SquareMeal Review of Gaucho O2
The glitz factor has been amplified at this flagship of the Argentinian steakhouse chain, set over three glimmering floors. Yes, you’ll find Gaucho’s usual monochrome interior, with the signature cowhide-upholstered chairs & walls, & huge crystal chandeliers throughout – only here it’s bigger & better. There’s a cocktail lounge, VIP suite & basement wine-tasting room, all aimed at seducing the concert crowds & expense-account diners, for cheap it ain’t. The menu mirrors that found elsewhere in the group, so Gaucho’s famous ceviches (citrus-cured fish & seafood) whet the appetite for the main event: slabs of expertly cooked beef in all manner of cuts & sizes. Sauces & sides cost extra, so the bill soon mounts up even before you’ve added a bottle of Malbec from the unmissable wine list.
About Gaucho O2
Gaucho at the o2 Arena is a luxurious experience to say the least, nestled within the popular entertainment venue on the Greenwich peninsula. The restaurant is great for pre or post-concert dinners, replete with VIP suites for the ultimate exclusive experience.
The moody sunken cocktail bar is ideal for casual drink of Belvedere Bartezek vodka martinis or Mount Gay black barrel Mai Tais surrounded by the signature Gaucho cowhides, illuminated by the dazzling bejewelled lighting features for a completely luxe atmosphere. Then head over to the mesmerising balcony dining lounge for indulgent steak dinners and more.
The private VIP suite is inside the arena itself, for easy access to the entertainment venues. The restaurant itself is also host to some stunning event spaces for a variety of occasions to be had. From private suites for intimate dinner and show experiences to larger scale events in the show-stopping balcony area, Gaucho’s expert team is capable of bringing any event to life. The event spaces can comfortably seat up to 100, for business meeting and private lunches, or 150 standing guests, for receptions.
Starting or rounding off an exhilarating concert experience with a proper Argentinian feast is an excellent choice. Chow down of flavour-packed plates of prime cuts of meat of your choice or share platters of indulgent sirloins, T-bone, and Lomo steaks with family and friends. Bring a mighty appetite to fully allow the food to tantalise your taste buds.
Whet your appetite with yellowtail tiraditos drizzled with creamy truffle mayo and yuzu soy pearls or delicious seared diver scallops served on a pretty bed of cauliflower puree. For mains, select your choice of steak from Cuadril to Ancho, featuring béarnaise or chimichurri sauces, to complement the rich meaty offerings. If you’ve got space to feed your sweet tooth, a dulce de leche dessert is a must.