Gaucho Piccadilly
Gaucho Piccadilly

Gaucho Piccadilly

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02077344040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Saturday 11:30AM-12:00PM
    Sunday 12:00PM-11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Argentinean, Steak
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate 9-600 for a sit down dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: group.bookings@gauchorestaurants.com x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadilly & Green Park, London Underground Station.
  • Parking: No
A word from Gaucho Piccadilly
Tucked away in a little known side street off Piccadilly this Gaucho Restaurant provides a bit of the Pampas and Buenos Aires relocated to the heart of the West End. As you soon as you enter the restaurant the aroma of meat sizzling on the open grills hits you. As well as steak we do offer a selection of other dishes including fish, chicken, ceviche and vegetarian options.

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 cuisine. Its food, its wine, its culture and importantly the passion of its people.

Decked out in cowhide, mirrors and chandeliers we offer a full range of Argentine cuts of luxury beef, including the tender Bife de Lomo, aged for six to eight weeks and then flown in from Buenos Aires.
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Gaucho Piccadilly reviews from OpenTable diners
1213 reviews since 25 May 2014
Average Rating4
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambience3.9
    Value3.4
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (735)romance (487)business meals (466)fit for foodies (307)pre/post theatre (274)group bookings (258)outdoor eating (91)outstanding value (78)sunday lunch (58)child friendly (33)brunch (28)afternoon tea (10)good vegetarian options (8)disabled access (5)Show More
  • great food, awful service
    N4t4lie
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    We go to Gaucho regularly and after a few dinners where we left really frustrated with the service, I felt compelled to write a review in the hope that feedback helps improving the place. The food is faultless. Great meat, great wines. But the service is appalling: once the main course was served, we had to ask 3 times for the sauces that were supposed to come with the meat. they were finally brought to our table once we had nearly finished eating. They brought the wrong ones, forgot some of the side dishes and it took ages to get our bottle of water.... The restaurant is always packed at the weekend so maybe it's a question of having more staff...
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    brunch, business meals, special occasions
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  • all was perfect except the welcome
    nico
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    the welcome was really unacceptable : please don't forget who pays! clients have to be welcomed as it should! when the client arrive the receptionist has to talk in first (!!!) and welcome us I really did not appreciate the welcome : beautiful girl ok but don't do you star with me!
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    business meals, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feedback
    Finedine
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    Food was beautiful, full of flavour and well cooked. Quantities weren't huge but well presented and with a variety of flavours. Service was attentive and the pre meal discussion about cuts of steak and characteristics was interesting and novel. Outside dining was pleasant on a warm evening and quite nice ambience.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, stylish, meh service
    DanB
    Dined on 17/9/2014
    Love the food here, great spot in great location, this time sadly average service. It happens I guess.
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    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Far below other Gaucho branches
    darkknightsf
    Dined on 15/9/2014
    The level of noise was unacceptable. We could barely hear each other even though we were almost shouting. Menu recently changed and some of my favourite side dishes were not available any more, size of ceviche portions somehow shrunk or plates on which they were served got bigger. After 20 minutes of wait, we learned that we could not get the wine that we ordered from the wine list. They forgot to bring us knives, had to chase another waiter to get them. Even the excellent steaks could not make up for a dingy, noisy atmosphere. It felt like being in a restaurant on sport stadium or at a rowdy beer party in a local pub. If you want a real "Gaucho" experience, visit another branch.
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  • Lovegoodfood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    Impressed with the quality of food- a bit more of a unique twist on some standard items such as bread rolls serve at the beginning and the side dishes accompanying the main meal. I really loved the layout, decor and overall atmosphere. Only minor criticism would be the waiting time but that simply reflects the popularity of the restaurant. Great staff and there was no sense of being hurried along even at closing time. Highly recommended!
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    group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    OutAndAbout
    Dined on 13/9/2014
    We'd booked this table a few months in advance and were glad we did, because the waiting time was over an hour when we arrived for our table @ 19:30. We were offered a choice of an inside or outside table and initially picked the outside as it was going to be one of the last warm evenings of the year not realising that 'outside' was where all the smokers were. Realising our mistake, we asked to be moved inside and this was achieved with only a few minutes wait at the bar and with minimum fuss. We'd had tea & scones in the afternoon, so only had a main course. We both had the fillet steak and really enjoyed it. The breads that were served whilst we were waiting for our main course were excellent too.
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    business meals, romance
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  • Gaucho Picadilly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    Extremely loud music. Impossible to get the impression of a good and nice restaurant when Music is played as loudly as in a Hollister store
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  • superb steak
    cbcb
    Dined on 12/9/2014
    best steaks ever at this restaurant. I will return for this reason.
