Gaucho City

4.4
1739 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday

Gaucho City is one of London’s hidden gems. The restaurant is set in the historic gold vaults of the Old Bank of England, right in the heart of the Square Mile across from the historic Leadenhall Market. Our menu features big Latin flavours, incredible Argentinian steak and impeccably curated wines.

Descending from the bustle of the banking district, join us for a more speedy set lunch or a long languorous steak dinner in our elegant private dining room. Venture a little further down to our candle-lit cocktail lounge which is the perfect spot for those after work drinks or for a spot of weekend escapism.

City is perfect for all of your social and corporate events with a plethora of dining rooms, AV and conference facilities.

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

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho City

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Raise a glass to the end of 2021 at Gaucho this New Year’s Eve. We will be offering our a la carte menu throughout the evening featuring your Gaucho favourites along with our extensive wine list. *Please note we require card details to secure all bookings for New Year's Eve. 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.
  • Friendmas

    £45.00 per person

    Nov 22, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

    Come together at Gaucho with our festive set menu, Christmas drinks and a collection of classic games. Introducing ‘Friendmas’, our newest groupwide dining offers friends and familes the opportunity to celebrate Christmas together. Each table will be given a Gaucho games pack for the duration of the booking, which will include a pack of cards, the name game cards and a list of Gaucho card game suggestions. The menu is £45 per person (excl. service) and includes three courses and a glass of Domain Chandon. Book your ‘Friendmas’ table now. In the true spirit of giving, any group that roles a double six on the dice at the end of dining will enjoy their meal on us. Terms apply.
  • London Restaurant Festival Menu

    £35.00 per person

    Oct 12 - Oct 30, 2021

    Enjoy a Gaucho three course menu with a glass of Chandon Brut for £35 per person. Pre-booking is required. Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offers.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

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
What 1739 People Are Saying
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ErnestA
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and nice food not over the top.The desert options is limited.I will recommend it to a friend

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City
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was mediocre, service was below average considering there are much better places to choose from in the city in terms of food and service and value

MF
MillieF
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Decent food although overpriced in my opinion. Nice décor but no atmosphere whatsoever.

TC
TimC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good value but somewhat surprised we could not mix and match courses off the Set and A la Carte menu. It was the restaurant’s loss because we would have been happy to pain for mains which on their own had a higher value than the set menu we eventually opted for.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed the food very much and the person at the front desk was lovely. However, my partner and I didn’t enjoy the cocktails at all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience

JL
JudyL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pricey but tasty food. Excellent service wth very attentive wait staff. Lovely ambience. Extensive wine list. Would recommend and visit again.

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Maria
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, the cocktails were great, the staff were friendly helpful and professional. I would definitely recommend for a date night or a nighty with friends/adult families. 10/10 experience.

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Aditiy
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very overpriced for what it is, much better cheaper options.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Shame the experience was under whelming, overcooked over priced

LD
LauraD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambience as well as delicious food.

GB
GrahamB
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This place has gone downhill. Poor steak and service

AS
AdrianS
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Compared to my first experience of Gaucho this was not anywhere as a pleasant experience.
Too noisy, but not in a positive way. Table setting very basic.
Food itself was good but due to the overall experience I would say it was too expensive.

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Shem
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very disappointed by this overpriced branded chain!

Service was very poor - no attention at all; no check back after starters, main or desserts; we needed to ask for an extra bottle of water, couldn't also catch waiting staff to get extra butter for my starter.
Lack of knowledge from the waiting staff - couldn't answer a basic question about wine that we have chosen and when checked with sommelier still couldn't reply form where this wine came from. The answer was - " from the east side of France", so we asked: "Which part?", the answer was - " the other one " (??? ) ...

Food was very basic and overpriced for what it was.

We had for starters beef carpaccio and seabass ceviche. Carpaccio was prepared in advance, which made the beef slices glued to the plate, and the ceviche was a piece of frozen fish with no flavours at all ( please learn from Ceviche Soho how to make it ).
For mains - fillet steak, side of mash potato, bearnaise sauce and lamb chops.
The fillet was cooked well but arrived almost cold, and mash potato tasted like it was made of flour from the bag and also was very dry on the top and nearly cold.
Bearnaise sauce didn't taste like homemade but bought in, very artificial flavours and super salty.
Lamb chops grilled ok but too fatty, and gem lettuce was not grilled but burned outside and super raw inside ( cut it in half and grill it, Chef ).
As a dessert, we had apple and pear tart - again the same as before; fruits very not fresh but from the can what after baking made this dessert very soggy and too sweet due caramelised juices.

