Strolling around Camden on a very wet and chilly Wednesday afternoon, Made in Brazil was a very comforting retreat on a day when eating street food in the elements just wasn't going to cut it.
Having my Brazilian boyfriend in tow also made this a no-brainer, it may be miserable weather here but at least we can pretend we are somewhere far more tropical!
It was happy hour when we arrived so we both ordered a Brahma and perused the menu which features main meals and Brazilian tapas. We ordered pao de queijo to start, cheesy dough balls which I have previously made myself at home. Undoubtedly tasty, but the £4 price tag for six small balls was a little steep when I know I can make about 100 of said balls for the same price!!
For main course we went for the sharing platter of picanha aperativo - rump steak with cassava chips, fried onions and salad garnish. The received the thumbs up from the native Brazilian, high praise indeed. He felt the flavours were spot on, only the quality of the cut could be improved in the restaurants back home. If this is a good example of Brazilian food, I can't wait to get out there and try it for myself, although I will come back about three stone heavier!
The space was attractive and comfortable, with further seating space available downstairs. The staff were friendly and helpful, and not overbearing. Overall, a brilliant place to escape the craziness that is Camden.
Pretty much the worst food I've had in a while. The stews were overly salted (probably because they are cooked and kept for weeks at a time). As we were really hungry, we ate much of our dishes. BIG mistake -for the rest of the day, we were reminded of the odd taste particularly from the disgusting sausage in the pork stew.
I had a bloody mary, probably should have stuck with a Brazilian cocktail as it was mixed with port wine??
I would give it one star, but I'll keep it at two as the service was really good.
Made in Brasil became one random Tequila Tuesday stop one week as my friends and I found ourselves in the Camden area desperate for a good dinner and options for our tequila adventures. Though it wasn't traditional, it certainly was an amazing experience.
- Beautiful music serenaded us, live, from near the entrance, as we feasted on Brazilian tapas.
- Rich flavors are the modus operandi for Made in Brasil, as everything we ordered left us wanting more.
- Awesome caprinhas were just the start of the night, and though they aren't tequila, they were definitely interesting.
- Service was great, attentive and quick to take care of us. It's a small restaurant, but they quickly seated us too.
- Interesting ambiance, definitely inspired by Brazil, which is really a country you don't get enough exposure to the culture of.
- Lots of tequila options. Nuff' said.
In general, it was a good change of pace from our typical Mexican theme, had great food, and left us wanting another visit. Their prices are a little bit on the high side, but I don't spend a lot of time in Camden, so maybe this is more typical of the area.
Very nice place in Camden...not so big but it's an alternative to spend time with your friends drinking and eating!
I don't know how Brasil is :D but it's sure that I love caipirinha!
I went this summer twice, especially on Tuesday, 'cause there was happy hour all night long, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. and all Caipirnhas only 4 £. I really loved Passion Fruit Caipirinha, but I'm sure I've tried three or four of them.. don't remember well.. :D
Once I had dinner with friends and we ordered "Frutos do mar na chapa"... very very good!
If you are searching a different place, come here and you'll have fun!
I really enjoyed my evening here. First, I think that it helps that this place is tucked away from all the craziness of Camden (it's located in Inverness Street). The decor, all dark wood, is cosy and inviting. It helps that the cocktail list is prolific, and the drinks are well made by experienced bar staff who know their caiprihinas well. (There are 10 different types here - and if you get here at happy hour the cocktails are £3.50.)
While the menu is very comprehensive and has lots of traditional Brazilian large dishes such as pork, black bean and seafood stew - I would recommend getting lots of the street food inspired starters. The cheese bread is a must, as are the courgette and calamari fritters.
The evening was made even more enjoyable when I went downstairs and discovered a live band playing typically Brazilian samba. The great quality of this place is that it feels authentic, rather than "Brasil is our theme". Definitely one of my favourite places in Camden.
Birthday dinner on a Saturday at 930. They have 2 sittings during the night. I thought there would be dancers but we didn't see any downstairs. But great food and cocktails and great value for money. Service was good and my party of 15 had a great time. Booking was really easy and they made sure I had everything I needed without any trouble. Try it.
Camden, for all its faults, is home to a few of my favourite restaurants in London, shame I just refuse to come here that often to visit them. Camden skeeves me out, okay?!
But Made in Brasil is definitely worth a visit, especially if you have your own authentic Brazilian to tell you about the food ;-)
I'm pretty sure Brazilian food was invented with me in mind; cheesy bread balls, chickeny breadcrumb things, so much meat and amazing calamari. I kinda wanted to eat everything, so I totally did.
