Gaucho Smithfield

4.2
1168 reviews
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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. £45 per head for beef and bolt on of bottomless Red, white or rose from selected list £25.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. One drink per person, at any one time. Wine is served by the 125ml 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. Whole table to take part in bottomless beef & bottle & we operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 11 May 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 17:00-21:30
Sat 19:00-22:45

What 1168 People Are Saying
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MO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

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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!

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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

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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

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

Great food, lovely wine and excellent, knowledgeable service.

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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.

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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

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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.

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s
London
46 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

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

Staff were pleasant, steak superb, drinks pretty good.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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

very quiet restaurant, good food but expensive to be honest

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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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v
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meat was outstanding, and the service was great .

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TD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went New Year’s Eve and there was a great buzz - DJ kept a smooth mix of music going and good volume without it being too intrusive. Steaks excellent, as you’d expect. A couple of the puddings inc the fondant were noteworthy. Mac and cheese is interesting with chorizo sausage but was also a bit dry. The waiters were great and helpful with food and wine choices, as always, but service really seemed stretched. Naturally a busy time so I’ve been kind to the score - we left around 45 mins later than planned. Would go back though.

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Decor needs urgent investment starting to look rather tired.

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KK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We went to Gaucho Smithfield as part of our work Christmas party. The food was amazing as expected, however due do a busy time in December, the restaurant was quite noisy.

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BJ
Wales
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks and great service. Would definitely return

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C
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great steaks, sides and sauces. Excellent empanada selection to start for sharing.
Tables are small. Ideal for two, cramped for four. Noise level was high but some large groups on Christmas meals were present.

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FF
London
68 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I hadn’t been to Gaucho for years so wanted to go there with friends to celebrate a friend’s engagement.

When I went a few years ago it felt like a quality establishment, this time it felt trashy with drunk rowdy customers shouting orders at the staff.

Nevertheless we ordered. Some from the set menu and some a-la-carte. Here were the issues:
Half the starters came cold and needed to be redone.
4 out of the 5 steaks ordered were not cooked correctly. The chips were cold.
The desserts weren’t nice
Cocktails very average
Toilets were disgusting

Given the number of great steak places in London, Gaucho feels dated and inadequate.

Whilst I did receive and apologetic email after and a free drink I’m afraid I won’t be returning. Gaucho has had its day!

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EP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Gaucho Smithfield several times over the last 5-6 years, and the food continues to be excellently prepared and presented. I enjoy the depth of the Argentinian wine list, and had a nice bottle of Tannat, which I seem to only find at Gaucho. Overall a high quality dining experience for a Friday night.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and beautiful wine, waiter was attentive and friendly and the maitre de is an asset to the restaurant.

Would definitely recommend!

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RR
Frankfurt Area
4 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. They know their meats and how to cook it.
I'll surely repeat it.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Service was very poor. We were at the table for 15 mins before a waiter came. Drinks and ordering then took a long time. Once the starter order was made things ran very smoothly. Food was lovely which partially made up for the service. What could have been a delightful evening was marred by the service. However, I would go back again as hopefully this was a one off.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Yannis really topped off the experience

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DD
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great place after a trip to The Barbican, great food, although very quiet on a Saturday

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