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Gaucho Smithfield

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1262 reviews
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£41 and over
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Steak
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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

Offers

Bottomless Beef and Bottle £60pp

Oct 14, 2020-Feb 28, 2021·Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00

Choose from a weekly changing menu of brilliant steak cuts and a selection of our favourite free flowing wine.

London Restaurant Festival: 3 Course Menu and Glass of Rose £30 pp

Oct 1-31, 2020·Mon-Fri 12:00-19:15, Sat 18:00-19:15

Pre-booking is required. Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offers

What 1262 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryC
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant. My son's 18th birthday - he and his brother are real steak lovers. They shared the fillet/rump/ribeye/sirloin platter, and say in was their best meal ever.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ordered a rare fillet steak, but received well done and waiters didn’t seem to care. Wine was of the wrong vintage (3 years younger than on the menu), so when I pointed that out, I was rudely told that there’s a small print on the digital menu saying that the vintages may vary. What’s the point then?! To top it off, they brought an incorrect whiskey . Terrible experience, avoid!

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I spent a wonderful afternoon in Gaucho with 2 friends. We had a long relaxing lunch and we were not rushed in any way. I have been to several other London restaurants recently where the atmosphere has felt too clinical. I know it’s difficult in Covid times however we are still human beings and a warm friendly environment helps us feel special as well as being assured a “safe” visit. The service, the food and the atmosphere were all excellent. Well done Gaucho!

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connerc
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this venue
With my girlfriend,

Amazing venue and staff was very kind and helpfull

Will definitely come back again

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JulieanneS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal good food good service
Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A meal at Gauchos to celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary. Beautiful steaks and great red wine. See you next time!

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ScottJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Gaucho's before, but not this particular one. Service was excellent & staff were so friendly. Food was amazing, & atmosphere was buzzing.
Would definetely recommend & will be going back.

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talltaff
London
14 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well set up excellent service and food. would thoroughly recommend.

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vipcgd1
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Food was wonderful and special offer menu gave unbeatable value. All the staff were fantastic, particularly Neringa and Maria, all led by their brilliant manager, Regis. Looking forward to returning soon!

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JOSEPHJ
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was excellent, good food, great venue for a date night or small group of friends. Perhaps lighting a bit too bright. Would revisit.

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Annie
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gaucho consistently delivers excellent food and service.

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Sofiko
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious steaks, high quality, nice and friendly staff

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Jackie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took advantage of the opentable set menu offer and was not disappointed. Great choices for each course, we particularly enjoyed the Ancho steak with chips-delicious.
Marcelo our waiter was excellent, helpful, informative and engaging.

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HuseyinO
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Our steaks came cold,waiters were attending properly £200 bill for two people rip off

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt very safe, food was amazing as usual

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byateammate
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The steak was good, everything else was very disappointing, I can understand going in late as we did may have issues but I would say only serve what you can make up to standard and if not tell us it's not available. Some things like the chimichurri sauce was just wrong and I know this chain can do it since I tasted a perfectly good one at the London bridge venue a few months ago. For nearly £100 a head I expect more. I just remembered the fried egg I got was completely hard! Solid yolk, looked reheated to be honest, how hard is it to freshly fry an egg!

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, great tasting food and good service

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MHPri
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Large restaurant a bit cavernous in this pandemic era. Steaks were good. Welcome was polite and efficient. Table waiter a little off the pace and should be better informed on the menu and drinks. Otherwise a good experience generally, but for £180 for 2 diners (only 2 beers and a glass of wine each) probably expect more.

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LushLoni
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hard to fault our visit. It was quiet- for obvious reasons :) and our server was attentive and personable. We were really happy with the delicious food and the service. Thank you very much!

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Laura
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely anniversary meal back at our favourite steak restaurant! Only disappointment was they had ran out of spinach and mac and cheese sides! Apart from that food was amazing!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. Quite dark but not so much that you can’t see the menu etc. Would go back!

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Millie
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was outstanding and our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drinks, the food arrived very quickly and the steak melted in the mouth, the sides complemented the steak perfectly. The ambience was very chilled and relaxed will definitely be back to gaucho Smithfield.

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joannat
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great value. We had the set lunch menu 2 courses for £22.

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CristinaT
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

After attending Gaucho for the first time it was an ok experience, I don’t plan to return as the food took way to long to come out, we was told that we would be getting bread for the table which didn’t come until after the starter which already took long to come, i understand with everything going on that it would take a bit longer but it was wayyy to long and cost the food cost more than it’s worth

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Mko1
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and very good food. It was quite empty but started filling up in the evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were seated late but were given complimentary drinks so I can’t complain. Good service but was placed by a window which meant there was a little draft. Overall food was good and I enjoyed my meal.

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vipluv2dine
London
27 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice steakhouse. We went for the sharing platter, with a selection of 4 different cuts. For the quality the price was slightly higher than we would have liked, but overall it was a nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good but we thought the eat out to help out would contribute more. The food was very very nice though and we enjoyed it!

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Nina
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. We loved the Ancho steack and empenadas. Would come back

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Albert
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

We were not allowed to order from the set menu which resulted in a vastly dearer bill than expected. The food however was nice.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little pricey and they automatically apply 12.5% gratuity but the steak is outstanding so would definately go back again and recommend

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AlexR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are amazing, my only gripe is that it came at a bigger hit to my wallet than I expected though it is London and I’m used to eating cheaper, would still come again the food is to die for

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lancet
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Top level of service from all of staff. Faultless

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LindseyT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, brilliant service, the perfect evening!

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BillalC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great meal overall went for my birthday and was even given a desert with happy birthday on it.

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Aoife
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and attentive, the food was amazing and it wasn't too crowded so it was a lovely experience overall

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Dave
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very nice meal, only issue was that the music was a bit loud, but probably depends where you are placed to sit in the restaurant

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DavidC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A fantastic meal with superbly attentive staff. Very impressed with the care and quality afforded to our party.

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ElisaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really good the meat is some thing spectacular!!! The restaurant manager (an Italian man) was really nice and he took care of us. We will be back soon!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Elisa, t Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review. We hope you had a wonderful time with us, and our team here at Gaucho Smithfield look forward to welcoming you back. We've just made some really fresh updates to our menu a few weeks ago. So come and join us again and try one my favourite dishes to start your next experience off with us which is the refreshing Tuna Ceviche which comes with avocado mousse, pickled radishes, and a refreshingly spicy acqua chilli dressing. Dario Amoroso

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Sanoz
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! The steaks were delicious and the service outstanding.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on 26 February 2020

Hi Sanoz, Thanks for your lovely review and valued feedback. It brings a big smile to my face to hear that your experience was so wonderful. If you fancy joining us again, try a day of Argentine beef indulgence with our Bottomless Beef and Wine promotion, available everyday at Gaucho Smithfield only! Look forward to seeing you again soon! Regis Favero

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FAQs

Gaucho Smithfield is rated 4.4 stars by 1262 OpenTable diners.

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.