsidog
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Excellent service and good choice of food on menu. Steak is excellent and highly recommend. For us best restaurant in 02 arena.
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    brunch, business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Factory
    bijanyoung
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Machine like process. Mistakes in taking orders and delivering food. Crammed and very busy pre theatre...
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  • It was very tasty!
    MitadMitad
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Good good , proper meet, proper chimichurri! Good stuff!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I know it's O2
    RikKe
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    I been to many Gaucho before, but was very disappointed with the O2 one. There was not enough waiters so no service at all. Very dark, and very loud music .
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  • Lovely food and service
    jools5555
    Dined on 12/7/2014
    We ate here before a show because it was the only place we could book. It was a bit more expensive than I would normally choose but it was worth it for the booking. I had read earlier review about it being dark with loud music so I asked for a quiet table. We were directed to the balcony area and so glad because the main restaurant area would have been intolerable on noise levels and lighting, especially as I was with my elderly mother. But the food was lovely, the steak perfectly cooked, sweet potato chips delicious and a good glass of wine. Service was attentive without being intrusive and we never felt rushed (unlike other restaurants I have been to at the 02). I would go back again but specifically ask for the balcony.
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  • Lovely food, disappointing table
    Mel9614
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We always eat a Gaucho before a show at the 02 and this table was booked over 9 months ago so I was really disappointed to be given a table right by the kitchen. When we asked to be moved we were told to sit down as there were no other tables and then eventually we were moved but the staff were quite stroppy. It did put me off going there again.
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  • Pre show meal at the gaucho
    tandie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a meal before Robbie Williams, lovely decor, probably not to everyone's taste, all animal skins black and chrome but i loved it. It was so dark inside! I could barely read the menu! Our waitress was very nice and very informative , at one point she brought steak on a block round for us to see and choose but my husband declined! We only had time for a main, i had the burger and my husband had rump, both were delicious. Vodka and coke came as a double, if you want a single you have to ask i think. The bill came to £52 which i thought was fairly expensive but i would come back to try the desserts. Overall a nice experience.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal before Robbie!
    DenPenn
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Amazing decor, excellent service from Erwan meant we enjoyed a perfect meal served in quick time! Definitely be back - thank you xx
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juliet
    jaybee
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Gaucho at the 02 is a well oiled machine, making sure everyone is served and out for the show. Always good food, and we had a friendly waiter. Also we sat out on the balcony rather than in the (too) dark interior which was preferable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.