You can order 5 little dishes for $20, and it's really great value. They also have happy hour during the week on caipirinhas and beers.
Drink the rum, eat the cheese balls, you'll thank me when you are fat, drunk and happy.
I haven't actually eaten at the restaurant part of this place yet, but apparently it's better to just stick with the drinking at the bar area.
It is a small space (there is a garden as well), loud and bustling with diners and drinker alike. Most of the people are Brazilian, from the clientele to the wait staff and bartenders.
During the weekends there is normally something going on in the evenings with different Brazilian DJ's playing on the upstairs area.
They do very good Caipirinhas, which is a must to try, as well as other delicious cocktails. During happy hour you can have selected Brazilian Beers or a glass of house wine for £2.0, a choice of classis Caipirinhas or mango Caipirinhas for £3.50.
Had my first dining experience over the weekend at Made in Brazil and went away very happy. Value for money twinned with fantastic and (as far as i know) authentic Brazillian food. I much recomened the Fish Stew which was slow cooked to perfection. Beautiful big pieces of mullet and haddock falling apart in a creamy, well spiced (with lots of ingredients id never heard of) broth.
Value for money is something never as important as the food itself, but 2 main courses and drinks for £23... Brilliant.
The only thing that lets down this restaurant is the atmosphere. It was quiet and the waiters did not create the best dining experience. Then again i was there in the middle of the day on a Sunday and i have been told by a friend that its a great place to go to in the evening for a drink.
I have been to Made in Brasil for the first time in April this year and I can tell this is a worthy place to visit in Camden! Probably one of the best Brazilian restaurants in London. From the music to the Deco, every details remind Brazil without being cliché.
As a Brazilian living in the Uk for one year now I DO miss my food. So it was really nice to try the restaurant's Tapas deal, that you can choose to 3 of some very well known snacks (such as Coxinhas, Pão de Queijo or Pastel) for a very good price.
The service is another positive factor. From the started to the main course you have a very pleasant staff around always checking if everything is okay or if we need something else.
As Camden Town is known for being a place for all tastes, Made in Brasil wouldn't be in another place. The Caipirinhas are very nice and the prices are another positive point. For a London restaurant Made in Brasil is affordable for all kinds of pockets,
Definitely a place to be back soon!
For the drinks, I give this place a 3. They're pretty damn good.
However for the security, I give this place a 1. A fight broke out while I was here Saturday and while the security broke up the fight, they didn't kick the guys out. They also let some of the guys who where fighting to leave the venue and return. Now clubbing in DC has taught me a few things.
1. If people fight, they need to be kicked out as they'll probably start up again.
2. You never let someone re-enter a club after leaving due to a fight. They usually are going out to their car to get a weapon to return.
And while London may not have as many shooting as DC, I'm still really unnerved by the fact that these guys were able to re-enter the club after a fight. It just made me extremely uncomfortable to the point where I left.
Your drinks may be good Made in Brazil but my safety trumps good cocktails.
My first taste of Brazilian food and I liked it. The food and drinks are really great, the everything else was pretty standard. Nothing wrong as such, I just wasn't feeling the love. There was defiantly like, just not love.
Massive choice of caipirinias to behold, my mixed berries were good, and the classic lime was, er, classic? But could have been a bit stronger.
We both had stew type meals (but was other stuff on the menu, the table next to us had a tasty looking steak and battered cheesy chicken thing), meat and black beans for him and really tasty mixed seafood for me. Loved the presentation big time. Stew in a big brown flat bowl and little dome of rice, dried onions and mini pot of cassava dust on another plate. So much prettier than your typical presentation of a stew.
There was a bit of live music being played, the staff were friendly (think big dreadlocks and Portuguese speaking), the prices are reasonable, but it just didn't make me go wow, yay, amazing!
Turns from bar / restaurant into bar/ club late night and at weekends, so maybe that's were all the fun and atmosphere is gonna be?
One of my first dates with the Brazilian was to this cute restaurant, where I had my first Brazilian meal! They have great pestiscos (finger food) and a whole list of caipirinhas. The Brazilian says the feijoada is good and authentic, but not nearly as good as his mother's (what would I know?) In any case, I love this restaurant for the ambience and the memories! Great first date location for any couple :)
Pretty average Brazilian restaurant/bar in Camden. Lots of choice on the menu, and the times I've been it's all been decent (nothing amazing, nothing awful).
Service can be spotty, though never rude.
Good place for drinks - lots of rum-based cocktails, unsurprisingly - though they're not cheap.
