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Gauthier Soho
Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 494 3111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18:30 - 22:15
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Alexis Gauthier & Gerard Virolle
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Catering: Bring the magic of Gauthier Soho to your home. Outside catering available for private cocktails or full seating diner. Enquire at the restaurant on +442074943111

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Piccadily Circus & Leicester Square Tube Stations.
  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: NCP Chinatown and NCP Soho are both 5 minutes walk from the restaurant.
A word from Gauthier Soho
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) for omnivores and a vegetable option, as well as an A la Carte and lunch option. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Value
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service and excellent food! This time In particular we were very happy with the vegetarian tasting menu. Fair price for outstanding food: tasty but at the same time light."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "I had visited Gauthier previously and had been impressed, however this time, our experience was decidedly average. A series of poor service elements really detracted from the excellent food. From the lack of wine list when we were given the menus, to having to ask twice before it was brought over, to being told the champagne we wanted was not on the menu, and the under sommelier couldn't describe the replacement because he it had only just arrived that morning and he "did not know the words in English". The waitress missed my glass and poured water all over my hand and the table and finally, when my husband tried to order some wine, he was told by the waiter he was "too busy"! Overall, the service was quite farcical but food quite nice."
    dined on 27/08/2014
  • "Booked 2 for 1 dining offer for our wedding anniversary and chose the 8 course tasting menu. Each course was superb in its own way, but favourites were foie gras starter, Charolais beef fillet, and truffle risotto. Great service as usual. Only complaint: the flower arrangements - I am allergic to lilies..."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • " reservation efficient with a good follow up. you get the table you asked for. the decor is really average I would even say not much to talk about. the reception and service also, polite, efficient but uninterested with somesmall errors. the food is above average and quite creative with some very delicate sauces, but a main dish of ravioli with ONE ravioli, come on! bread uneatable, and the plates are supposed to be cleaned underneath also."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "Really outstanding food - a very thoughtful and well designed tasting menu which was a total joy from start to finish. Lots of standout dishes but in particular the truffle risotto was incredible. As well as amazing food the service was brilliant - we took friends for a birthday lunch and we were really made to feel special. This is currently my favourite restaurant in London; ahead of Dinner, Dabbous (though I love it there too) and Story."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "We took up the special 2 for 1 offer on the 'Gout du Jour' 8 course menu, which made excellent value for the Gauthier food and presentation quality. A thoroughly enjoyable meal with attentive but not fussy service."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Lunchtime tasting menu was superb and amazing value."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "We had the tasting menu, 8 courses, normally £75, at a 2-for-1 deal. Everything was utterly wonderful. Every course was exactly the right size and bursting with flavour. I wish I was rich and could eat here all the time."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "We had an absolutely fantastic dinner at Gauthier. We went for the 8 course tasting menu and the food was outstanding. The place itself is cosy and intimate, perfect for couples. The best part is that the service is not only extremely professional and friendly but also unpretentious - which is pretty rare for a Michelin-starred restaurant in central London! I would not hesitate to recommend this place and will most certainly come back."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "We had the 3 course lunch menu with 2 glasses of wine selected to match the meal. There were also 2 amuse-bouches, a between course palette-cleanser and petit fours to finish. There were 3 or 4 choices for each course, an excellent selection of breads was offered throughout the meal, and tap water provided (free) as a matter of course. The service was professional, attentive, but not stuffy, and the meal was well paced. But the main attraction was the quality of the food, which was clearly worth the Michelin star rating. All the dishes we had were excellent. Good ingredients, beautifully cooked, and combined with flair. We will certainly be going back!"
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "As always just great - tremendous food and service"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "A warm welcome-unusual in London! Great service. Fantastic food. A lovely dining ambiance. Excellent value set menus."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Excellent service, food and wine choices makes this restaurant a firm favourite. The extras such as free water, a fabulous bread selection and the wonderful petite fours mean that I return every month."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Gauthier for lunch on Saturday 16-08-14 was as superb as ever. Sevice and food were impeccable. well done again!"
