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Gaucho’s glitzy black, white and cowhide livery won’t be to everybody’s taste, but its faithful all-Argentinian offer has no shortage of admirers. Most diners head straight for ‘the beef’, where chateaubriands and rib-eyes from grass-fed cattle can tip the scales at 800g. Traditional cuts including skirt, flank and picaña (rump cap) are a speciality, with sampler plates available for the undecided. As a self-appointed ambassador of Argentinian culinary culture in the UK, Gaucho also promotes rustic empanadas and sausages in addition to lighter ceviches and tiraditos, while sticky, sweet dulce de leche naturally crops up on the dessert menu in various guises (ice cream, cheesecake and pancakes). The wine list digs deeper, bringing over ‘super Malbecs’ and exclusive ‘new generation’ producers for the beef-chomping brigade. Gaucho’s sibling chain Cau offers a funkier, more family-friendly alternative.