Gaucho is Set in a timeless Grade II listed building on Market Street, bringing its first restaurant to the North East of England.
Serving carbon-neutral steak, fine wines and classic cocktails, the Argentinian steak restaurant is perfect for date nights, after-work drinks, and private dining in a vibrant city centre location.
Interior At Gaucho
After a busy day at Luxe HQ and a strategically planned small lunch, our appetite was ready and raring to go. Once we step in, the stylish interior and cosy ambience are breathtaking.
Drawing inspiration from the deep heritage of Newcastle, the restaurant’s interior reflects industrial tones and materials while maintaining a sophisticated elegance. Think deep hues, muted lighting and candlelit surroundings. It’s the perfect spot to relax and unwind over an indulgent meal.
As we take our seats, the lovely Kamila is by our side recommending the perfect wine to go with our steak. The selection of wines on offer is quite impressive. It includes biodynamic and organic wines produced in the heart of Argentina.
With white wine being our personal preference, we opt for the Domaine Bousquet Unoaked, Chardonnay 2021 (£42). It’s the perfect refreshing crisp sip. Exchanging pleasantries about our days and enjoying our well-earned glass of vino, the wonderful Kamila is back with the beef selection board, presenting us with the variety of meats available.
She carefully goes into detail about each cut and recommends the perfect cooking time. All of Gaucho’s steaks are wet-aged which guarantees the most flavoursome and tender mouthfuls.
After much perusing of the menu, we finally come to our decisions. For me, it’s the empanadas (£6.25) up first. One beef, one chicken and chorizo. Infused with fragrant flavours, every bite is a delight.
For my dinner date, it’s the sautéed prawns (£15.50) in a spicy tomato sauce with pepper, onion, chilli and a slice of toasted sourdough bread. Based on the look on his face, I’m going to go ahead and say it tasted as good as it looked.
Steaks at Gaucho
For the main event, I choose the 300g sirloin (£31) cooked medium rare. The steak is perfect, with a strip of juicy cracking down the side, and offers a succulent mouthful with every bite.
My partner goes for the 400g ribeye (£42.50) cooked medium rare. It’s delicately marbled throughout providing a delicious, full-bodied flavour. The two of us are quite the steak connoisseurs and mutually agree this is one of the best we’ve tasted.
We decide to share a selection of accompanying sides which arrive in the form of thyme-salted chips (£6), truffle mac and cheese (£7.50), buttered lettuce (£6) and we both choose the peppercorn sauce (£4).
After the main, we’re left to chat and sip. After some time we consider casting our eyes over the dessert menu. When the time comes, the salted dulce de leche cheesecake with toasted marshmallow comes highly recommended by several team members.
With quite the reputation, we had to try it for ourselves. The brownie (£8.50) served with vegan white chocolate ice cream also piqued our interest. Creamy, indulgent and packed full of flavour, the cheesecake truly lives up to its expectations.
The brownie is delicious, a lot richer than the cheesecake, but is the perfect finish to a spectacular three-course meal.
As well as sensational food in stunning surroundings, another highlight is the staff. Kamila, in particular, has been a delight to speak with and is a credit to the Gaucho team.