Evoking the essence of Argentinian cooking, Gaucho Smithfield offers a passionately compiled mix of steaks, classic South American recipes, and drinks compiled by a 'Bartender of the Decade' award winner. Contrasting with the simplicity and richness of the dishes, the sultry, clean-cut dining room pays homage to its meat-focused menu, decked out in smooth leather and spotted cow hide. A 150-strong wine list celebrates Argentina's unrivalled growing regions and includes some supreme rare bottles, while the cocktail list takes inspiration from Buenos Aires culture from 1930 through to 1960.
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93A Charterhouse StreetLondonEC1M 6HL
Steak choices are pretty solid. I had the spiralized marinated filet. The meat quality was good but not outstanding. I like my steaks at a rare +, so maybe I would have preferred a thicker cut like the traditional filet. They did cook it to the right doneness but something just seemed to be missing. Everyone else in my party was enamored by the steaks, but I thought it was a run of the...more
The food was decent for a London steakhouse but the service on a weeknight was shockingly slow with a steak and dessert dinner taking three hours (including over 30 minutes waiting for the one waitress to let us pay)more
Service is discreet and the steaks are truly fabulous.
Wine list is quite extensive, although the advise can be a bit patchy, best go with someone who knows their wine quite well.
Don't forget to ask for the sharing steak option if you're going with a group.more
Excellent meal! Meat is of a very high quality and the way it is cooked is excellent.
The staff are hugely knowledgable on wines and cuts. We had Mario he was fantastic from start to finish. Food was prompt.
Recommend the cheesy bread for starters so good we ask for more.
Obviously steak for main course. Range of cuts on the table all brilliant.
Desert lovely too. All enjoyed with a few...more
I feel like I've entered into a strange 80s fantasy scifi movie. Oh wait, no, it's just gaucho's coked out decorator at it again.
Silly cowhide seats and mirrored everything aside, the food was tasty!
They have lots of meat options to choose from depending on your hunger and/or wallet. And their flan is uuuumazing. I think Im just a sucker for anything custardy. mmmmm.
I had a mix drink...more