Gauthier Soho

4.7
3152 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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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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R
London
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This was my first disappointing meal at Gautier (the de luxe lunch). Waiting service was not as good as usual (we got the wrong first course and for dessert, a trio of sorbets instead of the ice-cream we had ordered.) The other dessert (poached pear with shortbread) was well below the usual standard here. However, we will go again, as the value is outstanding.

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

We had the lunch tasting menu with wine and it was excellent. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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AG
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Gauthier Soho for a date night, where we celebrated valentines day with the vegan tasting menu paired with matching sommelier wines.
The staff are very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was absolutely incredible and the vegan foire grais was delicious. The flavours, presentation and concept is nothing but a sheer culinary delight. I would highly recommend going to Gauthier's even if you are not vegan/vegetarian/plant based. It's is a fine dining experience that will leave you wanting to come back for more!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the vegan lunch tasting menu, a very special experience - never thought vegetables could taste like this. Very much worth going, dishes were carefully designed, used excellent ingredients and were expertly cooked. Service was wonderful and efficient as well. It's certainly not a light meal though, it's over 1400 calories! Also, while the mains were innovative, the dessert was somewhat lacking - no doubt this is due to the general shortage of pastry chefs. It was tasty and must have been quite tricky to make it vegan, but nothing special.

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KG
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good quality food and service, the truffle risotto will stay with me!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Rude waiter with blonde hair marred the experience slightly, however the rest of the staff were wonderful.

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C
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely delicious dinner, remarkable for inventive and successful combinations of ingredients and flavours, and interspersed with several inter-course amuses bouches. A real treat!
My only quibble was the expensive wine list. There was nothing under £30. The inclusion of a couple of house wines at a lower price would have put my overall score up to 5* throughout.

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S
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, simply lovely, tasty and well presented. However, it’s just so expensive. I know it’s a Michelin Star restaurant, but please....either cheaper or bigger portions.

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B
London
96 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First class experience from the faux gras to the coffee and petit fours, lovely food, excellent wines and service.
The deluxe set lunch must be the best value at this quality in London.

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FS
London
9 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still my favourite restaurant in London and the latest meal was fantastic as always. Will be back very soon.

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IV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highlights:
-Quiet and well-spaced tables
-Good service
-3-course set menu also includes free appetiser, amuse bouche and pre-dessert
-Very good amuse bouche, starter, pre-dessert and sweet
-Free sparkling tap-water

Lowlights:
-Appetiser of toast was too burnt and there was much too much butter for my taste
-Cabbage main and Chicken main options focussed too much on quantity and lacked a variety of flavours; they simply tasted of over-seasoning with salt and stock and we soon got bored of them

Overall it was very good and ticked almost every box for us. We will return and choose mains more carefully next time.

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KF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food in a very traditional setting

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HC
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From ringing the doorbell to paying up, dining at gauthier was a fab experience and can’t wait to return! The staff take very good care of you as a guest and gaps between courses are nicely spaced, you aren’t being rushed and have time to really enjoy the experience. We had the 50£ tasting menu with a glass of champagne with the duck as a particular highlight, but All the food presented was fabulous. Also the music in the restrooms will make you want to have a dance :) as a tip, if you have elderly or less able guests, let the restaurant know in advance as we were on the 4th floor, which didn’t bother us at all but I imagine could be troublesome for some.
Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Pompous over the top service with every course having sauce drizzled around it in a theatrical way. The interior of the upstairs dinning room was just dismal, grubby loose carpets, odd wall art, it's as if they weren't even trying, or just left it as is as a leftover from the 80's. What put me off straight away was the sickly sweet cheap smell of scented candles and candle oil everywhere, it was just overwhelming. The food was okay, not wow but adequate.

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C
Buckinghamshire
9 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say? So delicious and a really lovely way to spend a long lunch drinking gorgeous wines and eating beautifully prepared food. Can’t wait to go again

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OT
London
65 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Even though the duck a l'orange upgrade did not have the usual wow factor the fixed priced lunch is superb value.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous 3 course lunch menu on our first visit here. All the meals and little samples between meals were world class in presentation and taste. The black truffle risotto in particular was absolutely incredible and smelt divine. We were delighted by the Happy Anniversary bonus petit fours we were treated with our yea & coffee. I don’t even remember telling you it was our anniversary! We had indicated that we had a theatre booking after lunch, and so we were served promptly, though we never felt rushed. Great service, thanks again.

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B
London
96 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a first class set lunch, we (4) opted for the deluxe version which includes a glass of really good champagne and 2 glasses of wine matched to the starter and main courses plus coffee and petit fours, you also get an amuse bouche, pre-dessert and lovely bread! You can not beat Gauthier for the highest quality and outstanding value with great service.

