Gaucho Richmond

Argentinian, Steak·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Gaucho Richmond

Silver Award

Swaggering and staggering distance from central Richmond, this branch of the Argentinian grill chain proves popular with the area’s macho men and their glamorous WAGs. Keep to the light, zingy fish ceviches and tiraditos for starters, to leave space for the main attraction. The steaks are beautifully cooked, with minimal fuss. Frankly, ordering anything else (sea bream with serrano ham, prawn risotto) is to miss the point. Puds are substantial, very sweet and largely unnecessary. The drinks list is full of punchy Argentinian wines and much-admired cocktails, so it’s a shame this beautifully sited venue on the Thames towpath no longer serves drinks to non-diners.

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Argentinian, Steak
Luxury, Romantic
Food Occasions
Bottomless brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Alfresco And Views
Perfect for
Celebrations, Dates, Group dining [8+], Romantic


Gaucho’s Richmond location is arguably one of the most tranquil and charming restaurants of the luxurious franchise, surrounded by the rural banks of the River Thames. Centrally located in the quaint borough of Richmond, close to the lovely Deer Park, theatre, Kew gardens Gaucho could not be better situated. Transport links from the nearby underground station and local taxis are readily available too.

The boathouse steak restaurant has a waterside terrace for an enviable dose of alfresco dining with a view of one of London’s oldest Plane trees. The restaurant boasts a stunning 360 view of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows from its panoramic glass windowing. Order a superb bottle of Argentina Barbera red while you watch the sun go down and wait for your Pampas-reared cut of beef to arrive with a peppercorn sauce and humitas. Or if you fancy a different pairing, Gaucho has an extensive list of some of the best Argentinian bottles, including their own collection from the Mendoza region, plus some fantastic international wines from France, Spain, and more.

The food is on another level at this steakhouse, with sumptuous prime cuts of well-sourced beef and regional delights such as crumbly, buttery empanadas and ceviches. The meats come in a wonderful variety of cuts and weights, or you can opt to share a platter of meats for the table. For dessert, treat yourself to a dulce de leche pudding.

Gaucho is an excellent choice for prime steak dining amongst friends or colleagues, those special occasions that you need a memorable feast to level up, or simply to treat yourself. Whatever the occasion, Gaucho Richmond has a stunning dining room for patrons, or you can choose an event space, and there is also the option to exclusively hire the entire restaurant to comfortable seat 150 guests.




The Towpath, Richmond Riverside, Richmond, London, TW10 4UJ

020 8948 4030 020 8948 4030


Opening Times

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


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11 Reviews 

Steph C

28 June 2024   - Verified Diner
Food & Drink 4
Service 2.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 3

Lovely food  but slow service but staff did keep us updated 


27 December 2022  
Food & Drink 5
Service 5
Atmosphere 5
Value 5

Fabulous service, food and views.


02 July 2019  
Staff were very friendly and professional.

Jamie C

28 August 2018  
Food & Drink 2
Service 3
Atmosphere 4
Value 1.5
Still No Good
3/4 empty but service slow but very warm and polite. Food came out wrong, then came out cold. To finish off the Experian enstake was rare to raw rather than medium rare. staff happy to sort but at some point you just give up. Interesting I did a review on TripAdviser and saw my review in 2012 which was also bad. On e the upside the place is consistent... Interesting that this branch of Gaucho's was 3/4's empty whilst the London branch was fully booked, I see why now...

Kate S

02 June 2016  
I visited recently for Sunday lunch and it was the best I have ever had. It is a little pricey, but is worth it for a special occasion. The service was top class and the food was amazing.

gowsia H

19 May 2014  
Food & Drink 4
Service 4
Atmosphere 4
Value 4
We were given a wonderful window table promptly. The restaurant was busy, the service was charming, the food was delicious (we had marinated steak with sweet potato chips) , beautiful setting, nice decor, good drinks at the bar served by friendly barmen.

Guilherme B

01 July 2012  
Food & Drink 3
Service 3.5
Atmosphere 4
Value 2.5
My wife and I left Wimbledon after a day “on” Court 1 in the early evening balmy sunshine. The Gaucho's setting by the River is perfect and this should be a “killer” proposition. But it isn't. We sat outside and with one notable exception in a Peruvian waiter, “enjoyed” fairly awful, hit and miss service. The senior staff in particular seemed not to treat the customers as people at all – avoided eye contact and smiling. Ah well, the food though expensive should have made up for it but the starters were meaner than usual. The 300gm rump steak was up to standard, but the sides were not hot enough. Luckily, the riverside setting is just gorgeous and the other people eating seemed out to enjoy themselves in a laid back sort of way, so the general shortcomings seemed to be mainly forgiven. Not sure we'll be back sadly.

Anita E

16 February 2011  
Food & Drink 0.5
Service 0.5
Atmosphere 0.5
Value 0.5
As an enthusiastic Gaucho Grill Lover (spending £ 120.00 on a meal for 2 twice a year) went in to this restaurant with a friend of mine on a Saturday evening without any booking. We wanted to have a drink or two at the Bar, as I fancied a Vividor Cocktail and my friend has never been here before, was a nice occassion to introduce her to the Gauchos. When we walked in the Hostess informed us that the restaurant was fully booked that night and it was the restaurant policy that we could not be seated for drinks only. Well, the restaurant might have been busy, but the Bar was almost empty, only a couple having their drinks. I told the Hostess that this has never happened to me in the Gaucho Canary Wharf – London Bridge – Piccadilly Circus, you can always sit there sipping your drinks as long as you want. She kept telling me that it was the restaurant policy. I do not think so… Told her not to go back there, do not feel like paying for this shocking behaviour ever.

Mark J

22 December 2009  
Food & Drink 4.5
Service 4.5
Atmosphere 4.5
Value 4.5
Picture the scene, your walking down Richmond Tow Path and you stumble across the beautiful location that is Gaucho Richmond, with hast I popped in a booked a table of 4 for later that evening. We arrived early and enjoyed the new cocktail list the ‘Grape Mojito’ was amazing. After sampling a few Malbecs with the in house sommilier we sat down at our table over looking the thames, beforelong we were greeted with the beef board showcasing all that is wonderful about Gaucho. I plumped for the Lomo 300g cooked med are…AMAZING, not sure what these other 2 reviewers were eating but must have been a different restaurant!!! To close Gaucho, isnt cheap but neither is the fat duck!!! my point if your offering something of the quality that this steak is and serving some of the best new world wines around. Then you can justify it which Gaucho does very well.

Derek H

22 December 2009  
Food & Drink 1.5
Service 4
Atmosphere 3.5
Value 1.5
This was the first time I'd tried a Gaucho and was really excited about it. Unfortunately though, it didn't quite live up to expectation. The food unfortunately is pretty average – the sausages were just that and also poorly cooked. The steak was OK, but certainly not the best I've had, partnered with an insipid peppercorn sauce. The chorizo potato cake and salse verde should also have been stand-out, yet it was bland, lacking in any depth of flavour, punch or vim. On the up-side, the setting is undeniably pretty, the service was really good and the atmosphere was cracking. We drank a huge amount of good red wine and the bill reflected that – indeed, it was a super night. Just a shame then that the food tastes like any old high street chain churning out something average.
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