SquareMeal Review of Gaucho Sloane
This high-end chain expertly blurs the line between restaurant & bar with its moody lighting, mirrored walls, acres of cowhide & cool, thumping beats. There’s a whiff of testosterone in the air as herds of alpha males congregate to graze & guzzle, although ladies won’t be shunned. Gaucho is all about prime, pampas-reared Argentinian beef, with various cuts paraded round for inspection before you order: perfectly judged rib-eyes & juicy churrascos cut like butter & taste even better when bolstered by a side of sweet potato chips with chorizo. If you fancy a punchy starter, try char-grilled squid with aubergine caviar & black olives; if you can manage an indulgent finale, go for dulche-de-leche cheesecake. Food like this requires beefy, defiant red wine, & Gaucho touts a prodigious Argentinian selection arranged by grape variety.
About Gaucho Sloane
Gaucho Sloane Avenue is a luxurious steakhouse affair in the affluent neighbourhood of Chelsea, where you can expect an offering of some of the finest Argentinian dishes. This stunning restaurant is an excellent choice for all occasions, all day. Whether you want to have an intimate dinner or treat yourself to after work drinks at the bar, Gaucho welcomes you with their traditional South American hospitality.
The designer restaurant is a lesson in chic décor, with its plush white booths and atmospheric mood lighting. The walls are adorned in Gaucho’s signature cowhide; just to make it uber clear what you’re getting yourself in for. The restaurant perfectly merges its Argentinian roots with a contemporary design, with earth-toned, modern furnishings. Gaucho is a decidedly elaborate affair with its hacienda villa style exterior leading into the split level dining area.
Inside the restaurant, the dining room features a stunning open kitchen for some exciting theatrical culinary displays. The spacious restaurant still maintains an intimate ambience, even though you could host an impressive event for 100 guests by exclusively hiring the venue, the sleek cocktail bar can also accommodate 70 people.
The steakhouse serves sumptuous plates of prime beef from brunch through to dinner, and offers a plethora of menus such as the feast and sharing ones. The electro brunch is a real treat, where else can you find such brilliant steak for breakfast. The booze is flowing and the DJ sets are buzzing, while you dine on beautiful plates of Argentinian classics.
The location is superb for patrons with a penchant for some high-class retail therapy on the Kings Road and is nearby to underground and bus links, as well as black cabs. The sophisticated restaurant is nestled between South Kensington and Sloane Square and is surrounded by the buzz of West London.