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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerPre/post Theatre
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Gaucho O2 reviews from OpenTable diners
547 reviews since 24 October 2013
Average Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambience4
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (370)romance (236)pre/post theatre (232)business meals (172)fit for foodies (169)group bookings (129)disabled access (30)sunday lunch (24)outstanding value (20)child friendly (15)brunch (11)outdoor eating (6)good vegetarian options (3)afternoon tea (1)Show More
  • Stylish Steak
    diningdave
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    If you love a steak then you'll love Gauchos - absolutely excellent and fantastic service and ambience too. This was our second time there and we'll keep it as a special treat when we go to the O2 - as it is expensive but well worth the experience - the starters and desserts were also excellent and beautifully presented.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely meal spoilt by 1 silly rule
    JB2061
    Dined on 15/10/2014
    Had a fantastic meal before a show at the O2 but despite being October and 6.15pm was a fairly mild evening. We were seated on the balcony which they choose to describe as 'outside' and had outdoor heaters above several tables. I asked twice if these could be turned off as even though the heater was at the table next to us it was far too hot, we were told that they couldn't turn off individual heaters as other diners might (MIGHT) be cold. The table next to us choose not to have dessert as they were too hot and we certainly left earlier (and several glasses of wine sooner) than we intended too. Silly rule that otherwise ruined a perfect dinner.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Great Food, Great Service
    steakandmoresteak
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    We arrived early, but this was no problem for the restaurant. The decor is stylish but a little on the dark side to be honest - and the background music was less background and more foreground. So, a little more light and a little less volume please!! Very impressed with the food - good steak has become a passion for me but it is not easy to find. No such problem at Gaucho. Service was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable and contributed to an overall enjoyable experience. Pricing is premium, hence my view as to this being a venue for a special occasion, but you do get what you pay for. We will return...
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  • Char2706
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    We were promised a secluded table on arrival was shows to a cramped table with 2 tight tables either side. We had to embarrassingly go back and wait at reception. When we finally got our table it took over 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive. But then after that everything was on fast forward they bought dipping bread and starters together As they took the starters away they put our mains down. There was no time to sit and chat it was all very rushed. Not what you want when your paying £35+ for each main meal
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  • jennyordonez
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Went with my husband to celebrate his birthday. We just loved ... simple the best ... awesome
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday meal at Gauchos
    AnnaAndSte
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I took my partner recently for his 30th birthday for a meal in o2 before watching the boxing. We absolutely loved it the food was amazing good quality wine and an outstanding service. We had a waiter Victor who was great he looked after us and even went the extra mile to make a birthday wish for my partner with cake and complimentary glass of wine each. It made it feel that extra special and would highly recommend!
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    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaucho O2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food venue, especially pre concert/show at o2. Food is of a rather high standard, however, not high enough for the prices they warrent. Service is extremely tentative, but maybe a little too much, I was still eating when they took my husbands plate awa. This not only felt rather rude but also made me feel I had to rush. I know they have a high turn around, but as soon as you sit down to eat you feel you need to order asap and leave so they can fill the table again. Having said this, the staff were lovely and I would return again, but maybe not at the o2 unless I wanted to eat great quality food in a rush.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocking Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    They pack people into Gaucho O2 because they only have a small window to sell. This means they have all their diners arriving at once and they just don't have enough staff to cope. We waited a long time to get a drink when we sat down and then waited an age to have our order taken. Took ages for the starter to come only for the Manager to apologise for the wait and to inform us that our food was next to come out of the kitchen. When the food arrived it was our main course and not our starters! The table next to us had been give our starters in error and they had eaten it none the wiser. The restaurant went into complete meltdown with the Manager and waiter not knowing what to do. Terrible restaurant, terrible service. Don't go there !
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  • Disappointing birthday dinner
    Msheart
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Slow service we waited 25mins for drinks 1 hr for food that was cold.. It was so disappointing.
