Gaucho Chancery

4.2
1756 Reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday
Gaucho Pre/Post Theatre Menu 5-6:30 PM and 9:30-10:45 PM | Two Courses - £23.00 | Three Courses - £26.00 | Monday- Friday

Our Chancery Lane restaurant and bar sits where the prestigious legal district and meets the buzz of the West End.

Through its stunning arched windowed exterior, this restaurant is split over two floors. The lower is a light and elegant dining room with a soaring feature wine display showcasing our best vintages and vineyards. An impressive space to host meetings or enjoy a working lunch.

As you ascend our spiral staircase, you’ll emerge on our mezzanine dining gallery and bar. A secluded space for intimate evenings or weekend drinks. With our award-winning Argentinian steaks, impeccable, curated wine list and attentive service, Gaucho Chancery Lane is the dining destination in historic London.

Please note: we currently do not accept OpenTable dining cheques.

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho Chancery Lane

    £20.00 per personPrepaid

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Raise a glass to the end of 2021 at Gaucho this New Year’s Eve. We will be offering our a la carte menu throughout the evening featuring your Gaucho favourites along with our extensive wine list. *Please note we require card details to secure all bookings for New Year's Eve. A deposit of £20 per person will be applied at the booking stage. We require at least 72 hours' notice for any cancellation, after this point deposit will be forfeited.
  • Friendmas

    £45.00 per person

    Nov 22, 2021 - Jan 9, 2022

    Come together at Gaucho with our festive set menu, Christmas drinks and a collection of classic games. Introducing ‘Friendmas’, our newest groupwide dining offers friends and familes the opportunity to celebrate Christmas together. Each table will be given a Gaucho games pack for the duration of the booking, which will include a pack of cards, the name game cards and a list of Gaucho card game suggestions. The menu is £45 per person (excl. service) and includes three courses and a glass of Domain Chandon. Book your ‘Friendmas’ table now. In the true spirit of giving, any group that roles a double six on the dice at the end of dining will enjoy their meal on us. Terms apply.

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Mon - Fri 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1756 people are saying
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Ted3
London
44 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good, the service excellent. The restaurant was quite quiet but we had a late Monday evening booking.

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Shannon
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very accomodating with seating us just after the kitchen closed but still allowing us to order food and drink. Food was lovely staff were lovlier

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great Food, service when received was great - however very slow at times and you could tell the waitresses and waiters were rushed off their feet!

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lindseyg
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience like a back street Gauchos! Food was disgusting literally watched the chefs bare hand wipe there nose then pick up chips to serve!!! The creamy mash is pulled from a tin dish to pre heat in a blue bag nothing is fresh and the steak was full of fat. Over priced and rated would never eat in any Gaucho again after what I wittinessed

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was great, the service was on time. However, I didn’t like where I was seated at first and I requested for it to be changed. Which they did. That was really commendable. So a good overall experience.

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Paul
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Night started off good. As the night went on it seemed as if the staff were wanting us out of door with a very fast service. Asked for a medium rare and got rare, notified waiter and didn’t receive a reply and waitress was rude when asking for bill.

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HarrietW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Gaucho was fantastic. The food was outstanding, the service was quick and efficient, the serving staff came around to check our food was okay and regularly checked if we needed anymore drinks. We would definitely dine at Gaucho again on our next visit to London!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Terrible service, 90 mins for food to arrive, chewy steak, pretty average experience unfortunately

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GGold
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really great staff, and the set festive menu was a selection of the a'la carte menu.

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Barney
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable lunch.
Authentic empanada and excellent steaks cooked precisely to order.
Charming service from Vanessa.

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AnnieS
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Slow service despite empty restaurant. Food was good but not great.

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MarcoD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food, especially steaks, was lovely and of high quality. Although a bit pricey, since all sides are extra, and come in very small portions.

Although the staff was lovely, our food took about an hour and a half to arrive. We booked for 8pm but did not get our mains until past 10:30pm. We asked several times to different staff members to be updated, but none of them actually came back to the table to let us know what was up. 90 minutes between starters and mains is too long, especially when the restaurant is half empty at that time.

Overall, fairly disappointing experience.

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EllieD
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Would love to give this more stars purely because our waitress was lovely but it was overall a bit of a disaster - took 1.5 hours for our mains to come, when it did my steak was well done not medium rare and had to send back (my partner had finished by the time it came) when the new one came it was rare not medium rare, at that point I just ate it because it has been so long. The same thing happened to the couple next to us - you would think a steak restaurant could cook steaks correctly. The waitress was clearly rushed off her feet and was so apologetic, They did give us a free glass of champagne to apologise but for an anniversary dinner it wasn’t a great experience :(

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vipJenN
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was absolutely awful. It took over 3 hours for 4 of us to have 2 courses. People around us were cancelling drinks and leaving as they'd been waiting so long. We were left for over an hour wanting to order drinks and never able to get the attention of a waiter to serve us. The food was lovely, but for the price you pay, the service was a disgrace. We even had to queue for 20 minutes to even get in the front door!