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    pre/post theatre
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Overall we enjoyed the evening, it was to celebrate a birthday, food was good but would'nt return.
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  • service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    bit disorganised if I am honest. Our meal came out before our wine and we had to ask again for the wine. Table was on a slope, service was not that great not sure if I would go back
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  • Good as usual
    Fizzi
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Gaucho is reliable And good. Tasty steaks. Side dishes less good value for money £5 for a small tomato Salad and £5 for 3 mushrooms.... But overall a good lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak paradise
    RugbyExec
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took a client to eat here and the food was fantastic. Great steaks / various cuts - all excellent. Service was fast, efficient and very friendly. Overall a super dining experience. I will definitely visit Gaucho Piccadilly again, especially if I am entertaining others.
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    business meals, outdoor eating
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  • Wow...
    Diner22
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The best dining experience i have ever gad... Perfection
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We eat here every time we go to London and have never been disappointed. We booked well in advance and got a fantastic table in a quiet spot. The wine list is huge and the choice of cuts is phenomenal. There's a lovely choice of light Ceviche for starters so you don't over fill yourself before the main event! Can't recommend it enough and it's worth every penny. Try the 500g Tira de Ancho (rare) once and you'll never want to eat any other cut of beef again.
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    business meals, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Gacho, don't miss
    Niklas
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Have been here several times, and you guys always deliver good quality with a professional staff. thanks
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    business meals, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Staff too pushy
    bobo
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food, but the staff are extremely pushy in trying to up-sell you or add things to your order, too the point that it is uncomfortable and a bit too obvious. We felt really pressured to 'upgrade' our meats and wine. Then some things turned up that we hadn't ordered and they were added to the bill. Just because of the high-pressure sales service I'm not going again, otherwise I would.
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  • great food
    Tamoor
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Gaucho has a great brand and the food was very tasty. The only downside for us was that we waited 1 hour after arriving to be seated which is really just not good enough when you have made a booking and you are paying so much. Once that was sorted we had a fantastic time which ended with a food coma.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jomags
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    I booked for my husbands 50th birthday celebration meal and it was a pre-theatre booking. From start to finish the whole experience was wonderful. The staff are attentive without being over the top and the food amazing. A real treat. I requested a little bit of fuss and they decorated his dessert for his birthday which left him speechless.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, outdoor eating, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • A fabulous meal with top service
    lolly94
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    I booked the Gaucho for my boyfriend's birthday as we both love steak, and both of us were blown away by the quality of meat! On arrival we were offered a drink at the bar before we sat down for our meal. Once we had sat down for dinner, we had some lovely bread and cheese to whet our appetites. Our waiter, who was very attentive (always filling up our wine glasses when they started to look empty), came and SHOWED us each cut of meat and what they tasted like. I think, no matter what cut we chose, it would have been incredible. To top it off, since I had mentioned the birthday we got a complimentary glass of wine - perfect!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stanford
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Amazing food and great ambience .. 3rd visit and still impressed!
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    brunch, business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    RichmondGent
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Having eaten here twice in 3 weeks - once business once socially- the meat is excellent and the service attentive. The interior could be a tad better light but this is as to nothing when compared to the reason for going - the food. Awesome Back there tomorrow ! Addict
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, outdoor eating, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak
    karlos
    Dined on 31/8/2014
    Greatsteakandvalueformoneyforlondonpricesgoodchoiceofwinesandgreatservicewithwithmorethanonewaiter
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    outdoor eating
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service lets Gaucho down
    Foodfoodfood
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Lovely food, decor and atmosphere but the service was extreamly disappointing. Our booking was for 9, our table wasn't ready until 9:25. Our wine was forgotten so we didn't receive it until we had almost finished eating. We were given someone else's bill first, after making the staff aware, our bill came which was still incorrect.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Restaurant
    Lotty
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Myself and boyfriend came for his birthday and had an absolutely amazing meal. The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional.
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  • Brilliant!
    ree123
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    Had a fantastic meal with my boyfriend for his birthday. Very efficient and attentive staff, our waitress couldn't have been more helpful - her knowledge of the food was brilliant and she gave us very good recommendations on the steak and wine. We had the rump and sirloin - both cooked to perfection. 4 sides to share was more than enough - very good portion size. Beautiful decor. Could have done with a little more light though, I struggled to read the menu! I had requested for a special birthday message on my boyfriends dessert plate which they remembered, beautifully presented. Can't wait to visit again!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    We enjoyed our meal and the quality of the food was very good. Our two guests were Australian butchers and they confirmed that, as advertised, the beef was grass fed. But it was expensive. The wines in particular were expensive. We had a couple of bottles of Don David Malbec at £36.75 each. These are available in retail outlets at less than £10.00 a bottle.
