I’m no restaurant buff and I certainly don’t have a sophisticated palate. But, I know what I like and I like what I know.

Having first visited Gaucho two years back, last week I decided that the Piccadilly branch was the right place to treat my mother to a (well deserved!) birthday dinner.

Gaucho is an Argentinian restaurant, renowned for its steak, with all of its beef sourced from the South American nation. With a dining area furnished with cowhide, the Piccadilly branch oozes sophistication.

Gaucho restaurant

Once seated by our personalised host we were greeted by a waiter, armed with a board full of raw steaks – ready to give us a run-through of the variations available. Satisfied with the description of the fillet steak, I chose this, while my mother opted for a lamb dish.

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One of the highlights of this dinner and my previous visit to Gaucho was the complementary selection of breads provided – particularly the Pan De Bono cheese bread, so filling that it often negates the need for a starter.

I won’t bore you with all the details – after all this is just a guide and not a review. But, needless to say, the steak and lamb were delicious too.

Gaucho complements its main meals with healthy list of Argentine wines, and an attractive array of deserts. A three course meal for two with a bottle of wine is likely to cost in the region of £140. It won’t be your place of choice if you’re on a budget – but if you’re not – then its pretty much perfect for everything else – birthday dinner, date, lunch or dinner amongst friends.

If you have time, you can also take a visit to Cavas de Gaucho – an elegant boutique wine bar, alongside the restaurant, showcasing a range of Argentinian wines.

Cavas de Gaucho

For more details about Gaucho and its other branches in and around London, visit the website.

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