A Gorgeous (Electro) Brunch at Gaucho

My dear friend Kaz and I love brunch. We are both firm believers in breakfast being the most important and the most fabulous meal of the day (Team Ron Swanson on that).

When you nudge it to a later time on the weekend, and add cocktails? Our enthusiasm simply increases. We’ve been meaning to try the Electro Brunch at Gaucho for a while. I love brunches with lots of options, and the all-inclusive price is always great if like me you want to try it all! We decided to go to the Gaucho at Smithfield, and booked a table for noon. A solid lie-in before a brunch makes it all the sweeter….

I imagine on city evenings the place is packed, but for a weekend brunch it was deliciously laidback – busy, but not overwhelmingly so, plenty of staff available, plenty of space. The DJ spinning tunes in the background adds to the chilled summer feel.

The menu is made up of a range of set options, which you can order. And order. And order. These were beautifully portioned and perfect to share, and our waiter was brilliant at ensuring we were well attended to and that we got the utmost from our experience! As well as the food offerings, you can enjoy unlimited sparkling wine, bloody marys, or the signature breakfast cocktail of the day, or a selection of cold-pressed juices. The unlimited brunch covers two hours, but we had to take a break midway through due to being so well looked after!

The fried provoleta with onion chutney was dreamy – the creaminess of the cheese and the slight heat of the spiced chutney worked so well together!

Gaucho, of course, is famous for its steaks (I must return here for dinner soon!) so the steak and eggs brekfast had to be one of our options. The meat was beautifully cooked and the whole dish was delicious and satisfying – I’d never had steak for breakfast before!

There are Eggs Benedict and Florentine on the menu too…but this dreamy Eggs Royale stole our tastebuds. Gorgeous smoked salmon, oozing yolks, and a creamy, rich hollandaise. I’m craving this dish again as I write about it!

We loved the cocktail, but the juices were prettier to photograph! Kaz enjoyed the refreshing Apple Gone Loupe (above), while I relished the Orange Zinger. These were light and refreshing, the perfect counterbalance to the heavier meat based dishes.

To conclude we wrapped up with the blueberry pancakes and the granola (a real favourite, but I was clearly all too keen to tuck in as my photo of that dish was blurry!).

It’s rather pricey, at £45, but I was so impressed with the food, drinks and service I would happily dine here again. The space is inviting and the service is genuinely some of the best I’ve ever encountered in town – attentive, friendly and charming. While £45 might give a little sticker shock, I’d say we more than got our money’s worth, and I’m very excited to return (and try the dishes we were too full to enjoy!). Of the twelve food options, six are veggie-friendly, so this would be a deal the veggies in the house could enjoy too.

Gaucho Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

47 Comments

  1. LaaLaa Monroe
    14th July 2016 / 7:37 am

    I like how the food is presented, minimal but looks pleasing. Little pricy but I guess you get what you pay for…Now I'm feeling for a cocktail lol x

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:46 am

      Hey, it's nearly the weekend – cocktails are definitely allowed!

  2. Nicol
    14th July 2016 / 9:40 am

    i love gaucho! i need to their their brunch service as some point. ive heard many great things about it

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:46 am

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we did, wonderful!

  3. Dannii Martin
    14th July 2016 / 10:53 am

    I didn't know that gaucho did brunch too – I will have to check it out. That egg looks perfect.

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:47 am

      Absolute eggy perfection, rich and oozing. Oh man, now I'm craving eggs again!

  4. Julie Wright
    14th July 2016 / 11:02 am

    I loved the steak and egg, but am a pretty plain eater, so this would be my choice!Me and my family are plagued with food allergies and do ont go out to each much, but it would be nice to be able to 🙂

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:48 am

      That's such a shame, I hope you can find some spots that work for you.

  5. Hannah Heartss
    14th July 2016 / 11:36 am

    I have never had 'brunch' before but this looks lovely! x

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:48 am

      I love a good weekend brunch – a little extra sleep and a leisurely meal is a gorgeous start to the day!

  6. Elizabeth S
    14th July 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Sounds like a super place to eat, and fairly reasonably priced too since you can order so much. I'd love to visit.

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:49 am

      If you're ever in town, definitely seek it out – special.

  7. Jessica Ayun
    14th July 2016 / 1:39 pm

    I enjoy brunch too. I woud love to try the eggs and pancake now as they look so inviting to eat.

