Gaucho Hampstead

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Serving Legendary Sunday Roast | We're Dog-Friendly

Proudly situated in the Hampstead Village community, with its quaint alleyways and perfectly preserved Georgian buildings, Gaucho Hampstead is a neighbourhood retreat in North London.

A stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath, our welcoming and contemporary interiors are the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch, an after school treat or you can join us with the whole family on a Sunday for one of our legendary roasts.

One of our favourite features of the restaurant is our stunning, courtyard terrace with a traditional ‘Asado’ fire pit – where we barbeque in the summer and snuggle with blankets in the winter.

For all you Hampstead dog walkers, four-legged friends are always welcome for when you are snout and about.
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B
London
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best staff

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service especially from Dalton

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My mistake going here for vegetarian/vegan food. Ofcourse this is an Argentinian Steak house but the menu boasted many vegan options and more so than most places in the area so i thought id give it a go. The staff were rude when it came to our dietary requests and overcharged for simple extras. £17 for a small plate of spinach.. £15 for a small plate of asparagus . Guess they just didnt want us back but still very disappointing behaviour from a place with such taste and decor. The man who led us to our table was very well mannered and accommodating but everyone else were simply rude and obnoxious to our meat free disposition. I will not be returning. We had a £170 bill for 2 rissoto, 1 aubergine bake, 3 small starters a side of spinach and asparagus, carafe of house wine and two bottle beers. If this is normal I stand corrected but the food did not even taste good so i suggest you take away your vegan friendly motto as this you are not

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b
London
67 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Gaucho never disappoints for quality of the food and the service. Pricey, but then that's why the standard is consistently high.

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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As excellent as always.
Been to the one in Picadilly circus multiple times. I was worried the hampstead one would be smaller, but once inside you can easily forget where you are!
And quieter so more pleasant!

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RA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fillet steak is amazing. Cooked perfectly to our requirements. My husband doesn't eat beef and was a bit disappointed with the new style chicken and also missed the fat chips option. Best bread rolls too.

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service....especially from Dalton

Will be back again!

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TD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

Steak undercooked - nothing done about it, music over speakers in restaurant to loud to converse.

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PD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Great food! Will be back again.

Gaucho Hampstead
Responded on 25 March 2019

Dear Pawel, Thank you for your great feedback!! Glad you liked our new spring menu, and very pleased to see you enjoyed last Saturday. Looking forward having you back!

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s
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance, friendly staff.
The food is a bit overpriced. I enjoyed my starter and desert but the main meal (ribeye steak) wasn’t special.

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DF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Gaucho has reduced its menu, and we were slightly disappointed to find that certain starters and sauces had changed. The meat is as good as ever fortunately. The service is attentive, and friendly. We had to ask for our favourite bread balls which used to come a volonté as standard, with a fiery chimichurri sauce which has now morphed into a very bland herb butter. Sides like spinach and mac & cheese were a little underwhelming too. It seemed pretty full but I simply believe the restaurant isn't trying hard enough. It used to be much better and a real competitor for the likes of Goodman, Hawksmoor, etc. If and when that spirit returns, we will, too.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The place is good fiod us great but no side dishes bit disappointed on the request that haven’t done

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HR
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and welcoming staff, chic layout and comfy chairs. The food was very tasty (steak and chips were excellent). Would like more vegetarian options for variety. Definitely will go back.

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j
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

seats uncomfortable noisy party near us, food just ok and very pricey.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Was fine. The place feels a bit dated.

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SO
London
102 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal, disappointed that contrary to website their brunch was not available but the food was flavorful, well cooked meat, crafty desserts 👍

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b
London
67 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want a truly good steak, then this is the place. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the quality of the cuts great. We have been to Gaucho several times and have not been disappointed. The atmosphere is buzzy and the service efficient. Don't know about the non-steak options because why would you want to try them at Gaucho? it is pricey - so if you want a steak for a special occasion then this is the place.

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f
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We used to love Gaucho Hampstead but the menu and quality of the food since the ownership is really disappointing. I think it’s had it’s day. Overdone burger, tasteless steak. Staff trying too hard to upsell. Expensive meal and quite frankly could have made a better steak at home at a fraction of the cost. Sad as it used to be such a treat....

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AM
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Value for money! It is one of my favourites restaurants in town. Food is great, staff is well trained and gentle, ambience is cosy, decent wine list, the manager is very friendly and attentive, location couldn't be better. I really like it!

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

8 of us went to Gauch’s for dinner and had an amazing evenig. Food was delicious and the service was great. Will definitely go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Fillet steak were very ordinary

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MT
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was beautiful, waiter was friendly and professional, good service and great atmosphere! Would recommend.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We often go this place and always have great meals - steaks are cooked just about right with well prepared sides. Also not only kids friendly, they are all seriously nice staff.

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IM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service. Lunchtime very empty. Highly recommended

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely - hit the spot!

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SA
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a vegetarian it’s the only steak restaurant I will go to as it has good options and the food was Delicious from start to finish! I went with three meet eaters who raves about their steaks.

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SJ
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The knowledge of wine was exceptional. The welcome was exceptional and so was the food.

I am a huge lover of gauchos but even more so after my experience at the Hampstead branch.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Lovely warm welcome upon arrival.
Perfect setting for our Valentine’s Day dinner.
Unfortunately let down by the customer service of the waiter that served us. No eye contact, didn’t ask how our meal was, even though he asked the couple next to us, took a long time to clear away our plates. Seemed to be disgruntlement with us for some reason. I asked if I could have sweet potato instead of chips with my meal and got a blunt no, that’s how the meal comes.
Such a shame!

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TC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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DW
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The mains arrived before the starters. The same steaks were then returned after we had the starters. We sent one back. The order was recooked. Disappointed in the food. Waiter was excellent.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

overall it was a great evening. It did take almost an hour before we had out starter. the table next to us who did not have a starter, came later than us but still had their main before our starter...

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MR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Great service. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Food taste good but over priced.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We have been to Gaucho multiple times and it is usually great. At Valentine’s Day, the steak was terribly over cooked (burnt) and tough. Service was fine. Waitress lacked warmth and friendliness.

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KN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal. Steaks were perfect and I’d definitely recommend one of the marinated fillets. Will be coming back!

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MY
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! I love coming to Gaucho and the set menu is very reasonable.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The steak came back raw two times and the manager was extremely rude and condescending when I made a complaint. Will never go back again! Terrible service and evening.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A bit to try hard on the service and a fail on recognising my discount although they gave it in the end, a good night with great cocktails

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PE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We visited last September & had a great night. This time the service was really poor. The waiter was not attentive, maybe because the restaurant was understaffed but the female manager sat down with guests on the table next to ours for some 20 minutes with guests, ignoring her staff’s requests for help. Her behaviour was really unprofessional & impacted on the service that evening. The food was good overall but the attention to detail was lacking on this visit which led to a disappointing visit..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and a brilliant evening. Highly recommend.

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G
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Overpriced for the quality of the food and at a local restaurant. Food Ok but could have this quality of food at other restaurants at half the price. The wine list was really expensive the cheapest bottle at £25 which was not a particularly good wine. Place almost empty and I am not surprised.

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