They often have live music, usually a guitarist and a singer.
The layout is more lounge in front, restaurant at the back. It's open late and the whole place gets more of a bar vibe in the evening, often with dancing.
A very well decorated place looked very clean & welcoming,except the brazilian beats were a bit too loud!
There is a downstairs area which turns into a chillout lounge on Sundays.
The chicken dish I had was very tasty and well cooked and the vegetables very crisp,my partner enjoyed the pesto salmon immensley and the cocktails are varied and innovative.
This is a cool little place to meet up with friends for food and drinks and some dancing into the night. It is clean, but pretty cramped for room. They have a DJ that spins in the evenings and the music is pretty decent.
We drank wine, talked, and danced later into the night. The place gets a cold draft near the door which is where more of lounging area is until they close the doors when the music gets really loud. The restaurant area is in the back and they can have private parties in a smaller downstairs room. There is also another DJ booth in the downstairs room as well. I hear that that room gets packed with dancing late at night, but we didn't see it when we were there on a Tuesday. However, upstairs gets super crowded so if you want to be able to sit down and have some personal space...this isn't for you late at night. It gets PACKED.
The bartenders are really nice, and the snack foods are DELICIOUS. I can only imagine the rest of the food probably tastes great as well. I would love to come back here just for dinner. I was only here for a friend's birthday party, but probably wouldn't come back to go dancing again. Also, of course everyone also speaks Portuguese, so if that's you, props.
Like this place. Gets busier here in the later part of the evening but has a great sophisticated vibe. Love to come here for happy hour from 4-8pm (M-F) and Tuesday it's all day long for drinks. Also tapas are 3 for 12.95- which I have personally tried the Pao de queijo (mini cheese breads) , halloumi skewers, and Mandioca frita (cassava chips) and all were very good. Must try the caiprinha's when you are here. My personal favorite is the pineapple caiprinha.
I had a wonderful time at Made In Brasil. I had friends visiting from NY and they were staying in the area so I chose this place for its proximity and its reviews. It did not disappoint. It was really easy to find, literally 2 mins away from the Camden tube station and right across the street from Camden Market. The happy hour caiprinhas were potent and flavorful and the waitstaff were great. I had the sea bass that came perfectly cooked and my girlfriends had the Feijoda (slow cooked pork) and the picanha na chapa (beef). We also ordered extra rice and black beans, which is more mexican fare but everything was simply delicious. I'd recommend to all of my friends and will definitely be going back there to try the other dishes namely the red meat that Brasil is so well known for.
I had only ever been to Made in Brasil for a cheeky post movie cocktail (after a session at the Camden Odeon around the corner). At night time this place is full of people (mind you the bar is very small so it is easy to fill). Free pour drinks (expensive but you get more for your money) and fancy looking and tasting cocktails is what this place has going for it! Yesterday I went for lunch (5 plates of tapas for £20. Quite reasonable- I would recommend the fish cakes in particular and steer clear of the measly portion of marinated prawns!!
I went to Made in Brasil to look for a unique shot of liquor, the bartender was very friendly and got it to me promptly, I ordered Espetinho de camarao (Rosemary prawn skewers wrapped in parma ham £5.95) from the restaurant and it was interestingly good. My only two criticism's is that it took a while to get the food and one waitress was a little bit rude. But definitely good place for a unique drink!
Good restaurant and bar in the heart of Camden Town, with an outside and downstairs area that most people don't realise are there (athough not always open). Food is pretty tasty and good portions, but not that cheap. Lovely cocktails, warm wine though - but happy hour til 8 during the week means it's only £2 for a glass of the warm wine. Good place to come with lots of people, sit around and get very drunk. Warning though - if you are bitching about the people on the next table, commenting on their every move (oh my god, she's gone in for the side kiss, she's definitely not interested) keep it down. You can hear things even if you think the general chatter and music will block the sound of your voice.
Great little restaurant, very friendly staff. Food was great (quite some interesting combinations) and they seem to be very keen on cocktails. The food took quite a long time, but the deserts were on the house, as compensation -- this kind of attention will always win more clients.
Fantastic! Great value for money. Had the sirloin steak (under 10quid) and a mango smoothie. Absolutely recommended. Friendly service. Food excellently prepared. A rare gem in London which is full of overpriced places dishing up crap.
Cool place to enjoy a few Brahmas. Just don't go there when Brasil are playing football - it's impossible to get in. Plus they start charging entry at £5. Cosy place though but as mentioned before nearly everyone speaks Portuguese. There are nicer pubs/bars in Camden this one is (obviously) aimed at Brasilans
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