Gaucho Chancery

4.1
1714 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday
Gaucho Pre/Post Theatre Menu 5-6:30 PM and 9:30-10:45 PM | Two Courses - £23.00 | Three Courses - £26.00 | Monday- Friday

Our Chancery Lane restaurant and bar sits where the prestigious legal district and meets the buzz of the West End.

Through its stunning arched windowed exterior, this restaurant is split over two floors. The lower is a light and elegant dining room with a soaring feature wine display showcasing our best vintages and vineyards. An impressive space to host meetings or enjoy a working lunch.

As you ascend our spiral staircase, you’ll emerge on our mezzanine dining gallery and bar. A secluded space for intimate evenings or weekend drinks. With our award-winning Argentinian steaks, impeccable, curated wine list and attentive service, Gaucho Chancery Lane is the dining destination in historic London.

Please note: we currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day at Gaucho

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    For those looking for the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, bring your darling to us and we will take care of the rest. Enjoy a romantic evening with Gaucho classics from our A la Carte menu. *Please note we require card details to secure all bookings for Valentine’s Day dinner. A deposit of £20 per person will be applied at the booking stage. We require at least 72 hours' notice for any cancellation, after this point deposit will be forfeited.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We booked a 1030pm table on a Tuesday and we’re the only diners so the service was impeccable considering we had the restaurant to ourselves. Steaks were cooked perfectly to order and sides all very good aswell. No vernalise available but assume they didn’t want to be making this so late in the evening which is fair enough. Definitely would come back

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane are very happy to see such a raving review on our steaks. Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu for £27.50 per person that is available everyday from 12pm-3pm, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely disgusting service, food took 2 hours to come out and when it did the steak was blue. Took 30 minutes to bring a drink after asking twice and when asked regarding taking the cold horrible food off the bill the security guard grabbed my partner by his collar. Will never return and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone will be reporting all pictures of food to the press.

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ShanaiR
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

This particular Guacho branch was not to the standard of the Piccadilly 1. The food was awful, unseasoned and partially cold. Our starter took over 1 hour to come, but the waitress was lovely and very apologetic - She gave us a discount on the bill for the wait. However when the starter did finally come, it was burnt. The cocktails tasted synthetic ( definitely pre-made and not fresh) and when ordering a pint of beer, you’re given 1/2 pint for the same price. Overall, it was shockingly poor and very expensive for what we received.

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LeonardoP
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

First time I hace been to Gaucho and I was really excited about the dinner yesterday. Unfortunately, the waiters were bit unprofessional and the food was alright but the fries were cooked multiple times and would be good to have fresh fries for that price.

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TomasG
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food and atmosphere, mojito made with Apple juice.Steak chewy, and this at New Year’s Eve.Avoid

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staceyC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Decor us always nice at Gauchos, at this one upstairs is much nicer than downstairs. My food was lovely, friends steak was a bit over cooked and the service was a bit slow. Overall a nice experience.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Stacey, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that your friend's steak wasn't cooked to perfection, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Worst steak I’ve ever had

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took the partner here for some food! Steak was amazing, veg was good but the chips came out cold! Noticed another table was also moaning with the same problem! Waitress took them straight off the bill for us! Probably would go back again! Think a better choice of drinks would be better!

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your chips, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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AndrewH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very good food and atmosphere but a bit pricey for the meal

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Andrew, thanks for leaving us a 4-star review. I hope you enjoyed your most recent meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon. We just made some really fresh updates to our summer menu earlier in the month. So come and join us back at Gaucho Chancery Lane!

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DanPulham
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The breads, steak and mac n cheese was perfect. The chips was cold and over cooked.
Service was a tad slow . Had to ask multiple times for salt and a coke.
Card reader was snatched off me when I asked to remove the service charge .

