Fancy some quality Argentina steak in a stylish venue? Then Gaucho it is!
S has a pocket list of the top fine dining steakhouses in Manchester, and Gaucho is definitely one of them! Gaucho is located in Deansgate which is not far away from Hawksmoor as they are on the same road. The front of Gaucho is relatively low profile but you can’t miss it. The closest tram station is Exchange Square which is only 5 mins walking distance.
The second you enter the restaurant, you will see a fancy bar with tons of glasses and bottles. The staff will lead you to your seat, and S was amazed again by the decor. The theme of the interior is understated luxury with black dining furniture and some chandeliers. Furthermore, there is a second floor in Gaucho where you can see an original church organ which is pretty stunning and amazing.
There are various menus that you can choose from in Gaucho. S chose from the lunch set menu and a la carte menu for this visit. The lunch set menu is 2 courses for £23 and 3 courses for £26, S would say it’s a bargain for sure. Gaucho seems to update their lunch set menu options, therefore the starter that S had wasn’t on the menu anymore. As for the Burrata, S wasn’t super impressed when she first saw it. However, the sweet and sour taste from the tomatoes and the balsamic vinegar mixed perfectly, and S really enjoyed it.
The steak S chose from the lunch set menu was sirloin 200g medium rare with chimichurri sauce. You can tell the quality of the steak was pretty decent. However, it didn’t have the charcoal flavour like Grill on New York Street that S expected, since S saw the grill marks on the steak and she expected a stronger grilled flavour from the steak. It was the first time that S tried chimichurri and it was really different than any other sauce S had before.
The ribeye from the a la carte menu was tender and cooked perfectly as well. However, S ordered firecracker chimichurri to go with it since S wanted to try something different. If you like firecracker steak then you definitely have to try the firecracker chimichurri from Gaucho, it gave the steak a multilevel flavour which really impressed S.
This dessert is not on the lunch set menu anymore, however, S thought it would be good to share it. S was a bit of disappointed when she saw the it since it was rather simple. There were just some berries and meringue, yet they mixed so well together. Especially the cream next to the berries, it was certainly the cherry on the top. A sweet and sour dessert is the best fit after you have just finished a meat feast!
Gaucho is a perfect place for couples to have a nice date night, since Gaucho has a more romantic vibe compared to Hawksmoor or Grill on New York Street. Moreover, you can bring your own drink without any extra cost every Monday. There’s no a better way to start your week with some quality Argentinian steak and nice wine!