A large, no nonsense Brazilian meat-o-rama. The salad bar area is a little under populated and there seemed to be no horseradish. Isn't this the UK? No horseradish? I dunno.
Meat comes quickly and there's a nice variety although we only saw a sword of lamb once. I found the sausage worth a pass (never had bad sausage in the UK). Most of the meat has a good dose of salt before they slip it into the roaster. If you're from a culture where they're going easy on the sodium these days, the salt might jump out at you.
The desserts are actually quite horrible and can be ignored. I had the ice cream and acai berry sundae and it was just kind of rank.
An amazing authentic Brazilian buffet style restaurant down entertainment avenue at the O2. The price per person for the food menu excluding drinks and dessert is £22 for meat, £18 for vegetarian, £12.50 for children (5-12yrs) and children under 5 are free.
Passadors come to the table with an extensive range of different meats, like rump beef, pork, chicken thighs and chicken wrapped in bacon. The meat is cut off straight from a skewer and put onto your plate - you just tell them how much you want. You are also given a little round card which is used to say stop when you've had enough meat. You just turn it over when you've stuffed yourself enough and they stop coming to your table.
The buffet of vegetables and salad is amazing. The dishes range from couscous, fried banana crockett's to gherkins and pasta salad. There is a wide variety of sauces and dressings to compliment all the food.
There is a full bar of wines from around the world, cocktails, spirits, champagne and soft drinks. The price for a glass is £3-8.
As you tuck into your delicious dinner, you are entertained with a live band playing traditional Brazilian music. If your not too stuffed you can get up, shake a tail-feather, work off some of the meal and eat more again!
Then once you've had enough to eat, why not have a dessert off the dessert tray which is rolled around from one of the passadors. They have cheesecakes, cakes, trifles and ice-creams. As i was too stuffed from the main meal, I could not bring myself to have one, but next time I'm not missing out as they all looked gorgeous.
In all, I think for the price, you get enough food to last you for a week and you will never get bored as there is so much variety. This is a comfortable restaurant in a buzzing setting where you can enjoy a taste of Brazil in Greenwich.
We were in the O2 stadium for Barclays ATP finals... went there around 5pm and still there was no place to sit... so we waited at the bar... ordered Caipirinha (strong Brazilian drink)... then we moved on to our table near the bar grill... there are 2 options for food:
1) prime cut bbq meats for gbp 23.50 and
2) vegeterian gbp 18...
they keep bringing u endless supplies of bbq meats/vegetables... and also included is a huge salad bar with pasta and other dishes..
we opted for choice # 1... food was great but a lil salty.. i guess that's how it's supposed to be ... i m sure we added an inch or 2 to our waist :) staff was friendly and attentive... would certainly go again whenever i m in london...
The food was good and the variety was enough to keep you happy. 16 different types of meat and a good salad choice with some curried meats too. The beer offerings were a little limited and the tables could have been more comfortable.
Staff we attentive and helpful and worth the 9% imposed tip
I first visited the Rodizio Rico located in Angel, and although I enjoyed the experience, it does not compare to the newly open one located in Greenwich.
It is a Brazilian style restaurant and is full of Brazilian flare. There is a salad buffet, which also contains hot dishes. However, various types of meat are served by waiters off giant skewers. the meat is mouth-watering and the style of this restaurant allows you to try a variety of meats
Please, for your own good, do not miss this experience, and indulge for once the right way! If you have visited the restaurant, you will know exactly what I mean, BUT, if you have not, then what are you waiting for?
I love this place! It's situated in the O2, and I always make a beeline for it before a gig.
Being a bit of a carnivore, the concept of unlimited good quality meat was always going to draw me to a restaurant. The basic idea is that you visit the buffet to stock up on salad, bread (try the little cheesy bread nuggets, melt in the mouth!) and rice. You are then give a card with a red and green side. Place the card with the green side facing up to let the waiters know you're hungry, and the red side up to tell them you're full.
You'll then have a variety of waiters offering you sirloin steak, cumberland sausage, chicken wings, fish and many different varieties. They carve the meat off for you at the table.
It's around £22.50 each, about the same price as most buffets. Delicious, excellent service and a great way to keep everyone in the family happy!
Took the family (11 people) out for a meal at the weekend, and was recommended this place by my boss.
30 mins before we got there the restaurant called me to check we were still attending.
Went in and was seated straight away, it was very busy.