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  • Bit of a shame
    Spudgun
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went to Gaucho before a concert, and all was going swimmingly to begin with. We were shown to our tables, our orders were quickly taken, our food and wine arrived promptly, the steak was divine. Then, we were offered dessert menu's and asked for another bottle of wine. 30 minutes later, despite asking passing waiters/waitresses, still no wine, still no dessert order taken, we just sat there, no drinks, scratching our heads, we couldnt even complain at the front desk such was the queue. Shame as it tarnished what would have otherwise been a great experience. They did refund us for the first bottle of wine to say sorry but still expect much better service for the price
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  • Excellent meal-outstanding service!
    ManchesterDoc
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    From the moment we arrived to when we left we received excellent service. The menu was explained to us and the staff were very accommodating. Had a lovely meal and was very romantic with the ambiance in the restaurant.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21st Birthday Celebration
    Chandelisious7
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Very impressed with the restaurant and service. The restaurant is decorated to a very high standard and the chandeliers are to die for. I received a phone call on the morning of our booking to confirm our table reservation. We were greeted at the door by a very professional member of staff. All staff were very polite and our waiter for the afternoon explained all the different cuts of meat and explained anything we did not understand on the menu. Although we did not arrange anything with the restaurant for the birthday girl she was presented with a desert platter with the inscription 'happy birthday' written in chocolate on the plate - nice touch. I would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing experience!
    Lusia82
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Gaucho have exceeded my expectations! I have put a small guest's request for a celebratory meal for myself and my partner and was left in tears of happiness lol when Gaucho went beyond what I asked for and presented us with something spectacular! My partner was gob smacked! I loved every minute of our experience! The rump steak was melting in mouth and melbec wine was fab too! Will be coming back! Thanks a lot.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fastfoodie24
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    found the restaurant a bit dark to read the menu and although service was good i cant stand waiters keeping topping up my glass. They never consider if you are driving a car and may put you over the limit. It was a bit rushed in my opinion and i wouldnt go to that particular one at the 02 again. too quick to clear the table and more like a fast food restaurant
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  • BusheyPaul
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I heard a few good reviews from friends regarding Gaucho's and I can honestly say that it excelled my expectation. For the steak lover, you really need to go! The experience was impressive from start to finish.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    Emeraldpagey
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Brought family here having tried it with husband previously. Yet again the service was excellent and food superb! Wines delicious. Yet to try a dessert as always too full to try one! Had a table booked for 2pm. Quiet at this time but it didn't distract from our enjoyment and it soon got busier. My only quibble is the loo cubicles are far too dark!!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • O2
    TheDon
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    The location for the O2 is excellent service was great and the steaks were fantastic; we sat on the balcony over looking the entrance with gt view
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    business meals, child friendly, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Gaucho O2
    VIBE
    Dined on 29/9/2014
    not visited this particular restaurant before.The food at Gaucho as always was good- steak tasty. However even though I made clear it was my husbands birthday ( he got a 'happy birthday' from check in person ) but table we were given was on balcony and was used either side of us as walkway to tables. Bit hard to relax when have to keep feet under the small table otherwise server may trip up. Just bit disappointed particularly due to occasion and the money it cost.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Kingy
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Food excellent. Great service from the bar staff to our waitress. Disappointed in cost of soft drinks £3.25 for a lime & soda. And £4.50 for small bottle of water
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  • Gaucho - Pre O2 visit.
    MartinE
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    I booked for six of us to visit Gaucho O2 prior to seeing Lee Evans. I have eaten at Gaucho restaurants several times previously but not here and was hoping that I wouldn't be disappointed...........I wasn't!!! What a fabulous evening it was, we were really looked after in every way, the staff were very attentive even though the restaurant looked full. The food was excellent, the steaks couldn't have been any better. All the family commented......made my wife and I feel great for taking them there. We will eat here again, thoroughly recommended.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Class
    noblem600
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Great experience as always at gaucho. Food and wine top notch! Great atmosphere too. Ask for a balcony table, easily the best!
