Gaucho Richmond

4.4
4792 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday

On the rural banks of the River Thames, in the quintessential London neighbourhood of Richmond, sits our iconic boathouse restaurant and waterside terrace, which in the summer hosts another of our barbeques. A striking centre piece of our terrace boasts one of London’s oldest Plane trees, a beautiful feature for arguably one of London’s most sought-after alfresco dining spots.

We have glorious 360-degree views of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows from our well-dressed dining-room and bar. An idyllic location for those long weekend lunches after a dog-walk in Richmond Park or for gathering the family and friends to celebrate those special occasions.

So, when you next take a stroll along the towpath, join us for an unforgettable steak, sampling our superb Argentinian beef and British seafood, or relax at the bar with a glass of wine and watch the boats sail by.

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Experiences

  • Christmas Day at Gaucho Richmond

    £95.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 25, 2021 only

    Join us this Christmas Day at Gaucho Richmond as we put on a feast for you and your family. The menu is £95 per person (excl. service) and includes five courses and a glass of Domaine Chandon Brut, NV. *Please note we require 72 hours' notice for any cancellation, after which point the deposit is non-refundable. *Children below age 12 dine at £25 per person. Please call our reservations team on 020 8948 4030 to book.
  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho Richmond

    £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.

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 4792 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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DavidW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration. Excellent service.
Food exceptional. A senior sommelier on hand with recommendations that enhanced the evening.

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Aaaa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gaucho is still a place where you can get the best steak, great wine and great service. Richmond experience is slightly spoiled by the external tents that cover the view on a river, perhaps something worth reviewing. Our waitress was lovely and a every staff members very attentive. It wasn't busy at the time and the place was very clean.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, It is so wonderful to hear you had such a great time with us. I am glad you liked the steak and the wine, and also amazing that the service has met your expectations as well. Thank you for your feedback and hopefully we can welcoming you soon again. Kind regards, Bernadette

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SaraM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and great food.
I really enjoyed my steak and wine.
A bit less happy with the desserts.
I would definitely recommend Gaucho.

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jane
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely Sunday afternoon at Gaucho, food was delicious!

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BarbaraZ
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great service and very delicious food. Will go back soon.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Barbara, Thank you for this lovely feedback and for giving us a 5* rating. We are looking forward to see you again :) Kind regards, Bernadette

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ScottY
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Incredible food, tables are quite cramped together.

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Marcus
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service
Wine selection great too

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DebbieR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time visiting Gaucho in Richmond and was not disappointed the service was very good our waiter was amazing and very attentive it was for a birthday dinner and there was nine of us and everyone enjoyed there steak , as we was leaving the staff all said goodbye and thank you for coming which was very nice to hear.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Debbie, Thank you for choosing Gaucho Richmond for a birthday celebration. We are truly happy you had a fantastic evening and your expectations have been met. We are looking forward to see you back:) Kind regards, Bernadette

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Scott
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, Friendly and quick service, made us feel very welcome, food was so good it shut my girlfriend up for 10 mins

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vipscouser704
Warwickshire
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine and great service. Only had the starter. Empenadas, meat filled pastry parcels. Delicious

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ScottW
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nicely located restaurant on the river front in Richmond. Friendly and helpful staff with a varied menu and extensive wine list, and one of the few restaurants that sells gluten free beer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Whilst the steak was tasty and high quality it was very overpriced which ultimately was a negative in the experience.

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Agupta
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did a last minute booking for our anniversary lunch and were absolutely delighted with how it turned out - absolutely fabulous service, delicious food (the sides were excellent!) and lots of extra specials like complimentary bubbles and extra chocolates which were yum, it made for a very special anniversary celebration! A big thank you to the friendly staff!!

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Juniper
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was delicious. We were told that Monday was BYO night and checked by phone that there was no restriction - which was confirmed. On the night we were told there would be a £20 corkage charge for extra bottles. We did complain and were not charged the £20. So, a bit disappointing but they did correct it. Overall, a very good evening.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Juniper, Thank you so much for your feedback. We apologize if there was any inconvenience regarding BYO but also glad that it's been managed in the best way. I am happy that eventually you had a great night. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Bernadette

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Cobrabp
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great location, ideal for both small and larger parties will pander to your specific allergies and requirements at moderate prices, very welcoming, recommended

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SammyH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our food was sensational and our waitress was exceptional, especially given the fact she was pregnant. It was such a wonderful family celebration and they kindly moved us a table in a quieter part of the restaurant without even asking.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Sammy, Thank you for your amazing feedback and for choosing our venue on such a special occasion. I must agree, Pavla goes above and beyond- I will make sure she will receive your message. I am so pleased you had a fantastic night and hopefully we can see you again soon. Kind regards, Bernadette

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noran
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tastiest Roast Lunch you will ever find! We also like the fact the music is barely audible unlike some bars and restaurants

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 24 November 2021

Good afternoon Noran, Thank you for this amazing review. it is amazing to hear you liked the Sunday Roast so much. Kind regards, Bernadette

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HollieM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delish food. Would definitely go back again

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Hollie, Thank you for your 5* review. We are looking forward to welcoming you again :) Kind regards, Bernadette

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Flats
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very poor experience for the price point. Was a rugby evening in fairness but it was more like a McDonalds than a Gaucho in terms of quality

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time for my mums birthday, very well looked after.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 26 November 2021

Hi there, First of all thank you for choosing our venue to celebrate such a special occasion. We are glad you had a great time and your exceptions have met. Kind regards, Bernadette

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PaulineW
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner with friends. Great food, great wine and great service!

