Gaucho Richmond

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Gaucho Richmond
Venue name: Gaucho Richmond
Address: The Towpath
TW10 6UJ
Price: ££££
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Possibly the loveliest location for a restaurant in London, with a huge terrace lined with big trees overlooking a quiet section of the Thames, Gaucho here unfortunately doesn't deliver anything special on the food. For a high bill, you will get a service that is both rushed (when waiters are taking the order) and slow (when they are bringing the food). Sure, the little nibbles to begin the meal are here to help (high five for the cheese bread), but the Empanadas we had for a starter were a bit dry and lacking flavour - even the sauce served with it doesn't save the day. The sides we chose for the meat were greasy (appreciate the mushrooms were to be covered in beef dripping, but no flavour there to justify the puddle of fat) and mushy. And the meat, well, the meat was nothing special. Coming from South America, I have had the pleasure to experience the argentinean meat in loco, and know it can be way better than the somewhat tasteless options presented by Gaucho. Shame, as I wanted to make this my go to place for when craving meat, even if I had to pay a little more than charged in other steakhouses around the city. Dessert was lovely, but really, a bit sad the dulce de leche had to save the day on a steak place!

Such a nice location......but food just a big disappoitment. We ordered for starters scalops which cost £17.95 . When they brought we couldn't believe our eyes, there were 3 tiny peaces of scalops surounded with a bit of corn. For main course we had salmon. Salmon was ok only without any seasoning, but rest of what ever it was on plate was bland and tastless.

I am not recomanding this place for food.


My friends and I stumbled across Gaucho after a long and very hot walk around Richmond Park. We were starving, sweaty and definitely not dressed appropriately but the kind staff let us in anyway, even pretending not to notice our fitness gear/shorts/trainers despite everyone around us being dressed smartly for a posh meal. 

Located on the banks of the river, the interior is decorated with a modern, classy style and despite being a large room it does get busy and the tables are quite close together. If the weather is good you can eat outside and watch the boats drift by.

Gaucho have an incredibly reasonable lunch menu which generously lasts until 4:30pm which we were just in time for. Two courses for £23 is good value for one of London's top steak restaurants. However, this was my first time eating at Gaucho and I heard from many that the steak is incredible. I disagree. Don't get me wrong it was good steak and for the lunch menu price I don't regret it at all but I've had many better steaks and I certainly wouldn't pay full menu price for it. It could be just the standard of steaks they serve at the lunch menu but I'm not willing to risk paying full price at dinner to find out.

That being said the staff were lovely, the restaurant had a great atmosphere and a pretty location plus the lunch was good value.


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.