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Lisalou
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked in at the last minute after having our theatre visit cancelled. The restaurant was very busy as it was a Saturday night we had to wait 90 minutes for our main meal by which point we were losing our appetite. The food was ok but didn’t feel it was good value for money and although there are 4 different types of estrella on the drinks menu they didn’t have any of them !

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MuniraM
London
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!! All staff were kind and helpful

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi Munira, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that starters took too long, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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LovesGoodFood
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Would definetly go back! Food was great, so to were the staff :)

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi LovesGoodFood, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review. We hope you had a wonderful time with us and our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back.. So come and join us again and try our new Pre-Theatre Menu, featuring our star new dishes!

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AmberO
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Mains took well over an hour to come then things were missing. Mushrooms had to be taken off the bill as they were extremely salty

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cyrusn
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening eating great food. Steak platter was amazing and an excellent choice of Argentinian reds

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi Cyrusn, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that starters took too long, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The steaks were amazing. And well priced. But the side are extremely expensive for the size of the portions. £5 for a small bowl of chips on top of the £35 steak to me is to much. Portion sizes need to be bigger for the side dishes

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 29, 2021

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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Laura
London
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Steak was cooked to perfection so no complaints there. Burrata starter was really nice but the bread it was served on was a little too tough and hard to cut with a normal knife.
Service was ok but we were asked each question by about four different staff which was annoying rather than attentive. After being asked many times about allergies, they still allowed my friend with a nut allergy to order the brownie for dessert. She then came back later to tell us this had nuts in it so he had to choose something else.

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E123
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service!
As somebody who has been to a few Gaucho restaurants in London, Chancery Lane is my new favourite! We went for our anniversary and the staff really went the extra mile to make sure we had an amazing evening!

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. We are very happy to read that you had a great meal with us and we are your favourite Gaucho! Look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KelsC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service from start to finish. Starters and sides were nice but the steak was the star of the show as it should be. Wine was delicious too.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Kelsey! Thank you for leaving us a 4-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu that is available every day from 12 pm-3 pm, I'd definitely suggest trying it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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DannyN
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Gauchos’s provided us with a special evening, perfect food and a wonderful dining experience
Staff were fantastic and as always we enjoyed a perfect dining experience

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 15, 2021

Hi Danny, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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NextTime
London
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I went to have a great steak and got a very good one. I ordered Ribeye, bernaise sauce and fries. The steak was cooked to what I asked (medium rare) and very good flaviour but did have a little exact fat on the outside which could have been cut off prior to cooking. The part which disappointed me and stopped me giving a great rating was the fries. These were very poor and feel like they had been sitting for a while and given they cost me £5, it didnt go down well. Hopefully others dont have the same experience.

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StephenB
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Return visit again fantastic steaks cooked to perfection. Service was excellent from our waitress Patricia very attentive and backed up by all her colleagues during a busy service.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 20, 2021

Hi Stephen, thanks for your lovely review and valued feedback. It brings a big smile to my face to hear that your experience was so wonderful. I passed your comments to Patricia and the team, she was very happy to hear that you enjoyed her service. Hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Stunning, amazing and the staff were incredible. Then the food came out, wow absolutely amazing but I’ve never had a bad one yet from Gibraltar to Leeds and now London. Best steaks in the world.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 14, 2021

Thanks for letting us know you had an amazing all-around experience! Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic new Pre and Post Theatre Menu, featuring a few of our new dishes alongside some coming back classics like Provoleta. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more amazing steak and Argentinian inspired cocktails!

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Julius
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We ordered the Sausage Platter starter, we didn't touch the black sausages as we were unsure if it was black pudding.
And we couldn't ask the waiter (Michael) for some time as he was distracted with other chores.
When he came back I asked if they were black pudding and he said they were, also sharing that he too doesn't like black pudding.

I mentioned we wouldn't have ordered it if I knew. He just shrugged off what I said.

The rest of the food was ok. The Swordfish tasted like it was microwaved but I didn't bring this to their attention.

I was happy to pay the full bill, I asked Michael to discount the Sausage Platter due to what was mentioned before.
He appeared uncomfortable about it but did ask the manager. He came back with 25% off the Sausage Platter (£5).

£5 off a £21 dish of a £161 bill is ridiculous, I told him I don't want the discount and that I'd rather pay the full thing.
He started talking back and being rude saying "But you ate it all" when he damn well saw that we didn't eat it all.
His face was smirked, as if to say I should be grateful for the £5 discount.

He continued speaking back to me and several times I had to say "Why are you arguing with me" as well as
"Why are you sharing your personal opinion, you are being unprofessional"

Eventually he got his manager.