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 24 November 2021

Hi Pauline, Thank you for choosing Gaucho Richmond for birthday celebration. I am glad you had a great night and that your expectations have been matched regarding the food and drinks. Looking forward to welcoming you again:) Kind regards, Bernadette

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Olga
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cracking food and they accommodated our special requests. We had a slightly quieter table overlooking the river which suited perfectly our group and occasion. Staff looked after us well.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 26 November 2021

Hi Olga, It is amazing to hear you had a great time. Thank you for your 5* review:) We are looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Bernadette

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. Took us at short notice and looked after us fantastically well. The lady that looked after us was called Bridget.
Bridget is an absolute credit to Gaucho. Brilliant service, really made the night.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 26 November 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for writing this amazing feedback. I am very happy you had a great time. Yes, I have to agree Brigit is absolutely amazing, I will make sure she receives this message. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again:) Kind regards, Bernadette

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FoodieSel
London
9 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steaks were good and the apple tart amazing. Excellent service from Lisbeth and great recommendation on the dessert!

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 17 November 2021

Good afternoon, We are so happy for your experience. The apple tart is one of our most popular dessert, I am glad you liked it as well. I will let Liz know about your feedback:) Kind regards, Bernadette

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JenH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steak - expensive but very reliable. Consistent experience.

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 17 November 2021

Hi Jen, Thank you so much for your feedback. Hopefully we can welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Bernadette

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! Food service, can’t wait to return.

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Dusty
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The Sunday lunch at gauchos was very good, the food was well presented and very tasty.
However, the surroundings were poor and seemed messy. The general appearance of the restaurant was untidy and tired.
We will not return to gauchos until some refurbishment and a deep clean has taken place.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Came for a roast dinner at Gaucho and although the food overall was good. The meat was a bit fatty and the green beans were very crunchy. The service was good, however felt very packed in, very little space between tables which is uncomfortable and not as enjoyable dining experience and not practical for staff (having to bump into chairs to get through and serve). Overall felt Gaucho is lagging behind with other restaurants of its kind and wouldn’t rush back.

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ChadiM
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We all opted for the Sunday roast. The portions were big and the quality was very good. We normally (family of four ) have the steaks but we will definitely going back for the Sunday Roast!

Gaucho Richmond
Responded on 17 November 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. Sunday roast is always a good decision, we are looking forward to welcoming you back:) Kind regards, Bernadette

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RahimN
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Steak was perfect but sides overrated.
Busy night. Nice staff. Pricey meal though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff and the food were wonderful. I will definitely return for dinner soon.

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CharlieM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, excellent service, beautiful location. There were 5 of us in the group and a couple of the dishes ordered were disappointing. Was also a bit disappointed with my steak.

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Timk
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for 40th birthday celebration with close family. Excellent place - buzzing but not too loud to hold a conversation (soft furnishings and carpets help!). Also very comfortably warm (at last a place that knows how to use its air con system!). Service brilliant - very welcoming and professional but not stuffy. Food excellent too. Highly recommended.

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Rachel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely night! Incredible food and service. It’s a great setting and good atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
The food was good
Atmosphere great

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Threesticks
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Gaucho is a modern riverside restaurant with good food and wine. However for those on average income it is quite expensive and only suitable for special occasions. The steaks were reasonably priced, however it does not include chips £5 vegetables £5.50 or sauces. Services is an additional 12.5%.

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SteveT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, friendly staff and great food.
Great place for a special occasion where you receive all the extra attendance from dedicated staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. Food as delicious I recall from years ago. Service was slick, friendly and welcoming.

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SimonN
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic meal for a special occasion. The food was superb and the staff very attentive.

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UnaD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

This was my second visit to Gaucho Richmond. On arrival we asked if it was possible to be moved from the table we were placed at (between the toilets and kitchen) and the staff were very helpful in making this happen. We moved to an outside enclosed area with heaters which was great. Shortly after sitting a couple arrived with their two dogs (Malcolm and cleopatra - dogs names) where they went on to order each dog a steak and the dogs were placed on chairs eating the meat from the plate at the table. I’m very supportive of dog friendly restaurants particularly in an outside space but this was a little much in a restaurant as expensive as gaucho. Surely the animals should have been encouraged to eat on the floor in bowls? Clearly not. Overall the company was fantastic but the food, service and the proximity of dogs was a disappointment.

FAQs

Gaucho Richmond does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaucho Richmond also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 8948 4030.

Gaucho Richmond is rated 4.4 stars by 4792 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Richmond 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.