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El Gaucho - South Kensington

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30 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DL, England
+44 20 7584 8999
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has it all ambience amazing staff and food to make you keep coming back. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. This is the third visit am planning many more. Highly recommend the provoleta before a steak

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Thank r m
United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here last night with my family. We were looking for a good food restaurant with some character & that is what we found here. The restaurant obviously specialises in Beef dishes but they also have a good selection non beef options. The seating is mainly old wooden chairs from the 70s ! But they look good & are... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dark and gloomy with dodgy steps to get down to the basement level. The place was empty bar 1 table and stayed that way all night. Ok it was a Sunday evening but everywhere around was pretty full. The waitress was great but the food was average. I had a 14 oz steak and chip which were an extra 4... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small Argentinian place. Steak was nicely prepared and the fried provolone appetizer was delicious! Not a budget place - average for a steak restaurant.

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Thank NCRogers
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

After traipsing around the the very busy, but grubby end of South Kensington looking for somewhere to eat we came across El Gaucho a few metres from the station. And they had a free table on a busy Friday night. The waiters were charming and efficient. Everything is sourced from Argentina. The wine we had from a thankfully limited list... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

we were going to the royal albert hall so thougt this would be a good place for lunch. Website says they open at 12 and the sign at the top of the wet slippery steps says open at 12 but as we enter the man inside just says to us 'closed, open at 1'. we queried it and he just... More 

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Camillus, New York
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I stopped in here one rainy night. It is a below ground restaurant and has a very compact setup. It was not very busy, probably because of the heavy rain. The waiter had a thick accent, but was able to make sure my wife's order was OK with her food allergies. I had the rump steak with... More 

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London
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Overall a good restaurant. Love the dark interiors. Service is good but the waiter did have an thick accent which was difficult to understand sometimes. Wrong vintage on the wine list of the wine we selected too, but that's minor. Food was good as always with gaucho. If I'm being picky I'd say the starter choice wasn't the best, been... More 

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Thank Ben B
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to a lot of steak restaurants all around the world and am not easily impressed. I have to say that my recent trip exceeded my expectations. We had a drink in the adjacent bar and the wait staff carried these to the table when the table eras ready. We had the traditional presentation of the cuts of... More 

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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We got chorizo for starters and steaks for main. Chorizo was great, the best I ever had. The steak was served medium as I ordered but wasn't that great, there are plenty of better steakhouse for that price.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$72
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DL, England
  • Public Transportation: Buses: 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, C1 Underground: South Kensington
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7584 8999

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South Kensington
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