Gauthier Soho

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French
Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) for omnivores and a vegetable option, as well as an A la Carte and lunch option. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.

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Gauthier Soho offers a memorable private dining experience in the heart of Soho, with five rooms of varying sizes available for special occasions and business meetings.

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CS
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful experience from top to bottom. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vegan meal of our lives. We loved every dish of the tasting menu and the wine accompaniment were exquisite😙 thank you for the fantastic evening!

VH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I each had the tasting menu for lunch. One of us had the classic option while the other went vegan and the food was sensational and very good value for the degree of skill in the cookery and the quality of ingredients. We loved the setting in a converted townhouse and had a wonderful meal from start to finish. We have already recommended Gauthier to friends.

V
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just wonderful, my wife and I spent a lovely time. Waiters, food and drink were perfect.

TS
London
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The black truffle risotto was the best meal I have ever had! Thank you

C
London
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food with imaginative, unexpected combinations. An expensive wine list - the only shortcoming

NG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Gauthier a number of times on our visits to London for theater and we always have a memorable dining experience. However, my wife and I agree this was actually the best dining we have had there. The service was impeccable and each course was even better. I have had a truffle risotto in numerous restaurants in Europe, but the one at Gauthier was the finest I have ever had! They also had a nice little surprise to celebrate our wedding anniversary that we weren’t expecting which exceeded our expectations.

AF
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is a restaurant that presents the highest standards of cuisine. The quality and presentation of the reasonably priced tasting menu (there is a vegetarian option too) were good, if perhaps a tittle bland.
The wine list was interesting and each of the three we had were excellent, particularly a Cotes de Jura. Set
in a re-invention of a Georgian town house works well and provides a fine dining ambience. We would hope to return.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous attentive service from the minute we walked through the door. It was a special birthday for one of the guests and the staff managed this very well

p
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is fantastic - imaginative, tasty, a real treat, especially for anyone avoiding meat. The vegan tasting menu has flair and drama and, as my companion said, if only all vegan food was like this no-one would ever eat meat again.

Sadly the wine is over-priced and the sommelier was poor (removing our glasses before we had finished our (over-priced) bottle), but apart from that everything was excellent.

g
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat, food was amazing and couldn’t have had our 1st tasting menu experience anywhere else

PS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

A
Oxford
7 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We had the Les Plantes Vegan Tasting menu and one guest had the gout du jour menu - absolutely delicious and just as incredible as expected! A work of art ... especially the "Faux Gras" and the truffle tortellini dish! In fact, if you decide to go do not waste your time with the non-vegan dishes.

However, we were disappointed by the venue and the service. The waiters were quite rude and seemed to always be in a rush to clear out plates - at one point one of the waiters spilled wine on one of the guests (an honest mistake!) . The issue came when we had to demand them to change the table cloths, a bit awkward as they should have done this automatically considering the wine was dripping on them.

In general, the decor and ambience was not very pleasant. A bit cold and lifeless - especially as we were having a celebratory dinner!

B
London
116 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for the deluxe set lunch which was first class, 3 courses, champagne, 2 glasses of wine, coffee and petit fours plus excellent bread, an amuse-bouche and a pre-dessert! Outstanding value.

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We booked a table for lunch for 6 to celebrate our golden wedding. The venue and table were perfect. The food very good . The service was a little haphazard with a wrong main course being brought. However generally we had a good experience. It was very good value and ideal from a special occasion.

NG
London
31 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gauthier is certainly one of, if not the best French restaurants in London. Carefully sourced and beautifully presented plates cooked to perfection. For this quality, the price is very reasonable.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the ideal place to meet friends or have dinner with your family. A cosy and relaxed restaurant. Friendly staff will make your evening unforgettable. The most importantly, incredibly delicious French cuisine. You will certainly want to return to this place again! Je recommande!

TC
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent flavour experience, showcasing its capabilities of making vegan food taste deep and complex. But, it lacks mouthfulness, somewhat missing fat in its dishes. Instead it's slightly more inclined towards more the lightness of Japanese delicacies. Meanwhile, front of service is sincere and personable. Go there to enjoy a leisurely special occasion or to get away from the hustle and bustle of central London.

p
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was intimate friendly and exceptional , the vegetarian dishes were delicious and the staff were very helpful

C
London
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Cosy atmosphere. Helpful and polite staff.

a
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The service was very disappointing for a restaurant of this quality. We were left sitting for 20mins at the end of the meal unable to get anyone’s attention, we had to ask for our wine to be refilled more than once and they mislaid my coat.