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Dan. On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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LaurenceL
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Starters were nice, mains came and chips were cold, we sent these back and made staff aware we would wait thinking it would only be a minute for fresh chips to be brought to us. 5+ minutes later we asked a waitress where they were she went off to find them and then another 5 minutes went by before they arrived back at our table (by this point our food was cold, no offer of keeping it warm for us until they were ready.) We continued with our food as we didn’t want to wait even longer to eat. Whilst eating we got towards the end of our bowl of chips and found a hair in there. We alerted a waitress and told her about what we had found and showed her , she went to get someone else, in the mean time we put the hair down on the table. Another lady came and demanded to see the hair, which we couldn’t see at the time, she went off and asked someone else then came back and we found the hair. She studied the hair at the table and made us feel like we had lied and planted this hair, we felt very uncomfortable, she then took the hair away to check it once again and then came back to say well “what do you want fresh chips” we had already finished our meal by this point and said no, she said ok and gave some discount from the bill. We felt very uncomfortable so didn’t want desert and left. I think this is absolutely disgusting customer service and especially the way we were spoken to and treated. We came to London for a Christmas trip and this was meant to be one of the highlights eating in such a nice and expensive restaurant. Once again i was appalled with this service and our bill should of been £160+ I can honestly say I’ve had better service in a nandos! Staff need some manners and lessons in customer service. This was my first trip to gauchos and I was shocked.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing, we loved the layout of the restaurant and the atmosphere was perfect along with the service, will definitely be returning soon !

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Sam. Thank you for your kind words. Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane are very happy to see such a raving review on our steaks. Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu for £27.50 per person that is available everyday from 12pm-3pm, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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LisaG
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not brilliant just ok. Wouldn’t go again or recommend as can think of better places

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JamesP
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Family meal after cinema

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 6 days ago

Hi James, thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. As well as our A La Carte menu and group menu's, we do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu that is available daily from 12pm-3pm for just £27.50, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Nad002
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The sirloin I order was cooked well but very chewy, the waitress and waiters kept on knocking into my chair and the service was very slow and

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 7 days ago

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This was a special meal to celebrate both my 50th birthday and Christmas with our best friends. We spent £250 for a hotel room to allow us to have the special meal. Both ladies couldn’t eat the steak due to the quality of the meat. Even the men struggled but being men and being hungry they eat as much as possible. The salad was late arriving which was extremely poor. The Mac Cheese was hard as it had been over cooked. We needed to use our phone torch to read the menu it was that dart. We were served the wrong wine that was taken away and eventually got the correct one…. At the end of the meal. We have eaten in Manchester so many times, the standard/food is alway PERFECT . This was cheap pub food. We will never return or recommend This trip was ruined due to This restaurant. Very sad and angry about this.

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AlixM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have visited Gauchos in both Leeds & Manchester.

We decided to visit Chancery Lane Gaucho when visiting London. However, we chose the festive menu.

1. Service was poor, and we were sat waiting as people who arrived after us were sat before us.
2. The starter was extremely poor, simply a pasty I would expect from Greggs.
3. The steak we ordered came coated in garlic, so overpowering there was no other taste.
4. Our sides came and we were missing one which added another 10 minute wait.
5. We decided to leave the dessert which we had already paid for.

Will not be using the festive menu at any point in the future.

Having had amazing experiences prior, we were severely disappointed this time round.

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Rochelle
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great experience for my birthday dinner.
Amazing food.
Not too keen on the drinks, the cocktails were more alcohol-centred than anything.
Service was impeccable, lovely staff.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Rochelle, thanks for leaving us a 4-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy our cocktails, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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Lindsey
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unpleasant experience;
On arrival the staff ignored us and kept chatting with one another. When they eventually stopped talking, they took their time to escort us to our table. While the food arrived quickly, they could not wait to get us out of the restaurant. They kept asking us every 5-10 minutes if we finished eating. Then they started wiping the table while we were still drinking our coffee. Rude, appalling service

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FranC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

This place looks tired and unloved. Gaucho used to have the wow factor. Not anymore. Was a bit embarrassed taking clients there

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Ted3
London
44 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good, the service excellent. The restaurant was quite quiet but we had a late Monday evening booking.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi Ted, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back.. So come and join us again and try our new Pre-Theatre Menu, featuring our star new dishes!

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Shannon
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very accomodating with seating us just after the kitchen closed but still allowing us to order food and drink. Food was lovely staff were lovlier

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi Shannon, thanks very much for leaving us such a lovely review. Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane are super happy to see that you enjoyed the whole experience with us so much and can't wait to have you back. We certainly do know a lot about our meat and wines and we intensely test our team on both topics - as well as cocktails to ensure our knowledge is up to scratch! See you again soon.

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ChrisS
Amsterdam
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great Food, service when received was great - however very slow at times and you could tell the waitresses and waiters were rushed off their feet!

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi Chris, thank you for leaving us a 4-star review! I hope you and your guests had a beautiful beef and wine-filled evening with our 100% organic grass-fed Argentinian Aberdeen Angus beef that comes from La Pampa, Argentina. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience for £60 on Thursday's only! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out.