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "We went for a special occasion and were delighted with our choice. We all had the tasting menu, which was mostly made up of our favourite dishes, foie gras, scallops, beef, a chocolate dessert to name a few highlights. The wine was also fantastic. Service was friendly and attentive as you would expect from such a venue. Will go back."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Always consistent food and service and fantastic value for lunch. new summer menu introduces new dishes and ideas and was excellent. Staff cannot do enough and are effiicient and friendly"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "This is the second time I have dined at Gautier and it was just as good as the first time. Delicious food, beautifully presented by friendly and attentive staff. One of our party is vegetarian and this tasting menu also looked delicious. Because the restaurant was busy our party of four was seated in a little wine annex. It was lovely having the space to ourselves! The restaurant was very accommodating with respect to both changing the number of guests and pushing back the reservation time. No complaints. I would definitely come back again."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Our 3rd visit. The food and food service was excellent & but I felt that the drinks service left a little to be desired. I wanted a French wine by the glass. There were 5 or 6 to choose from and I asked the sommelier to recommend a french wine that was similar to a Sauvignon Blanc. The wine that arrived was very unlike a Sauvignon Blanc and I asked to change it as I disliked it very much. This was done but I was made to feel slightly awkward. I was brought a Sauvignon Blanc to replace it but it was taken away before I had finished it, which was disappointing as I'd been saving the last few sips to finish my meal. Lighting needs to be dimmed for evening dining to create ambience. Very picky but we've had better!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "This is honestly the best meal I have ever had in my life. Everything about the experience was perfect from start to finish . The location, staff (all staff from commis waitress to assistant manger were so friendly whilst being professional). The food was outstanding and I can understand why it doesn't have a Michelin star as I have eaten at Michelin star restaurants with lower quality! It is not cheap but I believe it does represent value for money as it's an experience not just a meal. The tasting menu was fantastic and we will be back when next in london ."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Gauthier Soho operates a "choose what you want and when" menu, which is very accommodating to folk with food restrictions. That said, the meat courses were just superbly cooked, and the pasta dishes's sauces were hard to fault. Desserts were a little artistic, but did not suffer in the taste department. It's a sit side-by-side not opposite type restaurant and so is perfect if you have a ridiculously-hot girlfriend of whom you find it difficult keeping yours hands off. Sadly the polite ambience (not a fault) does engender a somewhat covert approach to said groping."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "I love Gauthier Soho and have been for lunch and dinner many times. Their lunches are very good value for money and the food amazing. I highly recommend Gauthier Soho to anyone who wants good food with excellent service!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "I'm vegetarian and I love this place. Gauthier shows you how good vegetables can be. Everything was exemplary. My carnivorous companion thought so too, even of the veg dishes. The extras are also fantastic here - amuse geules leave you wanting more; bread and butter so good it deserves to be a course in its own right. Service is attentive, enthusiastic and knowledgable, never intrusive. Interesting and comprehensive wine list with a super selection by the glass. Seats near the door are exposed to the frenetic stairs traffic of FOH staff serving 3 floors. I'm looking for faults here. It's pricey - but those gnocchi that were more herbal than herbs were worth it."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "This is a gem of a restaurant in busy Soho, just ring the bell to enter this peaceful haven! Only the freshest of food is on the menu, chose any combination from five courses listed, then just sit and enjoy the delicous, beautifully presented and cooked food, matched by an impressive wine list. Impeccable service. Highly recommended."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Three old friends lunching together, we had the 8 course tasting menu and not a course disappointed. Excellent and unobtrusive service. It's well worth a browse of the wine list online before your visit. It's formidable in size and - like so many places at this end of the dining spectrum in London - it's very easy to pick a splendid wine if you have deep pockets. There is, though, some very good drinking even for those of us without a City bonus."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "I have taken many clients to Gauthier with the same reaction. This is just an excellent restaurant where the lunchtime menu changes every couple of weeks and reflects seasonal ingredients. I am full of praise for Alexis Gauthier and the team who work together to ensure a brilliant dining experience with good food, excellent and often unusual wine and attentive and friendly service"
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Perfect French cuisine, a kind and polite service, decent atmosphere, and reasonable price!! This restaurant is the highest. I would like to go."
