Parisian empanadas team up with Gaucho Group to make UK debut

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Parisian empanadas team up with Gaucho Group to make UK debut

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Paris-based empanada specialist Clasico Argentino will make its UK debut this month in partnership with the Gaucho Group.

The brand already operates seven restaurants in Paris, and is opening its first London location next door to Gaucho's Piccadilly restaurant on Swallow Street, in the space that used to house its ice cream bar. The brand will soon also have a street food truck stationed next to Gaucho’s Broadgate restaurant in the City.

The 18-cover restaurant on Swallow Street will serve a selection of 12 empanadas based on "authentic Buenos Aires recipes" with meat, cheese, vegetable and fish fillings. Argentinian ice cream ‘helados’ will also be available made with vanilla, fruit purees and whole milk.

The restaurant will be open from 8am until 10pm, and will also offer its food via Deliveroo.

Gaucho Group operates 14 sites in the UK under its eponymous core brand, and 23 under sister concept CAU.

The group's partnership with Clasico Argentino comes months after it was understood to be considering launching a new pub concept across a selection of Home Counties locations.

The brand was thought to have taken its foot off the expansion pedal prior to being acquired by private equity group Equistone at the start of last year.  It confirmed last month that it will open a new site in St Andrews Square development, Edinburgh, later this year, alongside The Ivy, Dishoom, The Refinery and Vapiano.

Gaucho founder Zeev Godik opened the first Gaucho restaurant in Piccadilly in 1994. He remains chief executive.

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