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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SB
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food service and customer care. As a group of three we were unanimous in our view that this is our top restaurant. The care staff go to in providing excellent service in a discreet manner is refreshing. Nothing is too much trouble, the atmosphere is relaxed and you can really enjoy the food and wine. We had the lunchtime tasting menu and recommend it highly. We cannot wait for our next visit.

NC
London
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a find! 3 out of 4 of us had the vegan tasting with wine pairings - an amazing treat. A very different and interesting experience, blending in the style of Mayfair dining with the buzz and quirkiness of Soho. Would definitely recommend!

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

This was a birthday treat for us both and lived up to expectations. We had a great evening and were very well looked after.
Stephanie

p
London
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The location is lovely as ever, but the service was slower and less attentive than usual. Plates were not cleared for some time and one order was not taken correctly.
The staff were, however, charming.
The food is a notch below what it used to be - it is not as visually attractive as it has been and the flavours are also less interesting.
The £50 deluxe lunch deal continues to be a super price for a full meal.

C
London
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and value for money service was excellent. Best lunch in London

ES
Kent
55 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tasting menu and one of the most creative restaurants in London where quality and service is guaranteed.The tasting menu was extensive and good value for the quality of the course and presentation.If I was to be picky-I preferred the superb risotto in the days when the truffle was thinly shaved over the rice rather than what seems now to be a ‘crumble”.And I am aft Raif I still think a red burgundy served with the stone bass should be a white burgundy but then ——hardly something to stop me going back time and time again.

BV
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

As stylish as ever with impeccable service. Food excellently prepared and delicious. Cheeses unadventurous; we would have liked some not as easily bought in supermarket.
Our table was a little close to the service area (late booking so can’t really complain).
Only real complaint was staff plumping up cushions and removing items from tables as we were the last to leave. It was obvious they were packing up, therefore I asked for coffee before we had finished dessert.

MD
London
56 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delighted by our first visit. Attentive team; hardworking kitchen producing an array of excellent dishes; well balanced and cleverly judged - standouts included truffle risotto, scallops and venison. All thoroughly appreciated.

D
London
63 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was perfect until the end. Asked for a cab Received a slightly indifferent attitude and didn’t bother to return to table to say they couldn’t book one.!! Not the standard that we have had on previous visits!

IA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yes, Very high standard of cooking. Obviously a very accomplished chef and waiting staff very well drilled.

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

Amazing. Every part of the tasting menu was fantastic!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time I've tried a vegan tasting menu and it was a revelation! As a committed carnivore, I was eating with a vegan friend and decided to give it a whirl. Thoroughly creative dishes, beautifully presented and as tasty and varied as any meat/fish options. I would definitely return.

OC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the Vegan lunch tasting, my wife had the regular lunch tasting menu. Although, as a vegetarian, I always feel a bit miffed to get lumped in with the vegans, the food was amazing, particularly the truffle tortellini which I would have happily eaten myself to death with. My wife's food was delicious too, and we both left feeling full and satisfied. The menu had several truffle-inspired dishes, which was great for me as I love the stuff, and although my wife isn't a huge fan of truffle, she really enjoyed hers too. My only minor critique is just that the music that was playing was a little bland and didn't match the quality of everything else being presented to the senses, but as someone who works in music I'm particularly sensitive to these things. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I'll be dreaming of that truffle tortellini forever more.

MC
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food exceptional and delicious. Scallops, wood pigeon then apple millefeuille. Enjoyed it immensely

G
London
9 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We tried the tasting menu. The food was very well cooked. It missed the mark slightly on visual impact and flavour balances - but that’s being very picky. Overall it was excellent. Service was excellent. I did notice fingers marks and scuffing on one of the walls which let the dining room down slightly (first floor). Though I’ve no hesitation recommending and will return. For £50 per head for the menu - it was excellent lunchtime value.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I took my husband for his birthday and he really enjoyed the whole experience. We both chose the 6 course taster menus. I had the vegan and he the standard one. For him the flavours were exceptional and he enjoyed every mouthful. For myself the main course, ie instead of the meat, was too sweet and not to my taste. I dont really want sweetcorn and popcorn together as a savoury course. However the rest was excellent. Superb service and the sommelier really gave us a delightful and entertaining time. He was very knowledgeable. I would, and have, already recommended to friends

CB
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Rickety and poorly lit staircase. Poor attention to customer requirements on arrival and at the table.
No consideration of potential customer disability when booking the table

N
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Unique courses on vegan tasting menu with wines that were perfect match explained by knowledgeable somelier. Lovely select dining area with polite and timely service. We look forward to returning soon.

W
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great staff. We have returned to Gauthier’s many time an have never been disappointed. We don’t know whether to tell everyone or keep the secret to ourselves😁 The regularly changing menu is always a delightful surprise. See you soon!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A restaurant we heard of from friends. Great atmosphere (converted Victorian/Edwardian (?) dwelling house), plenty of room between tables, attentive staff and excellent food. Highly recommended.

