Top Brazilian restaurants and bars in London
PUBLISHED: 10:01 04 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:16 04 August 2016
As the world’s eyes turn to Brazil, embrace the nation’s fantastic food and culture at one of the capital’s many Latin-inspired bars, cafes and restaurants.
Estancia Brasil Steak House
A meat-lover’s paradise, Estancia Brasil, is perfect for fans of rodizio (where grilled meat is served at the table off a skewer). Rodizio meats include beef ribs, flank steak, chicken with bacon, sausages and chicken hearts. An all-you-can-eat buffet features a range of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options.
You can either pay for limitless rodizio meat and buffet or buffet only.
Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage; 020 8099 0707; estanciabrasil.co.uk
About as authentic as you’re going to get in London, this gem in Kilburn is popular with the many Brazilians living in the area. Dishes include moqueca (Brazilian fish stew), feijoada (pork and blackbean stew), chicken hearts, prawn rissoles and a wonderful selection of grilled meats, including the particularly tasty picanha (rump cap).
Kingsgate Place; Kilburn, 020 7604 4664; barracocafe.co.uk
Made in Brasil
Made in Brasil (pictured right) has two venues, a colourful and vibrant beach shack-inspired restaurant and bar in Camden Town, and a newer sister favela-style bar in Chalk Farm, called Made in Brasil Boteco.
The Camden branch serves a range of traditional and modern Brazilian dishes, while Boteco offers a menu of petiscos (Brazilian tapas). Both serve a variety cocktails, and a selection of more than 100 cachaças.
An Olympics opening party will be held at each restaurant on Friday, with live entertainment, including samba, regional grooves and Brazilian reggae.
Serving up dishes inspired by the host nation’s cuisine, with influences from Brazil, Peru and Japan, SUSHISAMBA offers fantastic 360 degree view across the City’s financial district.
There will be live coverage of the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, plus a special Olympics menu.
Bishopsgate; City of London; 020 3640 7330; sushisamba.com
This charming Kensal Green eatery features a menu of tapas-sized dishes inspired by Brazil’s array of street-food specialities.
Dishes include meat-filled dumplings. bean stews, salt-cod fishcakes with cassava fries and baked meats. Deserts include warm mini-doughnuts served with dulce de leche.
Harrow Road, Kensal Green; 020 8960 1811; facebook.com/galpaolondon
Guanabara showcases a range of Brazilian entertainment every night, from samba bands to capoeira and percussion sets. It also serves a variety of Brazilian cuisine and exotic cocktails. Guanabara will be throwing an Olympics opening party on Friday featuring samba, carnival performances, Brazilian street food and more.
Parker Street, 020 7242 8600; Holborn; guanabara.co.uk
A big Latin music venue bar and restaurant with dance classes, lively salsa nights, and South American inspired cocktails and food, including tapas.
Charing Cross Road, Charing Cross; 020 7379 3277; bar-salsa.com