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-show evening meal
    Nunzia17
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Nice ambience, lighting quite dark in places, food very good although pricey, service was slow at times. Overall a pleasant experience.
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    pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 2 and Gaucho o2
    GandCreviews
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    I took my partner for a romantic dinner. She lived the ambience the food, the service, and particularly the wine. The only downside is the price which only makes this restaurant affordable for special occasions only.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Expensive/comfort !!!
    flecced
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    I found the wine list very expensive , also the food ! Nice steaks but have had better and cheaper . Lastly the seating is very uncomfortable, to low to the ground and the group next to us mentioned the same , would have enjoyed the meal more if comfortable.
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  • Gaucho O2
    love2eat
    Dined on 26/9/2014
    Lovely meal, but quite slow service and as it was so busy you do get forgotten about. It is expensive, so unless you plan to spend a lot before a show or concert at the 02 be prepared for a hefty bill at the end.
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  • B'DAY TREAT
    steak2die
    Dined on 25/9/2014
    Not perfect for our ist visit My husband's .Ist steak was tough,was sent back 2nd steak came back rare,when we asked for medium, 3rd steak cooked to perfection was beautiful.Starter of crab was watery, looks frozen and salad limp.This was my b'day treat and Lee Evans.we were charged for a spinach dish we did not have ,and a extra beer which we did not order.This was rectify by the staff. ALTHOUGH A BIT DISAPPOINTED,WILL VISIT FOR A GOOD STEAK.
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  • Lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 22/9/2014
    Lovely food but the great service was unfortunately let down when they forgot to do my 3 year olds sausage and chips and it didn't come out until we had nearly finished our mains
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  • Lovely pre show evening
    QuinzenVIP
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    We think this is the nicest spot at the O2 for drinks and dining, streets ahead of any other dining venue. Lovely cocktails, great food.
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    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/9/2014
    Comfortable and relaxed atmsophere nice decoration and mood setting within, Staff are friendly and welcoming- well informed of dishes & knowlegde of the menu!! Prices are high, however the food did not dissapoint !! so paying the extra on a special occassion is worth it in regard to service & the food experience of the restaurant highly reccomned !!!!
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Spot
    J2DR
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    If you want to take your partner somewhere special for the evening. This is the best place to consider. Waiter calls you by name (if you've pre-booked), its nice and quiet, and best of all the food is amazing. I wouldn't pass this place up!
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Restaurant
    manlikekwez4
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    I was initially worried about the value for money factor, but once I got to Gaucho's and saw how it looked I knew it was worth what we'd be paying. Steak advice was outstanding from our waitress Rebecca; steak itself was even better. Definitely will eat there again, but probably try and make it special or big occasions as otherwise the novelty will wane
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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.
  • Elegant and classy
    Food4mysoul
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Very nice experience , however very pricey . Excellent ambience but the food was nothing special,
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Brilliant restaurant. The finest steak you can get.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star
    Diner2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Would definitely recommend - amazing food!! Fantastic service too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Annie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Food and service excellent (although a little pricey) - the steak was amazing. It would be nice if the meals included some vegetables. Additional cost for all vegetables, potatoes etc. Our waiter was very attentive and helped to make the surprise birthday lunch for my Dad memorable - including bringing out a cheese board with candle!!Lunch time lacked atmosphere a little - there were only 2 tables - us and one other table. But fine for us as we had 2 young children with us. Would recommend for evening dining!
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  • Excellent Service and Food
    RMLP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We cam here in a group of 7 prior to a small concert at the Brooklyn Bowl. The restaurant wasn't very busy , and we were speedily assisted by the friendly staff. They helped us decide on the wines, and were extremely pleasant and helpful. The food was delicious, and we all throughly enjoyed the meal.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • 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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    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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    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.