Gauthier Soho

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Having earned a star within a year of opening Gauthier Soho, Alexis Gauthier is described by Zagat guide as "...one of the Best New French food destinations in London...". With an emphasis on vegetables in all dishes, Alexis provides a seasonal tasting menu with the best possible ingredients (British where possible) for omnivores and a vegetable option, as well as an A la Carte and lunch option. All served in a chic Soho Townhouse where the staff really make you feel special. There are also five private dining rooms for parties of all sizes.
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C
London
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great value lunch and also a very good selection on the table dhote.

Impressed as usual

KS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative flavorful cooking with attentive service. It is an excellent restaurant and a great value. My scallop starter was the best starter of my week in London.

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

fabulous vegan tasting menu which reinforces the fact that a wonderful chef using beautiful ingredients can make vegetables the real star of the show! wonderful balance of courses.

T
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had the Vegan taster menu with accompanying wine. This was nice, I found it difficult to understand our waiter which was annoying. The food was very nice, but I expected more. Enjoyed the visit but wouldn’t return.

M
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had lunch here many times now and have never been disappointed. A few different faces in the team this time but all delivered excellent and attentive service. I don't think you can't go wrong with the Version Deluxe lunch menu.

HW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Service was a little too quick initially but slowed down on request. The overall experience was extremely good.

MI
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A real treat to experience such good vegan food! The service was excellent: lovely waiting staff, who were attentive without being intrusive. We (there were two of us having the vegan tasting dinner menu) really liked the carrot tartare ground at the table. Doing that added to the sense of occasion and I love getting a little insight into the food we are eating. We very much appreciated the ambience with the low, candle-lit lighting, and especially the noise level. So many restaurants and cafes make the mistake of having too many hard surfaces so they become noisy. The carpet makes a big difference and helped create a feeling of intimacy. We enjoyed being seated at a round table as neither of us like having our backs to the rest of the restaurant. The only suggestion i would make for change would be to have some music (low level). Thank you for a great experience. We really do want to go again.

R
London
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent service, first class food and at a bargain price

PJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the restaurant based on a colleagues recommendation.

Food and service exceptional and very good value.

Will be back!

M
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the performance at Gauthiers. One waiter could have smiled more but otherwise perfect!

AM
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good service for begining to end of the diner. Lot of choice in the menu with high quality food. Recomended!

DS
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We booked 12.30 Saturday and in hindsight it was too early as we were the only 2 in the room until about 1.30. Not the restaurants fault but felt awkward. Service kinda took time to warm as well and like they didn’t really know what do with us. All a bit stilted. We went for the lunch tasting menu which is great value. The Faux Gras was well Faux and a bit pointless but the signature risotto was a triumph and arguably the best dish. We then had the Black Halibut which was a little under seasoned and bland. We then had a wonderful Venison dish and a stunning dessert. Wine list is pretty punchy with big mark ups but I found a great Kiwi Pinot Blanc at £47. The sommelier was pretty timid so didn’t really engage but I fortunately knew why way round the list so just cracked in with it. So to sum up the place needs to be busy and I think a balmy night for a classy good value meal would have been perfect as the place has a great vibe once it’s full. Just don’t do weekend brunch until well after 1. Some superb cooking though...just keep the wine in take down otherwise your in for a hefty bill. Will be back

BS
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautifully presented restaurant with a sophisticated vibe. The staff are friendly and efficient whilst not being at all intrusive.
The dining experience was stunning; the Vegan tasting menu with paired wines was excellent. The flavours of autumn presented in a subtle yet powerful taste explosion with innovative presentation ideas and all delivered exceptionally.
Thank you Gauthier for taking Vegan fine dining to the next level!

c
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit for the deluxe 3 course lunch at Gauthier. Everything was as fabulous as the last time, but my friend and I did notice that it wasn't quite so generous. We were surprised at the items on the menu which came with £8-10 supplements, this wasn't the case last year and we felt that the restaurant should keep to the deal and offer appropriate dishes without supplements. Just little things like the petit fours were much smaller this time also. Probably not enough to put us off altogether, but maybe look for other places instead of guaranteeing our regular return.

B
London
109 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a 4 but one of our number had not been before, he was so (rightly) impressed.
The Deluxe set lunch must be the best quality/value in London and you also get an amuse-bouche and a pre-dessert. The wine pairings which are included are first class. Also, if you have a vegan or vegetarian in your party this is the place for them.

R
London
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely food. Superb service. Always a nice meal out.

TL
Lancashire
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Really good food, one of the best,but..
the service was dire, lots of staff but not properly managed. We arrived at 6.30 but we didn't order till after 7, we had to ask twice for the wine list. When our white wine came it was at room temperature. The bread came after our first course!! Throughout the meal we were sat with empty wine glasses, service was slow between courses. After we had finished our meal and asked for the bill we had to ask again to get our remaining wine poured, still warm. We deleted the service charge, the waiter then started arguing with us!!

