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Gaucho Smithfield, London,

Gaucho Smithfield

4.6
4.6
1159 Reviews
£41 and over
Steak
Gaucho Set Lunch Menu: 12–3PM | Two Courses - £24.50 | Three Courses - £27.50 | Monday- Friday

Situated in London’s historic meat market - Smithfield - near art-centric Clerkenwell and just a stone’s throw from the Barbican, we’ve found the perfect home for our contemporary Argentinian steakhouse restaurant and bar.

Gaucho Smithfield draws inspiration from the market with our interiors and menu celebrating the extraordinary origins of our products and provenance. There is no better place to enjoy one of our phenomenal ‘wet-aged’ steaks and a glass of premium Argentinian red wine than whilst watching the bustle of the market from our dining room.

We’ve also got an impressive private dining room for you to meet, host or celebrate within.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Argentinean, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7490 1676

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We can be flexible with private events in this restaurant which offers a private dining room seating up to 18. We are also happy to arrange tastings, masterclasses and other events as you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Lieth: 020 7490 1676

  • Neighborhood

    Barbican

  • Parking details

    On street parking and an hourly rate car park on the opposite side of the market.

  • Public transit

    Tube: Farringdon and Barbican tube station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Experiences

  • Post-Theatre Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Introducing the brand-new pre and post theatre menu, available at Gaucho Chancery Lane and Smithfield. Guests will get the chance to dig into a two (£26.50) or three course (£29.50) set menu. *Available Monday – Friday from 5pm – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10.45pm *Not available on Bank Holidays *All guests must display their theatre tickets to be able to dine on this menu *The menu is subject to change
  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Introducing the brand-new pre and post theatre menu, available at Gaucho Chancery Lane and Smithfield. Guests will get the chance to dig into a two (£26.50) or three course (£29.50) set menu. *Available Monday – Friday from 5pm – 6.30pm and 9.30pm – 10.45pm *Not available on Bank Holidays *All guests must display their theatre tickets to be able to dine on this menu *The menu is subject to change
  • Bottomless Beef and Wine

    £70.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the finest bottomless beef and wine at Gaucho Smithfield all day Monday to Saturday. Choose from a weekly changing menu of brilliant steak cuts, a selection of four stunning free flowing wine (red, white and rose), as well as unlimited chips and chimichurri sauce. The experience is priced at £70 per person plus 12.5% Service Charge.

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. PippaI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I had the bottomless steak and wine offering at Gaucho Smithfield and it was absolutely fantastic. The service was outstanding and the food was incredible, they best steaks we’ve ever had. I made a note it was my partner’s birthday and the team were kind enough to send out a plate with a candle, message and truffles - a really lovely touch! Highly recommend.
  2. Bibs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Attentive polite and friendly staff. Lovely steaks , perfectly cooked. Dessert menu a little limited if you love puddings
  3. Andreeves

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lively and noisy restaurant. Excellent food. Frequently refilling our not yet empty glasses was a mild annoyance. Service was attentive and professional.
  4. LozzaSW11

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Warm welcome. Fab waiting staff. Delicious food well cooked. My ridiculously fussy 11 year old daughter loves it too.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on February 18, 2023Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to know you really enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall2food1service4ambience2
    Took a while for us to be noticed at the reception area and was finally showed to our table. Marcello was our waiter and can happily say I was very happy with him. Smart, professional and gave us good guidance on the menu. The food was what we believed to be of good quality and impressed how ever we both became ill the following day. When spoken to via phone the following day they didn’t seem bothered and stated to just put into an email.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on February 18, 2023Thank you for the review! We are happy to know that overall you had a good experience with us and enjoyed the service. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Valentine’s Day
  7. OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Chardonnay White wine most definitely recommend

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on February 18, 2023Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  8. FlyingScud

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Chateaubriand steak shared with a friend. Generally a great evening out.
  9. Stian

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food, Nice staff, Nice atmosphere! Can easily recommend.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on February 9, 2023Thank you for the amazing feedback, Stian! We are happy to know you enjoyed the experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  10. OLIVER

