Gaucho City

4.3
1729 Reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday

Gaucho City is one of London’s hidden gems. The restaurant is set in the historic gold vaults of the Old Bank of England, right in the heart of the Square Mile across from the historic Leadenhall Market. Our menu features big Latin flavours, incredible Argentinian steak and impeccably curated wines.

Descending from the bustle of the banking district, join us for a more speedy set lunch or a long languorous steak dinner in our elegant private dining room. Venture a little further down to our candle-lit cocktail lounge which is the perfect spot for those after work drinks or for a spot of weekend escapism.

City is perfect for all of your social and corporate events with a plethora of dining rooms, AV and conference facilities.

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

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Experiences

  • New Year's Eve at Gaucho City

    £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 1729 people are saying
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vipS210
London
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Generally very happy customer but this day was terrible - waited over 45’ for our meal which then turned up cold/ sub par (watery sauces, stale chips)…not the usual standard and the service was also lacking.

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Table for 5 friends for a birthday celebration. When we arrived at our booked time of 9:00pm, we were told by the front staff that our table was not ready yet, and to wait at the bar for a drink until the table was ready, as previous table were “just paying”. No complimentary drink/ apology for this. When we got to the bar, there were no seats available and no room to stand at the bar, so we waited for 5 minutes before a small space became available at the bar for us to stand, cramped together. No discount on our drinks for the inconvenience. We then had to stand and wait for a further 20 minutes for our table. When we got to the table, waiting staff were polite and friendly but very overstretched so service was slow. We felt the restaurant was overcrowded and unorganised. Such a shame because it was for a 22nd birthday celebrations. Wouldn’t come back to this venue again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was very slow. Booked in at 8:30pm starters arrived 9:30pm then no main meal until 10pm!
Ordered from the set meal which you would expect to be ready.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Having been to many Gauchos across the country this was a first time at the City Gaucho for me and my partner. We arrived at 7:15 and were promptly greeted by our host for the night.

We ordered our wine, starter and main, the wine and starters came promptly the main did not. When our main did eventually come at 8:30pm an hour after our starter, it arrived cold along with the sides and sauces, as well as our steak being rare when we ordered medium rare.

Fast forward to 8:52, our food has reappeared, but less of everything and the steak now more rare. We complained once more however our waitress liked to tell me that her opinion of the steak was medium rare and not rare. It’s a shame because what happened to the customer is always right?

Eventually the manager was involved and was less the accommodating in terms of listening to us. A poor presentation of not only herself but also the company she works for. I wouldn’t rush back to this particular establishment in a hurry. We’ve always enjoyed gaucho but stop becoming so commercialised and do what you used to do best, serves great steaks!

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Oliver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Got sat in what felt like the basement terrible ambience.

Won’t go back unfortunately

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Alright
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant all round experience great service and food

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markm
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

if you are a party of three or 4.....the tables are way too small. Its a joke. Dont order too many sides!!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night with best steak and best wine. Really good food and nice service. Small starters and sides, but meat was perfect!

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear guest, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Myself and the team really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very nice, especially the cookie to share. Server was very helpful and restaurant was in a great location on the bottom floor of our hotel.

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Wontbeback2021
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were a group of 5 out for a 40th birthday celebration.. firstly the food was great.
The table was small, one of us was cramped up against a pillar with a beaming light shining down us.
Then once we’d finished the waitress brought over a plate with Happy birthday on it with a tiny piece of broken chocolate .. I wish they hadn’t bothered… just looked cheap, underfunded and the restaurant looked like it needed a bit of TLC.
Used to love Gaucho’s but will swerve next time.
After we paid I mentioned this to the manager and he said arrogantly that I was the first person ever to complain about the celebration plate. Definitely wouldn’t recommend

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience and we're sorry that this was not met on this occasion. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble this may have caused you. We highly appreciate your feedback, as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future, and we thank you for your continued support.

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Rashesh
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to eat and relax.

Food: The quality is excellent, and the portion is more than enough for one person. They have wide range of varieties in Steak, and vegetarian sides option are available for any vegetarian out there like me :))

Price : Compare to other restaurants near by and being in central london, the price is very reasonable.

Service: The staff service including the reception staff is par excellent. A warm welcome and friendly service brings on extra star for the ranking. The staff will come and ask if we need anything, and gives their best wine to taste before you order.

Location : The restaurant is very near to many underground stations including the bank station on central line the most nearest one.

Highly recommended.

Gaucho City
Responded on November 27, 2021

Hi Rashesh, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Myself and the team really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good meal quite noisy at lunch - service was tough to be outstanding due to number of covers but overall a nice business lunch.

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TomoK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gaucho’s festive course is fabulous and valuable. Staff make us being comfortable and assist very well.

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Alec
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and good service thank you. Would definitely return.

