Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho

French | Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Alexis Gauthier brings his own take on French cuisine in the marvellous setting of this Georgian townhouse. The menu is now entirely vegan, making this one of the best fine dining vegan spots in town.

Restaurant details

21 Romilly Street, London W1D 5AF
Nearest station: Leicester Square
Telephone number: 020 7494 3111


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21 Romilly Street, London W1D 5AF


Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 7
John Lanchester Guardian
Reviewed on September 04, 2010
"It felt like ambitious restaurants used to feel the last time I was doing this job back in 1995. What redeemed Gauthier Soho was the level of the cooking." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Richard Vines Bloomberg
Reviewed on August 14, 2010
"Each dish is beautifully composed, the elements as polite and harmonious as a string quartet or a performance by Justin Bieber. The word exquisite comes to mind." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Williams Telegraph
Reviewed on August 02, 2010
"...I would say you cannot go wrong on this menu. It is not enormously surprising, but then a lot of surprises aren't good ones." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Allan Jenkins Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on July 18, 2010
"The meat course sees a reversal of fortunes. "Every other course is just mean," my companion smiles as my saddle of Welsh lamb is un-domed, exposing four miniature fingers of meat." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7
Chris Pople Cheese & Biscuits
Reviewed on July 12, 2010
"While not groundbreaking in style or content, there's no doubt that Gauthier is a worthy addition to the motley collection of bars and restaurants of Soho, and it would be very mean to dismiss the food there based just on the rather staid and uncomfortable atmosphere in its upstairs dining room." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Anon City AM Estimated score
Reviewed on June 22, 2010
"This is one of the best restaurants in town just now – and certainly a good place to try purple sprouting broccoli, and other seasonal veg, if you haven't already." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5.5
Tracey Macleod Independent
Reviewed on June 12, 2010
"...the chef/patron's gifts as a cook don't compensate for the awkwardness and sterility of the experience." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Marina O'Loughlin Metro
Reviewed on June 09, 2010
"The cooking is ace. But while the food may be close to perfect, the rest falls a bit short." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 9
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on May 29, 2010
"This is unarguably great cooking. This is two Michelin stars nailed on from the get-go." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Guy Dimond Time Out
Reviewed by May 27, 2010
"Although the cooking's first rate, Gauthier Soho's not for everyone." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 5
Richard & Peter Harden's Estimated score
Reviewed on May 26, 2010
"...there’s no getting away from it: the sentiments the place inspired were ultimately of total indifference." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on May 20, 2010
"...a two-star dinner, a four-star lunch, so a three-star grade." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Hermano Primero Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on May 16, 2010
"The definition of the word savoury (or umami as is currently in vogue) would have a picture of my Veal Sweetbreads with Morels next to it." READ REVIEW