Gaucho Canary

4.4
3412 reviews
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Waterfront
Gaucho Set Menu: 12–7PM | Two Courses - £21.00 |Three Courses - £24.50

On the banks of the River Thames and in London’s iconic Financial district, Gaucho Canary Wharf boasts spectacular river views in London from its panoramic dining room and leafy, continental terrace.

The premium dockland destination, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a business lunch whilst enjoying our sleek interiors or to host a dinner admiring the unbeatable vistas and soaking in the theatre of our open kitchen.

Weekends at Gaucho Canary Wharf are all about casual-dining: DJ hosted brunches, cocktail sipping at the bar, alfresco dining and admiring incredible sunsets as you watch the world and the boats go by.
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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal in this lovely setting. The waiters and manager were so helpful, friendly and informative. Would definitely return!

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MN
Surrey
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

OK, but definitely not worth the money. Service good, location great.

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DJ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

I have previously been a frequent diner for a year or more at Gaucho Canary Wharf but ceased about 18 months ago. This was my first visit since then and I was disappointed. I chose from the A la Carte; Churrasco de Lomo which was delicious. However sides were priced at £5 each; mushrooms, spinach and chips, all small portions, but the spinach was placed in a tiny ‘bath’ container and provided only a couple of forkfuls at best. I asked for the spinach to be removed from the bill as I refused to pay for such a ridiculous portion size. Service was not as prompt, despite lack of diners, or as friendly, as in the past. Whilst I don’t mind paying premium for meals I felt strongly on this occasion that I was being ‘ripped off’. Sadly, unless anything changes, I doubt I will return.

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EB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very helpful and lovely staff. We did not have to wait long for our food either. Had a lovely night, would definitely go back!

Gaucho Canary
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for Visiting Gaucho Canary, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here. Now when we have terrace out you can enjoy steak and great weather.

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KB
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the best steak!! I took my fiancé for the first time and you did not let me down! I’d hyped you up for 18 months and it was every bit as amazing as I’d said .. thank you for having us !!!

Gaucho Canary
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for Visiting Gaucho Canary, we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here.

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A
London
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice steaks and cozy atmosphere. The service could have been a little bit faster.

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TR
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

lovely place with excellent service but i do think a steak house should offer at least fries as a side inc with price and also a side salad should be an option but other than that a great steak experience

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 14 May 2019

Good afternoon, we are happy that you decided to dine with us. Next time you decide to come in, please try one of our special offers like set menu or Bookatable star deal, which not only come with side dish included, but with a drink to start your meal too!

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KG
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Great vibes in the restaurant and excellent decor. Only disappointment was the steak was definitely rare and not medium. Shame.

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great steak, fantastic service, they even gave us free river boat tickets!

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 14 May 2019

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here, maybe next time you can try our Sunday roast which you can enjoy on the terrace with beautiful view on the Thames.

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CG
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was good, food was good. However there was only one fish option available and it’s serve on its so you have to pay for sides whereas the steaks are served with fries or salad.

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LW
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and helpful staff. The most amazing steak, cooked perfectly and a gorgeous red wine to accompany it.

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NS
London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Set menu: 3 courses £26.
Rump steak was lovely and well cooked.

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AO
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

Very slow service. Booked at gaucho for a special event, and needed up feeling I should have gone for my usual places to get a good experience. Really sucks that this is the memory I am left with after spending £70 per person. It felt like a waste of money. I had made a booking for a client dinner to take a group of 12 to Gaucho, and canceling that. Pretentious decoration, uncomfortable chairs. Poor hygiene. Do not recommend.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good, but desserts a little disappointing, description was good but actual dish did not seem to match. My sister's dessert said it contained coconut, but it was like a bein cuit creme caramel and a ribbon of we assume Italian meringue.Steaks very good & service excellent.

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 2 May 2019

Thank you for visiting Gaucho Canary, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time. Next time please try our Dulce De Leche Cheescake which is everyone favourite!

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JC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place not our first time but we will definitely be going back again.

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FM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great night, the steak is amazing. The menu is simple but it would have bedn nicer if they offered more sides.

The chips is really really low quality. It is dry and it if the steak could talk, it would ask why you are putting that thing next to me?!
It would be better if they offered a good quality triple cooked thick chips. Or anything else just with more quality

The service was great.
Probably won't go back again but if you like the meat. The steak is 100% great quality

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G
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

The steaks here are meant to be amazingly good but they were poorly cooked: the rare fillet was overcooked tough. I suspect that the restaurant relies on water baths so the smoky finish that these steaks should have was entirely lacking. Instead the distinctive smell of steamed meat was apparent. Disappointing

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It's a gem and a beautiful place to watch sunset too. Food is great - cured trout is the best.

