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Gaucho Smithfield, London,

Gaucho Smithfield

4.5
4.5
1094 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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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Argentinian, Latin American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–22:00 Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7490 1676

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can be flexible with private events in this restaurant which offers a private dining room seating up to 18. We are also happy to arrange tastings, masterclasses and other events as you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Lieth: 020 7490 1676

  • Area

    Barbican

  • Parking Details

    On street parking and an hourly rate car park on the opposite side of the market.

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Farringdon and Barbican tube station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Bottomless Beef and Wine

    £67.50 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the finest bottomless beef and wine at Gaucho Smithfield all day Monday to Saturday. Choose from a weekly changing menu of brilliant steak cuts, a selection of four stunning free flowing wine (red, white and rose), as well as unlimited chips and chimichurri sauce. The experience is priced at £60 per person plus 12.5% Service Charge.
  • Post-Theatre Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Introducing the brand-new pre and post theatre menu, available at Gaucho Chancery Lane and Smithfield. Guests will get the chance to dig into a two (£26.50) or three course (£29.50) set menu. *Available Monday – Friday from 5pm – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10.45pm *Not available on Bank Holidays *All guests must display their theatre tickets to be able to dine on this menu *The menu is subject to change
  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Introducing the brand-new pre and post theatre menu, available at Gaucho Chancery Lane and Smithfield. Guests will get the chance to dig into a two (£26.50) or three course (£29.50) set menu. *Available Monday – Friday from 5pm – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10.45pm *Not available on Bank Holidays *All guests must display their theatre tickets to be able to dine on this menu *The menu is subject to change

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What 1,094 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • London

    Steak

  • City of London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was amazing. Pilar made us feel spoiled. We will definitely be back soon.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded 1 day agoDear Smithfield Guest, thank you very much for leaving reviewing us. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our food, and I will pass your feedback to Pilar. The team and I are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  2. H

    Helen

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Really enjoyed our business lunch. The food was excellent. All of us enjoyed our dishes. My only piece of constructive feedback is that I had to get up to ask for the bill as no-one seemed to be around at that point of the day.
  3. R

    Rabbo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful meal. Excellent service. We felt very welcome.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant evening- the ambiance was great & the service was outstanding. A special shout out to Artur and Chiara for looking after us! Will definitely be returning, 10/10 experience.
  5. RS

    RachaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food. And incredibly attentive staff. Would definitely come back and recommend to anyone.
  6. O

    Oats

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Nice client lunch but restaurant was very empty. 2 or 3 tables occupied.
  7. H

    Holly

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal, amazing service - Marcello our waiter was very knowledgable, welcoming and attentive throughout the meal. Thoroughly enjoyed.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 14 June 2022Thank you for the amazing review, Holly! We are happy to know you had a good experience with us and Marcello's service was outstanding. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  8. CM

    ChristinaM

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Chiara was excellent, she made us have fun and feel like home.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 28 May 2022Thank you Christina for the amazing review! We are glad to know you had such a lovely experience and Chiara's service was worth mentioning. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind review, Artur Ahi General Manager

  9. NN

    NikitaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time having the bottomless brunch. It was my partner’s birthday and they looked after us so well. Fredericos service was absolutely fantastic and I really appreciate all the effort he made to make his birthday lunch a nice one. Will definitely come again

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 26 May 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, Nikita! We are delighted to know Federico's service was the highlight of your virist and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful evening! Excellent food and superb service from the lovely Chiara, who was attentive and warm throughout the evening.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 13 May 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are glad to know you had and amazing experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Basic steak and basic service. Overpriced considering other steak restaurants in the area.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ves our waiter was great! Very knowledgable about the meat.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 13 May 2022Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to know you had an amazing experience with us and Veselin's service made it even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  13. UL

    ULISESR

    Baja California

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Comida muy buena la carne en su punto las ensaladas muy ricas y el servicio de Pilar en particular es de resaltar

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 13 May 2022Muchas gracias por la reseña, Ulises. Nos agrada saber que disfrutaste la comida y el servicio de la camarera hizo la experience memorable. Esperamos volver a verte pronto. Un saludo, Artur Ahi General Manager

  14. f

    foodie

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb steak with great recommendations from our waiter 'Ves'.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 13 May 2022Thank you for the amazing review We are happy to know you enjoyed an amazing steak thanks to your waiter's recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Charming service!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 5 May 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you had a lovely experience with us and the service was worth mentioning. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  16. 2

    24lunch

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic simple as. Will definitely be back for more.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 5 May 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are glad to know you had an amazing time with us and we look to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  17. E

    Emmap

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lovely meal for my graduation. Although the mains took a while to come out, they were worth the wait!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 5 May 2022Thank you Emma for the review! We are happy to know you chose us to celebrate your graduation and that you had a good time. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marcelo was amazing. Super Super service and very knowledgable and attentive. Will come back just to be served by him.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 21 April 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are glad to know you had an amazing time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  19. TJ

    TJunior

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service - Marcello was awesome

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 21 April 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, Junior! We are happy to know your experience with us was amazing and Marcello's service made it even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  20. OF

    OliverF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, very friendly and knowledgeable. Food came with very little delay. Food was delicious. Thankyou very much

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 21 April 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Oliver! We are glad to know you had an amazing time with us and the service was worth mentioning. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  21. g

    glammy

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Set menu with glass of champagne. Nice but not blown away! Salmon served on its own on what looked like a side plate as main - no vegetable and waitress did not ask if wanted any accompanying dish. Dessert best if 3 courses.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An exceptional experience with outstanding food and service. Everyone was attentive and welcoming but special thanks to my server Marcelo who really made my visit. Genuinely enjoyed the whole experience and will be back again