A
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A restaurant for a special occasion. A great vegan tasting menu...a treat to have this quality and level of cuisine available for a vegan! Nice and cosy and intimate

FJ
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious vegan tasting menu with attentive and friendly service. The passionate and extremely knowledgeable sommelier helped us choose excellent wines to complement the dishes too.
Food was innovative, filling and stunningly fresh and delicious.

L
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent menu choices, food delicious and beautifully presented. Intimate setting - we will be visiting again.

w
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food well served with interesting wines explained by a knowledgeable sommelier. It's a joy to eat here.

J
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Almost all the dishes were well made and enjoyable, but only one or two of the 15 or so that we shared over two tasting menus were standout (truffle risotto and tortellini and the venison) and only one of those was from the vegan menu that has attracted attention.
Service was functional and impersonal with the exception of the Somm’ who clearly loves his craft but speaks so quietly as to be barely audible.
At this price level, Gauthier needs to do more to compete with the very best London restaurants.

T
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time I've had the lunch tasting menu. All the dishes were most enjoyable and the sequence was very well balanced. The venison was particularly good, and the wine pairing made it a most enjoyable experience. Service was also most attentive.

A really good feature of this restaurant is that they still have tablecloth. With the carpet, curtains etc. And with more space than many others the noise level is much lower, and the atmosphere is much more relaxing.

y
London
357 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for an important business meeting or romantic celebration. Interesting choices with every course and excellent wine list with something for everybody. Not cheap though but the skill shines through making it a restaurant to remember

B
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely staff, delicious vegan food, only partial downside was waiting for the bill but I think they were switching over for dinner so our servers changed. Will definitely be back.

SR
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous vegan food, a real treat.
Wonderful consideration given to one of our group who has serious food allergies.
Lots of information given about the food which was very helpful.

RS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for which was beautifully presented. We have eaten in 3 star Michelin restaurant and Gauthier was far superior. Would highly recommend.

SI
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience eating lunch here. Truly delicious food, impeccable waiting staff, a relaxed atmosphere. Like eating at a good friend’s house. Loved the vegan touches too.

KA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes of course! This is not our first visit and wont be our last. Each time, we have been thrilled by the quality of the food, the seasonal menu and the attention to detail. This was again for my husbands birthday and becasue we had lived in France in intervening years possibly 5 years since our last visit BUT somehow we were still suprised with recognition of his brithday at the end of the evening with no prompting - thank you! We have recommended Gauthier to friends who concur with our praise and so long as you are there we will Keep coming back, thank you to all the team x

AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything! Can't wait to return.

E
London
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service2ambience3

My friend and I have been to Gauthier many times and have always enjoyed our meals there, from food to service. Not quite sure why, but the service was not as great as usual that day and the food, although good, was not inspiring. I enjoyed the meal and will go back again, but it was disappointing compared to the meal I had there with another friend in August which was superb in every way.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room, the young French staff and, of course, the food (I had the vegan tasting lunch) was the best I've had anywhere.

I'll be going back when I next have the chance to be in London.

SB
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food service and customer care. As a group of three we were unanimous in our view that this is our top restaurant. The care staff go to in providing excellent service in a discreet manner is refreshing. Nothing is too much trouble, the atmosphere is relaxed and you can really enjoy the food and wine. We had the lunchtime tasting menu and recommend it highly. We cannot wait for our next visit.

NC
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

What a find! 3 out of 4 of us had the vegan tasting with wine pairings - an amazing treat. A very different and interesting experience, blending in the style of Mayfair dining with the buzz and quirkiness of Soho. Would definitely recommend!

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a birthday treat for us both and lived up to expectations. We had a great evening and were very well looked after.
Stephanie

p
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The location is lovely as ever, but the service was slower and less attentive than usual. Plates were not cleared for some time and one order was not taken correctly.
The staff were, however, charming.
The food is a notch below what it used to be - it is not as visually attractive as it has been and the flavours are also less interesting.
The £50 deluxe lunch deal continues to be a super price for a full meal.

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value for money service was excellent. Best lunch in London

ES
Kent
61 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding tasting menu and one of the most creative restaurants in London where quality and service is guaranteed.The tasting menu was extensive and good value for the quality of the course and presentation.If I was to be picky-I preferred the superb risotto in the days when the truffle was thinly shaved over the rice rather than what seems now to be a ‘crumble”.And I am aft Raif I still think a red burgundy served with the stone bass should be a white burgundy but then ——hardly something to stop me going back time and time again.

BV
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As stylish as ever with impeccable service. Food excellently prepared and delicious. Cheeses unadventurous; we would have liked some not as easily bought in supermarket.
Our table was a little close to the service area (late booking so can’t really complain).
Only real complaint was staff plumping up cushions and removing items from tables as we were the last to leave. It was obvious they were packing up, therefore I asked for coffee before we had finished dessert.

MD
London
57 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delighted by our first visit. Attentive team; hardworking kitchen producing an array of excellent dishes; well balanced and cleverly judged - standouts included truffle risotto, scallops and venison. All thoroughly appreciated.