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Good steak, very slow service and incredibly noisy
  11. SophieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic, Chiara was a great waitress. Only issue was that the discount code I quoted before being seated was not taken off the original receipt, so I asked for this to be removed and it was. Will happily return in the future

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on February 9, 2023Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Sophie! We are happy to know you enjoyed the experience with us despite the small inconvenience and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  12. JeffO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a regular at the Smithfield restaurant and it was excellent as always

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you for the lovely feedback, Jeff! We are happy to know you think that highly of us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  13. HummusWarrior

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Value let's this place down. I would not recommend. Food is good but not nearly warranting the price. You're playing for the atmosphere here. Food was mediocre overall. Steak was tasty and cooked well but pork dish was overcooked. Beef enpanadas were very medicore, pastry being too hard, filling a little too spicy. Side dishes were lovely - broccoli and chips cooked to perfection. Service was great, although the hostesses seemed overworked, confused and a bit slow. Waiter was great. Would have been happy spending £50pp but ended up spending £70pp. Would recommend if you have money to waste, although better alternatives exist at this price point
  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Asked for steak medium-well, came burnt and over cooked. Chips were burnt and overdone also. Service was slow, and manager said would rectify it but not much was done. Been to many other of the Gauchos chains and this was by far the worst experience we had and a terrible way to spend New Years Eve.
  15. OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Really lovely food, very expensive for what it is and service was quite slow - but would recommend for steak lovers.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you for the wonderful review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the steak and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kin regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  16. Madeleine

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Perfect meat and good service! Very nice interior.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on January 11, 2023Thank you for the amazing review, Madeleine! We are happy to know you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  17. RobQ

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Was very very busy as Christmas so not the usual service. Food was good

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for the review, Rob! We are happy to know that despite the busy times you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  18. PaulF

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable business lunch at Gaucho Smithfield - excellent service from knowledgeable staff, food was delicious (steak cooked perfectly) and atmosphere was buzzing.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for the amazing review, Paul! We are happy to know you enjoyed the service we provide and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  19. MarkH

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and the service and welcome from Marcello was excellent Little bit pricey I felt but overall very enjoyable

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for the review, Mark! We are happy to know that overall you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  20. AndrewM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Great food but slow and lacklustre service on a lunchtime when the restaurant wasn't even that busy. Wine order forgotten, steaks served to the wrong people, having to ask for almost everything twice... A shame because the food was excellent. Would only recommend with caveats.
  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best steak I've ever had and a special mention to our waiter, Marcello, who was knowledgeable, charming and provided impeccable service.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 22, 2022Thank you for the lovely feedback, Steven! We are delighted to know you really enjoyed the steak and the service made all the difference. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  22. CiaraF

    Hertfordshire

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Two of us went for the beef platter and unlimited wine. Service and wine was great but food was mediocre.
  23. JohnH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Table we sat at was by the door, so very cold every time the front door was opened, staff were ok but a little standoffish, food was very good

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, John. We hope that small inconvenience does not stop you from visiting us again, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  24. TeeL

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food. The service started off very well, however went AWOL after the main course which detracted from an otherwise 5 star evening

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you for taking the time to leave your feeback. Teel. We hope this experience does not stop you from visiting us again, we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  25. JohnJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the setting was exceptional as always. Our server Sam was very informative and courteous throughout our time there and made the experience more enjoyable. I would definitely return to this venue and Sam is a credit to the organisation.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, John! We are delighted to know you really enjoyed the service we provide in Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  26. KaiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    My review is solely based on the most recent visit. I have been gaucho various times and it has always been on point. Never a request turnt down, always respectfully attentive whilst not invasive which is perfect for a dinner with a loved one. My only fault was the steak on this occasion was not enjoyable and quite bland and dry. The fries were cold and the max & cheese was a tad burnt, dry and crispy. Apart from that, everything else was perfect. Staff were brilliant and catered to our requests.
  27. KristianM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unlimited beef and wind was great, constantly topping up wine and food for what felt like forever

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Kristian! We are glad to know the bottomless offer did not disappoint and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  28. dan2dons

