Gauthier Soho
Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gauthiersoho.co.uk/
  • Phone: 020 7494 3111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15

    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 18:30 - 22:15
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, 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.
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Gauthier Soho reviews from OpenTable diners
483 reviews since 25 November 2013
Average Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4.3
    Value4.3
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (350)fit for foodies (284)romance (271)business meals (154)good vegetarian options (131)outstanding value (109)pre/post theatre (72)sunday lunch (30)group bookings (26)brunch (16)outdoor eating (4)afternoon tea (4)child friendly (3)disabled access (3)Show More
  • Wonderful experience
    BossladyBayly
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    A wonderful evening with delicious and beautiful food. The service was outstanding and the staff professional and knowledgeable. My only criticism would be the lack of ambience or atmosphere in the dining space - chiefly because of a lack of any music. The lighting is good, the decor just fine. The ladies room was playing upbeat 80's tunes but the actual dining space was devoid of any ambience. It only started to bother me once i'd been there a while as it just felt a little flat when compared to the absolutely wonderful food, service, wine and pretty much everything else. Easy to rectify and would, imo, make Gauthier five stars all the way!
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little gem in Soho
    foodie
    Dined on 21/11/2014
    We dined at Gautier on a Friday lunchtime and had a wonderful meal. We chose from a deluxe set menu with included a good choice of starters, main courses and desserts with coffee together with a glass of champagne plus a glass of red and white wine for £40 per person. We were seated in a downstairs dining area, which had a pleasant ambience. The staff were friendly and helpful and we did not feel rushed to leave at the end of our meal. I would recommend this restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    Mc4ManusVIP
    Dined on 19/11/2014
    We visited midweek and didn't intend to go crazy on a "school night" but wanted to check out whether the place was as good as we had heard. Despite best intentions we opted for the tasting menu with accompanying wine suggestions. From first to last it was really terrific. Faultless presentation of some really delicious dishes. Wine selections were not the usual suspects and were excellent. The only downside was the slight hangover the next morning. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excllent birthday lunch
    Tontonorth
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Took hubby here for lunch on his birthday. We took the VIP lunch option, 3 courses with champage, 2 glasses of wine, coffee & petit fours. Excellent food and fantastic value. Would highly recommend but would suggest you book ahead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Late night dinner at Gauthier
    Redeater
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    I booked this restaurant for post-theatre dinner on my wife's birthday. From the moment we rang the doorbell to be let in, we felt it was going to be a special experience. The service was excellent from beginning to end. I chose the restaurant for it's menu, providing a good balance for meat eaters and vegetarians, and the food lived up to my hopes. However, if you want to order the tasting menu you should book for earlier in the evening, because it was not available by the time we arrived. The beetroot macaroon amuse bouche was amazing. It is difficult to distinguish between the dishes, but the venison is the one I would pick out for particular praise. My wife loved the duck egg second course. We were too full to have a pudding, so we have a reason to return. The advice on wine selection was accurate without being patronising, and the mojitos were great. A final mention for the cologne in the mens toilet. I'm already searching for a bottle. Altogether, a fabulous experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    HowHel
    Dined on 15/11/2014
    The welcome, service & atmosphere, the canapes, petit fours & extras , the menu and the exquisite food were all perfect. Although drinks were quite expensive, not charging for the carafe of sparkling water balanced this out. All things considered, the final bill was very reasonable. We have already recommended to friends and are looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Arsenal
    Dined on 14/11/2014
    As always everything was excellent. Great Lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super lunch venue in the heart of Soho
    MantonDocs
    Dined on 13/11/2014
    Great value, high quality set lunches served by delightful, attentive staff. We had the £40 champagne + 3-courses + sommelier-recommended 2 x glass of wine - fantastic value. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent dinner
    AHTox
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had an excellent meal from the autumn menu this week. Venison recommended.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Excellent service and food
    Gazza
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a special dinner for my son's birthday. They looked ufter us very well, and made a real show of the celebration - much more than we were expecting. And the food and service were exceptionally good. I would thoroughly recommend Gauthier.