The salad bar was massive and well stocked. The place was very clean and the staff friendly
And for the food, the food is amazing, could not believe the selection, I ate more that day than ever before in my life.
Only gripe would be that the tables are a bit close together, but that's I guess just cause they are so popular.
I went there with a friend on a late Saturday afternoon and we ate continuously for 1.5 hours. The food (mostly meat for us) was that good. :)
It wasn't busy and they did a good job of making sure that our plates were never empty.
This place is a meat-eaters dream come true. You just take a plate and add some bits from the all you can eat buffet and then sit down at your table. Then just wait for the meat to start coming. about 5 10 waiters will walk around the restaurant and carve meat for you at the table.
Once you are full from the meat and buffet just turn the little coaster on your table from green to red and they will stop coming to your table. This is a great experience and is something very different to just ordering in a normal restaurant. The price is good at about £22 per head for all you can eat. The restaurant is based in the O2 and is huge inside with an upstairs too.
I have dined at three different branches of Rodizio Rico ... but i shall be reviewing the one at O2 since this is the only one that i have tried more than once.
Rodizio Rico is a meat eater's paradise, and also a vegetarian's hell. The most striking thing about this restaurant is not the food, but the way the food is presented. There isn't an a-la-carte menu. One has to choose between a meat and a vegetarian platter (yes yes, that exists !! more on it later). There is a set buffet from which you can take fillers like rice and beans and salads and chickpeas and some non-vegetarian curries, and the meat is served on the table. This is the most unique part of the meal. Servers go around the dining hall carrying huge chunks of meat in skewers several feet long, and carve the meat pieces at the table onto the plates directly. My vegetarian friends would almost certainly have freaked out at this.
The meats are good. You have a wide variety of alternatives available ... from steak to chicken wings to pork ribs to lamb to fish. Sure, you don't have a choice on how its cooked (rare or well done), but there are so many options, i am pretty sure that you will find quite a few to your taste.
The list of available drinks is extensive and the cocktails are moderately priced at around £8. The meat meal costs £23 which is very good value for money. However the vegetarian version costs £18. For what ?, those salads ? That's too much I reckon. But not many people go for that in my opinion.
Rodizio Rico is a great place for eating unlimited non-vegetarian food and that's it's USP. Vegetarians will be well advised to stay away.
This place was ok, not good enough for me to come back though, the service is a lil too fast for you to enjoy what's on your plate, they come over to you with meat constantly and don't give you enough time finish what's on your plate, basically a way to make people get stuffed very quick and leave without eating their money's worth, it's not worth the money IMO and I wouldn't bother going back, the food ain't that great
I was introduced to Rodizio Rico by my Brazilian friend. We actualy went to the Islington. It was a veritable feast indeed. You have a choice of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. An enormous salad bar and delicious nugget shaped balls of warm garlic bread. The waiters attend to you at your table bring various grilled meats straight to your plate, including tender Brazilian steak. I went there two years for my birthday and a had a wonderful eating experience. My cousin and his two friends - one from Sweden and one from New York were stuffed. I f you have any room left, I would encoourage you to try a Brazilian dessert. They are indeed special.
We went as a work party of 25. Despite paying a deposit already, they didnt supply a table big enough for our group, so had to move other diners nearby.
Other reviewers have mentioned a band, but I dont remember one or any music at all!
We requested that we buy our own drinks from the bar, because its unfair to divide the bill up & expect those not drinking to pay for others that do. After much discussion with the server & the manager, they said we couldnt on health & safety reasons! They said it was too packed in there to have people walk to the bar & back. This is despite the fact that you have to walk to & from the buffet with plates of food & the servers are carrying around 1m skewers with enormous carving knives!
The buffet was ok. A fair selection of salads, rices & fried things, but the 'hot' side was only luke warm. The meats coming around on the skewers were tasty, but some were rather chewy, despite them being rare-medium. I did see well done meats come around too, but these must have been like leather.
The 'ribs' were brought around on plates & were bone free. They were however just clumps of fat & sinew with very little meat. Rather tasteless too.
I had a cocktail (£7) which was less than half full & the rest was ice. This soon turned into a massive block at the top of the drink- not very good value.
Overall the food was ok, but I wouldnt be rushing back.
The food while constant,was of average quality. The live band was loud and spent the evening shouting across the table to my partner to have a conversation. The waiters were friendly and accomodating. I will not be going out of my way to eat there again. Its ok. Nothing great.
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