Gauthier Soho

4.7
3119 reviews
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French
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  • Tasting Menu
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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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EL
London
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my partner for his 40th birthday treat and I couldn't have asked for more. Both the meat and vegan tasting menus were exceptional, and the wine pairings were exquisite. Amazing service and an unexpected extra treat for the birthday boy at the end. Thank you for a brilliant night!

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D
Lincolnshire
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By definition a special occasion always very good, often outstanding. Food inventive and perfectly matched with unusual wines.
Best value top quality lunch in London

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C
Surrey
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

All dishes showed high quality preparation. Excellent and generous choice of bread. Dessert very nice but rather small portion.

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l
London
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food as always
Service was a bit rushed sometimes and forgetful others
Will be coming back soon

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner celebrating our daughters 21st Birthday. A special place for a special occasion.

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RC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had been to this restaurant last Summer for the de luxe lunch and had been most impressed. We returned last week with some friends for the same lunch but although we had a good experience, it was not as good as before, and we are more likely to look for alternatives now than we are to return. I wouldn't put off anyone from going though.

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NB
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lunch menu was excellent for a good price. The service was also very very good with a very knowledgable sommelier

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B
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceeded my expectations. It was a surprise treat for my boyfriend who is vegan (I am not). We both had the tasting menu which blew us both away. Beautiful venue. Will definitely be back

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b
London
13 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, the food was excellent - beautiful ingredients, beautifully cooked and beautifully presented. The deluxe lunch menu is excellent value with a good choice for each course. The knowledgeable waiters get it just right in terms of being attentive and informative, but not intruding. My dessert came with a birthday candle and piping on the plate - again just right.

The only thing we all noticed that hadn't happened before was that we were asked to choose our desserts when we ordered our starters and main courses - this was a shame, as one doesn't know how full one will be, nor what one will fancy at that stage.

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JB
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my top 'go to ' choices of London restaurants when considering where to take friends for a special occasion or a treat , for there's a lovely relaxed, intimate atmosphere ,consistently super food and they do a great job in matching wine to the courses. The staff are pleasant and attentive ,without being intrusive.

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CG
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I chose dishes from the vegan menu and they were delicious and surprisingly light. Others had the venison and said it was very tasty. The service did not quite match the excellent quality of the food, but the Sommelier was very good - knowledgeable and helpful - the wines were superb and matched the meal beautifully. I plan to return and try the vegan tasting menu

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ML
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again fantastic food. Three course set lunch is fantastic value for food if that quality in London. Highly recommended.

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s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch, as always. Gauthier Soho never disappoints, in fact I always leave pleasantly surprised. The vegan menu is as exciting as the standard one - the star dish in this occasion were the lobster and the mushroom tortellini. Will be back soon!

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A
London
9 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and service. My Fiancée is vegan and I am not, but they catered for both of us spectacularly

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B
London
45 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I am a regular customer and I keep going back because they always have something new. Corkage is an added plus, but the wine list is well chosen, too.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Interesting food but very delicate portions of food and wine. A vegetable with main course would have been welcome.

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DM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This, was without a doubt, the best meal I have ever experienced. As vegans, my wife and I have long jettisoned the idea of being able to savor truly fine dining. Gauthier Soho's eight course tasting menu (complete with impeccably thought out wine pairings) was a revelation. Words hardly suffice to describe how amazing this evening was to us.

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JH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food,service and value. always enjoyable

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SW
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant; my boyfriend and I visited for NYE and we were not disappointed! The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. I would highly recommend!

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SS
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We throughly enjoyed our vegan tasting menu. Good variety and taste.

It was refreshing to see fine dining available to Vegans! Thank you G Soho.

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b
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

A great experience as before, our third visit. A great ambience, a truly French feel in a lovely old London Town house with small and intimate dining rooms. Couldn’t fault the menu and the amuse bouche and wine pairings excellent. Can’t wait to come again.

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PW
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

I love it that there is a plant based taster menu! Very nice to go out for a special dinner with meat eating friends and not feel like I was missing out. Very special

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E
London
67 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Gauthier Soho provided an excellent experience as part of my wife's birthday celebrations. An amuse bouche started the meal followed by four excellent courses. The sommelier suggested an excellent bottle of wine and we finished with coffee and petit fours. Oh, and a frequent choice of some abfab bread en route. The service was outstanding and the spacious table made a nice change from the norm. If you're looking for imaginative fine dining you should seriously consider Gauthier Soho. The lunch time menu particularly offers really great value.