AG
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I'm not usually one to write reviews, but I was disappointed enough by the dining experience at Gauthier Soho that I am compelled to do so.

We were seated on the top floor and were greeted by an unpleasant smell of bleach. The decore is tired a bit kitsch, but that didn't phase us. We were still looking forward to a nice evening and meal.

We opted for "LES PLANTES" vegan tasting menu. The Vegan Foie Gras to start with was absolutely delicious. Easily the highlight of the meal, though at the time we thought it was just the start of many culinary delights.

The Carrot Tartar followed, and that was a joke, attempting to hide it's tastelessness with theatrics.

Other dishes came out and delivered more disappointment. The mushroom tortellini was the only dish that was genuinely delicious. The desserts were also tasty.

The staff were friendly, but wholly unattentive. Our wine and water glasses were constantly left empty, and would only be filled when prompted.

There are so many restaurants offering delicious vegan food across London, and it seems like Gauthier's menu is stuck in a bygone era when vegan dishes were bland and uninteresting.

CM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menus are superb.

B
London
116 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-class lunch, food, service ambience all excellent. The Deluxe lunch with champagne, 2 glasses of wine, 3 delicious courses and the occasional extra is outstanding value. Well worth a visit.

PM
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Long may the quality of the food and attentive service continue. I’ll be visiting again for sure.

W
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely place and great service, however we were disappointed with the food. Mincing the boiled carrot at the table was good theatre but taste wise was a poor alternative to steak tartare , the faux grois again looked the part but was rather tasteless. They made an effort for my boyfriends birthday and the wine was really nice, I’d recommend the restaurant but not the vegan tasting menu.

CD
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night out and food and wine match was outstanding. Thank you very much for a memorable night. Somelier was fantastic and wine matched to the vegan degustation was simply outstanding. We struggled to isolate which dish was the best for us given they all were exceptional and each dish brought something else to wow us. The only comment I would make is for some of the other service staff to relax a bit and reduce the "formality" and slightly aloof approach of service. Again this may be just us and your Somelier bridged this brilliantly and made it a very warm engaging environment/experience. Thank you all again and we are already planning a return with our two adult children (also vegan).

S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gauthier and this time didn’t fail to disappoint. Service is always so good and friendly. Food delicious ( we’ll forgive them that they forgot our petits fours)

B
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal as ever. Deluxe lunch menu is incredibly good value.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had the worst service and it was a huge let down. The waiters didn't make eye contact at all and never asked us if we needed anything. We had to wait up to 10 minutes to get anyone's attention. Not a welcoming ambiance at all. The startes and main course were delicious but the dessert was overly sweet. I had the souffle for dessert which was under cooked as well but they kindly changed it with another dessert. I chose the mille feuille which my friend had but my dessert didn't have all the elements as ny friend's plate!!!

M
London
63 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four at lunchtime. We had the tasting menu (two vegan) with a champagne aperitif and wine. The food was delicious, service was excellent. The staff were lovely and ambiance was perfect. We will definitely return and highly recommend. We found it great value.

B
London
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit to gauthier and the food didn’t disappoint, you couldn’t fault it. Unfortunately service wasn’t as good and we preferred the first floor seating area.

B
London
25 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only feedback was the wine glasses were left empty on one occasion.
Other than that superb food snd ambience.

OL
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We all had the vegan tasting menu and it was old fashioned and heavy

VB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate my husband’s birthday we came with our family for dinner. We all decided on the Tasting Menu, and the food was delicious. So well balanced, and packed with flavour. Lovely atmosphere, and the staff looked after us very well. Would definitely recommend.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. The ambience was perfect.

VE
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered the tasting Vegan menu. A bit disapointed. Nice looking plates. But overall nothing special. Only the ravioli with the truffle was standing out. Desserts where fine as well. Other courses where flat with no