Gaucho Broadgate

5 Finsbury Avenue , London, EC2M 2PG

020 7256 6877

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SquareMeal Review of Gaucho Broadgate

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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6.3

Food & Drink: 6.5

Service: 6.3

Atmosphere: 6.0

Value: 5.5

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

Lauren M. silver reviewer 09 March 2017

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.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 4.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

Tracey L. 17 December 2015

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: 3.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 2.0

London Gourmet platinum reviewer 27 January 2013

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

Food & Drink: 2.0

Service: 2.0

Atmosphere: 2.0

Value: 1.0

Mark D. bronze reviewer 10 September 2011

Gaucho Broadgate is a very odd venue and hard to like! A glass and concrete “block”, where you decend into a bizarre sight of cow skin covered chairs-fine, suits a good steak house-but with dimmed lighting, candles on the tables and soft music! It was like a macho valentine venue! Really odd. Service was really poor. very attentive but only with the easy bits. I arrived early and sat waiting for my guest, who arrived and was left waiting upstairs, even though I was known to be waiting downstairs! This went on for 15 mins. Not good enough. After being shown the steaks on offer by someone who clearly had no real idea, we decided toask to share a sirloin, rib eye and fillet. They arrived on individual plates as the concept of “sharing” had been lost between giving our order and haveing it served. Basic, dumb error The steaks looked fine but were very average. The sirolin was tough, the fillet tasteless and the rib-eye average. Poor. The cost simply did not justify the venue, food or service, I will never go again.

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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. 

Wine Room
Capacity: 10
Whisky Room
Capacity: 14

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