SquareMeal Review of Gaucho Chancery Lane
Steak fans find themselves inexorably drawn to Gaucho, where perfectly prepared slabs of prime, pampas-fed Argentinian beef are the main attraction. Browse the different cuts before choosing your favourite, perhaps with a side of perfectly crisp chips & peppercorn sauce, washed down with a Malbec from the first-rate wine list. Elsewhere, the menu offers plenty of choice from zesty ceviche or shrimp causita starters, to empanadas, grilled pork matambre & dulce de leche tart. Though the food is rarely at fault, there have been grumbles about ‘tedious’ & ‘disappointing’ service, while high prices are a recurring gripe – even among the loyal following of Chancery Lane legal eagles. At least the striking black-&-white cowhide interior, with its dim lights, mirrors & sleek balcony bar provides a suitably sophisticated setting for some wallet-flexing.
About Gaucho Chancery Lane
Set amongst walls of cowhide, spectacular light fixtures, sleek, modern furniture, you will find Chancery Lane’s Gaucho. The restaurant is superbly located at the intersection of the city and the bustling, glitzy West End. Make your way to Chancery Lane to have brunch, lunch, or dinner in this fine establishment with authentic Argentinian food to satisfy all your steak cravings.
The atmosphere is moody and intimate, but still quite spacious. The overall impression is striking as you walk in, and marvel at how the light, from the beautiful arched windows, catches on the chandelier inside the dim interior. The restaurant is
Upstairs there is an elegant mezzanine dining gallery and cocktail bar, which can be exclusively hired for events to seat 60 and standing for 60 in the bar area. There is also a funky cowhide enrobed spiral staircase leading between the two floors. The ground floor has a remarkable, well-curated wine display featuring stellar vintages and Argentinian vineyards. There is a private dining room available to comfortably accommodate 18 seated guests, for hosting meetings or formal business dinners, impress and treat your guests to the finest.
The restaurant is an excellent choice for hosting a weekend drinks do for friends or for intimate dates, business lunches, and receptions at the bar. Indulge yourself with a choice of prime Argentinian cuts and wines from brunch through to dinner; no one says you can’t have steak for breakfast. For bigger affairs, try out the sharing menu for an abundant selection of Gaucho’s signature dishes to share with the whole table, the perfect cure for indecision. The feast includes the likes of smoky beef carpaccio cured in juniper and winter truffle glazed burrata for starters. A meaty spread of fine cuts may feature slow grilled spiral cut ribeye, lean cuadril rump, and chorizo sirloin with crackling.