Gaucho Manchester

4.6
4339 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
Set Menu From £21.00 | Electro Brunch | Gospel Music Sundays | Find out more on our website

Gaucho Manchester is a converted church in the centre of Deansgate is the city’s home for impeccable Argentinian steaks, Latin flavours and premium wines.

As you dine, enjoy the theatre of our open kitchen and marvel at the church’s original organ, a stunning feature that is at the centre of our split level dining room. During the week it’s the place to be for lunches and celebratory dinners and at the weekend becomes a social melting pot with DJ hosted brunches, a bustling cocktail bar and a legendary relaxation spot for Sunday lunch.
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Manchester
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak over cooked, ambience poor, toilets dirty.

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DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food. Friendly and attentive staff. Would highly recommend!!!!

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GK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, attentive staff, brilliant food and really great atmosphere!!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, waiter was very polite, food is good. Definitely would go again!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your recent dining experience. We are glad that you had a great experience and in particular our table host was accommodating and polite through out your meal. We look forward to welcoming you on your return.

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KP
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well looked after from entry. Service from all was excellent and the food brilliant!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us on Saturday and for your time spent in reviewing your experience. We are extremely pleased that you had a great time and you were well looked after through out your meal by our team. Your feedback is valued and it will be passed onto the relevant team members. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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K
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, booked a table for 10 friends. we were given private dining area. Brilliant food, service and ambience.
Highly recommend

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

We are extremely pleased that you had a fantastic experience in our private dining wine room on Saturday evening. Your feedback is important to us and your comments regarding your chosen dishes, service and ambience is very much appreciated and will be passed onto our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon!

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AM
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly, efficient staff from start to finish. One of our steaks was overdone but this was immediately rectified. Chateaubriand was fabulous. Will return

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

We are thrilled that your dining experience with us on Saturday evening was perfect and that you would definitely return in the future. Your feedback regarding the efficient team throughout, Chateaubriand and beef temperature will be passed onto all relevant departments. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to welcoming you on your return.

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this visit made courtesy of a Groupon voucher. Set meal represented adequate value BUT additional sides and drinks could seriously elevate the final bill.
Excellent choice of wines, particularly Argentinian (no surprise), and possible to access a quality bottle <£35 to accompany an excellent steak.
Desserts a bit of an afterthought, my afogato was a nice finish including an espresso but the lemon meringue looked and tasted as though it had come from a mediocre supermarket.
Staff attentive and pleasant
Check your bill especially for the ‘optional’ already added 12.5% service charge.
Manchester venue soon to be refurbished, probably necessary especially to great rid of some of the most uncomfortable/ impractical dining chairs in town!

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BH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

It has been a tradition of mine for some time now. For every small milestone, achievement or otherwise noteworthy day, we have visited Gaucho for the exact same courses, sides and beverages.

I am unsure whether the drastic decline of the establishment is as a result of the recent financial hardship suffered by the parent company. I by no means know the outcome of the liquidation scare, but something has had a massive impact on quality, service and overall ambience and feel.

Until now Gaucho has had a prestige feel, the meal was an experience and the quality of the food was to match. This time, the staff looked disinterested, they were setting up musical equipment immediately next to where I was seated. The staff were speaking over tables to each other. We had to ask for the 'chilli oil' which previously came with the bread but has now been replaced with some sort of questionable paste.

The steak was over done. We asked for blue and received medium rare at best, it was chewy and they must have change supplier as the taste and quality of the cut simply was not there. The knives aren't steak knives, they are blunt and impossible to cut the meat. Last but not least, THE NEW MENU IS TERRIBLE. Do not fix what isn't broken. The new additions are mediocre dishes, the menu looks cheaply made and very childish, NOT what I expect of an establishment of this calibre.

I have made the decision (as I previously sang this restaurants praises to anyone that would listen) that I will visit one last time, at peak time when the atmosphere should be at its best the kitchen should be hot and ready. Following this is shall leave my possibly final review.

Please fix these issues!

