Gaucho Piccadilly

Argentinian, Steak·

SquareMeal Review of Gaucho Piccadilly

This ‘typically slick’ branch of the upmarket, Argentinian-themed group still pulls in the diners thanks to its high-visibility location, four floors of carousing opportunities & fine summertime terrace. It’s a striking-looking place, dressed in Gaucho’s signature get-up of chandeliers, black leather & cowhide, with love-or-hate nightclub acoustics & moody lighting. The menu isn’t all about beef – there are brightly flavoured ceviches, spatchcock chicken & lamb chops, too – but the most famous dishes are the ones to order: a selection of pasty-like empanadas followed by steak done any which way. Prices (around £25 a slab) aren’t the most intimidating in town but, with sauces & sides to pay for, the result may be ‘decent – not wow’, an impression reinforced by ‘efficient’ but ‘stressed’ staff. Finish in style with a cocktail in the bar.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Argentinian, Steak
Eat at Home
Home delivery, Takeaway service
Fun, Lively
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Group dining [8+]

About Gaucho Piccadilly

The Piccadilly branch of the impressive Gaucho empire is the brand’s flagship restaurant, set in a stunning townhouse, located in the heart of the bustling West End of the city. The restaurant is surrounded by great public transport links from the underground, buses, or taxis.

The elegant interior is very much a snazzy, luxurious affair with brass and jewel tones offsetting the décor inspired by the rugged Argentinian landscape. The colour palette is earth and moody, and the furniture is chic – a cool combination of modern and natural. The atmosphere is immediately relaxing, yet intimate, making it a perfect setting for a date or a formal dinner.  As the former home of the Spanish ambassador, the designers have definitely done it justice. Gaucho always manages to impress with its exquisite décor and exclusive vibe.

There are many exceptional spaces within this spacious multi-level restaurant, with great facilities for a variety of occasions and events. The ground floor encompasses the beautiful dining room, which is connected to a lovely terrace area – weather-proofed for all seasons. The first floor hosts another grand dining space, featuring the open kitchen for some ringside culinary action – a real treat for patrons.

The legendary electro brunches and private dining rooms are found on the first floor of the restaurant. This Gaucho restaurant is truly unique in many respects from its multicultural décor to its brilliant location and history; one of the exclusive rooms even pays homage to the former Spanish owner. The top floor hides a secret courtyard and cocktail bars inspired by the socialising culture of Buenos Aires.

Wherever you decide to be seated within Gaucho’s huge Piccadilly restaurant, the cuisine is guaranteed to amaze. The Pampas-reared Black Angus beef steaks are exquisitely plated up in a range of cuts and weights - be prepared for an indulgent feast.


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Location for Gaucho Piccadilly

25 Swallow Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 4QR

020 7734 4040


Opening Times

All day
Mon 11:30-23:00
Tue 11:30-23:00
Wed 11:30-23:00
Thu 11:30-23:00
Fri 11:30-00:00
Sat 11:30-00:00
Sun 11:30-23:00

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34 Reviews 

Jane V

Great food, service & ambience but not impressed with booking flexibility
10 November 2019  

We loved everything about the restaurant except for their attitude when I wanted to add 1 person to a long standing booking for 6 people at 7.45 on Saturday night. I was told they couldn't add 1 person to the table because the table they used for 7 people was booked at 7.45. I would need to move the booking to 6.15 to do so, which despite being inconvenient we agreed to do. In reality the table we had was set for 6 and they then added a 7th seat. Other similar round tables had 6 people seated at them. When we finished eating we were asked to move to the bar but there was no-one seated at our table when we left much later that evening. Very disappointed at their inflexibility and can only assume they were motivated by the belief that they could more easily find someone to fill the table at 7.45. Their actions nearly ruined our evening and demonstrated their prioritising increased profits over care to the customers already booked.

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Chrissy M

26 July 2019  
Brilliant food and good service.

Gabrielle P

28 June 2019  
I found this to be the liveliest of the Gaucho's. On Saturdays and Sundays they do electro brunch. Saturdays is lively, Sundays are not so lively. The food is amazing and the drinks are good.

Charlotte H

30 April 2019  
Always the best service, unreal steaks and love the funky decor!

Stephanie K

11 April 2019  
Great ambiance and great steak.

Elizabeth B

Always amazing
22 October 2018  
Fantastic food, great friendly service - helpful but not too pushy. Would definitely recommend
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Charlotte H

04 May 2017  
Great steak, fancy restaurant, feels special.


04 May 2017  
Always good food, service and ambience.

Philippa C

Client Lunch
22 February 2016  
Attended Gaucho for a client lunch, didn't disappoint as the food is always exceptionally good so no complaints there. Service was good but a bit slow but have put that down to being a busy lunchtime, otherwise pleasant staff. Always choose Gaucho for a great steak meal well worth waiting for and very enjoyable. Never Disappoints when taking clients.
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Nicola James

16 November 2015  
We arrived at the bar around 7pm and had a few cocktails while we waited for our table. The waiters were all fantastic! So attentive, polite and well dressed. The lady who served us (apologies, I forgot her name) was on the ball. We couldn’t have asked for a better service. The only thing that I did have a slight issue with was the fact we were next to the function room that had young children running around screaming. Fortunately they left half way through our meal. My fiancé and I had the Rib Eye steak and his parents had the Fillet. Cooked to perfection! They said it was one of the best steaks they’d ever eaten, and they’ve travelled a lot. The deserts was incredible too! We all had such a brilliant time that we decided to book my soon to be father in laws 50th next year March! Cant wait!!!!
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