Gaucho Broadgate is ideally situated just a stone’s throw from Liverpool street station, at the intersection of the financial district and trendy east London. To properly relax after a long day at work, do head to the glass bar and heated terrace, or unwind out the exclusive courtyard, for drinks with a view of the pretty city lights.
The venue 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. For some Argentinan food with a side of ringside action, head downstairs for a theatre-style experience, as the aroma of sizzling, caramelising meats floats off the grill and into your plate.
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, and its Argentinian wine list continues to receive plaudits; expect top-drawer Malbecs & Bonardas, plus Cabernets for the less adventurous.
There are several menus to choose from, depending on your mood and occasion, with set lunches and dinners to signatures and sharing platters, sumptuous cuts of meat await. The feast menu is the most luxurious option for impressive affairs, featuring starters of seared diver scallops and slow-grilled ribeye, to be rounded off with an assortment of with a selection of cheese and apple cider chutney.
For private events, there is the option to book the Whisky or Wine rooms, the upstairs bar, or summer terrace.