It was the boyfriend’s 23rd birthday last Sunday, and since he loves steak I thought it’d be nice to try out a popular Argentinian steakhouse called Gaucho (Piccadilly branch since it spans 4 floors).
My first impression of the restaurant was that it was rather posh. They certainly went all out in terms of decor, with intricate interior and cow furs on the wall. It was also dimly lit with chandeliers, so you get that romantic feel although it was in the afternoon.
Every customer will be served these amazing cheese buns called Pao de Queijo. It was soft, warm and cheesy, so good that we asked for a second helping! Also had the sausage platter which consisted of 4 types of sausages for £20- quite good but overpriced. £5 for a piece of sausage is nearly a con job, maybe that is how they financed their interior designs.
For mains, we decided on medium raw Rib Eye and Sirloin (in that order in the slideshow). The Rib Eye was definitely more tasty, but it was also more fatty as well. Daniel also chose this red wine -Colome Terruno- to go with our meat which I thought was pretty good. And later I found out why: it was £50 per bottle!! Totally did not realize this until I had another look at the bill at home.
All in all, a good lunch with good company. I also made a successful Oreo Cheesecake (taste wise, still more work to be done in terms of presentation) as dessert for the boy. If you are a steak lover, I would suggest that you stick to Hawksmoor. Gaucho is above average but it is still not as good as Hawksmoor imho in terms of flavor and cut. Both does equal damage to the wallet so be warned. It’s been a while since I had Goodman, but the last time I remember my Rib Eye being too fatty as well for my liking!
Now some pictures!