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T
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I took a colleague to celebrate their birthday. I was really frustrated with how long it took for staff to bring us the menus. In the end end it arrived only after I requested for it.

My water glass was never refilled. And the bread was only brought round after the first course had been served.

I generally really enjoy the food at Gauthier and speak very highly of it to everyone I know. I am a repeat customer and just wish these small little things could be taken care of as they do start to niggle at you and irritate you. Not quite what one wants from a nice dining experience.

The food as always is extremely delicious and can’t be faulted. The service keeps deteriorating!

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G
London
22 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding cuisine and service. This is my third visit and I look forward to the experience each time.
The three of us all had the set lunch menu including the recommend wines and thoroughly enjoyed our choices.

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SG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Set in a beautiful town house in Soho this is great restaurant with great staff. We had an 8.30 booking but were an hour early, called in on the chance they could seat us earlier and that was no problem. Seating is nicely spaced with 6 tables in the room. We had the tasting menu all the dishes were a joy to the eye as well as the palate. Each dish described in detail by our waitress and help from the sommelier with a marvellous wine choice. Given just enough time between each dish to savour it and anticipate the next. I will certainly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return, very good place for a special celebration meal.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Exceptional food and great service. The vegan foie gras was both surprising and delightful. Wine pairings were great. Overall excellent food!

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AH
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful lunch - some members of the family are vegan/vegetarian, and we were all able to relax and enjoy - great service - thanks!

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B
London
73 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Utterly exceptional. From the Vegan foie gras to the wonderful scallops and the spectacular range of desserts this meal was an absolute triumph. Pricey but worth every penny

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CB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best diner experience I have had, the food is delicious and very imaginative ! Got the vegan tasting menu and i hardly recommend it !

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AM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal out I have had - the food looked and tasted wonderful. So glad we had the four course option. Also catered well for our group which included a gluten free person and a vegan person.

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g
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Bearing in mind that the restaurant is located in Soho, perhaps it couldnt be helped that our access to the restaurant was blocked by two trucks delivering food and vegetables on our lunchtime arrival, but an early morning delivery would be an improvement. The entranceway is very narrow and not enhanced by the dingy brown staircarpet that extends into the dining-room, nor by the dining-room walls which are dull (rather than light) grey. One of our waiters spoke in a broad French accent, and deafeningly, leading us to imagine that he thought we might not understand him otherwise. My wineglass was chipped and, although the wine pourer noticed my noticing the chip, he did not volunteer to replace the glass until I asked, by which time my glass already had wine poured into it. I have little criticism of the food and mostly praise; however, our order for the first course had not been accurately absorbed by our loud 'French' waiter and one of my party was presented with the wrong dish, nevertheless this was swiftly remedied. The vegetarian foie gras was both imaginative and delicious. The risotto with bone marrow was flavorful, if somewhat over heavy (perhaps it should be considered as a main dish, rather than an appetiser). Of the desserts, the Golden Louis was far and away the best, with an excellent chocolate flavor; sadly the Mont Blanc was disappointing with very little chestnut puree to cover the 'aquafaba' merangue .

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H
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant i have ever been in my life. We are french and it was unexpected to find such a restaurant in London!
Thanks so much. Great service

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a
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Elegant discreet dining, excellent food and wine pairing and gentle andninobteusive service

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J
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had taken family ( 6 adults) for pre Christmas dinner
All went for taster menu with wine pairing
1 member went for the vegan taster menu
Great food and the sommelier was very good with great knowledge
Def recommend and will return soon

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JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service and staff that are passionate about what they do. My favourite restaurant in London at present! Can’t wait to go back!

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AS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service in lovely surroundings. Tasting lunch menu with paired wine is amazing value, fantastic food, fish cooked to perfection which it so often isn’t in many good places. Venison was so tender and the lobster tortellini was a taste explosion. Wine was paired beautifully with a sweet chilled red for desert that was amazing. They even did a birthday wish on the desert plate for my husband. Loved it and will want to come back ASAP

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P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great food with fabulous value lunch menu in an up market setting

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but was let down, by been handed the bill, without even ordering tea/coffee, as they needed the table .
Amazing vegan food, loved it, and I’m not vegan

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R
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Expectations were very high for the vegan options. The only dish that was really good was the Faux Gras which was served as an amouse bouche. The rest was ok, but nothing stood out as exceptional. Service was good, but a little slow.
They were out of the whiskey we ordered at the end...
A lovely evening out, but we expected to be amazes by the food and we were not.

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