Gaucho City

4.4
1756 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.

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 1756 People Are Saying
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Ezo666
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good deal with Time Out and service was excellent.

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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.

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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

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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.

CK
CKF67
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great birthday celebration meal at Gaucho City, who also made a real fuss of my dog as well - first dog to visit the restaurant apparently!!! The service was attentive but not at all intrusive, and great knowledge on the food and wine. They also delivered a surprise birthday treat, really nice touch. Wouldn’t hesitate to go again and will!!! Great Food, Great Service and Great Staff!!!!!

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice but expensive and my husbands desert was really dry.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Gaucho's for a mother and daughter day. We were greeted by friendly staff. They really went above and beyond to make our night special. Now the dinner.. what can I say.. absolutely delicious. Our waiter was Luca who was one of the best waiters we've had! He made our dining experience amazing he was extremely attentive, so polite with excellent service. We had the scallops for starters which we both really enjoyed, they were actually some of best scallops we've had. Then the sirloin steak which was so succulent and well seasoned with the mac and cheese which was melt in your mouth yummy. For our first time at Gaucho's it was worth every penny. Definitely will be back. Thanks Gaucho's from mummy & daughter.

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Lauren
Essex
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really nice, atmosphere was amazing and the service from our waiter was so good! He was very attentive, was there if we wanted any recommendations and gave us free desert for my boyfriends 21st!

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RebL
London
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and attentive. Steaks were fantastic.

NM
NickM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was very poor.
The main came out missing two side orders. By the time the hot side came out the meat was cold.
Fast loud music prevented a nice ambiance for a meal.
Would try the food again but not this particular restaurant.

SJ
SamanthaJ
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best meal and service I have ever experienced, from start to finish our waitress had the best attitude she was super helpful with the drinks menu. Food was absolutely unreal, best Gaucho I’ve been to (been to Edinburgh and Manchester previously) the best vibe and best night

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Sally
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was, as always, amazing. Was a birthday celebration and they brought out a complimentary happy birthday plate with some tasty mini treats on. Very thoughtful. Going that extra mile. It counts! Can’t wait to return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful and lovely meals

EK
ErinK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Set menu is great value, we were served by Bruna who was really nice, delicious food and a highly recommended experience

CM
ConradM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service from the moment we entered the reception area and the food was excellent! Would highly recommend one of their marinated steaks!

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vipLottie
London
170 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, the staff were excellent and the food was great.

DR
DeniseR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cheerful, friendly greeting on arrival. I was a bit surprised we were not asked to 'scan' in or antibac hands/temperature check but we are moving forwards so may be these things are being phased out. Staff were friendly and very helpful. The food was amazing. Tables well spaced. Overall a very enjoyable night.

GH
GaryH
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Stylish restaurant a little quiet but understandable as it was Monday evening. Good food, waiter looked after us well.

TB
TyeB
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was awfully slow to start with, we had to wait half an hour for our table that was booked for a set time, we kept getting told 2 mins but waited a long time.

The lady serving our food was fantastic and the food was delicious. Expensive but top notch

DM
DarlingM
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Had a lovely time, food and service was great!

GL
GaryL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One main came out uncooked but they did make up for it with a discount and freebies. We would still go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! The burgers were excellent.....Carrots melted in my mouth😋

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rebbbecca
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The experience overall was good - we went for my partners 30th birthday. I think it was just too busy as I ordered a rump steak medium rare, and my partner a serloin steak medium well, and they mixed these up. So they sent the rump medium well, and the serloin medium rare. The staff were that busy, it was hard to get anyone’s attention so we ended up swapping plates and eating it, which kinda ruined the experience a little bit, as he wanted serloin and me rump! I ordered from the £35 set menu which was supposed to have a free glass of wine which I never received (I had paid for other drinks anyway but still I should’ve received it as it was part of my meal). They wrote happy birthday on my partners desert that I paid for, which was a nice extra. The whole experience was nice overall, but had it been less busy and not understaffed it probably would have been even better.

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 1756 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.