Gauthier Soho

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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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OT
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the ideal place to meet friends or have dinner with your family. A cosy and relaxed restaurant. Friendly staff will make your evening unforgettable. The most importantly, incredibly delicious French cuisine. You will certainly want to return to this place again! Je recommande!

TC
London
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

An excellent flavour experience, showcasing its capabilities of making vegan food taste deep and complex. But, it lacks mouthfulness, somewhat missing fat in its dishes. Instead it's slightly more inclined towards more the lightness of Japanese delicacies. Meanwhile, front of service is sincere and personable. Go there to enjoy a leisurely special occasion or to get away from the hustle and bustle of central London.

p
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was intimate friendly and exceptional , the vegetarian dishes were delicious and the staff were very helpful

C
London
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Cosy atmosphere. Helpful and polite staff.

a
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The service was very disappointing for a restaurant of this quality. We were left sitting for 20mins at the end of the meal unable to get anyone’s attention, we had to ask for our wine to be refilled more than once and they mislaid my coat.

AG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I'm not usually one to write reviews, but I was disappointed enough by the dining experience at Gauthier Soho that I am compelled to do so.

We were seated on the top floor and were greeted by an unpleasant smell of bleach. The decore is tired a bit kitsch, but that didn't phase us. We were still looking forward to a nice evening and meal.

We opted for "LES PLANTES" vegan tasting menu. The Vegan Foie Gras to start with was absolutely delicious. Easily the highlight of the meal, though at the time we thought it was just the start of many culinary delights.

The Carrot Tartar followed, and that was a joke, attempting to hide it's tastelessness with theatrics.

Other dishes came out and delivered more disappointment. The mushroom tortellini was the only dish that was genuinely delicious. The desserts were also tasty.

The staff were friendly, but wholly unattentive. Our wine and water glasses were constantly left empty, and would only be filled when prompted.

There are so many restaurants offering delicious vegan food across London, and it seems like Gauthier's menu is stuck in a bygone era when vegan dishes were bland and uninteresting.

CM
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menus are superb.

B
London
111 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First-class lunch, food, service ambience all excellent. The Deluxe lunch with champagne, 2 glasses of wine, 3 delicious courses and the occasional extra is outstanding value. Well worth a visit.

PM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Long may the quality of the food and attentive service continue. I’ll be visiting again for sure.

W
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lovely place and great service, however we were disappointed with the food. Mincing the boiled carrot at the table was good theatre but taste wise was a poor alternative to steak tartare , the faux grois again looked the part but was rather tasteless. They made an effort for my boyfriends birthday and the wine was really nice, I’d recommend the restaurant but not the vegan tasting menu.

CD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night out and food and wine match was outstanding. Thank you very much for a memorable night. Somelier was fantastic and wine matched to the vegan degustation was simply outstanding. We struggled to isolate which dish was the best for us given they all were exceptional and each dish brought something else to wow us. The only comment I would make is for some of the other service staff to relax a bit and reduce the "formality" and slightly aloof approach of service. Again this may be just us and your Somelier bridged this brilliantly and made it a very warm engaging environment/experience. Thank you all again and we are already planning a return with our two adult children (also vegan).

S
London
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Gauthier and this time didn’t fail to disappoint. Service is always so good and friendly. Food delicious ( we’ll forgive them that they forgot our petits fours)

B
Brighton
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal as ever. Deluxe lunch menu is incredibly good value.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

I had the worst service and it was a huge let down. The waiters didn't make eye contact at all and never asked us if we needed anything. We had to wait up to 10 minutes to get anyone's attention. Not a welcoming ambiance at all. The startes and main course were delicious but the dessert was overly sweet. I had the souffle for dessert which was under cooked as well but they kindly changed it with another dessert. I chose the mille feuille which my friend had but my dessert didn't have all the elements as ny friend's plate!!!

M
London
60 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four at lunchtime. We had the tasting menu (two vegan) with a champagne aperitif and wine. The food was delicious, service was excellent. The staff were lovely and ambiance was perfect. We will definitely return and highly recommend. We found it great value.

B
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was our second visit to gauthier and the food didn’t disappoint, you couldn’t fault it. Unfortunately service wasn’t as good and we preferred the first floor seating area.

B
London
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Only feedback was the wine glasses were left empty on one occasion.
Other than that superb food snd ambience.