The manager confirmed that the sausages were not black pudding, he made a mistake.
She also apologised for his behaviour saying "It's not his fault it's mine".
The manager is not sincere. They have this ideology that someone who complains is looking for a free meal.

After the bill was resolved (With the stupid £5 off and the Service charge off due to Michael's rudeness)
she started to say "If you want a cheaper meal we have another cheaper menu bla bla bla"

Then she followed up with "Next time you come back you can have free deserts".

Anyone with half a brain-cell can see I don't want free deserts or free anything, she damn well knows I won't come back.

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BrianF
London
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived early and were able to be seated and welcoming from front of house.
Table service was not tentative food was delivered to table and waiter did not ask if we wanted anything else. Side portions were small and expensive and not very good. Fries portions were mean. Spinach was poor compared to the Hawksmoor overall not as good experience as dining at Hawksmoor. We had to ask front of house for the bill wouldn’t rush back.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 14, 2021

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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VinceP
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,ambience and service- this is a good branch

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 14, 2021

Hi Vince, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our food and service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that starters took too long, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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SimonS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Steak was undercooked but the service was amazing.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 14, 2021

Hi Simon, thanks for leaving us a 5-star review and for letting us know our service was fantastic! I am sorry to hear that steak was undercooked, next time we can make it better!. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience on Thursday's, only for £60! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out. See you again soon!

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SeanaS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service. Would definitely recommend

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 9, 2021

Hi Seana, thanks for letting us know you had an amazing all-around experience! Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together! We do offer a fantastic new Pre and Post Theatre Menu, featuring a few of our new dishes alongside some coming back classics like Provoleta. We look forward to welcoming you back again for more amazing steak and Argentinian inspired cocktails!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere. Would definitely dine here again.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 7, 2021

Hi Sarah, thank you for leaving us a 4-star review! I hope you and your guests had a beautiful beef and wine-filled evening with our 100% organic grass-fed Argentinian Aberdeen Angus beef that comes from La Pampa, Argentina. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience for £60 on Thursday's only! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out.

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AlessandroO
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We spent 50 pounds per person to have just one piece of meat served on a plate.

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 7, 2021

On behalf of the restaurant, I do apologise that your experience wasn't to the standard that we are renowned for and we regret that we missed the mark. I would love to have the chance to welcome you and your guests back and show you the true Gaucho experience. Please ask for me -Edyta, next time you're in and I'll see that your experience is perfect.

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Mazda
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still as good!

I haven’t been to Gaucho in many years so I was wondering if it was still as good and the answer is YES! Steak was delicious; so tender and juicy. Waiter did very well to explain all the different cuts and the sommelier was also very good; really enjoyed the Pyros.
Thanks Gaucho - I’ll be back

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on November 1, 2021

Hi Mazda, thank you for leaving us a 4-star review! I hope you and your guests had a beautiful beef and wine-filled evening with our 100% organic grass-fed Argentinian Aberdeen Angus beef that comes from La Pampa, Argentina. We have a very exciting new 'Beef and Bottle' offering which is a bottomless steak and wine experience for £60 on Thursday's only! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back to try this amazing offer out.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and great service

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on October 31, 2021

Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! Our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional experience. We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu that is available everyday from 12pm-3pm, I'd definitely suggest to try it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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HappyHammer
London
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't recommend Gaucho Chancery Lane enough.
Staff were welcoming & food was exceptional. We will definitely return!

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on October 31, 2021

Thanks for leaving us a 5-star review! Come and join us back at Gaucho Chancery Lane to try another one of our awesome Argentinian steaks that come from La Pampa, Argentina. To start your next evening off with us I recommend trying one of my new favourite dishes: Sweet Potato and Provolone Empanadas! Looking forward to welcoming you back!

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CorCor
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great night with great food & even better service from our lovely French waiter Matthew. It was just two of us celebrating my friend’s birthday so he brought out a dessert that said happy birthday on the plate. Matthew was friendly, warm and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The service felt personalised and we left there feeling very happy. Thank you Matthew :)

Gaucho Chancery
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you for leaving our team here at Gaucho Chancery Lane such a raving review. Smiles are on all of our faces reading this review together, especially Matthieu your waiter. We do offer a fantastic 3-course set menu for £27.50 per person that is available every day from 12 pm-3 pm, I'd suggest trying it next time you join us. Look forward to welcoming you back soon

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AlanN
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service very slow. Failure to provide pre-theatre menu until requested. Steak (as always) excellent. Wine also good (Malbec). However, a very disappointing soulless experience. Not to be repeated soon.

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Overall experience was very average considering the price. The steaks were nice but no worth the money, our chips were cold, the peppercorn sauce was very bland, the truffle Mac and cheese was tiny. Tables were too closely packed together. Service was slow and lacked welcoming.

FAQs

Gaucho Chancery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7242 7727.

Gaucho Chancery is rated 4.2 stars by 1756 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Chancery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.gauchorestaurants.com/gifts/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.