Cautious Gaucho finally opens first new UK restaurant in seven years

Tracey Matthews, Chief Operating Officer, Gaucho Group

Steak chain Gaucho has confirmed that it will be opening a new restaurant in Birmingham this May, marking its first UK opening in seven years.

The 120-cover restaurant and bar will be situated in the heart of the Colmore Business District, a business improvement district (BID) established to deliver improvement projects and services to the business quarter of Birmingham.

Housing around 500 companies and employing around 35,000 people, the hub offers 5.6 million square feet of office space in addition to leisure and hospitality facilities.

Tracey Matthews, group COO at Gaucho, said: “This is our first opening in the UK for seven years, and is an incredibly important decision in the development of Gaucho.

“We have to be sure that a City is ready to receive a Gaucho, and having looked at locations around the UK, we decided that Birmingham with its exciting growth potential is the perfect home for us.  The food scene in Birmingham is booming and we’re very excited to be a part of it.”

Situated at 55 Colmore Row, the restaurant and bar are arranged on one level on the ground floor within an elegant period building in a prime location in the city.  Currently undergoing refurbishment, the city’s first five star hotel, The Grand, is directly opposite the restaurant.

Gaucho prides itself in offering an exceptional service style and full range of dining options. The chain will introduce its popular Electro Brunch, and beef and wine masterclasses, to diners in the city: “We are perfectly positioned to maximise both business and leisure dining, and our private dining facilities and events capacity are offering something fresh to the Birmingham restaurant scene,” continued Matthews.

The full Gaucho menu will be available including Gaucho’s Argentinian steaks, seafood and fish, prime home-made sausages, and a range of lamb and poultry dishes. Gaucho’s wine list will include a choice of over 200 Argentinian wines, exclusively selected by Phil Crozier, Gaucho’s director of wines.

Inspired by the Ombu, giant trees which are a striking natural feature of the Argentine rural and urban landscapes, the restaurant interior will reflect the design installed in Gaucho’s flagship restaurant in Swallow Street, Piccadilly last year by Patsy Godik, head of Conceptualise interior design and branding.

The overall colour scheme will consist of neutrals and pale greys including walls feature criss-crossing curves of pale carved wood, and wall panels displaying magnified capillaries of the Ombu leaf. Soft lighting and reflecting mirrors have been installed to provide a sophisticated and calming atmosphere.

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