Gaucho Smithfield

4.5
1205 reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday

Situated in London’s historic meat market - Smithfield - near art-centric Clerkenwell and just a stone’s throw from the Barbican, we’ve found the perfect home for our contemporary Argentinian steakhouse restaurant and bar.

Gaucho Smithfield draws inspiration from the market with our interiors and menu celebrating the extraordinary origins of our products and provenance. There is no better place to enjoy one of our phenomenal ‘wet-aged’ steaks and a glass of premium Argentinian red wine than whilst watching the bustle of the market from our dining room.

We’ve also got an impressive private dining room for you to meet, host or celebrate within.

Please note: we currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho Smithfield

    £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.
  • Halloween Bottomless Banquet £70 pp

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Oct 25 - Oct 31, 2021

    Join us for a week of scarily spectacular food this Halloween, exclusively at Gaucho in Smithfield. This year, the Halloween ghouls will be making the space their own, so expect skulls, spiders, and creepingly chilling interiors, as we let all hell let loose for one eerie week. Tuck into the banquet, that offers a bottomless serving of drinks and starters with the choice of one main and one dessert. The menu is £70 per person (excl. service) and drinks are bottomless for 90 minutes from the booking time. *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.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Mon - Sat 12:00 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 1205 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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JonC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak we have had in ages and staff were very attentive

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much Jon for you amazing review! We are pleased to see you enjoyed the food and the whole team and myself really appreciate your feedback. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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MartinK
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was good but nothing special .
Expensive for what was served .
Waitress attentive and knowledgeable .
No non alcoholic beer in stock and the kitchen was unable to serve a cappuccino -
poor at this level .
Manager on duty seemed reluctant to get involved .

EP
ElliotP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcelo was amazing and me and family were soo happy with the experience and the food!

WJ
WillJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, brilliant service would highly recommend.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much Will for the amazing review! We are happy to see you had an incredible experience with us and we really appreciate the feedback. We look forward to having you join us again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday get together. The steak was amazing! Not a big meat eater but the best and tastiest medium steak I’ve ever had. Lovely waiter who brang out a birthday suprise! Thankyou aundre.
Nice experience. Great food. Friendly staff. From Giedre and Tessa x

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ClaireF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but very disappointing service. Was here for a special anniversary meal but was constantly being rushed by the waitress and staff. They didn’t have the wine we requested available but still charged us for the more expensive bottle rather than price matching it. The starters arrived before the wine and within about 5 minutes of ordering, the plates were tried to be taken away when we were still eating. Each time we tried to chat to the waitress she didn’t understand what we were saying and wasn’t friendly at all. Not very impressed with the service at all which is a shame as have been to gaucho several times but it wasn’t the same as usual.

HB
HughB
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scallops I had as a starter were amazing in taste and presentation. Service friendly and efficient. Main course of fillet steak was superb. Definitely the best meal I've had there, or anywhere in London for some time

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Carine
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Marcelo (sorry if it’s spelt wrong) was absolutely lovely. Helped us with our order and gave us his recommendations as it was our first time. Was a great birthday meal and look forward to coming back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & food!

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rcvp
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We came at 10.30 p.m. after the theatre. There was no chicken or lamb cutlets left on the menu. Plates for our steak were cold but were replaced on request. Chips were not dry and crisp. Service was slow and poor, considering how few guests there were at that time of night. The steak itself was good.

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vipmoldovarules
London
17 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food in a great location.

NJ
NicholasJ
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks for looking after our large group , food and service both really good .

VM
VickyM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First two courses were excellent for both me and my husband, but their desserts and coffees were lacking.

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hayleyh
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The waiter was very helpful, sticky toffee pudding slightly dry, service a little in the slow side, overall we enjoyed our visit shame about the building site outside

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Oldie
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Chips were not so good and the music was too loud for us.

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RuthM
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and outstanding service. The best steak in town! Andre our waiter was attentive and thoughtful and made our birthday treat perfect. Highly recommend trying this restaurant if you love food and feeling spoilt.

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AmandaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing, the food is prepared perfectly.
Great restaurant for when you want a proper good steak.

TK
TracyK
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely afternoon. Would definitely recommend.

TH
vipTheHungryDutchman
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience1

The restaurant was empty

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Danielsimmo25
London
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Been to a lot of gauchos and unfortunately this is the worst I have been to. Service was poor, not all food out at the same time. Waited long times for drinks and the Irish coffee was prob the worst tasting drink I have ever tasted. Deserts were taken off the bill but very disappointed as this isn’t what I have come to expect from gaucho. Won’t be returning to this venue.

DG
DuncanG
Monaco
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal. Really attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend this Gaucho

SA
SamanthaA
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing good! Great staff and we will be visiting again ☺️

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Georgie
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

GN
GeoN
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, lovely staff, nice food, would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak, lovely staff

JB
JoanneB
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food, staff where helpful and friendly

AL
AndrewL
London
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Steak was amazing, slightly disappointing sides for £5 each and the chips were awful (but removed from the bill after we mentioned it during the meal).

LS
LouiseS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was very attentive and food was delicious. The ambience score was middle of the road because the restaurant was so quiet!

MT
MrsT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & wine & great service - attentive but not disruptive. Definitely be good back!

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James
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife and I went for her Birthday. It was the perfect end to a lovely day. The steaks were mouth-wateringly delicious, and the blue cheese sauce a great accompaniment. My wife also unexpectedly received a birthday lemon meringue pie with message in chocolate sauce and a candle. A wonderful time.

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks were beautifully cooked and taste was good. Was served by Sami who was very attentive and great to talk to. Definitely recommend

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grovertherover
London
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was decent. Our server Kiara was outstanding, very friendly and efficient.

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Anon
Kent
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were serve by Marcello, a very friendly knowledgeable attentive server. The food was delicious as always. Expensive lunch but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always and perfect service from start to finish

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Kezzz
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, welcoming atmosphere and fantastic service :-)

JJ
JessicaJ
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back to gaucho smithfield. So worth the money and the food was amazing!

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Kavin
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and exceptional service from Marcello - look forward to visiting again and would definitely recommend!

AS
AnaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent
Will definitely go again

JL
JamesL
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Unfortunately the steaks were not to the quality we have had in the past from the original Gaucho. My wife ordered a rare fillet and it was well done. They did take both our meals away and start again put still not as good as in the past. It took an hour to finally get to eat
Wine still good
It will not be my choice of steak restaurant for the future

EJ
EleanorJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good thanks, all staff were so attentive and welcoming 😁

FAQs

Gaucho Smithfield offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7490 1676.

Gaucho Smithfield is rated 4.5 stars by 1205 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Smithfield 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.