    Special Features:
    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding VFM
    Hamshanker
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had the deluxe lunch which comes with champagne and 2 glasses of wine to accompany the 3 courses, it was outstanding value for money, the food was excellent as was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lunch
    AmericanInLondon
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We had a special value 3 course menu with wine. It was seasonal and very tasty. Service was attentive. Ambiance very nice and fairly formal.
    Special Features:
    outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It had been too long since our last visit
    chrismwVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    and I had forgotten how good this restaurant is in all respects. Lunch with wine, coffee and a half bottle of wine each is one of London's best kept secrets and the food was outstanding. All as before but this remains in our top five.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid value for quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Great offering of 3, 4, or 5 courses alongside the tasting menu, all good value. We selected different dishes across the courses and thoroughly enjoyed all of them, especially the venison and chocolate tart. For high quality food it is very good value and has a strong selection of wine and cocktails. The sommelier was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value
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  • Wonderful Venue and Food
    PeteLB
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    5 of us went for a celebratory business lunch and all loved the place. Massively impressed with the setting, a converted town house and fantastic food. Also good value for lunch considering the quality. However give yourself some time, especially if you chose the 8 course taster menus, as the service is attentive but not quick. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    business meals, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jean
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We have been to Gautiers several times now and it remains our favourite restaurant. Excellent food and service and excellent value. Definitely the top London restaurant. We recently lunched for our wedding anniversary. Every course delicious and the "inbetween" courses an added delight. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Splendid
    AWAW
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Lovely atmosphere, excellent wine list, exceptional food and very attentive yet unobtrusive service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • BlueBeard
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    An unusual upstairs and downstairs dining expereince. This was an unexpected gem after looking for a late booking and reading the excellent previous reviews. The menu is small but feels bold and full of opportunity. The wine list is extensive but well presented and with knowledgeable Somneliers to hold your hand and even work within a budget (£50 a bottel or less). The service team were very nice and attentive and when asked able to give sensible and helpful information and recommendations (particularly when it came to the magnificant cheese selection). The black truffle risotto starter and the venison main course were to die for. This was an amazing meal, with a lovely team of people in a quirky and characterful venue.
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  • Wonderful lunch at Gauthier
    AWAWVIP
    Dined on 31/10/2014
    This was our first time at Gauthier - we went for lunch and it was wonderful. Amazing food, superb service. Everything was fantastic. We will definitely go there again. For lunch, it was good value.
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    special occasions
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  • stunning food
    BigCol
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    lovely quiet restaurant with the most subtle of entrances - exceptional food, good reasonable wine list and friendly attentive staff - expensive but good value
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • White truffle
    vonBalham
    Dined on 28/10/2014
    Top notch dining experience. Great service: polished but not pompous. Has a 'secret find' feel about the place.
    Special Features:
    business meals, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice romantic restaurant
    EpicFoodie91
    Dined on 25/10/2014
    Very nice ambience to the place, had better food for less from other places before. Service from waiters was top class and would not expect less from an establishment like this. Over all good experience.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb food and service
    Omnivore75
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    Went here on a friend's recommendation and would highly recommend it. Tried the vegetable tasting menu and enjoyed every one of the eight courses, particularly the tortellini, risotto, duck egg and apple/pear. Service was impeccable. Can't wait to find another excuse to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So good you keep coming back
    koolhabs
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    Great food, lovely staff, excellent service. It's fantastastic. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gauthier does it again
    Greedy
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    A trip to Gauthier is always a special treat right from the moment you ring on the doorbell. Love the new tea pairing option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for lunch
    swanny
    Dined on 22/10/2014
    This restaurant is a weird mix of great value but is also very poncey. So you have to ring the bell to get let in. The food was great, and there were loads of hidden extras, but the only problem with so many additional courses - snacks, amuses bouches, petits fours etc, is that the conversation is always interrupted by a waiter telling you what he's about to give you. That's good because you need to know what you're eating when it's food you haven't ordered, but it can make the lunch a bit more stilted than it needs to be. Either way I've already made my next booking.
