Gaucho Broadgate

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Gaucho Broadgate
Venue name: Gaucho Broadgate
Address: 5 Finsbury Avenue
London
EC2M 2PG
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4.6 / 5

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Tastemaker

Gaucho Broadgate is an impressive venue housed in an interesting split level glass construction. There's a dining room and a few private rooms in the subterranean level, a bar island and a summer terrace/lounge area (complete with AstroTurf) on the ground level. There's a proper smoking area too, with nice loungers where you can actually take your drinks with you. The vibe is very City: it looks very luxurious but look closer and you'll see the materials of the decor are more glitz than quality, there are food crumbs if you peer inside creases and at times smudges on tabletops from hasty wiping - all testament to the huge turnover during busy times. Service too is pretty unreliable: one time they are all over you, another moment there's no one to be found. When we were done with the brunch option and moved upstairs on occasion of it being a sunny day, they forgot all about us having just spent a small fortune downstairs and we had to go order drinks (multiple bottles of bubbles) ourselves. Still, I'd say it is a definitely great option for groups. 12 of us came on occasion of my friend's birthday for their Electric Brunch: an all you can eat and drink option. The food on offer (all the regular brunch options) comes in smaller than regular portions so you can try everything. In terms of quality, I'd say it was 3 to 4 out 5, although possibly the meat options are superior to the veggie and pescetarian ones (I am pescetarian so didn't try the meat options myself). Steak and eggs were a repeat order and my friend, who went a la carte, was very happy with her Argentinian steak.

A couple of things to note: they have plenty non-meat options (I haven't been to Gaucho in probably 5 years and remember it being much more carnivore-oriented) and do try Argentinian sparkling wine Chandon (I never realised Argentina produces bubbles and this one was a nice surprise)!


tastemaker

Gaucho, having not visited this Argentinian steak house for at least 5 years due to overly salted chips and dry steak, I was pleasantly surprised by the improved food quality, ambience and decor. Less cow more class and sophistication. Nice as it was, I found it a tad pricy given that you pay for your sides and sauce. Definitely a place for a special treat. They also offer fantastic drink tastings experience at some of their venues. This months tequila tasting went down a treat.

tastemaker

I really like Gaucho and think it’s one of the best spots in London for steak.The steaks I have had there have always been cooked to perfection and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.The staff are very knowledgeable about the food and very helpful.A great work lunch venue.

Tastemaker

I was extremely fortunate to be invited to Gaucho Broadgate to sample a selection of mouth-watering dishes from their late dining menu, and without question, the food at this Argentinian eatery was simply outstanding.


Available between Wed - Sat at 10.30pm – 1am, the beef empanada was moreish, the sausage platter was bursting with flavours and the Gaucho burger was juicy and enormous. However, my favourite of the menu was the Gaucho Club Sandwich. It was tender, succulent and comes with a side of chips cooked in beef drippings. All this and I’ve not yet mentioned the creamy Mac & Cheese and the sweet dessert, Coconut & Banana Mess!


There is an outdoor terrace too, which was warm, comfy, cosy and a great place to mingle with friends and colleagues. The service was outstanding too. My waitress was knowledgeable about the food and lovely to chat to.


I don’t need to tell you it won’t come cheap. However, you get what you pay and at Gaucho Broadgate, you can expect gorgeous food in the beating heart of the City of London beneath the soaring buildings and twinkling lights.


As a TasteMaker, there are times when you dine somewhere that makes you want to rush to a computer to post your review straight away.. this was one of those occasions. I've eaten in a few Gaucho over the years, indeed this one two or three times. Every time its been great but this meal was exceptional. If you're a "Meatie" or at the very least a 'foodie' you can't go wrong with this Argentinian venue. We were a table of 7 and at over £100 a head, this isn't your normal "bit of dinner after work on a Monday", but it was a special social gathering for us and we didn't hold back. The Chorizo starter was perfect, just the right size as well. Knowing a full 700g chateaubriand was coming next, I avoided all bread, despite their warm cheese rolls being legendary. The main didn't disappoint, and i'm glad I was sharing this whole filter with one other guest. It was cooked to perfection. I didn't want it to end. We had sides for the table including flat mushrooms which one diner described as "vegetarian Escargot" - delicious! - thin chips, fat chips, spinach, all excellent and hot!! - only one of us managed a dessert after this, but that may have been to do with the 5 bottles of wine and pre dinner cocktails!.


I cannot recommend this venue highly enough. Amazing buzz atmosphere, decadent hide walls and furniture. If I was to find fault with anything it would be that the toilets could be a little cleaner - but that's only because everything else was easily 5 stars.


Dined here on sat evening, being in the city it was not totally packed, but with enough people for a bit of atmosphere. Service was spot on, almost over-attentive if anything, and the food was fantastic. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly and desserts were amazing. Recommended.