Gaucho City

4.4
1727 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 1727 People Are Saying
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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My first time in Gaucho city, amazing food and friendly staff.
Funny location, space a little bit dark for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There are better places to get steaks in London -

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missy
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and friendly service. Great ambience and the food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely return!

AG
AmandaG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food, steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff were friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak wasn’t a good as I thought it would be, and the price was pretty ridiculous. Nice place but don’t think I’ll be back

BE
BillE
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Hi
Very disappointed
My work colleague ended up with a very poor 300g fillet.
It was tough and a very unusual cut of fillet.
The management removed this from the bill but
Looking back this was not good enough redress for such a bad experience- we will not be returning and not the type of quality we would expect from Gaucho

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Particularly impressed by the professional, attentive and friendly service !

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PaolaP
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and amazing service! Felipe the waiter was super friendly and nice

DP
vipDavinderP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Did not have a number of wine bottles. Could not put a chicken breast inside a burger bun. Spaghetti tasted bad. Took 35 minutes to bring out a small salad starter. Just bad all around. Will not take work clients here anymore.

EA
ErnestA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
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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Beepbop
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went to dinner on a friday evening and was fairly quiet when we arrived. We booked for the london festival menu, but they were not sure about this until I pulled up my booking, we did eventually get the menu. The food was good but not as outstanding as I had hoped, the steak was not the best cut and was difficult to cut through with a fair bit of fat. Desert was nice, but rather average. Service was amazing.

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City
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
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 on 14 October 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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

TC
TimC
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
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
3 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

OT
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.

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 1727 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.