Gauthier Soho

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£26 to £40
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French
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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LD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come here with an old friend for our Christmas gift to each other. It’s wonderful in every way . We don’t tell too many folk about it as we want to keep it a secret & always get a table!

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was absolutely great and the wine and service were both excellent. I would thoroughly recommend. The only thing I thought could be improved was the decor which was looking a bit tired, particularly the stairway and toilets. But this shouldn’t distract from the food and staff - both faultless.

OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice and super good services

C
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food is unquestionably excellent. As a vegetarian, I have never eaten such tasty food in a restaurant. My only criticism would be that I would have liked to have had the choice to order two courses only rather than 3 or 4 as , although the portions aren't huge, my friend and I were quite full after two courses and we don't generally eat desserts, but ordered one in preference to a third savoury dish. We did ask the waiter if we could take it home to have the following day, but we were told the restaurant cannot do this.

RS
London
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and superb service. The vegan meals were excellent. Fish and meat was also very good. We will defenitly return someday

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our evening, vegan tasting menu with wine pairing was an excellent choice.

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, as usual: quality without being hidebound.

YO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places I have eaten at. As always, the food was perfect.

JL
London
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Cauliflower amuse bouche & risotto starter luke warm, ditch the popcorn as well. Cod main ok. Apple tarte would have been more enjoyable warm as well. Wine choices excellent. Had to ask for a drink after waiting about 5” on arrival.

b
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delighted to go to Gauthier,food ,service and wines always the best.....
Staff charming and helpful

a
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite exceptional food and service, beautiful formal surroundings make for a special experience. Bravo!

AA
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 7 courses I have ever tasted consecutively. Everything was perfect. Its opened my eyes

VC
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vegan taster menu combined with the wine pairings was fantastic. Every dish was delicious and varied. Service was friendly and professional. I would highly recommend for a special occasion meal.

L
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As usual, we enjoyed the food at gautier and would definitely return but the last few visits to lunch, they insist on allocate us on the upper floor of the building where it seems that food takes longer to go up making the waiting times between dish and dish longer, to the point to almost lose appetite.
Next time I will highly appreciate you sit us at the ground or first floor as used to be when we started visiting the place years ago, before your M. stars.
Otherwise, all good, wine paring great, signature dish delicious. Thanks to everyone who made our dishes and my husband bday special.

T
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous and classy, this is a fantastic special evening for anyone who wants to indulge. The vegan meringues were incredible, and the autumn truffle tortellini was not just the best item on the menu, but the best thing I’ve ever eaten.

LM
London
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Really nice dining room. We had the set lunch with wine pairing which worked really well. The food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

RT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Chosen to suit both the carnivores and a vegan in the group and was certainly a hit with the vegan who said she'd never had gourmet vegan food before so that's a plus! For me the food was adequate - appetising first course of scallops and a delicious pudding but the main course of quail did not inspire. Very expensive wine list - not sure there was anything under £35 and little choice in the £35 to £50 range. The dining room is fairly old fashioned and staid and it felt lacking in energy and life. The service however was exceptional in the way only French restaurants can deliver. Just all bit dull I'm afraid.

SH
London
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and venue and no music which is great to be able to talk at normal volumes.

SP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan tasting menu. So lovely to have vegan fine dining. Very good value wine flight with some interesting wines. Highly recommended.

R
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Toilets we out of order , so we was sent to another restaurant up the road , we wasn't informed there was an issue when we arrived, nor did we get any apology for the inconvenience, waiters were rude and service level was very poor apart from the sommelier !! i would advise anyone not to waste your time or money

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were really looking forward to dining here but sadly overall we were left dissatisfied and disappointed.

The food
We tried:
• vegan beetroot patty starter
(A little tasteless, especially paired with the strong overly buttered bread provided)
• truffle tortellini, nice but a little salty
• Scottish scallops, average
• truffle risotto, nice
• venison (asked for medium/rare, quite tough to chew) average (a little bland)
• halibut (very bland)

Service:
Initially the service started off okay, greeted nicely by each waiter that came to the table.

Would have been nice to have one dedicated waiter for the table as the messages got lost at times.

We were sat behind a wall so felt like we were forgotten midway to end of meal and had to peer over, at one point I had to get up to find someone, which is should not have happened.

Site:
Wc was in maintenance so was asked to use a neighbouring restaurants wc.

The neighbouring restaurant made the visit very uncomfortable stating they were “fed up” of having to cater to those visiting from Gauthier.

I understand that these situations may arise, however considering this may violate health and safety (staff may not be able to cleanse themselves properly or may have had to wash in the same area as the food) we were definitely expecting a gesture on the bill for this experience.

Instead ended up footing the whole bill which was overpriced for the quality of food and experience costing almost £300 for 2 people!

Very disappointed and unfortunately would not recommend for these reasons.

VW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience, we had the Vegan tasting meal with the wine experience. It was a special occasion for a 21st birthday and the whole evening from the waiters, food and wine was superb. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

NI
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had the vegan menu and it was delicious. We were given faux gras with bread to start (but not told we would be charged extra) then three other courses plus a pudding. All lovely. I would have preferred slightly larger savory dishes as I was hungry after a couple of hours. Staff were nice.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good menu which was paired well with the wine selection. Waiting staff were attentive and helpful.

r
London
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful, the food very special and imaginative. Being able to split the tasting menus so that some of the table might have meat and fish whilst the others had vegan made it a lovely choice for a double celebration. Being located in a tall narrow house made for lovely small dining rooms
Only two hiccups when we arrived early in torrential rain we knocked on the door only to very rudely be told that they weren't open and the door was shut in our faces, leaving us to get drenched. The same extremely rude blonde waitress also left us to struggle with the door when we left until another member of staff assisted us. All the other staff were wonderful
The other was assuming that it was my husband was the birthday celebrant when it was the female guests

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Impressed as usual

KS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
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 on November 12, 2019
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.