    London

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    you know you're getting good steak. Can be a little noisy if you want to have an quiet conversation, but still a good reliable choice.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 2, 2022Thank you for the review, Dan! We are happy to know you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  29. DarrenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I ordered a medium cooked Fillet, for me it wasn't rested enough as there was a lot of juice/blood on my plate.
  30. JonC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Marcelo was superb as our server - very knowledgeable in terms of the various cuts. His wine choice was perfect and his friendly, attentive manner very much appreciated. Perfect service and food for our work lunch. Thank you to Marcelo (and the wider staff) for making our visit a very enjoyable one - we will be back!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 2, 2022Thank you for the amazing review, Jon! We are delighted to know you had such an amazing experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  31. Skerryvore

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a great experiences at every Gaucho. The Smithfield outpost is great at weekends as it is quiet and the service is always great.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 2, 2022Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to know the service was worth mentioning and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good. Table was a hit close to the door otherwise very good.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on December 14, 2022Thank you for the good review! We are happy to know that despite that small inconvenience you were able to enjoy your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  33. andrewg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous server, who was brilliant at guiding us through the lesser known parts of the wine list. Steaks were great, but the restaurant could have been a bit warmer.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 25, 2022Thank you for the feedback, Andrew! We are happy to know you enjoyed the service and had a good Gaucho experience at Smithfield. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  34. BaoBaosAdventures

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Steak, steak, steak plus some other stuff.................

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 25, 2022Thank you for the amazing review! We are happy to know you had a good experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

  35. SimonE

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service -superb - ask for Pilar - great recommendations for food and wine - steaks are excellent- fantastic chef

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, Simon! We are happy to know you always enjoy the Gaucho experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  36. hasski

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food was exceptional. Wine was very smooth. Will be back

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 17, 2022Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review, Hasski! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  37. Rosie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    I was really disappointed with this experience in comparison to other gaucho experiences I have done. The wine was awful, my friend actually described it as paint stripper. The bottle didn’t even have a label on it it was just in a random bottle so I can only assume it’s poured from a cheap cardboard box. We had to continually ask for top ups despite there only being three occupied tables. I put I. My notes that we were celebrating a special 40th, no token dessert or mention like I’ve always had in gauchos before. The food was okay but not the same level of steak I would usually eat in gaucho. I felt like everything was cheap but with the gaucho name they were able to charge the £70 from the amount of wine we received we were probably better to just order from the normal menu and order a nice bottle of wine . Very disappointing from gaucho .
  38. Izzy

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for the bottomless steak and wine dinner and the food was great, but the best was the service. Marcello who looked after our table was very attentive, friendly, but also professional.

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the feedback, Izzy! We are happy to know the service made all the difference and you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  39. Fayy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great but the service was what stood out as exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble, we were not rushed at all - brilliant!

    Gaucho SmithfieldResponded on November 9, 2022Thank you for the amazing feedback, Fay! We are happy to know you enjoyed the Gaucho experience at Smithfield and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Mario Milev Restaurant Manager

  40. Clown

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I expected house wine but I didn't expect the wine was poured out from an extraordinarily large bottle without a cap on it. Steak were served but almost all of them were overcooked even though I earnestly asked they were to be medium rarely done. My last upset was that I was asked to pay a 12.5% discretionary tips. I could recall that 70 pounds was to be as the all-inclusive price as it was found on the website. The only comfort was my server's attentive and helpful service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

Gaucho Smithfield offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7490 1676.

Gaucho Smithfield is rated 4.6 stars by 1159 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Smithfield does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gaucho Smithfield

93a Charterhouse Street, London, EC1M 6HL

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Barbican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri, Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Argentinean, Latin American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On street parking and an hourly rate car park on the opposite side of the market.

  • Public transit

    Tube: Farringdon and Barbican tube station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7490 1676

  • Private party facilities

    We can be flexible with private events in this restaurant which offers a private dining room seating up to 18. We are also happy to arrange tastings, masterclasses and other events as you wish.

  • Private party contact

    Jennifer Lieth: 020 7490 1676

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