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited on Saturday night for my boyfriends birthday. We couldn’t have asked for a better meal. The service was amazing, and the food was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. They even brought out a desert with a candle and happy birthday for my boyfriend without the request which I thought was very nice.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

It was our pleasure to host your partner's birthday celebrations, we are pleased that we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your thoughts regarding your experience, your feedback is valued and your comments regarding the service, chosen dishes and special gesture will be passed onto our teams. We would like to wish your partner a Happy Birthday once more and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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PM
Manchester
17 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The decor is very impressive and the lunch menu was delicious. Would certainly go again and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone (apart from vegetarians, obviously).

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MH
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

To high volume on the music. And our table wasn't ready before 35min later then we booked.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very dark, didnt get seated until half an hour after our reservation, the peppercorn sauce was awful. Ruined a good evening to be fair

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LC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Reserved the table at 2045hrs but was made to wait for 15 mins before the table was ready. Decor and ambiance were good but music was very loud that you couldn't really hear what others said. Tables on the lower floor were quite crowded but lucky I was seated on the balcony which was more spacious. Food choices were adequate if you are into beef, but not so much for non-beef eater. Got plenty of choices for drinks as well but most of them were Argentinean wines. Overall, a place good for chill out but not so much for dinner.

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DM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 1

I’ve never had a decent steak first time in this place, I always end up sending it back. It’s crazy to think it’s supposed to be known for its steaks but over the years the 4 times I’ve been it’s always the same. Not sure why I’ve gone back but I won’t again.

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J
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Not the best steak but a good experience. Not value for money

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R
Guadalajara
21 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Expensive but worthwhile the experience.
Beautiful, great DJ, the food was delicious! The best stake ever.
The desert incredible! Highly recommended.

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SW
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaucho is a perfect place to come for an occasion meal. The waiters and waitresses are very friendly and helpful and the food is incredible. It’s quite pricey but the steaks are worth it! This was our second visit and we will definitely be coming back.

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JV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for steak lovers. We all had a different cut of meat but enjoyed them equally. The staff were friendly and helpful, with our waiter giving a great wine recommendation.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 17 May 2019

Thank you for reviewing our restaurant and for the recognition of the table hosts wine knowledge. We are pleased that you enjoyed the wine, beef cuts and the team were able to assist appropriately. Your feedback is very much valued and will be passed onto all departments. We look forward to welcoming you again next time.

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CA
Manchester
12 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, wine and cocktails. Very pricey place to dine but you pay for the fantastic quality of food and service. Much enjoyed, thank you!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded 4 days ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and in particular enjoyed the fantastic food, wine, cocktails and service. Thank you for the time spent in reviewing our restaurant, your feedback is extremely important to us and will be passed onto our team. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

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AW
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and won’t be our last. Really well looked after by Brad, a credit to the business.

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KS
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The whole night was brilliant. You really made our day! My parents were visiting from Malta and we were spending our last day together celebrating my parent's anniversary, my birthday and my brother's birthday. Everyone was so nice and welcoming and it meant the world when we were brought a glass of prosecco. Thank you so much!

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 17 May 2019

All of our guest feedback is extremely important to us. We train our teams to the highest of standard to ensure that all of our guests needs are met. Your special note regarding you table host from Thursday will be passed onto him directly. Thank you for choosing Gaucho as the restaurant for your birthday celebrations and additionally for sharing your feedback with us. May we wish you and your Brother best wishes for your birthday once more. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

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T
London
9 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

On entering the building we all thought the bar & reception area was very dark & unwelcoming. The restaurant area was much better, the food &!services was very good.

I thought placing a discretionary tip of 12.5% on the bill was a bit much although we did pay it

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b
London
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very high quality cuisine, particularly the meat.

Excellent and friendly service.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Tuesday and additionally for your time spent in sharing your thoughts about your experience. We train our teams to deliver the highest standard of service to ensure we exceed all of our guests expectations, on this occasion we are thrilled that you found it be of a excellent standard. Your feedback is valued and will be passed onto our head of department which will then be passed to our team. We are looking forward to seeing you next time.

