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“Very good steakhouse, pricey but worth it”

Gaucho - Chancery Lane
Ranked #993 of 22,552 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $52 - $91
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City of London
Transit: Chancery Lane station is closest underground, exit and walk down Chancery Lane towards The Strand, we are on the right hand side.
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.
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good steakhouse, pricey but worth it”
Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

After living for many years in Argentina we were longing for a good steak and we were not disappointed. Pricey but worth it.

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Thank Paddy R
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Early Evening Dinning”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

After spening the afternoon in Hatton spening a few £££'s, this was a nice place to relax and enjoy your chosen steak.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank nicci_ritchie
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Excellent (if unnecessarily pricey)”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

We booked the Gaucho for New Year for a family party of 7. We generally eat in the restaurant in Manchester where we've never had a bad meal. Chancery Lane is as good. The ambience is opulent without being stuffy, the service attentive and helpful and the food mouthwateringly delicious. The bill remains eyewatering but I guess you get what you pay for. Two tiny quibbles ; Part of the ambience resides in the subdued lighting so it was helpful (if ironic) that the waitress helpfully handed us a torch. If you need torches its probably a little too dark. This is not a major point however as if it was any brighter it might destroy the atmosphere. The second small niggle revolves around the 'optional' gratuity. Tips in the States revolve around reasonably priced food. The UK does not have the same pricing structures. Hence to add a gratuity to the Bill of £56 when the prices are already high seems slightly OTT.

  • Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Good steaks...better out there...”
Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

I had very high expectations for Gaucho and at first it was looking good after the wonderful starters however it went downhill from there. When the steaks arrived they were super salty and my dessert was super sweet, to the point I didn't finish both courses and I love my food.

The decor was very nice but dark. The staff were very friendly and attentive which was great.

It was a good night but I think there's better in London.

Thank iwong_9
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London, UK
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Warning - worse restaurant in London !!”
Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

If you like a DJ playing loud beats, very dim lighting and chavvy patrons this will suit you. We couldn't hear conversation across the table as the music was so loud. Another Patton complained and after a massive atgent he was moved downstairs. We asked for music to be turned down and each time it was momentarily lower before DJ would crank it up. Couldn't read the menu as it so dark. Had to use iPhone torch ! As with otger goucho's they brought around meat samples to aid our steal selection. . Not aure why as coulsnt see them and they looked like dark indistinguishable limps. Glass tables had no placemats so when we cut the steal the plates kept sliding backwards and forwards across the tables. Steak were average. Hawksmoor and Goodman's are far superior and not that much more expensive. Really poor service. It really feels like a chain and the manager and staff font care. Don't go - this place is heinous and a real disappointment.

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Thank utripmeup
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