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lindseyg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience like a back street Gauchos! Food was disgusting literally watched the chefs bare hand wipe there nose then pick up chips to serve!!! The creamy mash is pulled from a tin dish to pre heat in a blue bag nothing is fresh and the steak was full of fat. Over priced and rated would never eat in any Gaucho again after what I wittinessed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, the service was on time. However, I didn’t like where I was seated at first and I requested for it to be changed. Which they did. That was really commendable. So a good overall experience.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Thank you for leaving us a 4-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu that is available everyday from 12pm-3pm, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Paul
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Night started off good. As the night went on it seemed as if the staff were wanting us out of door with a very fast service. Asked for a medium rare and got rare, notified waiter and didn’t receive a reply and waitress was rude when asking for bill.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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HarrietW
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Gaucho was fantastic. The food was outstanding, the service was quick and efficient, the serving staff came around to check our food was okay and regularly checked if we needed anymore drinks. We would definitely dine at Gaucho again on our next visit to London!

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi Harriet, thanks for letting us know you had an amazing all-around experience! Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic new Pre and Post Theatre Menu, featuring a few of our new dishes alongside some coming back classics like Provoleta. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more amazing steak and Argentinian inspired cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service, 90 mins for food to arrive, chewy steak, pretty average experience unfortunately

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GGold
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really great staff, and the set festive menu was a selection of the a'la carte menu.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi G., thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. As well as our A La Carte menu and group menu's, we do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu that is available daily from 12pm-3pm for just £27.50, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Barney
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch.
Authentic empanada and excellent steaks cooked precisely to order.
Charming service from Vanessa.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 10 December 2021

Hi Barney, thanks for letting us know you had an amazing all-around experience! Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic new Pre and Post Theatre Menu, featuring a few of our new dishes alongside some coming back classics like Provoleta. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more amazing steak and Argentinian inspired cocktails!

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Slow service despite empty restaurant. Food was good but not great.

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MarcoD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food, especially steaks, was lovely and of high quality. Although a bit pricey, since all sides are extra, and come in very small portions.

Although the staff was lovely, our food took about an hour and a half to arrive. We booked for 8pm but did not get our mains until past 10:30pm. We asked several times to different staff members to be updated, but none of them actually came back to the table to let us know what was up. 90 minutes between starters and mains is too long, especially when the restaurant is half empty at that time.

Overall, fairly disappointing experience.

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EllieD
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Would love to give this more stars purely because our waitress was lovely but it was overall a bit of a disaster - took 1.5 hours for our mains to come, when it did my steak was well done not medium rare and had to send back (my partner had finished by the time it came) when the new one came it was rare not medium rare, at that point I just ate it because it has been so long. The same thing happened to the couple next to us - you would think a steak restaurant could cook steaks correctly. The waitress was clearly rushed off her feet and was so apologetic, They did give us a free glass of champagne to apologise but for an anniversary dinner it wasn’t a great experience :(

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vipJenN
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was absolutely awful. It took over 3 hours for 4 of us to have 2 courses. People around us were cancelling drinks and leaving as they'd been waiting so long. We were left for over an hour wanting to order drinks and never able to get the attention of a waiter to serve us. The food was lovely, but for the price you pay, the service was a disgrace. We even had to queue for 20 minutes to even get in the front door!

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Lisalou
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked in at the last minute after having our theatre visit cancelled. The restaurant was very busy as it was a Saturday night we had to wait 90 minutes for our main meal by which point we were losing our appetite. The food was ok but didn’t feel it was good value for money and although there are 4 different types of estrella on the drinks menu they didn’t have any of them !

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MuniraM
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! All staff were kind and helpful

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hi Munira, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that starters took too long, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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LovesGoodFood
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Would definetly go back! Food was great, so to were the staff :)

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hi LovesGoodFood, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back.. So come and join us again and try our new Pre-Theatre Menu, featuring our star new dishes!

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AmberO
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Mains took well over an hour to come then things were missing. Mushrooms had to be taken off the bill as they were extremely salty

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cyrusn
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening eating great food. Steak platter was amazing and an excellent choice of Argentinian reds

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 29 November 2021

Hi Cyrusn, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that starters took too long, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The steaks were amazing. And well priced. But the side are extremely expensive for the size of the portions. £5 for a small bowl of chips on top of the £35 steak to me is to much. Portion sizes need to be bigger for the side dishes

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on 29 November 2021

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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FAQs

Gaucho Chancery offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 7727.

Gaucho Chancery is rated 4.1 stars by 1714 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Chancery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gauchorestaurants.com/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.