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 28 April 2019

Thank you for visiting Gaucho Canary. Please visit us on Sunday and enjoy roast with a beautiful view.

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CT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had such a lovely lunch, the staff are really nice and friendly. Made you feel really welcome!
Lovely decor aswell and comfortable seating, great views. Food was amazing.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Terrible service, but good food even though meat wasn’t cooked as requested

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary. Great food and views of the river.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outdoor in perfect weather.

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LF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We have been here many times and always enjoyed the experience, however we took family there from Norfolk and had a disappointing experience.
We had a drink at the bar and was served by an extremely unfriendly bartender. Our waitress was really good. Three out of the four meals were good but the steak didn’t seem the usual quality, it’s a shame as I really like the gaucho but my husband insists Goodman’s is better, on this occasion I’d have to agree !

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KM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Gaucho used to be one of our favourites but it has lost much of what was great - green beans - gone, chimi churri - gone, spinach- not as it used to be. Chips - bland. Malbec sorbet - gone. A real shame.

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MH
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent, very quick and very friendly without being intrusive. We had fantastic steaks and we're helped in choosing a delicious Malbec wine to go with them. It wasn't very busy when we were there, early Monday evening, so this may have helped. Would definitely go back again. Delightful.

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EC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was a very nice night! It was very busy in there but we knew it would be on a Saturday night. The food was delicious and the steak had a lot of flavour. We would definitely visit again.

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 20 April 2019

Thank you for coming to Gaucho Canary, we are happy to hear that you had a good time. If you prefer quieter night, please come in at the beginning of the week or please come and try our Sunday Roast at the dining area outside where you can enjoy view on Thames.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff could not be more professional helpful and knowledgeable. The place was VERY busy so althought we asked for a table away from the door, we were given one close to the main entrance. We asked to be seated elsewhere and eventually we swop table in the back . A lot warmer so a lot happier.

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R
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brilliant service in a great location. Very nice food and drinks.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 1st visit was a great experience as the staff were attentive and knowledgeable of the product. I will tell many friends that have not been even if they use a groupon voucher as it's a in expensive start to a good relationship with good food.

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 17 April 2019

We are happy that you decided to come and try what Gaucho Canary is about. Please come when the weather is nicer, we are setting up the terrace outside so you can enjoy the beautiful view on Thames.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had set menu good value nice restaurant helpful staff and great location

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g
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service very good, my daughter said it was the best steak she’d ever had. Cured trout starter small but exceptional. Can get pricey, and restaurant was very quiet hence the ambience rating of 3, but it was a Tuesday lunchtime, so not they’re fault

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 12 April 2019

Good afternoon, thank you for coming to Gaucho Canary. You are more then welcome to visit us over the weekend when its busier, we great Sunday roast with limitless Yorkshire pudding! We are also setting the terrace, so you will be able to enjoy delicious food, great service and amazing view. Have a lovely day!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Tables too close together, the place was packed and we could barely hear each other over those around us.

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ET
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best steak I’ve ever had! Rib eye was perfectly cooked the way I wanted . Beetroot tartare was decisions, asparagus and mash potatoes were perfect and very generous size. Thank you, we will definitely come back !

Gaucho Canary
Responded on 12 April 2019

We are glad to hear that you had great time in Gaucho Canary, we are looking forward to welcome you again. Have a lovely day!

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MA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food slightly slow but worth waiting for. Was amazing though

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SM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I do not feel the food is value for money, the service is always disappointing - had to wait 10 minute sy the front door before walking up to someone to ask be seated

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food great atmosphere all round fantastic place

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s day

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CC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

What should have been an extra special Mother's Day treat started well - bubbly on arrival and delicious yellow tail starter - the steak main course was also lovely.. as you'd expect. HOWEVER - the childrens food was dreadful - burger was so salty it was barely edible and the mashed potato again far too salty for children with a wierd broth like consistency. What made things worse was we were served an Irish coffee with cream that had clearly turned - it had even curdled on impact! The waiter apologised sincerely and deducted it from the bill but without even a mint to take the taste away it's fair to say we left with a sour taste in our mouths! As for the "floral" treat for Mum as advertised on the menu I have no idea what that was as we never saw it. Such a shame as they clearly put a lot of effort into the day but some pretty unforgiveable errors soured the experience (in every sense). I'd expect much better for a restaurant of these prices and reputation.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service was excellent.
Music was a slightly too loud and the lighting a tad too dark but apart from that it was an enjoyable experience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, service was great, I would definitely recommend Gaucho for steak done properly!

Gaucho Canary
Responded a day ago

Thank you for visiting Gaucho Canary, we are happy to hear you had great time!

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