Overall very disappointing experience and proof that chains charge for the branding and name but have no attention to the quality and consistency regarding customer service or the food menu.

There are many better steakhouses in London where you can enjoy every piece of the visit for this price.

JD
JodyD
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely anniversary meal, we had drinks at the bar before sitting at our table and the service was friendly and timely. We then sat down for our meal during their busiest period but this didn't affect the service standards. Our steak was cooked to perfection and our waiter was attentive and arranged a lovely anniversary plate which topped it off.

SG
vipStephenG
Cheshire
24 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food, good setting but service was too slow.. Not enough staff clearly but those who were there were very helpful

SM
SharonM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sons 18th birthday. Food was amazing, very attentive service. Will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good ambiance

CM
ColetteM
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food was outstanding! Luca made us feel very welcome, will definitely be back.

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Ezo666
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

The meat was great. We tried the rump & ribeye. Defo a very good place to eat meat. However the sides are not worth it at all!! Chips were dry, mash had no taste and the greens were over cooked. The Mayo that was bought to the table was clotted due to being close to heat. If you just want to have good meat and don’t mind the sides.

MM
MariaM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Food was ok, service was good. Ambiance we did not like, too dark & moody. Perhaps a different venue would be better.

DS
vipDrStrange
London
36 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Saved by excellent service and good ambience. Ugh my plate was covered in blood in the end. I couldn't finish the generous portion of steak.

Can't find the right words to convey my disappointment. Then again, I don't want to put people off so will leave it there. Its a never to return for me. Food quality just simply did not meet the the strange perfection threshold.

DC
DC17
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good deal with Time Out and service was excellent.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good location and food but ambience not as good as some other Goucho’s. Wine is just too overpriced for the quality. Would still recommend though as the steaks are excellent. Sides a bit small.

JJ
JJOHara
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our party ordered a steak each. Three steaks were not done as requested. When steak is what you do you must do it right. I wouldn’t be booking to come back any time soon.

DC
DenisC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food overall but did expect more from what I ve heard about this place.
Nice but there are better steakhouse round about in London

HD
vipHelenD
London
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing service excellent and we had a really great night

KM
KatieM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter at our table with really quick service. Amazing food, very reasonably priced. Best steak ever.

BC
BeckyC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us met for dinner here, the waiters were very attentive and the service was great from when we walked in until we left. really recommend using this venue

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food all came out at different times. My steak was over cooked, then undercooked. The runner didn’t know which steak was what. One meal missed altogether. The waiter was lovely and gave us a round of cocktails for the inconvenience. But then when we suggested we didn’t want to pay the full service charge, they all turned sour. Considering our experience I was disappointed.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters 20th birthday and I must say we had a great evening. The food was great and the waitress was fabulous, explaining the different cuts of meat and how it was prepared, she was very passionate about the food and we all made the right choices. The same goes with helping me choose a good Malbec and let me taste three different wines before settling on one. It was great to see excellent service which made the evening even better. Highly recommended.

JG
JacquelineG
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun trendy place to eat, great food and atmosphere

EW
EllieW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the staff were outstanding we will 100% be going back

MW
MartynW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, great service what more can you ask for.

TE
vipTEAC88
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food - steak under seasoned though and side dish portion sizing lacking. Also- didn’t care for the spicy sauce served all over the scallop starter. Service good and waitress knowledgable about wine (made a v good recommendation) but the attentiveness of the staff in general definitely tailed off towards the end of the night. Had to ask someone at the bar for my coat as there was no one manning front of house/the cloakroom and it took us a while to find someone to ask for the bill. Overall - fine, but Hawksmoor better in most regards.

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Tourist
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

All of our steaks were either very chewy/fatty or hard to cut. Chips were cold, Mac and cheese was nice which was about the only thing apart from the drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service! Great ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice restaurant with nice staff .. I was impress and the food was so good

MB
MatthewB
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite simply the best fillet steak I have ever eaten. Every part of the meal was superb, even the seasonal veg was delicious. I couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. The staff were fantastic and I will definitely be a returning customer

NL
NLima
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak in London, and a great atmosphere to match it. Absolutely recommend it.

FAQs

Gaucho City offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7626 5180.

Gaucho City is rated 4.4 stars by 1739 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho City 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.