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“Disappointing steak, expensive wine, lovely staff” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Gaucho City

Gaucho City
1 Bell Inn Yard, London EC3V 0BL, England (City of London)
+44 20 7626 5180
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Ranked #2,775 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Price range: $61 - $106
Cuisines: Latin, Argentinean, South American
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Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City of London
Transit: Tube:Bank/Monument
Description: Gaucho source the finest grass-fed beef in the world from Argentina, along with an offering of many other Argentine specialities which range from Latin American style ceviche to chorizo, Gulf de San Jorge lobster, Patagonian lamb and Argentine gambas to traditional empanadas and fine wine. We also offer the largest wine selection in the world outside of Argentina in our restaurants and guests can buy many of the wines from our wine boutique, Cavas de Gaucho on Swallow Street. With seasonally changing menus served across all of our restaurants, we also offer The Gaucho Lunch menu, either two or three courses, between Monday and Friday.
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing steak, expensive wine, lovely staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

I went with 2 friends, one a Sikh. Perhaps a steak restaurant is not the ideal place to eat for someone for whom the cow is sacred. But a little more sensitivity towards Sikhs should be introduced; the waitress brought a platter of raw steaks to our table. Personally I thought this was totally unnecessary and somewhat patronising but so much worse with a Sikh on the table. The starters were nearly all over £10 and our steaks well over £20 but in Central London that is to be expected. Unfortunately one third of my steak was inedible. Surely seeing so much meat cast aside someone should have enquired why? I was a guest and felt unable to complain and my friend's plate was cleared fully! My other colleague's pork appeared fine after he insisted on having it well done. Again, there was a degree of insensibility in trying to persuade him to have it medium rare - against his beliefs! There is a very good executive feel about Gaucho and the prices reflect that. My Sauvignon Blanc was about the cheapest wine at £25. Expect to pay £35+ for a decent red. The staff are lovely and friendly and really 'appealing' which helps cushion the blow of the bill.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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“Lovely steak and service but overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The steaks was very good - didnt expect less as its a steak restaurant. They are priced for the London city workers using company credit cards though. The venue is very nice but too pricey and i think they can reduce the portions and reduce the price as well

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Reasonable steaks, unreasonably priced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The steaks here are quite good - but then, so they should be, it's a steak restaurant. They are priced for the London city workers using company credit cards though. It's a nice venue but, for the money, you can find better steaks. It's a pricey little number!

Visited December 2011
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“Sumptuous Steaks in an Alluring Atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

My second visit to this clubby-styled Argentine restaurant did not disappoint. The selection of ceviche and authentic empanada starters were delicious. The steaks were prepared to perfection. Our table of four shared a selection of three delicious 400 gram steaks: entrana, ancho and lomo, which were unique in flavour and texture. The humita side dish (roasted pumpkin and corn in a corn husk), was amazing. The menu is complemented by a wonderful selection of Argentine wines (Malbecs and a wonderful Cab from Salta (Michel Torino 'Don David'). Sadly, we didn't save room for any of the desserts, which sounded amazing. Gaucho did not disappoint!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

incredible !

excellent service and advisory, food choice, atmosphere ...
Had great fillet steak accompanied with a nice Malbec

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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