Gaucho Smithfield

4.5
1200 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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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 1200 people are saying
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DanielC
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgable staff made the experience even better.

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Andy
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class experience.
Great service, very attentive.
Amazing steak, great wine and cocktails.
Slightest issue was the food arrived a few minutes after the cocktails.

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Caroline
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Xmas menu and games, food was lovely and great feedback from all our party.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you Caroline for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you had an amazing time with us and enjoyed the Christmas menu. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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NickS
London
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything lovely but wine very expensive

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 16, 2021

Thank you Nick for the feedback! We are happy to know you had an amazing experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SimonE
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabriel García Márquez wrote, “Cien años de soledad” - well, had he popped into Gaucho Smithfield to be hosted by Pilar he would probably have written “ Cien años de fiesta” !
Superb friendly service - thank you as always to Pilar - great food and wine and beer and surrounded by people having fun - another excellent night - I look forward to the next !!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the amazing review, Simon! We are happy to know that once again you had an excellent time with us and we look forward to welcoming you soon. Happy Christmas! Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SimonE
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciro Alegria said “ El mundo es ancho y ajeno” - lucky he never visited Gaucho Smithfield or he would never have written that master work !!
Despite the insane pressure from
Christmas parties Pilar, Kiara and the Smithfield Team never fail to - simply - make one want to come back time after time - thanks to all !!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you Simon for the amazing review! We are happy to know your experience with us is always excellent and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Abbey
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and wonderful food! I like that the staff will recommend the best way the steak should be cooked to ensure the best experience

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for the review, Abbey! We are happy to know you find the recommendations from the staff useful, had a good time with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SimonE
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Kiara, Artur and a special guest appearance grommet Pilar in Pearls which made my night ! This team is so good I don’t have to order - they suggest a steak and style, and the evening flows from there - it’s a wonderful experience- highly recommend to lovers of excellent quality steak and superb service - Happy Christmas!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you very much Simon for the review! We are delighted to know you always have a good experience with us and our service and staff never fails to meet your needs. We look forward to welcoming you again next week. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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BenA
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak and vino- outstanding service throughout evening.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the review, Ben. We are happy to know you had an amazing time with us and food and service was incredible. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday weekend away

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are happy to know you enjoyed celebrating your birthday with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SimonL
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Well worth a visit food was sublime.would definitely return.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 10, 2021

Thank you Simon for the review! We are happy to know your experience with us was amazing and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SimonE
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a regular customer, living locally. I often try the “opposition” steak restaurants- from my point of view - paying the bill myself- this is the best in the City.
Additionally- the service is superb - at every level - from the initial welcome at the door and onward.
For this specific review I would say - my waitress/hostess/maitre d/manager of operations- Pilar - will make your experience one to a) remember, and b) want to repeat !!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 2, 2021

Thank you for the amazing feedback! We are happy to know your experience with us was as good as always and you enjoyed every part of the service. We look forward to welcoming you again next week. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Ryan
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent sirloin

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 2, 2021

Thank you Ryan for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the steak and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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vipAJZZ
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was great but food was quite underwhelming, especially for the price

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MichaelM
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Make sure you get Marcello as your waiter he is knowledgeable and fun

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 2, 2021

Thank you Michael for the amazing review! We are happy to know Marcello's service made the experience amazing and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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MichelleS
London
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, our waiter was really friendly and informative, he have us a lot of recommendations on food and drinks. Overall very lovely evening.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 2, 2021

Thank you very much for the amazing review, Michelle! We are happy to know the whole experience was amazing and you had a lovely time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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TonyR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Mushrooms cold.

Steak never 400g uncooked weight.

The restaurant is ok but staff are functional rather than engaging.

Why does an Argentinian steakhouse have no Argentinian beer.

Very average steakhouse certainly not premium. A poor man’s hawksmoor.

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vipDIMITRI
London
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambience highly recommended will come back

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on December 31, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review, Dimitri! We are glad to know everything was of your liking and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Smokingjo
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal. The steak was cooked to perfection. The service was very good, and attended to our every need.
Very clean and comfortable, and would recommend.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you very much Jo for the amazing review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the steak, the service and the whole experience in general. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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NikkIS
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent waiter, fantastic food.. the Malbec was amazing!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you, Nikk for the 5 stars review! We are delighted to know you enjoyed the wine and the experience overall was of your liking. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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JamieW
London
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the team at Smithfield venue, really attentive and knowledgable on the range of food and drink... all excellent.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 24, 2021

Thank you very much Jamie for such a rewarding review! We are happy to know you enjoyed the experience with us and the service made it even better. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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PaulW
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine on the beef and bottle deal.

Plus great service

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 15, 2021

Thank you very much for the review, Paul! We are glad to know you enjoyed bottomless beef and wine and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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RebekahB
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waitress was brilliant, made good recommendations to us for wine and starters, very friendly and helpful for our group.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the review Rebeka. Pilar will be happy to know her service was amazing and we are delighted to know you had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service by our waiter, the best steak I’ve had in a long time together with a well recommended bottle of wine made for a lovely evening.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the review! We are glad to know you had an amazing experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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

Birthday meal, lovely time. Food was amazing!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 10, 2021

Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review! We are happy to know you had such a good experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Faded glory, style of the restaurant feels outdated, our seats had tears in the leather which isn’t acceptable considering the price of dining there our villa came to £86pp, they really need to make improvements and bathroom had no dryer and was out of paper towels.