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  • Great for the basics
    Steakhero
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    Booked this as just a nice meal and got pretty much exactly what I wanted. Nice atmosphere with great choice of meat on offer. staff were attentive and knowledgeable about the cuts and the wine. Only caveat would be that the side dishes are expensive and not great. For example we ordered a side of mushrooms which although tasty, were £5 for 3 mushrooms which is not great. Also the desserts werent great. My girlfriend had the profiteroles and was very under whelmed. I had the truffles which were better but still nothing to shout about. Stick to the basics, meat, vegetables and wine and you will be a happy customer.
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    business meals, pre/post theatre, Sunday lunch
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  • Best Steak ever
    Foodies
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I would definately recommend Gaucho in Piccadilly I have been to a smaller one elsewhere in London and this one is far superior. The welcome as you walk in and friendly staff who are there to ensure to have a great experience make the service perfect. The restaurant is in a unique building which adds to the charm We went there for a special occasion and could not fault it there is a genuine goal of all who worked there to ensure you had a good time. My only other comment is that it is pricey and not somewhere i would go on a regular basis. However the steak i had and my daughters were the best we have ever tasted and as this was a celebration dinner the cost was not our deciding factor. Well worth the trip if you like steak
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the best steak ive ever eaten
    luvmysteak
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    If u like steak then this is the place for u. I can't recommend enough especially for romantic evenings. And ensure arrive early 2 enjoy cocktails at the bar.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, shame about the company
    turnip77
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    The usual high quality food, with a high level of service along with the usual high prices, although to be fair I hardly ever get a chance to munch on a decent slab of meat so it's a price worth paying for. Our server was equally as tasty as the food, unfortunately my style was cramped by the company I chose to dine with on this occasion. He will remain nameless (Stephen), but drinking red wine to him is the equivalent of downing a pint of tap water. No sooner had the wine be poured, Stephen was hoovering it up as though he had insider knowledge of an impeding global grape shortage. The conversation deteriorated as fast as his red wine lips appeared, so any chance of me exchanging numbers with the pretty blonde serving us were sadly gone.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time had
    PamAnn
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Went for my birthday and the service was great from as soon as you reached the front door to leaving... the staff there were friendly and knowledgeable.... the food and wine was lovely and although we splashed out and spent a lot of money you could on the other hand have a reasonable night there should you wish. Would definitely go again
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  • fantastic night out
    LCH512
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Upon entering the restaurant there was a feel of class. We arrived for our take 20 mins before our reservation and were offered a seat at the bar where we had done excellent cocktails. When our table was ready we were sent up and talked through the steak types with the raw steaks on show to get a better idea and this was very useful. The charisso de lomo was perfectly cooked at medium rare and was probably the best steak I have ever had and the pumpkin/sweetcorn side, although very sweet, was a very good accompaniment. The wine was also very nice and good value.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks
    Koko04
    Dined on 26/8/2014
    Definitely recommend Gaucho if you love steaks! Sides' portions are very small and the wine is unfortunately overpriced! However overall we had a great meal!
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  • Excellent food and vanue
    WDSA
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    My wife and I had a really great meal here. It is not cheap but worth the money.
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  • Steak Supremo
    TheHungryGoat
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    They are very proud of their steak, and rightly so. All were succulent and full of flavour. Not only the food but the wine from their own vineyards in Argentina were smooth, rounded and not too heavily surcharged. Lighting was a little too low to read the menu(thank goodness for the iPhone torch), I noticed a few other customers struggling with the light, and later the lights were notched up. Lastly I asked if they had Spinach as a side, I was directed to the beans with spinach. A bettersolution would have been for the waitress to check with the kitchen as to whether they could accommodate my request. All in all a great night out, would certainly return for another special occasion.
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  • Birthday celebrations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    I visited Gaucho steakhouse on Piccadilly for my birthday with my husband, son and his girlfriend and the food was amazing, the steak is the best I have ever had they even served a special dessert for my birthday with my name on it , would definitely recommend and would return if we had the chance .
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  • PERFECT
    cricri
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Dinner parfait. Viande d'une qualité exceptionnelle. Accueil chaleureux. Service attentionné et amical. L'addition est élevée mais la qualité de la nourriture le vaut bien. Seul petit bémol : la musique qui va trop fort.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soft drinks
    12remmingtonk
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    The soft drinks tasted a little bit off thats all the critasism i can find!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably the best steaks in town
    Michael
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    The steaks were excellent and the wine list comprehensive, even though pricey. The corteous service made our visit a very memorable one.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.