Gauthier Soho

4.7
2980 reviews
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£26 to £40
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French
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  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:15

Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 18.30 - 21.30

Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 18:30 - 22:30
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Phone number
020 7494 3111
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alexis Gauthier & Gerard Virolle
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Catering
Bring the magic of Gauthier Soho to your home. Outside catering available for private cocktails or full seated dinner. Enquire at the restaurant on +442074943111
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Area
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Cross Street
Dean Street
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Parking Details
NCP Chinatown and NCP Soho are both 5 minutes walk from the restaurant.
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Public Transit
Piccadily Circus & Leicester Square Tube Stations.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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

Lovely food
Beautifully served
Tremendous value
Nothing to fault frankly

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K
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful surprise in the heart of Soho! This quiet little restaurant offers delicious food and the most exquisite service. Perfect for special occasions!

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t
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good. We now make an annual pilgrimage. The value and flavours are superb. Favourite restaurant in London for special occasion

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the vegan tasting menu with wine. All the food was very good, only one course we felt wasn't quite of the same standard, the fennel kimchi, which just seemed a little bland which is surprising given that I'd expect a bit of punch from those ingredients. A couple of courses were absolutely incredible though, the rainbow ravioli and the cherry opaline were our favourites. The cherry opaline in particular was like nothing I'd tasted before, really amazing.
We wouldn't normally go for the matching wine with a tasting menu, but as it was for a special occasion we decided to go full hog. Definitely an experience, and the majority of the wines were really great.
I found the staff to be very friendly and relaxed (maybe something to do with having 8 different wines though...) and they really helped add to the occasion. Would highly recommend

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D
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service - friendly, approachable staff - terrific food, great atmosphere. A wonderful place to celebrate our wedding anniversary (Especially as my wife has vegan diet).

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L
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was disappointing. When I told them I couldn’t climb steps to third floor was put at a single table in wine storage room. No other table there. They had a lovely room on ground floor but we were not there. Have eaten there before and had better experience

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S
London
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Can’t fault this really other than we were stuck right at the top of the house and I wasn’t keen on it up there, not as nicely decorated.

Next time I book, I will ask for the ground floor, much more sophisticated.

We had the tasting menu and it was lovely and great value for money.

I do recommend.

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WS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our umpteenth visit. Gauthier Soho is always a special place to eat. Marvellous food, great setting and fantastic service.

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A
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Truely excellent Soho restuarant with outstanding food and service

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LL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Tried the tasty menu not worth the value and service is social. Restaurant has been over-rated.

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W
London
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a joy. Very hard pressed to find fault. The staff are charming and friendly and also engaging. The food is exceptional and the lunch special deal incredible value. Will certainly return. Tables not too close together so ideal for "romantics".

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and wine , great service and fantastic ambiance

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S
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very tasteful French restaurant . Food was delicious with good wine pairing and staff were attentive but not intrusive.

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MJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & unforgettable vegan tasting menu!
We shall return

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PK
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Ambience was lovely but alas we could see why they don't have a Michelin star. We had the tasting menu and 4 of the courses were very good to excellent - the risotto, the lobster, the fish, the duck. The others were indifferent. The famed dessert - the louis XV - alas was not one of them (that would have benefitted by being half the size and accompanied by, say, raspberries and a tart icecream - perhaps passion fruit). Apart from the sommelier - who was charming and knowledgable - the service was very poor for this level of restaurant: gruff and incomprehensible, with plates and cultery laid roughly - even disrespectfully - and without precision. The used plates were piled up and taken away after the manner of a greasy spoon. There were two smashes while we were there and the restaurant had only a few tables booked so the staff can't say they were rushed off their feet. We kept having to ask for bread and water too - service was by no means attentive! I was also appalled that service charge was automatically included. After such bad service I would have made a fuss and asked for us to add the amount except that I didn't want to upset my guest. I'm afraid we shall NOT be returning. A pity as the townhouse is lovely and 4 of the courses really were worth coming for. Were it not for the service we probably would.

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DW
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way. The sommelier was outstanding!

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A
London
33 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, wine and service was excellent. The deluxe lunch is so very pleasurable!

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LJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favourite restaurants in London. This was probably our 5th visit. The lunch menu is exceptional value, I'd challenge anyone to find something comparable of this standard. The service is also very good without being overbearing. The food is exquisite with lots of lovely extras like homemade bread, amuse bouche and pre dessert. I could not recommend this enough.

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w
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a delight to visit, the food and service is truly amazing - would highly recommend and will be back very soon!!

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JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here was absolutely amazing, I was able to have the tasting menu, which normally consists of smll portions and you're not too full at the end. Here I was taken through a variety of courses and didn't feel like the obligatory trip to the kebab shop on the way home. The tastes of each course, coupled with the wine made this a very enjoyable tasting experience. I especially loved the pidgeon which is something hard to find on a menu.

Now I left the best till last, I really should not have. The Vegan tasting menu was exceptional, I eat a lot of vegan food, I've been to just about every vegan restaurant in London and the selection of vegan dishes was something that left me amazed at how they were created. Nothing was missed out on, apart from the obvious meat and dairy ingredients, however the tastes of each dish has nothing missing in them. If anything I felt a little hard done going for the meat tasting menu, when the vegan dishes were so flavoursome.

