With its iconic reputation and status as the first Argentine restaurant in London, El Gaucho is quite simply a London institution. Known for its signature dishes and eclectic vibe, this South Kensington restaurant is only going from strength to strength. All the beef is directly imported Las Pampas in Argentina, while the wine is sourced from Mendoza, so you’ll not only be getting quality each and every time you dine, but authenticity as well. This is one of London’s best, and its location on Old Brompton Road draws quite the crowd so it’s best you arrive armed with a reservation in addition to an empty stomach!
So, we know the meat is imported, grass-fed and of the highest quality, but what should you expect from the El Gaucho menu? Well, this is where things get really interesting. Kick things off in true Argentine style with some traditional starters along the lines of empanadas filled with beef, chicken, spinach or ham and cheese; grilled Argentine black pudding called morcilla criolla and corn on the cob cooked on the charcoal grill. Following on, things at El Gaucho in South Kensington really heat up, because the mains selections is truly a thing of beauty.
For those steak purists among us, El Gaucho’s grilled dishes will hit the spot just perfectly. This London restaurant boasts sirloin, rib-eye, rump and fillet, alongside the signature tira de asado of grilled beef spare ribs, lamb cutlets, pork loin and plenty more besides. You’ll also find fully loaded burgers bursting at the seams, so no matter what you’re craving, you’ll leave full and happy that’s for sure. El Gaucho is located in the heart of London’s South Kensington along Old Brompton Road, and is truly a meat lovers paradise so do yourself a favour and book a table. You certainly won’t regret it!
Booked this lovely little restaurant as a treat for my hubby as he loves his steak and it didn’t disappoint! Quirky design in a cellar but great food and atmosphere.
Welcoming and friendly with delicious food! Second visit within a month and took a friend this time. We both really enojoyed steak and the fries and salads were great accompaniments. Will be heading back soon.
Great friendly service great starters and mains I had the t bone steak cooked to perfection.lovely cosy atmosphere +good location would definitely go back again.
Good quality steak in a nice little restaurant. Nice selection of burgers, the Rib Eye steak was really good, so was the service and the wine.
The food is exceptional, the service average. It is a small authentic argentinian steak house, small but with soul. Would definitely recommend it as nr.1 argentinian steak house in London.
Cheerful brutality is the aesthetic; huge steaks, mainly, which took a surprisingly long time to arrive. The wine tasted much cheaper than it was. Fair but coarse.
Food used to be a lot better few years ago, while prices have gone up considerably in the meantime. Not good value for money anymore.