Gaucho Smithfield

4.2
1181 reviews
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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.

Special Offers

Bottomless Beef and Wine £70

Enjoy (weekly changing) free flowing wine, a weekly revolving steak menu featuring different, delicious cuts of meat all for £70 per person. Includes bottomless, red white or rose from selected wines on the day.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
This menu is available for advanced reservation and walk ins. One drink per person, at any one time. Wine is served by the 175ml glass. This offer is valid for the duration of a 90-minute dining period. The first portion of steak is served as 300g. Guests are then permitted to only order in increments of 100g per person. The whole table must take part in bottomless beef & bottle. We operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 July 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 19:00-23:00

What 1181 People Are Saying
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SD
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Beef and bottle deal amazing value.

Service slow on food but wine glass always topped up

s
London
49 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dropped in here again whilst in London on business. Excellent steak and a good choice of wines.

GC
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

More bread for the table would have been great. We got 1 small cheesy roll and 1 small slice of bread which is not enough. I recommend each adult to get 2 rolls and 2 breads each. Thanks.

EI
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time at Gauchos in Smithfield and we went there for a pre-theatre lunch time meal to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were delighted when we were given a free glass of fizz and a dessert on the house to help us celebrate, which made us feel very special and contributed towards a great day. Fully recommend this restaurant and much praise for the attentive staff. Thank you.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic, as always.
The service was brilliant all of the staff were excellent.

JD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steak, thoroughly enjoyed the food. Ordered two pots macaroni cheese and they were both cooked differently, one nicer than the other, otherwise food was good but very pricey for what you got. Would recommend for a special occasion though

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The team was very inflexible with the menu and won’t allow us to order the special menu.

FF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Marcello provided a fantastic service, thank you! The mean was outstanding

JL
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in a longtime. Looked after by the team - could not fault this place. Highly recommend! It will be on the list anytime I visit London.

s
London
50 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect steak as always

AR
London
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food as always was lovely. However the service was poor. We were on the offer and had to continually ask for the wine to be topped up. I got the vinegar for my chips at the end of the meal and the bill took forever to arrive. Not the level of service I would expect when paying Gaucho prices!

N
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Although the menu says medium rare the steak was a little too rare however; was a lovely night and great ambiance

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and amazing food, totally blown away by this branch will be back for sure

MO
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food good service and a comfortable environment to eat in.
Very small down side to the night was, first, it annoys me when the tip is pre added to the bill even though it is a discretionary addition and can be removed, I like to give my own tip, second, I asked for a second bottle of water and never received it but noticed on the bill later that I was charged for it.

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

40th birthday and the waitress was lovely, the ambience was a bit rubbish but that was because it was a rainy Monday!

JV
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 2

I would not recommend the Beef and Wine Deal at all.... rather just go for the standard menu

l
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet restaurant, good quality steak but both steak and chips seemed a little undercooked

SD
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely wine and excellent, knowledgeable service.

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was lovely, staff looked after us very well, it was very quiet though which was surprising.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

After having a steak there, I was violently sick all night as was my boyfriend who had the same steak (it was a sharing one). Very disappointed as normally love steak at gauchos

RS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

great service and value using a timeout voucher - quiet during the week so nice for a romantic meal but lacked atmosphere.

s
London
50 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good steak again - as it always has been when we have been to this restaurant

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff were pleasant, steak superb, drinks pretty good.

P
London
25 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Place was empty. Bife de Chorizo was okay but nothing special. Portion size of sides getting smaller. Bread basket getting smaller.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the same service and romantic atmosphere.

i
London
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Despite the restaurant not being very busy they put us, six larger than average men, on a smallish round table that would have comfortably seated four. Result, a couple of split drinks and struggle to fit the sharing platters on the table.
I could understand it if the restaurant was busy but “manager” a bit of thought goes a long way.
I guess on the positive it meant conversation was easier:-).
The food as always is pricey but you know that before you go and the steaks as always were perfect.

GW
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great table, great service and very good food! Would definately come again...

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

Marcello our waiter was more than excellent. His deep knowledge about each different steak cut and how best to consume it was excellent and made the whole experience much more interesting. Would definitely recommend it.

GB
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

They could cook a nice steak but could not cook a chocolate desert. Two failed attempts let the restaurant down.

SA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My belly was contented. Very good service, and the set menu was good value

l
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I came with a friend on a time out offer (£60 for steak, sides, 1 bottle of wine). I wasn't sure what to expect, but the meat was really good (tender & succulent). It also came with Picanha sauce which was delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Overall a really good experience!

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

High prices, small portions. I wanted to cancel booking and they told me i could not if not i would have to pay £20 per head, very stupid.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always. Staff are knowledgable, welcoming and friendly. Throughly recommend!

SJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

fantastic pre birthday meal - love the Gaucho not my usual 5 stars as had to return my steak (this can happen no matter where you go). They offered to redo the whole meal but we shared the first steak while the second one cooked - all delicious and even got a present as an apology. well done Gaucho Smithfield

OT
London
186 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

very quiet restaurant, good food but expensive to be honest

EL
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere nice staff nice food presentation... ordered sweetbread as starter, two different type of steak to share, stem broccoli and tomato salad as side and a mushroom sauce. Stem broccoli was a bit overcooked. Slight disappointed as I was expecting crunchy stem broccoli. Love the tomato salad though, very refreshing. Sweetbread will be better I reckon if it's deep fried.

AM
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Gaucho Smithfield. 12 Jan 19. Ordered the fillet, medium rare. Unfortunately the steak wasn't prepared correctly and rested appropriately. As a result when I cut into it, it bled everywhere and was tough to eat. The chips were cold. The spinach wet. The bearnaise sauce flavourless. I'm sorry, but if you wan't a half decent steak on the 'high street' you're better off going to Goodman.

TB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was really good and meat lovers will not be disappointed.

C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably the best steaks in London . I have been going to Groucho for many years. The menu choice has cut back over the years , but the quality of the meat and the wine has always been top level.
The bar service was a bit slow considering the numbers in the restaurant but the service at the table was excellent , efficient and informative .

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love the Gaucho Smithfield. The staff was amazing! Everyone was so welcoming and attentive to us throughout the evening even though they were extremely busy. The food was terrific and the portions were huge!

The meat we had was very well prepared and it was an amazing dining experience. I would certainly recommend this place if you're visiting London and are near the Farringdon station.

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