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R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

As always excellent, Wine list had changed since I was last there 2 weeks ago ?

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p
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

3 of us attended for the 3 course lunch. The restaurant is a converted house at the Western end of Romilly street, with a very unpretentious facade (you need to ring the bell to be let in). Once there the spelndid decor, and ambiance immediately strikes. We were upstairs in the quite formal lounge (maybe 6 tables), all beautifully laid out and sufficiently spaced apart. The set lunch is 3 courses but there were at least 2 amuse bouches as well as bread etc, so quite a meal. Good choice of dishes, carefully presented, along with a very reasonable wine-paring option, and plenty of water both still and sparkling. Attentive but unobtrusive service.

Thoroughly recommended.

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EL
London
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service. An elegant, stylish restaurant with staff who are down to earth and engaging whilst providing an incredibly professional service.

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D
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been several times before and it has always been exceptionally good. The tables are well-spaced apart, the lighting and music is good, the waiters are knowledgeable, attentive and friendly. Of course the food is delicious and should be slowly savoured and enjoyed. A great way to relax and feel spoilt!

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S
London
24 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very busy lunch time so service was not as faultless as usual. Still enjoyable

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AF
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, a wonderful choice for vegans. The £50 3-course lunch, including a glass of champagne, two glasses of wine, coffee and petit fours was amazing value. Also there was an appetiser (faux gras, made with beetroot), an amuse bouche (lovely, and difficult to tell what it was) and a pre-dessert (a vegan meringue and something rhubarby). Every course was delightful, and the service was perfect. We will definitely be back!

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CH
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Went for 50th Birthday lunch & had deluxe menu 3 courses including champagne and 2 glasses of wine. Amuse bouche of beetroot was a lovely start, complimentary toast (very buttery/greasy) & Pate not to our taste (no veggie option offered) , mushroom risotto starter was delicious, as was the halibut (I should have ordered a side as only came with 3 small onions & a veloute) dark chocolate tarte with sorbet to finish was beautifully rich but rather solid. Accompanying sommelier wine choices were wonderful.
My husband had pork dish main which he enjoyed, followed by cheese plate and as his birthday they gave a complementary chocolate dessert tasting like Ferraro rocher & lovely.
The service was friendly, professional and food timed well. Shame bread was only offered towards end of main course (I still used it to soak up veloute which was too nice to leave) and most disappointing that an expensive glass of brandy was served in an ice cold tumbler rather than a pre-warmed brandy glass as you’d expect.
The restaurant is spread over 3 small rooms on 3 floors so is a quiet affair. Very soft barely audible background music, louder and livelier in bathrooms. I’d request a table near window to enjoy best experience and daylight - ours was tucked at back but OK.
Overall food was delicious, service attentive & friendly bar couple of “errors” and I’d recommend it for a quiet, relaxed lunch.

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PC
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were perplexed when we arrived for lunch to find we had to ring the doorbell to get in! Then we were taken to our table in a small room, almost like someone's front room, with a big welcoming fire going. It was quiet, lovely and cosy - very intimate surroundings. The food was delicious, but there weren't all that many choices for lunch. If you have an allergy or food intolerance it's best to check with the waiter, as (in my case) several dishes contained nuts, and these were not mentioned in the dish details on the menu. Effectively this cut down my dessert choices from four to two. The service was great, apart from us having to ask for rolls even though we had bread plates, knives and butter on the table. We also only had fish knives, and I had to ask for an ordinary knife so that I could cut the endives in my starter. We had the 'deluxe' lunch menu which included champagne and wine - we thought this was good value. We would happily go back again!

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BD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, with a good choice given we had a prix fixe menu, and beautifully presented. Especially good (I write as an omnivore) to have an vegan amuse-bouche, which was excellent. The atmosphere is very pleasantly quiet. This was our third visit and I very much hope we will be at Gauthier again before long.

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KA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal - lovely food and really great for a special occasion.

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FD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We did the Vegan tasting menu. Which was quite good. The service was very slow with a long time between courses.
I did the wine pairing & was disappointed to find the 1st wine covered 2 courses. I also found the wine choices slightly dull.
The room was nice & ambient. I would go back but would do the a la Carte menu.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for our anniversary and it turned out to be such a special treat - especially since we decided to go for the vegan tasting menu, which was so unique and delicious at every course. The ambience was perfect (cosy and warm) and the service was pleasant and courteous too. I’d definitely recommend Gauthier for a special treat or occasion!

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SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Possibly our 20th visit
Always excellent in all details
My favourite restaurant
It deserves two Michelin stars

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EL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
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 on 15 January 2019
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 on 15 January 2019
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 on 12 January 2019
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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