Gauthier Soho

4.6
3347 reviews
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Vegan
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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London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it could not have been more perfect. As a vegan, having so much choice was fantastic. The flavours were out of this world. The sommelier chose our wines with great care. All the staff were very professional. We will definitely return.

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S
London
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely late Saturday lunch. Felt slightly rushed through the courses vs previous visits but still v good food and value

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A
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyable experience and I have no idea what other reviewers are saying about poor service (maybe a different reviewing site???)

Exquisite food with the Truffle Tortellini being the highlight for me. For what you get and the location I think it is extremely good value

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T
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding from start to finish, impeccable service, superb food, now in my top 3 London restaurants. The Vegan tasting menu was awesome and one I will have again even though I am not vegetarian or vegan. You won't leave hungry!

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DJ
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. Great choice in set lunch. 6 of us ate and we all enjoyed our selections. Some of us paid a supplement for the duck and were very glad that we did. Delicious! Lovely, relaxed atmosphere with exceptional, friendly service. Highly recommend.

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AD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great value menu and good choice. Nice corner table for 3 - service was a little too keen at times.
There is a balance to be struck between being ignored and being hurried.
The food was up to it’s usual high standard and the wines albeit ‘standard’ were lovely.
Must book a table before long.

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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The vegan tasting menu was excellent. Unfortunately our dinner was ruined becuase the room was so warm we had to cut the dinner short due to the fact that I was feeling faint. There is no air conditioning.

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VB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wrote an email to Gauthier to say how much we enjoyed our lunch. The staff were extremely efficient and kind. The food was out of this world and the wine was excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend to my friends. The ambience was peaceful and the decor was spotless. Excellent.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food and friendly service. We were made to feel really welcome. Beautiful vegan taster menu

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RB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go-to restaurant in London. Have been there 5 times. It is pricey but well worth it.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful hidden room’ dining experience for party of 6 made the evening very special!

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GG
London
76 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with quality ingredients. Excellent value for money with their lunch offers. Service attentive and unobtrusive.

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K
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the vegan tasting menu. I am vegetarian, my sister a firm meat-eater. We enjoyed it, some courses more than others. The mushroom tortellini was one of the nicest things I have eaten out!

Staff were attentive without being intrusive.

A nice treat.

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m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant with an amazing vegan menu and lovely, knowledgeable sommelier. Recommended!

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JE
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

It was worse than `poor`.Having read very complimentary reviews, I think the chef and manager must have been on hols when we came to Gauthier last Thursday 4th July. I adore French food from provincial cafes to grand Paris restaurants but what a disaster at this place. Everything was dreadful. Having been let in, three of us were left huddled in the narrow entrance feeling rather awkward. Our other guest who arrived a few minutes later had to ring the bell three times before being let in. Then we were led upstairs where there seemed to be more staff than guests. I opted for the tasting menu with a guest and the other two for the vegetarian equivalent. All courses were bland and totally disappointing, even with additional sauces added with a flourish. With the one exception that was totally over powered with truffle. I left most of my courses, as did my guest, much to the consternation of staff. It was difficult to explain quite how bad the food was in front of everyone. However when we suggested that we should have opted for the vegetarian menu, the other two said that they disliked it just as much. Even the two large glass vases in the windows were just about empty which explained the dead and drooping flowers, as pointed out by the other table. What a disaster and so embarrassing as we wanted to impress a special client.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The vegan tasting menu was superb. Even my non vegan guest really enjoyed it. Hope to return soon.

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ES
Kent
51 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly exceptional summer tasting menu.The service was outstanding and made very special for our anniversary and the champagne (Deutz) and Provence rose both a glorious accompaniment.One if the very best London restaurants which doesn’t need the glitz to sell itself

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SH
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gauthier is a classy, cosy and relaxed fine dining restaurant. The staff provided excellent service (shout out to Anne-Charlotte who was very friendly and enthusiastic about the dishes).
It is the perfect place to bring family, partners or colleagues for an elegant meal.
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We usually go for the lunch deluxe menu which is great value (£50 including 3 drinks) but on this occasion we were swayed by the tasting menu which was also only £50 but without as many drinks included - see last photo for the menu.
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A complimentary and creative amuse bouche is provided to everyone and is always a highlight of the meal. Today we had faux gras which is a vegan equivalent of foie gras made from lentils and other things you wouldn’t individually identify. The result is impressively close to the real thing and has achieved the flavour although the texture is different. It was sublime with the lightly fried sourdough bread. I could easily be converted if the full vegan menu is that good.
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Special mention for the cod which we expected to be a standard fish course but it was anything but average - it was delicate, creamy, tender and complimented perfectly by the delicious jus. The sauces accompanying all the dishes were exceptional.
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See Instagram food blog ‘morefoodthansense’ for more photos.

