Gauthier Soho

French, Vegan, Vegetarian·
Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Gauthier Soho

Silver Award

Taking up three floors of a Regency townhouse, Gauthier Soho is a restaurant that thrives on surprising people. Step through the unassuming, glossy black door and you will actually discover a high-end French restaurant in what looks and feels like a moneyed Soho resident’s front room – albeit one with lots of tables.

The second major surprise comes in the form of the menu. Despite seeming like a classic old-school fine dining establishment, Gauthier actually has one major difference – the food here is mostly vegetarian and vegan. The kitchen’s output is masterminded by French chef Alexis Gauthier, an Alain Ducasse protégé with a penchant for cooking vegetarian and vegan cuisine alongside more conventional offerings.

The seasonal à la carte might include pancetta tortellini in a deeply aromatic chicken jus, pink-roasted loin and rack of Welsh lamb with spiced butternut squash, dates, pistachio and braised spelt or sparkling-fresh wild halibut with salsify and girolles, each labelled with a calorie count – a detail that typifies Gauthier’s nutrition-conscious ethos.

If you are avoiding meat and the like though, there are plenty of options to keep you satisfied, or as one reader puts it, Gauthier is “fabulous for vegetarians, with real choice.” Perhaps golden glazed swede with a miso-infused dressing will take your fancy, or maybe Rainbow Swiss chard parcels with a roasted chestnut velouté will be the one for you.

More indulgent diners shouldn’t miss the “heavenly” Louis XV chocolate praline, but there are some vegan desserts too – think cherry opaline with dill mousse and vegan yoghurt sorbet. If you prefer liquid desserts, oenophiles will have plenty of fun with a hefty list that favours the Old World. We are also big fans of extra touches including the “amazing” breads and “fabulous array” of French cheeses. Super polite service, hushed voices and loud prices confirm Gauthier Soho as an old-style, special-occasion dining venue, but one that caters for contemporary tastes.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
French, Vegan, Vegetarian
Fine dining, Quiet conversation, Traditional
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Gluten-free options, Vegan options, Vegetarian options
Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Gauthier Soho

21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF

020 7494 3111


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue 12:00-14:30
Wed 12:00-14:30
Thu 12:00-14:30
Fri 12:00-15:00
Sat 12:00-15:00
Sun Closed
Mon Closed
Tue 18:30-22:30
Wed 18:30-22:30
Thu 18:30-22:30
Fri 18:30-22:30
Sat 18:30-22:30
Sun Closed

Reviews of Gauthier Soho

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37 Reviews 


06 August 2019  
Best vegan tasting in the city.

Christina P

06 August 2019  
Lovely ambience in beautiful rooms split over the house. Food is delicious especially the mushroom risotto. The lunch time menu is such a good deal, so I am a regular visitor.

Anne H

26 July 2019  
Amazing value for money for top end produce. Fabulous for vegetarians with very real choice.

John C

08 July 2019  
Wonderful food and service. Not cheap but reasonable value. Ideal place for an intimate dinner.

Sarah G

02 July 2019  
Outstanding food and service. A real treat every time.

Lucy M

09 April 2019  
Magnificent setting in an 18th century townhouse. Excellent food and service. Tasting menu to die for!

Lynn O

29 March 2019  
Outstanding food matched by wonderful service and general ambience. Always a treat.


31 July 2018  
Everything is amazing here, love the service and the changing menus.

Claire R

10 July 2018  
Love the mix of different dining rooms, amazing atmosphere.

Edwin K

28 June 2018  
Great food and atmosphere.
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