    • Claire
      15th July 2016 / 8:49 am

      It's visually so inviting, great presentation of each dish.

  8. Stressed Mum
    14th July 2016 / 2:31 pm

    The food looks amazing, I have nevr been to one of these restaurants, it may be a little pricy but I would not mind paying for decent food x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:23 am

      For what you pay you get utterly spoiled – I loved it!

  9. Milly Youngman
    14th July 2016 / 3:08 pm

    YASSS BRUNCH! Conor keeps telling me we need to go to Gaucho for steak, but after this, might have to make it a brunch trip instead!Milly | Mini Adventures

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:23 am

      Yes yes yes – very much worthwhile, one of the best brunches I've had in the city!

  10. Samantha Rickelton
    14th July 2016 / 4:49 pm

    I actually think £45 is a fair price for everything you had – I bet you didn't eat for the rest of the day!

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:23 am

      I think I managed an apple….at about 9pm!

  11. The London Mum
    14th July 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I do love Gaucho. Their meat is just to die for. Never been for breakfast or brunch though so something to try out 😉

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:24 am

      Well worth a visit, so laid back with the DJ!

  12. Hannah Wood
    14th July 2016 / 5:12 pm

    he food looks amazing and have to say so does the place.

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:24 am

      It's a really gorgeous spot, and the perfect amount of busy, too.

  13. Lynette Hammond
    14th July 2016 / 5:35 pm

    I've never 'done brunch' but it looks so wonderful, especially those pancakes at the end of it 🙂

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 8:24 am

      It really was. Man, I love brunch – I'm craving it as I type!

  14. www.mummyofboygirltwins.com
    14th July 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Wow looks amazing and so tasty! Love this kind of food…looks fab thanks for the tip 🙂 xx

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 6:59 pm

      I hope you get to sample yourself – so good!

  15. Jessica McDonnell
    14th July 2016 / 7:13 pm

    Those pancakes look so yummy. I love having brunch. I know you said it's a bit on the expensive side, but sometimes it's worth the treat! x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 7:01 pm

      Well worth every penny – I'm so happy to pay when the food and service is so good!

  16. beautyqueenuk
    14th July 2016 / 8:35 pm

    One of my favourite places to go for a special occasion is Gaucho x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 7:02 pm

      Great taste – it was so wonderful. We will be returning.

  17. Jess | The Indigo Hours
    14th July 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Ohh this is making me hungry! Definitely on the expensive side but it does look like you got your money's worth – I could definitely go for steak and eggs right now :)Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 7:02 pm

      It was so good – really set us up for the day!

  18. Rhian Westbury
    15th July 2016 / 2:41 am

    Me and my friend were literally talking about boozy brunches yesterday, this one sounds really good x

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Aren't boozy brunches just the best!

  19. Hannah Brice
    15th July 2016 / 9:40 am

    Wow i had no idea Gaucho did a buffet brunch! I love that place! I'll need to book myself a table pronto

    • Claire
      21st July 2016 / 7:03 pm

      Happy to help – it's a really great brunch offering!

  20. Ordinality
    15th July 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Ooooft I love a brunch! Luckily we don't have a Gaucho North of the Wall, otherwise my credit card would die of exhaustion!

  21. Liz Mays
    15th July 2016 / 1:10 pm

    Sign me up for the Orange Zinger. It's gorgeous, you're not kidding! Brunch there sounds incredible.

  22. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
    15th July 2016 / 1:32 pm

    Unlimited brunch?! Omg! I'd probably just order that breaded cheese over and over again haha

  23. Stella Olojola
    15th July 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Food looks yummy. Good to know you got your money's worth.

  24. Kacie Morgan
    15th July 2016 / 3:59 pm

    This looks like an alternative kind of place to go for brunch, I'd love to visit here!

  25. Melissa Zia
    15th July 2016 / 10:53 pm

    it may be pricey but the food looks amazing and looks very well presented 🙂

  26. Laura Hartley
    16th July 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I've heard a lot about Goucho – I must try it! That Eggs Royale looks divine 🙂

  27. Chilling With Lucas
    16th July 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Oh this looks like a fab place, that steak and egg looks perfect x

  28. Laura Ferry
    17th July 2016 / 12:39 am

    Eggs Royale is my absolute FAVE and this looks incredibly tasty! xxx

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