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M
Bristol
11 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine , sommelier was brilliant and service was formal but not overly so

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T
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I came here specifically to try the vegan taster menu when we realised that it was fine dining created by a fellow vegan. We were not disappointed.
The first course of carrot tartar was a real piece of theatre as it was minced at the table. We were encouraged to 'participate' by trying it with different accompaniments. Stunningly delicious for such simple ingredients. The next seven courses were equally tasty as was the wine which was enhanced by the very knowledgeable sommelier.

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B
London
51 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service here has been a problem I’m the past, but it was this time

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

What a pleasure to have a menu dedicated to fine Vegan dining. It was simply stunning.

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Rude staff members, expensive uninspiring food. Tables too close together and noisy, dirty table linen and old food on chairs. Shoddy, dated dining room.

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

What a fantastic place. Took my husband here for his birthday and had an amazing experience. it's so refreshing to dine somewhere where the chef is so passionate about plant-based cuisine and it's not seen as an afterthought. Every dish was so delicious and the service was faultless. Attentive and friendly without being pretentious. Wish I could give it more than five stars!

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

Incredible anniversary dinner at Gauthier Soho! We had the vegan tasting menu and were amazed by the chef's creativity and the delicacy of the dishes. The wine pairings were also a highlight: the sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and served a selection that perfectly complemented each course. The tortellini was the best both of us have had and our only complaint was that the main course was far from being the highlight of the meal. The zucchini dish was way too light and I would generally expect something more substantial and less vegetable-centered. I believe mushrooms would have made a mush better centerpiece for a main. Thank you, Gauthier!

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

Such delicious, interesting food and delightful, friendly service. We loved it! Amazing vegan foie gras, and edifying wine pairing. The sommelier is a fun person!

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PF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around. Food tremendous, service attentive, ambiance comfortable. Highly recommended

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l
London
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

the de luxe 3 course lunch with champagne and 2 glasses of wine is surely one of London's bargains.

Very good seafood and desserts and a very relaxed atmosphere. The 3 of us really enjoyed it

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service, attention, and care. The food was incredible.

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PM
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Not top rated due to the atmosphere / ambience.

It would have been nice to have some low mood music

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent menu, very attentive service, exhaustive wine list for all tastes and budgets, friendly and knowledgeable staff.

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D
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round. Food AMAZING, had tasting menu with wine pairing. Sommelier was so nice friendly knowledgeable without being robotic more than happy to answer our questions.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at a Michelin star restaurant, mainly as we are non meat eaters but Gauthiers vegan taster menu was perfect for us.
The flavours exceeded our expectations and the theatre of the whole thing was brilliant.
Knowledgable staff and just the right amount of attention.
The only small thing we disliked because it is a really strong pet hate of ours, is the automatic service charge. Accepted that it was a suggested amount, in effect it is an automatic charge . We paid it anyway but the issue is that in our opinion the client should choose if and how much to pay for service. It is a personal view and didn’t spoil the evening one bit.

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b
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good ambience at Friday lunchtime, all tables were filled. Tables far enough apart to enable easy conversation. Normal tasting menu was very good and value for money. Portion sizes quite small but with the rich flavoursome sauces this was not an issue by the end of the meal. The vegetarian foie gras amuse-bouche was surprisingly tasty although not perhaps a replacement for the genuine article. Service was efficient but not overdone. The end of meal petit fours were a little disappointing as they seemed a bit undercooked and doughey but the jellies were good . The wine list was extensive but pricey with not much to choose under £50.

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HH
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at it's best; quiet, discreet, excellent service, good wine & great food all in a lovely calm ambiance

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W
Hertfordshire
14 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. The summer truffle risotto was fabulous. One of the nicest things Ive ever eaten

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RR
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal celebrating my birthday. The interior is stunning. We picked the vegan taster menu with paring wines. The food and wine were outstanding. Beautifully presented and full of flavours. The staff were exceptionally attentive. The wine and food waiter both gave us interesting explanations of each item on the menu as it came out. As vegans, we feel that it is without doubt the best vegan meal we have ever experienced and look forward to returning. If you're looking for that special place, this is it! Thank you for a lovely meal.

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h
Hertfordshire
25 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very special. It’s our favourite restaurant.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food and venue excellent. Whilst it's pricey, I do believe you get what you pay for. The plant based dishes were superb and the waiting staff welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable.

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Gauthier Soho and it was superb, the flavors were extraordinary. I was totally surprised to have enjoyed the vegan courses and will be back soon to try more.

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