C
London
24 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I remember this restaurant extremely fondly so was excited to return to it after a few years away. It is a shadow of its former self. The quality of the food, the service, particularly the wine and the general ambience have all declined. Ot now represents a most average evening and a shadow of its former self. Very disappointing.

AK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very lovely restaurant with decent food and good staff, nice to see veganism taking a front seat and the chef not succumbing to meat substitutes. It is a little pricey therefore I would recommend this for special occasions, but definitely give it a try!

KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great dinner experience. We went for the tasting menu, which was very delicious (my only complaint was that the risotto was way too small). There was a great wine selection also.

The bathrooms were however not the cleanest and they ran out of hand towels very early on.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat with a unique menu and fantastic service!

P
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Went to Gauthier Soho for our anniversary after being inspired by the Les Plantes menu. All in all, it was a lovely evening with terrific service from a warm, enthusiastic and professional team. I'm not usually a Gauthier Soho-type, only very occasionally spending this sort of money, so my judgment may not be perfect but the food itself was a bit of an anti-climax. There was certainly nothing wrong with it, and the tortellini and dessert dishes were really nice but on the whole it lacked the 'wow factor' we've enjoyed at Roots and Temper, where the flavour and imagination of each dish has been amazing. It may be that the wider menu is more oomph-y but this was a little disappointed, although the atmosphere and hospitality were lovely.

AO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service was fantastic.
I would definitely come here again.
Unfortunately it was a warm evening and there was no air circulation where we were seated

Q
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply superb. We had the tasting menus (both the vegan and the non-vegan) with the wine pairings (which are different for each). Faultless.

T
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food are always amazing and super well presented along with all the very attentive staff. Deluxe lunch for dad and brother Birthdays celebration!! We all loved our choice of dishes and I am especially thankful for the beautiful birthday message on their desserts. Perfect photo opportunity!!

V
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

I love this place but I do not like the new plant-based menu

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

We had an amazing time, I booked this restaurant for my husbands birthday and was really happy I did so. From the moment we sat down we had the best service we could ask for. The setting was very intimate and the food was amazing! Being vegan we always worry about the food, but the taste and presentation was great. Will definitely be visiting again.

NL
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful plant-based tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was inventive and the sommelier was incredibly knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions. Overall a really special evening!

IB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seldom do you get a place that serves an excellent quality vegan meal. This place was absolutely amazing! Each course was beautifully thought out like a piece of art and they all tasted like a taste sensation. Would highly recommend this place, went there for a birthday and they even had a surprise with the final course.

JO
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

We were rushed and the service was terrible. We had to ask for our bread and water for our table kept getting forgotten. It was supposed to be a special treat for my friends birthday but it certainly didn’t feel that way. It’s a real shame as the food was delicious

KB
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had our wedding lunch at Gaithersburg on Saturday. Fantastic food, everyone loved it. Value us incredible. Would recommend to anyone

MD
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely foods and we love to go there again. The waitresses are so friendly and helpful. This is my second time visit.

BR
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and creative, seasonal menu. We much enjoyed our lunch.

JA
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant a few times before and I think this was not my best visit. When we arrived we were turned away as the restaurant was not set up and ready. That was fine as we were able to go for a drink in the pub nearby. One of our party turned up shortly after and was shown to the table, again all fine except she was sitting on her own as we had no idea that the restaurant was ready. The service on the drinks was exceptionally slow, we probably waited 20 minutes to get the wine list and longer for food menus. When the waiter came he said it might be better if we surprised ourselves with the dishes rather than see the menu which would not have worked really as people wanted to mix and match....it was all a bit odd.

We had a mix of vegan and classic dishes, some of which were excellent and some of the vegan ones were not very nice at all. The faux gras (vegan pate) was amazing and is definitely worth it alone, as is the vegan dessert which was sublime. Some of the ones in between were bitter and not to my taste at all.

We went on 2:1 offer so it was good value, I have previously been full price and I will probably not go back unless there is an offer. Its a shame as it is a true delight to have a restaurant that serves truly vegan options.

The ambience was good, the restaurant was quiet but not oppressive, the house red wine was good, some of the other wine is pretty pricey but you will be ok with the house unless you are a wine buff. Overall its nice but not amazing.

FE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed both the regular and vegan tasting menu. It is a lovely intimate setting.

A
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

We had looked forward to this experience enormously and attended as part of the August two for one offer. The vegan tasting menu was delicious, we opted for a glass of wine each, one of red (£15) and one white (£11) both very lovely but small and obviously very special. The staff were all young, attentive, proud of their professional knowledge and status. Curiously, we had to ask for bread which when delivered was lovely. We enjoyed the food enormously and were appreciative of the level of finesse and detail contained within the vegan options . A minor, albeit slightly alarming incident which happened during our visit was reported to staff and followed up by email that evening. A most courteous response was forthcoming by the restauranteur however to date, I am still awaiting final closure.

RR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Best vegan food we have ever been served. We love the wine pairing which gives the meal that extra special something. The wine waiter's knowledge is amazing. We will be back!

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