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MB
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

You get what you pay for....
Gaucho May be on the expensive side but they do serve up some of the best steak you will ever taste.
Was quiet during this visit but it was a bank holiday Monday afternoon however it does get busy and noisy of a night time especially weekends.
There is also a vast selection of drinks and their wine menu is second to none.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

We are thrilled to see your experience was to the highest standard and the beef was perfect for you. Thank you for dining with us as your bank holiday Monday treat. We are looking forward to welcoming you again next time.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal, amazing service, great food, will definitely book again.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thank you for your valued feedback regarding your recent dining experience with us, we are glad that you thoroughly enjoyed it through out. Your feedback mentioning the enjoyment of your meal, amazing service and great food will be passed onto all relevant departments and team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, even better service - slightly overpriced in my opinion.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Exceptional service! A great day evening.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the restaurant and for your valued feedback regarding the food and service. We are glad you had a great evening. Your feedback is very much appreicated and will be passed onto our team. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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ME
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was fantastic, staff couldn't do enough, very welcoming and friendly. The setting was ok, but did not feel very personable, it was cold and a bit mainstream run of the mill. The food arrived in good time, it was tasty and a great portion, we had a deal which made it reasonable ish in price but I wouldn't go again as the local steak house is of equal quality and has a better atmosphere. I suppose I just didn't find it special like I thought it would be, so a little bit underwhelming.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

All of our guest feedback is significant to us and we are pleased that overall you had a fantastic dining experience. We train are teams to the highest standard to ensure we exceed our guests expectations; it is disappointing to see that you felt the experience was a little underwhelming, your comments regarding the setting have been taken on board. Thank you for dining with us for your business meal and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always!! Never disappoints us and the perfect date night.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 10 May 2019

We are pleased to have hosted the perfect date night for you and your partners, it's brilliant to know you had an amazing time and we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and recommending us. We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

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MT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak house, great food, great service.

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JA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always excellent, visit every time I come over from Norway. Perfect for a group of friends.

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NS
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great welcome from the staff. Fantastic service and delicious food.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the 5* review. We are pleased that you had the perfect experience and that our team hosted you and your partner with fantastic service. Your feedback regarding the service and food very much valued and will be passed onto each department teams. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JS
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and excellent service....cannot wait to return

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts regarding your experience with us, we are thrilled that you had a great time. We will pass on your feedback in terms of the service and dishes to our front of house and kitchen teams. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A great place, with great ambience and excellent food and wine. The service and staff were first rate and we had a great evening. Fully recommended by us all.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

We are thrilled that you had a great evening dining with us over the weekend, your feedback is very important to us and we appreciate you taking to time to share your thoughts on your experience. We are glad that you particularly enjoyed the ambience, dishes, wine and service from our team; we will pass on all of your feedback to the relevant departments. We look forwarding to seeing you again soon.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Experience was really enjoyable, our waiter had great knowledge and was very friendly.

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TK
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic meat that almost mealts in your mouth and helpfull waiters

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C
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfectly cooked steaks. Would have liked more choice of vegetables for side orders though . Service was friendly and attentive but not overly so. We were all too full for dessert but it was our son's 21st so knowing that they brought out a small piece of cheesecake with the candles and Happy birthday iced on the plate for him which was great. Had a lovely meal and a good time. Thank you

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

It was our pleasure to host your son's 21st birthday meal and we would like to thank you for choosing to dine with us for your special occasion. We are pleased that you had a brilliant experience and your son enjoyed our birthday gesture. We look forward to welcoming you and your family next time!

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DB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and just what you want from a restaurant

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

Our guest feedback is extremely important to us and greatly appreciated. Thank you for the 5* review and for your feedback regarding your chosen dishes; we will pass this onto our culinary department. We are pleased that you had the perfect experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We bought a three-course dinner for two from Groupon at GBP50. So we were expecting each of us to select three courses each from their special menu for Groupon buyers. And anything else other than that that we order we just pay for them. But when the final bill cane, we realised that we were charged for EVERY dish that we ordered. From the total charges of these, they just deducted GBP50. We feel this should not be the way this works. Incidentally the special menu for Groupon buyers did not show any pricings of the dishes.

Gaucho Manchester
Responded on 30 April 2019

All of our guest feedback is very important to us and very much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. In regards to the feedback about the set menu, on your receipt the dishes do indeed have a chargeable prices; however all of the 3 dishes will equal to the total price of the voucher purchased. When the final bill is printed, on the bottom of the receipt once the voucher is redeemed, the total cost of the voucher purchased is removed from the final bill.

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