Gaucho is not a steakhouse, according to the restaurant’s international operations director Ryan Hattingh – it’s an Argentinean restaurant that ‘specialises in steaks’. It is also an Argentinean restaurant that looks great – moody and beautifully sleek. Service is as slick as the decor and guests are talked through options with the aid of a cutting board exhibiting each different cut of steak, which are explained in detail, with recommendations of how each should be cooked. It’s all good (go for the churrasco chorizo, a cut of sirloin that had been marinated in garlic, parsley and olive oil), though can be let down by lacklustre sides. Ultimately, however, Gaucho offers good food but an exquisite restaurant experience by way of the decor, the service and the convivial atmosphere.