If you're a vegan, this should be on your food map.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super restaurant, super service dans le centre de Londre pour les français qui ont envie de manger français !!! Très bon rapport qualité prix pour le lunch !

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W
Hertfordshire
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the excellent Lunch Deluxe -3 courses with 3 glasses of wine. Fantastic food at a great price. Well worth a visit

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible vegan tasting menu with wine pairing. Would highly reccomend!

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MB
Essex
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and brilliant food - had an amazing time and will definitely return, great job

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FR
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience with 3 course lunch plus paired wines to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Definitely recommend and will visit again!!

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MD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit. Well worth it. Outstanding food ( tasting menu ) and service .

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WB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

To celebrate a milestone birthday we booked the deluxe vegan tasting menu which featured 5 courses plus 3 desserts with matching wines for each course. The service was excellent as was the food. The restaurant was surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night but maybe that's because of the very high prices ? Anyway, great to see a high quality restaurant that serves first class vegan food and intends to transition to fully vegan.
There was a bonus pot of their vegan "foie gras" which was very good and also a birthday cake to take home, although unfortunately the pastry was rock hard - the only disappointment of the night.
Overall a great place for a celebration meal.

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IS
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Younger daughter's birthday that day so lunched at Gauthier before visiting the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V&A which she asked to see. Perfect day in all ways. Staff impeccable as ever, food exceptional.
When we arrived (12.30) there was no one else in the room so it lacked atmosphere, but people soon started arriving and as the room filled so did the ambience. We all thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and I have booked again for a business lunch in October.

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AP
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regularly visit Gauthier and it lives up to expectations every time. I was particularly impressed on our last visit, when I took my daughter to celebrate her graduation. Unfortunately we were running late due to train problems out of our control, however the staff at Gauthier were very understanding and accommodating and held our table. The service always go beyond the expected and the food is exceptional every time - a solid favourite for us!

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An outstanding meal again at Gauthier. The deluxe lunch menu is extraordinarily good value. Food was excellent and I liked the way that they matched the wine to what each person was having rather than just giving us all the same house wine. Service was also excellent: two of our party of 6 were more than an hour late, but the staff took this in their stride and paid good attention to those of us who were there. I am looking forward to going back in a few weeks and trying the autumn menu. In the meantime, I recommend the truffle risotto and the duck!

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BD
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have been several times to the Gauthier Soho restaurant and have enjoyed the lovely dining experience every time. The food is wonderful and we love the relaxing intimate ambience of the town house rooms.

On our last visit we tried the "Lunch tasting menu" with the wine pairing. It was a culinary delight!

On a previous visit we had the DELUXE LUNCH which included 3 dishes, 2 glasses of wine, several amuse-bouche, a glass of Champagne, coffee & petit fours all for £45. Wonderful lunch, excellent value!

We will definitely return time and time again.

Strongly recommend.

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R
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is first class, unobtrusive but attentive. Food choice (at lunchtime, my booking) was extensive and catered for a wide range of tastes and preferences. The ambience is intimate but also affords people watching to offer interest to the visit. Staff are charming and provide an authentic, French atmosphere to the experience.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I took my partner here for his birthday treat, and it did not disappoint. What attracted me was the vegan tasting menu (we are both vegan). On arrival we were offered the famous faux foix made from beetroot and mushrooms, it was delicious and the bread and as it was complementary it set a great tone to the meal. The other dishes were equally good especially the main, plus 3 dessert (probably not needed) were all tasty. We have a lovely evening and for a vegan I would recommend but it’s not cheap! Special occasion only!!

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here many times now so no unpleasant surprises. Service was good and the food excellent. We had the deluxe menu which included wine and that was very good value for money
Overall a very pleasant dinning experience and would come back again

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GR
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food from the taster menu was really interesting with friendly and informed staff ensuring the experience was memorable for all the right reasons. Delicious food and wine will ensure we definitely go again.

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h
London
39 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again absolute and total satisfaction with the food, the service and the ambiance. It is a gem of a restaurant where all the dishes never fail to please first the eyes and then the taste-buds. Our lunch visit was perfectly paced, the wines chosen to accompany starters and mains were, as always, superb and in terms of portion size one felt perfectly satisfied bearing in mind all the extras in-between. The double magnum cognac kept on the mantelpiece in the upstairs dinning room reminded me to end the meal with a small taste of its golden content and the two of us left feeling very lucky for being able to regularly visit this establishment. Thank you all very much and we are looking forward to our September visit.

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JC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food and ambiance were great, had a really lovely evening.

Amazing to see vegan food done as such a high level.

Particular highlight was the sommelier, who provided truly amazing wine.

Only low light was 2 dishes - fennel and leek main were a bit disappointing and needed more substance

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S
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luxurious dining with an incredible vegan tasting menu. Innovative meals beautifully presented.
Fantastic wine menu and helpful and professional waters and sommeliers.
Can't recommend it enough.

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S
London
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Another beautiful lunch at gauthier. 2 newbies visited with us for first time and loved it.

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VC
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Wife had the vegan taster menu, I had the non vegan taster menu! Both Outstanding!
Service outstanding
Ambience lovely
Actually reasonable price for quality, service & location
Definitely return!

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