CAU Kingston

1 reviews

Riverside, Clarence Street , Kingston Upon Thames, KT1

SquareMeal Review of CAU Kingston

CAU Kingston closed permanently on 16 July 2018

Founded by the brains behind the Gaucho chain, CAU offers a more egalitarian version of the high-end steakhouse concept – top-notch Argentinian beef and more besides at mid-market prices. As well as a full range of wet-aged lomito fillets, rib-eyes, sirloins and tapa de cuadril (cut from the haunch), the user-friendly international menu also offers salads, burgers, handmade ravioli, fishcakes and desserts such as dulce de leche pancakes. Like the food, the drinks list is tailored to a family audience with smoothies and mini-shakes alongside cocktails, world beers, South American wines and jugs of regional clericots (a fruity wine-based beverage). CAU’s design is as esoteric as Gaucho’s – in this case involving grassy-green pampas imagery on the ceiling and splashes of sky blue, plus a white-on-black resin floor and corrugated white walls adding an urban edge.

CAU Kingston Location

Riverside, Clarence Street , Kingston Upon Thames KT1

Opening times

Mon-Sun 12N-11pm (Sun -10.30pm)

CAU Kingston's Reviews


Food & Drink: 10.0


Service: 10.0


Atmosphere: 10.0


Value: 10.0


Food + drink: 5

Service: 5

Atmosphere: 5

Value: 5

18 April 2014

I like Gaucho and have been quite a few times to the different Gaucho restaurants. Cau Kingston was first time I'd tried the Cau restaurants. Overall price was quite a bit cheaper than I expected. We shared a couple of starters (home made pizza and large grilled shrimp) which were very tasty. I had the Tira de Ancho which was easily big enough for two people. It was cooked properly and high quality cut, and came with chips, rather than having to pay extra ££. For dessert, I had white chocolate ice cream which was delicious and £1.75 per ball which is pretty reasonable. My friend has a rump steak which was good size, and looked tender. Wine list offered good options at reasonable price. several malbecs as you'd expect, but I'm not a big fan of Malbec, and so the other options were welcome. We had a bottle of a Syrah blend which was good value. Service is perhaps more functional that you may get at a top end steak joint, (no presentation of the cuts) but no complaints and fully efficient. Going to Gaucho has mainly been a business thing for me, but Cau is now the option if I want a good steak and have to pay for it myself.