Our steaks arrived cold although taste was good. Service made up for the experience we had a lovely waitress who made up for it. All the staff were very accommodating

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the review. We take feedback into consideration and on behalf of the restaurant, I apologise for not giving you the best Gaucho experience. Thank you for pointing out the things we need to improve, we will do our best to fix them soon. Should you like to discuss this further or book again with me directly, please drop me an email at artur.ahi@gacuhorestaurants.comand I will make sure you have an amazing time with us. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Fenton
London
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We were placed right by the door. Literally right as you walk in. The whole meal we were shivering

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the review Fenton. Please note that during busy days we can't help sitting guests in colder areas although we always try our best to accommodate everyone. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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vipNikki
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish! Frederico was very knowledgeable waiter and worked really hard on a very busy night, along with all the other staff. Thank you for a great experience.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you Nicola for the review! We are happy to know you had an amazing time with us and the service met your expectations. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Waiter was very nice . Food was awful overcooked , fish was off , spinach had loads of salt on chips over cooked .

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. On behalf of the restaurant, I apologise for not giving you the tue gaucho experience that we always aim for. I kindly invite you to dine with us again, should you like to discuss this further or book with me directly please drop me a message on artur.ahi@gauchorestaurants.comand I will make sure you have an amazing time with us. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Sergio
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to gauchos Smithfield last night for the Halloween theme, and it was outstanding, steaks were delicious as always and the waiters are very nice and couldn’t recommend this restaurant more !

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the review Sergio! Glad to know you enjoyed the food and the decorations, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Lauren
London
7 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It was okay. Food not amazing.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you for the review Lauren, your feedback helps us to improve day by day. On behalf of the restaurant, I apologise for not giving you the true Gaucho experience. Should you want to book again or discuss this further, please contact me at artur.ahi@gauchorestaurants.comWe look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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MarkH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to this restaurant for our anniversary- a revisit from 10 years ago. Great meal and service - service was actually excellent and Veselin was very attentive. We had a great time and the effort put into theming Hallowe’en was outstanding - very impressive!

Only slight criticism was waiting for our table even though we were early - then discovering we had gone past the set lunch menu time by 10 minutes. Luckily we wouldn’t have chosen from this menu on reflection anyway but it did feel a bit slight of hand. It didn’t ruin the meal or our day so ………

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on November 3, 2021

Thank you Mark for the amazing review! We are happy to know you chose us to celebrate such an important occasion and you had a lovely experience. Veselin really appreciates your feedback, thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waiter was so attentive during the whole evening. Food was excellent and the cocktails were even better!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you very much for the 5 stars review! We really appreciate the feedback and we are happy to know our service met your standards. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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SMESME
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lack of diners - not that that was a problem as got window table and could linger easily.
Food very good. We had 2 course lunch and added dessert. Dessert (lemon sponge and fellow diner had chocolate and coconut tart) was wonderfully finished off with a delicious sorbet.
Service bit slow - esp had to ask for wine previously ordered. Not an issue as we had plenty of time and wanted time to catch up. But if someone wanted a quicker lunch (we were there 3 hours) then might need to make wishes known at start.
Defo would go again.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you very much for the detailed review! We are happy to know you had a good experience with us an enjoyed the desserts. I will pass the message to the kitchen team, I am sure they will appreciate your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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Sazmo
London
21 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

It was fine, but no ambiance, the Halloween decorations made it look like a cheap nightclub. The food portions were tiny, £6 for 1 mushroom cut in half. I was still hungry afterwards. I have been to better Gaucho’s. The waiter was lovely and very helpful and the food was tasty. For the price I would go elsewhere.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 29, 2021

Thank you Sazmo for the review. Your feedback is very important for us and it helps us to improve in every aspect. I'm sad to hear the service didn't meet your standard and I would like to invite you again so we can show you the real Gaucho experience. Please drop me an email on artur.ahi@gauchorestaurants.comif you would like to discuss this further. Kind regards, Artur Ahi General Manager

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MatildaP
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening at Gaucho - the restaurant was very quiet (unusual!) and our server was excellent. We were very well attended to and the food was delicious.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you so much Matilda for your review! We are happy to hear you had an incredible experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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marcog
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Had a lovely time yesterday. Marcello and the team were amazing. Thank you so much for the hospitality.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you Marco for the feedback! We are delighted to know we met your expectations and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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SimonK
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another fantastic meal at Gaucho, with Chiara who was really great and attentive all evening.

Steak is absolutely Amazing, so are the starters and desserts too, in fact its all too good, we needed to be rolled out.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you very much for your review Simon. Chiara, the whole team and myself really appreciate your feedback and we are happy to know you had an amazing experience with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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SamL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my uncle out for dinner, both agreed that our respective mains were up there with the best we'd ever had. Great service and fantastic starters too.

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you so much Sam for your review. We are happy to know you enjoyed the food and had an amazing time with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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BessyE
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The £35 set menu is incredible value. Amazing attentive service. We had the best time!

Gaucho Smithfield
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for the amazing 5 stars review Bessy. We are happy to know you had a good time with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Artur Ahi. Assistant General Manager

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FAQs

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

Gaucho Smithfield is rated 4.5 stars by 1200 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho Smithfield 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.