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Kojo
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Quite surprised at my recent trip to Gaucho City. Usually have an amazing time at other branches but our service was pretty poor on the day. Our waiter forgot our drinks on a number of occasions and ended up finishing our meal before our drinks arrived. Sauces we had orders never arrived too plus the Steaks which was most surprising wasn’t up to the usual class of Gauchos. At the end after asking for the bill the waiter slammed the receipt and rushed off to tend to someone else. To celebrate our friends engagement in this manner was very disappointing. I’ve been to many Gaucho branches and had a lovely time but Gaucho City really let us down.

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Luke
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Overall, the experience would've been much better if the service wasn't so slow. The staff were extrmemely friendly and knowledgable, but 30mins after taking our order they came back to ask if we had even received the starter. We finally got the starters around 55mins after being seated.

The food was good, but I can't say it was any better than some other places I've been to, and considering the price of the meal I would've expected better.

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edwardk
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very disappointing. The food was very bad - cold and hard chips, side dishes had been terribly over cooked, steak not at the usual standard at all.

The restaurant was overbooked and tables were on top of each other.

We struggled to get a drink at the bar and had to wait a long time for our table.

I am a big fan of the Gaucho chain. This visit to this restaurant was a big disappointment.

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Torres
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect place for a business lunch

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LauraC
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive for an average to below average steak and slow service. Entrance to restaurant was grubby and restaurant looks tired. Disappointing, not the gaucho of 10 years ago

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AliB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was amazing and the service was top notch. Would definitely come back again.

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dombie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had a fantastic meal the service was very good overall fantastic

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AngelaR
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Having eaten here many times before I had been looking forward to my visit but am sad to say it appeared that a few changes had happened since my previous visits and the food was not up to the usual standard. The bread which previously had always been outstanding was rock hard and tasteless and the portion sizes to the side dishes seemed a lot smaller and less generous than I remembered. Appreciate as a result of Covid this may have had a negative effect with supplies and perhaps costs. Hope this will be improved for future as this restaurant had always been amazing before.

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Angela, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience and we're sorry that this was not met on this occasion. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble this may have caused you. We highly appreciate your feedback, as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future, and we thank you for your continued support.

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Nick
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Busy night in the City, Excellent staff accomodated us early as travel plans needed to change due to train issues. Nothing was a problem and excellent food and wine recommendations.

Was a little noisy as there was a very large group nearby, which occasionally made it difficult to hear my dinner companion.

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I used to regularly go to this branch many years ago and always found it to be of a high standard however have to say this time around it fell far short. Unbelievable that they had run out of sparkling water! Also one of our guests ordered a chicken dish, expecting it to be served with sides. The waitress really should have asked if the guest wanted any sides knowing that this particular dish does not come with sides. Instead the dish arrived with just a portion of chicken and sauce on a plate. The guest did order some fries, however they had clearly been rushed and were not up to the expected standard. All in all, quite poor and I will not be returning

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gaucho city was absolutely amazing. We sat downstairs, the ambience was great, a lovely intimate setting. Luca our waiter, was very nice & friendly. The food was fantastic. Would definitely visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Gauchos isn't as good as it used to be. Our food was luke warm and some got sent back as it was stone cold. I don't believe the steak was as good quality as it used to be. Don't know if suppliers have changed post covid. Came away disappointed

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience and we're sorry that this was not met on this occasion. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble this may have caused you. We highly appreciate your feedback, as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future, and we thank you for your continued support.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Will definitely return

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Myself and the team really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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MTW1
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Disappointed by the waiting service, where we were left for a significant period of time before being tended to, however this was made up somewhat by the quick turnaround on the food.

Food was good but not standout

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. We always aim to deliver a great experience and we're sorry that this was not met on this occasion. Please accept our sincerest apology for any trouble this may have caused you. We highly appreciate your feedback, as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again in the future, and we thank you for your continued support.

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MichaelD
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant night . Couldn’t originally get in . Used open table and a table came available

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear PeterT, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Myself and the team really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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lealar
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely lovely lunch and amazing service, excellent lunch

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AidanS
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. As an 18 year old felt very welcome and was looked after well. The food was outstanding and staff were lovely. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Todo muy delicioso

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Josh
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and brilliant setting, great for casual lunch or occasions

Gaucho City
Responded 4 days ago

Dear Josh, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice review. Myself and the team really appreciate you taking the time to write and share your comments. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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AlexandraB
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My first time in Gaucho city, amazing food and friendly staff.
Funny location, space a little bit dark for me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There are better places to get steaks in London -

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missy
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and friendly service. Great ambience and the food was absolutely delicious! Will definitely return!

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AmandaG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Superb food, steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff were friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Steak wasn’t a good as I thought it would be, and the price was pretty ridiculous. Nice place but don’t think I’ll be back

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BillE
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Hi
Very disappointed
My work colleague ended up with a very poor 300g fillet.
It was tough and a very unusual cut of fillet.
The management removed this from the bill but
Looking back this was not good enough redress for such a bad experience- we will not be returning and not the type of quality we would expect from Gaucho

FAQs

Gaucho City offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7626 5180.

Gaucho City is rated 4.3 stars by 1729 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho City 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.