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    business meals
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  • Another superb lunch at Gauthier !!
    JenniJJ
    Dined on 21/10/2014
    Service very friendly, efficient & professional and the food was superb. This really is the ideal place to stop for lunch during a busy day, relax a little and enjoy some really good food. I think the lunch menus here are particularly good value and I like the delux which includes a preprandial glass of champagne and wine.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING FOOD
    LEYLALEONORA
    Dined on 20/10/2014
    OUTSTANDING FOOD, GREAT OF WINES AND GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS; EXCELLENT SERVICE
    Special Features:
    business meals, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Lunch at Gauthier Soho
    XXXX
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    I had lunch at Gauthier on Saturday 18th October with my wife, two sons and my future daughter in law. We all had the lunch taster menu which was superb and very good value for money. The food was great as was the ambience and the service. I have been to this restaurant several times and can honestly say I have never yet been disappointed (compared, for example, to the 'sister' restaurant Tartufo in Chelsea that I have been to once and would never return to). I will definitely be back.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Rae123
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    Celebrated my brother's and his girlfriend's birthdays here- excellent food, excellent service, and awesome value! The restaurant arranged for birthday cakes and candles for us which was very nice of them! We had the £40 tasting menu which was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • This restaurant always impresses
    StanL
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    The team have a knack of making you feel special whatever the event and the food is always of a high standard. A place to visit again and again.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good value
    HenHal
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    We had the three course lunch for £25. Ended up being six courses with the little extras before and after courses! Staff very attattentive, free sparkling tap water, nice selection of bread rolls, overall really happy!
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • IIFFVIP
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    Awesome food. Continues to go strongly, the menu refreshed. The White truffle dishes were good enough to lick the food off the plate!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • What a gem!
    Adam1583
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    What an amazing evening. From start to finish we had a great time. Its a nice touch when you have to ring the door bell of a beautfiul town house to begin the evening and are then greeted by the loevely staff. The restaurant is beautifully presented and homely yet fancy. The staff were attentive, friendly and engaged without you feeling claustraphobic. The sommelier was knowledgeable but not pretentious and was warm and welcoming. The wine paried with our meal were fantastic. As for the food, probably the best meal we've had in a restaurant for a few years. Amazing ingredients and taste combinations. The venison and the scallops were to die for and the risotto was one of the beat ive ever had. Cannot recommend this place more. You must go!
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Biscuits
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    As ever, it was a wonderful experience. Everything was excellent, the food, the service and the ambience. We highly recommend Gautier Soho. It was very good value for money as well as being fine dining.
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    good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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  • vicster1
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    perfect...good choice of menus, well priced, lovely service - look forward to returning soon.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Exquisite location and food
    Gillydsw18
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    As a fan of its predecessor, The Lindsay House, I was very excited to return to Gauthier, knowing that it would be special. Little touches such as home made amuse bouches and canapés - for a special birthday dinner it was perfect. The food was stunning - certainly worthy of a Michelin star we both thought. The one disappointment was the speed of service - we had to wait for what seemed like ages before we got a menu, or wine list. Once our choices were made, again disappointingly slow. If the speed of service could be improved, I would say you have the best kept secret in London!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Top restaurant. One of the few in London. Very highly recommended.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent restaurant.
    Olly
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Gauthier is one of my favorites in London. The ambiance is very special in that tiny old house in the middle of Soho and the food is really very good. Gauthier highly deserves is Michelin star and offers a choice of dishes that can be assembled by the customer in the order he wants. It is a nice way to adjust to your taste. If you want to have 3 meats, or 3 fishes... or 3 desserts... It is possible. The value for money is especially good for lunch with their set menu. Very recommended !
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Excellent birthday meal
    londonist
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I brought my vegetarian girlfriend here for a special occasion (her birthday) and we opted for the 8 course veggie tasting menu. The overall quality, presentation and sheer variety of the food was exceptional. The restaurant staff made us feel so welcome and the intimate ambience of the venue added to a wonderful dining experience. I would definitely recommend to all and come back for another special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.