OL
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

We all had the vegan tasting menu and it was old fashioned and heavy

VB
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To celebrate my husband’s birthday we came with our family for dinner. We all decided on the Tasting Menu, and the food was delicious. So well balanced, and packed with flavour. Lovely atmosphere, and the staff looked after us very well. Would definitely recommend.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service. The ambience was perfect.

VE
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered the tasting Vegan menu. A bit disapointed. Nice looking plates. But overall nothing special. Only the ravioli with the truffle was standing out. Desserts where fine as well. Other courses where flat with no character, had the idea they forgot to spice it with herbs or something, a bit dull.
Not convinced about the wines choices. Very very subtle changes in the white wine choices Except the dessert wine.(which was to sweet). For that price (130pond) it has to be much much better.
So this time i wont recommend this to my friends. Visited this instead Vanilla Black for a change. Will go back to Vanilla Black when visiting London for an upgrade vegan/vegetarian dinner.
Sorry Gauthier, that is my opinion.

ME
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was very beautiful but lacked the wow factor on taste

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Amazing food. We got the vegan taste menu. There was a lot of food.

TG
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE food. Vegan without sacrificing any flavour. Just amazing. And, if you can, do the vegan tasting menu WITH the wine pairings - perfect!!

H
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We experienced extraordinary service at our NYE dinner, especially by our Sommelier. The pacing of the meal and the environment were outstanding. The food on both standard and vegan menus was varied, exciting, and expertly crafted. The price though, at nearly £400, is hard to rationalize no matter how brilliant the experience. While I would consider returning, it cannot be a regular stop for most anyone.

S
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gauthier was an absolutely incredible culinary experience. The vegan menu went beyond our highest expectations. The flavours exemplified a perfect storyline from the beginning through to the very end. Excellent service or rather excellent experience.

RP
London
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The restaurant should make it clear on its website which menus are on offer on which dates. We had a very restricted choice - an 8 course tasting menu. It was delicious but of course it took a long time - we just wanted a nice 3 course dinner over a couple of hours. If we had known this in advance we would have gone elsewhere. The staff were not particularly friendly. The restaurant was far too hot.

HH
London
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Limited menu different to one advertised

Z
Norfolk
19 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

A bit of a mixed experience, I'd heard only good things before booking for dinner. Ringing the doorbell was a lovely touch it was like being welcomed into a beautiful regency home. We were disappointed to find the only menu available was the taster one we spoke to the front of house staff saying we should have been told that when the booking was confirmed to be met with "I don't have anything to do with confirmations" that was disappointing. The food was great, beautifully presented as with taster menus you don't always like everything but overall delicious and the chocolate dessert is to die for. The staff were mixed, some excellent but one I found quite rude and did feel like an inconvenience to their night. Won't be going back but if you can overlook some of my experience, for an intimate dinner it may be ideal place.

o
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course deluxe luncheon tasting menu during the holidays. We added the wine pairing and the wines were well selected. While in London we had several wine pairings and most were good with high end wines. What Gauthier does so well is select moderately priced wines to accompany very well prepared courses. In particular the scallops and venison were excellent. Our servers were attentive but not bothersome and the atmosphere was pleasant and conducive to conversation. A lovely experience.

G
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 3 for a Christmas lunch get together.
We were seated on the first floor in a corner on a nice round table. There was a seasonal fixed 5 course menu, which included Scallops, Salmon, glass of bubbly, Truffle, Venison and a Chocolate praline pudding with a gold leaf!
Service is outstanding and friendly, food is so delicious and beautifully presented without being overly large as there are 5 courses. Plus, we were given amuse bouche and bread and petit fours to finish. For the experience and London I think at £50pp is good value. The only negative was the two larger groups who were quite noisy.
Will be back soon, thanks.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible meal. The food was delicious, the staff so knowlegeable and accommodating. We loved it.

PH
London
24 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great evening in a wonderful environment. The staff were exceptional.

PS
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was not quite what you would expect at a Michelin star restaurant.

EW
London
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch to celebrate my father’s retirement.
One of the best value lunches I’ve had in a London. The venison was to die for and the staff were lovely.
Thank you for making it a memorable occasion.

G
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Vegan tasting menu. Gautier is a must visit for any Vegan visiting London. Service and overall experiencing amazing!

MP
London
3 reviews