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Gauthier is brought to you by renowned chef patron Alexis Gauthier. This fine dining restaurant serves a variety of French cuisine together with an extensive wine list which boasts 400 bins.

Ranked #2219 of 5241 restaurants in London

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MON

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TUE

12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:30

WED

12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:30

THU

12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 21:30

FRI

12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 22:30

SAT

12:00 - 14:30, 18:30 - 22:30

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By Josh C.

Lovely little french gem in the heart of Soho. I knew nothing about Soho Gauthier before going. Its hidden in a townhouse on Romilly street - you need to ring the bell to be let in (which is a little strange). We ate on the first floor and the food was very good. The service was excellent. all you would expect from a good french restaurant.


By Tim H.

Wow, what a restaurant. This is my first review but not my first experience of a michelin star restaurant and i have to say it was one of my favourite meals ever. The pumpkin soup, rabbit and King Louis desert coupled with a great Merlot was fantastic. The service was impecable and even the breads were brillant. Lovely location, will be going back very soon. Forgot to say £58 per head with the Merlot and coffees, great price. Thank you!


By Flip F.

First off - Gauthier doesn't really strike you as a michelin star restaurant. It seems like a lovely quiet town house decorated in an upper class dining manner. You ring a doorbell to a very discrete entrance door which is immediately opened by staff ready to take your coats and escort you to your table. All the staff and service was highly commendable, all the waiters being very helpful, informative, and pleasantly nice. The menu is simple yet in depth and offers a very nice range of dishes for customers to choose from. Now, this being my first Michelin star restaurant visit, I cannot really compare the food with other restaurants of similar quality. I will however make some points that definitely defined the highlights and lowlights of my meal. I ordered a 5 course meal. Crab salad, lobster tagliatelle, halibut, grouse and a mango salad dessert. The crab salad with clam jelly was delightful BUT the shredded crab had 4 bits of hard shell in it which was something I was very disappointed with to say the least - at a michelin star restaurant. The lobster dish was also very plain and despite the broth having a very pleasant and aromatic hue, I found it did lack the extra dimension that I expected from a michelin star dish. The halibut on the other hand was delightful. It was cooked to perfection, and the green pea puree was heavenly. The grouse was also splendid, although I did find the leg was a tad bit too pink and rare for my liking. the Mango Salad dessert was everything I expected. And despite the portions being fairly small, you could hardly argue with the price which was just over 50 pounds for a 5 dish meal. I have to say, I did leave the restaurant not completely satisfied. In terms of a meal out, it was superb. But an inquisitive and mind blowing meal? Definitely not. I would Recommended Gauthier for people looking to get into fine dining, and get a taste of what it has to offer.


By Michelle C.

With an understated decor, Gauthier lets its food do the talking.

The Venue
Gauthier is located in an old townhouse, the former site of Richard Corrigan’s Lindsay House. The decor is luxurious but understated, with a colour scheme of white and cream. Slightly creaky floors, a lovely old fashioned fireplace and a narrow staircase add some old fashioned charm to the venue, although the camp artwork in the loos seems silly and out of place.

The Atmosphere
Service is charming and food arrives covered, on classic metal trays, which is a nice touch. The other customers seem like an older, dignified set, with a variety of couples on dinner dates and small groups of friends catching up.

The Food
Gauthier really comes into its own when it’s time to tuck in. The menu offers three courses for £27 but unusually, also four (£36) and five (£45) course options and, as everything on the list looks enticing, it’s easy enough to see why. Portions are slightly larger than you’d expect for a tasting menu (which, incidentally, is also available at 12 courses for £70), and, unless you stuff yourself on the amazing bread – try the tomato and basil – five courses should leave you no more than comfortably full. Aside from the bread, some interesting nibbles are worth perusing, such as chickpea beignets and some crunchy fresh vegetables – a nice alternative from the usual olive dish.

Things start well with an amuse bouche of spring vegetables – the same that arrive earlier, but cooked this time, and sprinkled with delicate shavings of black truffles. Because of the setup of the menu you can theoretically have any dish as a starter, but the green pea soup with tiny cubes of foie gras is so good you’d happily eat it five times over. The foie gras cubes are creamy and soft, and give the vibrant green soup a savoury edge. Asparagus spears are slippery with melted butter and covered with generous shavings of truffles.

For the second course, scallops arrive seared to golden perfection and the tomato keeps the dish light and fresh. A razor clam and prawn salad is presented in the clam’s shell, and although the clams have a good texture the prawns are strangely mushy. A third course of lamb is cooked wonderfully, slightly pink and tender, and served with some incredibly garlicky potatoes – although delicious, the potatoes are so potent it might be best to avoid this dish if you’re on a date. The sea bass, a generous fillet topped with a juicy shelled langoustine and a spear of crispy skin, is accompanied by a lobster-bisque style seafood sauce.

A boozy pre-dessert of pineapple foam whets the appetite for another pineapple-based dessert, a pineapple and rum souffle with pineapple sorbet on the side. Although there isn’t a strong taste of rum the souffle is otherwise faultless, a light and fluffy consistency. Slivers of first crop strawberries (from Secretts Farm in Surrey) are sweet and full of flavour, served with a plentiful mound of whipped cream on a crisp shortbread biscuit. Pale green macaroons are a lovely parting gift and leave you reminiscing about the meal on the way home.

The Drink
Gauthier’s wine list – which starts off with the poem Ode to Wine by Pablo Neruda – is international and features over 200 bottles – if you find the choice intimidating, the sommelier is helpful and passionate about what’s on offer. By the glass, prices range from £5 to £12 for a good number of choices including a strong, flavourful Carmenere Reserva from Chile (£7.50) and a crisp, citrusy Gaillac Sec La Vigne de l’Oubli from southwest France (£9). By the bottle, prices range from £18 to £182 and there are pages of Champagnes to choose from as well. Short snippets about everything from heavy metal and the sommelier’s memories of a small Italian town where his grandparents lived – and how they all relate to wine – provide surprisingly interesting reading for a wine list.

The Last Word
Whether you opt for the restrained three courses or the tasting menu with 12, Gauthier’s food will leave an impression.

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