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "We had the superb deluxe lunch menu, which includes a glass of champagne, 2 glasses of wine and coffee, food wise, canapés, amuse bouche, starter, main, pre-dessert, dessert and petit fours for an outstanding £40 per person (plus a 12% service charge). Service was perfect and the food absolutely superb! Would go again and highly recommend!"
    dined on 06/08/2014
  • "We had the taster menu, which was excellent. A very good selection of wines .We went for the cheaper ones (circa £ 35) which offered great value. Not rushed at all and allowed to linger as long as we wished. ."
    dined on 05/08/2014
  • "Food exceptional and staff very attentive. Very good value for money and never disappoints. If you have any reservations then try it and see... You will not be disappointed. Tranquil haven in the middle of soho!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Again - we had another excellent meal. I don't know how they manage to make the vegetables and sauces so intense in flavour - artichoke and jus with the beef were exceptional. We don't normally have a pudding, but here you'd be mad not to have something sweet to finish off the meal - can recommend Louis XV and Mille feuille (strawberry at this visit). Friendly and attentive front of house staff as always, but we did wait a while to get our bill."
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "I was concerned Gauthier it would be a little stuffy and aloof. Nothing could be further from the truth. The staff were lovely, down to earth and very knowledgeable, whilst being very professional & smart.The menu was great value & very tasty. The ambiance was very quiet and a little awkward. I think a little light music would have taken the edge off. The wait between courses was, I thought, a little too long, especially given there were so few tables. Our plates between our last course and dessert being left on the able for around 25minutes. However my colleagues didn't seem to mind and actually quiet liked the feeling that we weren't being rushed. We got there at 1pm and didn't leave till 5pm though, so all in all it all too long."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "Three of us had the deluxe set lunch which comprises 3 courses (a good choice of dishes), a glass of champagne, two glasses of wine, coffee, petits fours and various pre-dish tasters, all for £40 which is exceptional value. Service is slick and charming, the dining room is coolly elegant. In short, all the food is totally delicious and the experience a delight."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "There was nothing they could do to make our lunch dining experience any better. Food, service, ambience all perfect."
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "From the welcome at the door through to the au devoirs, the service is outstanding. m. Gauthier is an outstanding chef and the variety of techniques, flavours and presentations are excellent. I have eaten here three times in the last six weeks, each time with a different members of family and friends and for different occasions and he have not been disappointed. The selection of wines is interesting , tremendous value and you can purchase then on-line. My one worry is that too many people will get to know about it and it will become difficult to book."
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "As always just great - tremendous food and service"
    dined on 29/07/2014
  • "Fantastic-I will definitely be back. Lots of 'extras' including delightful canapes, an amuse bouche, a palate cleanser, yummy petit fours and even a delicious treat each to take away. You can have 3, 4 or 5 courses which are adjusted in size accordingly so you can eat comfortably. At £60 for 5 courses of exceptional standard, plus all the extras, that is excellent value. Staff-the complete lack of pretension from the staff is well worth a mention. Professional, helpful & unobtrusive. Frankly, with such high standards at this pricing, I'm surprised this is not higher up the Best Restaurants list on OpenTable when places like Clos Maggiore - what an utter, utter disappointment-rate so highly."
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "we have been in this restaurant many times and we have never been disappointed. Food quality outstanding and very good service. Lunch menus represent good value for money."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "One of the best food experience ever! I had a Tasting menu and each dish was very tasty. The staff were very welcoming friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends. A place to visit at all costs."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "We ordered the £40 lunch menu with champagne and wine pairing. The volume of food is surprising, we skipped breakfast and were thankful for it. The service wasa quick and very friendly. The room was small but not crowded and every other table seemed was there for at least 2 hours. I would definitely come again"
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "We went one evening to celebrate my husband birthday. The food was good but not as good as we thought it would be based on reviews we read. The food is missing a "je ne sais quoi", a final touch. The service was not good, nice people but missing things, food falling out of the plate etc. Price wise, menus are good value as long as you do not take the special where you can pay at least £10 extra. The bill was as expensive as a Michelin star restaurant without the plus elements and service."
    dined on 23/07/2014