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 29 March 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback! We are happy to now Marcello's service was the highlight of your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  23. SA

    SolomonA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the restaurant and ambience. The steak deal was nice and there was enough to go round multiple times

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 26 March 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Solomon! We are glad to know you enjoyed the beef & bottle option and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I lovely evening at the restaurant. Thanks in particular to Marcelo for his excellent service which is really appreciated. Thanks so much!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 29 March 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you had an amazing experience with us and we look forward to meeting you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  25. t

    traciet

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our son's birthday and the staff made him feel very special. The food was lovely and although we had a small wait for drinks we did not notice it.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 26 March 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Traciet! We are glad to know you chose us to celebrate this special occasion and we didn't disappoint you. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  26. AS

    AmyS

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely as gaucho always is. Would go back again soon.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 26 March 2022Thank you for the review, Amy! We are happy to know you had a good time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Awful quality food. Steak cooked incorrectly and then sent back. Both the fillet and the ribeye of low quality. £126 for quality that was less than the food I used to eat in the barracks cook house. Won't be returning.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    It was first time going to Gaucho and I had been looking forward to it. I went for lunch with a few colleagues and had to wait over an hour for starters and had to ask several times for drinks. We couldn’t wait for our deserts because we had to get back to work and was forced to ask for it to be packaged to go. It was highly embarrassing as it was my recommendation and the service was diabolical.
  29. MP

    MarkP

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not very busy for a Friday night, which was great as we booked last minute. Asked for a bottle of wine, which took 3 people to ask again and again what I wanted, finally arrived and not quite cold enough. Ordered scallops that were small and over cooked, these were quickly replaced and came back a much better size and tasted great. Not offered a second bottle of wine, had to grab a wine list myself. Steaks were very good, blue cheese sauce was a bit too thick. However our server was lovely and very good.
  30. EP

    EmilyP

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host Marcello was incredibly attentive, informative and ensured we were well looked after. The food was excellent, cooked exactly as requested and was delicious - will definitely be coming back!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 7 March 2022Thank you very much for the amazing review, Emily! We are happy to know Marcello's service was outstanding and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  31. H

    Happydiner

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 1 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and great service. Everything we expected from Gaucho.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 7 March 2022Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to know your experience with us was up to your expectations and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  32. JP

    JeanPaul

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Were greeted nicely at the door and brought to our comfortable table. Marcello was our waiter who was very energetic, knowable, and had the absolute correct balance between quality of service, fun, yet professional. He was fantastic. And naturally the food was great as well. It always is at Gaucho, we think it is the best steaks in London. Definitely to our taste.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 5 March 2022Thank you very much for the review, Jean Paul! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the steaks and Marcello's service was one of the highlights of the experience. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  33. B

    Bigmac

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb meal , backed up with superb service from Marcelo who was a credit to the restaurant, our third visit and we will return shortly for a fourth, thanks Marcelo and the rest of the team , would highly recommend

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 7 March 2022Thank you very much for the review! We will pass the amazing feedback to Marcello and we are glad to know you had an incredible experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  34. RV

    RogerV

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Great team on site , very helpful and welcoming but a little noisy

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 26 February 2022Thank you for the review, Roger! We are happy to know the staff provided a good service and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  35. R

    Roze

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Unfortunately it seemed to be understaffed on. Monday with no barman. The same poor waitress had to make cocktails as well as serve tables
  36. p

    peterb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and perfectly cooked stake. Will certainly come back.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 17 February 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, Peter! We are happy to know you enjoyed the food and your waiter's service made the experience even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  37. JG

    JonathanG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here with my Partner on Valentines evening and the service was impeccable. From the moment we stepped in the door to the moment we left I couldn't have been more satisfied. We wanted to sit at another table than the one we had booked originally and the team made that possible in a heartbeat. A special shout out to our waiter Marcello who did an amazing job! I would definitely recommend this branch of Gaucho to anyone .

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 17 February 2022Thank you Jonathan for the amazing and detailed feedback! We are happy to know your experience with us was a 10/10 and Marcello's service made it even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  38. CB

    CurtisB

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service from Ves the Bulgarian waiter!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 17 February 2022Thank you very much Curtis for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the food and your waiter made the experience even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  39. OJ

    OJRxx

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak I’ve ever eaten!staff super helpful and friendly

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 17 February 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback! We are glad to know the steak was outstanding and the service was worth mentioning. We look forward to seeing you again soon . Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  40. m

    markj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! Our waiter was brilliant. Food is out of this world! Yes it’s expensive but it’s worth it. Staff really are brilliant

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on 14 February 2022Thank you for leaving us an amazing review, Mark! We are glad to know you enjoyed the food and the staff stood up for their service. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate your birthday and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Gaucho Smithfield is rated 4.5 stars by 1094 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Smithfield does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gaucho Smithfield

93a Charterhouse Street London, EC1M 6HL

Additional information

  • Area

    Barbican

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00–22:00 Sat 18:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Argentinian, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    On street parking and an hourly rate car park on the opposite side of the market.

  • Public Transit

    Tube: Farringdon and Barbican tube station

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7490 1676

  • Private party facilities

    We can be flexible with private events in this restaurant which offers a private dining room seating up to 18. We are also happy to arrange tastings, masterclasses and other events as you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Lieth: 020 7490 1676

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