SquareMeal Review of Gaucho City
From the awning over the stairs to the buttoned black leather within, Henry Ford’s favourite colour is much in evidence at this stygian steakhouse in the vault where the Bank of England once stored its bullion. It’s dark & it’s sexy, with shades of Addams-family gloom perked up by cowhide upholstery that adds a frivolous touch of yee-ha! to the show. But it’s beef, not leather, that makes Gaucho the capital’s favourite Argentinian since Evita: 400g spiral cuts of marinated rump, slow-grilled chateaubriand to share & entraña fina (succulent marbled skirt of beef) all make an impact. Spatchcocked chicken & black cod cater for less red-blooded appetites, & there are a few options for stray veggies. The ‘prodigious’ Argentinian wine list is a vinous education, with fine & rare bottles in abundance, plus masses of beef-friendly Malbec.
About Gaucho City
Gaucho City, set in the historic gold vaults of the Old Bank of England takes patrons on an exciting journey through Argentina with their luxurious menu of prime cut steaks and fine wines. The restaurant is beautifully designed, with plenty of dedicated areas for any occasion. From the cocktail lounge to the private dining rooms, and the casual dining space for patrons on both floors, there is something to suit everyone. Since its opening way back in 2008, Gaucho City has evolved with times, but still remained a hotspot for local patrons and tourists.
Across from the beautiful Leadenhall market, in the heart of the Square Mile, the location could not be better. There are great links to the rest of London with Bank and Monument underground stations nearby.
The restaurant itself features sleek and modern décor and furniture with an impressive display of Argentinian wines in the private room. The restaurant is adorned in earth tones and textures inspired by Argentinian landscapes, creating a moody atmosphere of luxury. The kitchen is a dramatic affair with theatre style dining and ringside action.
For the largest selection of Argentine wines in Europe, Gaucho’s has got an extensive litany of the country’s finest red and whites, including their own vineyard specialities. Cocktails are not neglected either, with the candle-lit lounge for pre and post-steak drinks.
Private dining events can also be hosted at this spacious, luxurious event on the ground floor of this beautiful restaurant. The elegant room features a traditional banquet style seating area with an entrance opening out to the bar floor. You can an impressive social event or business conference in the private dining rooms, cocktail lounge, or conference room fitted with AV facilities. Whatever the occasion, there will be some indulgent steaks of Ribeye, Sirloin, Lomo, and more to keep you fuelled.