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5 Finsbury Avenue
020 7256 6877
It might look like a tiny glass cube, but head down into the depths of Gaucho & you’ll find yourself in a sexy, sultry, underground grotto reminiscent of a 70s’ nightclub, with a slightly
pokey, glass-walled cigar terrace for recalcitrant puffers. Rich, tasty empanadas or delicate ceviche of lemon sole set the scene for the main event – pampas-reared, properly aged Argentinian beef.
Staff bring out the raw cuts on a board to explain the differences in taste & texture – don’t miss the spiral churrasco cuts marinated in garlic, parsley & olive oil. For pud, a scoop of
dulce de leche ice cream hits the spot. Gaucho has its own vineyard in Mendoza, & its ‘well-chosen’ Argentinian wine list continues to receive plaudits; expect top-drawer Malbecs &
Bonardas, plus Cabernets for the less adventurous.
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5 Finsbury Avenue
020 7256 6877
Liverpool Street Station 189m
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These two, contrasting private dining rooms benefit from plenty of natural light. The Wine Room can seat up to 10 guests, while the larger Whisky Room can seat 14 guests, with a billiards table for an after-dinner game. For larger groups, standing canapé receptions can be accommodated for up to 60 at the bar.
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Food + drink: 4
I have to agree with the other reviews on this site - Gaucho Broadgate has gotten itself a reputation for being a "posh City lunch" location and has lost it's high quality dining status for serving some of the best steak in London.
However, the service whenever I have gone has always been to high standards and consistent, I have planned a few friends birthday's here and always pre ordered a bottle of bubbles to surprise my friend, which has always been organised well and has been discreetly sorted by the staff.
Gaucho broadgate remains a popular place to go for business lunches, and I've found the atmousphere is still as good as it's always been, however I think they've lost the appetite to obtain customers looking to dine with partners or friends in the evenings.
I have happily dined at Gaucho many a time and this time again I was not disappointed.
We opted for a late (2:30pm) lunch (to avoid having to return to work!), and we were surprised at how busy the place was - and how loud! - but I guess it is nearly Christmas. We didn't leave until after 6pm so we watched the bodies and the noise level reduced over time.
I was happy but surprised to see that they have introduced a set lunch menu, with plenty of variety and so we all ordered from that. The parsnip soup was delicious, the salmon rilletts also looked lovely and a clean plate was left behind. On to the mains and we all opted for steak (what else could you choose at Gaucho?!), cooked perfectly and a smaller than normal menu portion so perfect as part of a 3 course meal, the chips however were enormous with only 1.5 portions being consumed between us we reluctantly had to admit defeat. We also ordered salads on the side, the greens were greens but the heirloom tomato salad as everytime was YUMMY! Desserts were ok, perfectly fine for a lunch menu but nothing to particularly write home about.
All in all another successful dining experience at (in my humble opinion) one of the best places to get good steak in the City.
Food + drink: 3
While the gaucho chain as a whole have lost their once claim to be (at least close to) the top steak place in town this one further suffers from it location and layout. Its a pure city lunch hang-out place and now not even with a high quality offering
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