I've been to Gaucho at the O2 a couple of times, both times in a glamorous, boozy, grown up context. Today the entire Guerra clan - 11 of us all told, went for Sunday 'lunch' for my mum's 71st birthday post a trip to the Orchid exhibition at Kew Gardens.
I cannot praise it highly enough.
The Sunday set lunch menu £23 for 2 courses and £26 for 3 looks fairly limited but is stunning in it's delivery. There is a choice of 2 starters - potted shrimp (which we discovered was a huge portion argentinian spiced style, and a cabbage, mashed potato and poached egg dish that was only just short of a main course, 3 mains - sea bass, roast beef & roast chicken with all the trimmings and 2 puds - a dulce de leche brownie and a lemon meringue pie.
Between us we had everything apart from the sea bass. The starters are served individually as are the puds, the mains family style - with mountainous roast potatoes, decent veg selection, yorkshires, gravy and really tasty horseradish. The puds were devoured despite us being stuffed thought the deconstructed and pastryless lemon meringue pie lett us a bit puzzled.
We accompanied it with a £25 bottle of bonarda - you could really go to town on the wine if you wanted to - there was an incredible, all argentinian selection.
We all had a great time, young and old enjoyed the delicious food and left stuffed and the service was impeccable - friendly, efficient and just the right level of attention. I will be searching for an occasion to return.