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Rodizio Rico - The O2
Rodizio Rico - The O2

Rodizio Rico - The O2 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rodiziorico.com/content/loc_o2.php
  • Phone: 0208 858 6333
  • Hours of Operation: Everyday: 12:30 - 24:00
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: The venue have live music every Friday and Saturday from 8pm.

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Rodizio Rico - The O2
Perfect for pre-show meals, Rodizio Rico restaurant at London’s O2 Arena in Greenwich is a bright and buzzy Brazilian ‘churrascaria’ restaurant famous for its Brazilian steakhouse menu. With modern wood-panelled walls, tiled floors and a humming brasserie-style ambience, Rodizio Rico is a hit with meat-loving locals for non-vegetarian corporate entertaining and cocktails, large parties and family nights out. The menu of Brazilian cuisine offers an all-you-can-eat selection of steaks and seafood alongside a buffet-style salad bar. Favourite dishes include the garlic sausages, rump steak, spare ribs and the grilled chicken and pork served at the table on giant sticky skewers. The wine list veers toward big, butch flavours from Chile and Argentina, with some intriguing labels from South Africa, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal. At Rodizio Rico, no craving is too large. Not for the faint-hearted, Rodizio Rico requires a hearty appetite and a drumstick-loving disposition. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We have visited this restaurant on several occasions and will always go back. It is a little noisy but that said the atmosphere is very lively."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Our table was booked and we were seated straight away, it did get busy quickly and people had to wait to be seated so I recommend booking. The service was great, each member if waiting staff was helpful and attentive. They explained the concept of green disc means carry on bringing meat over, red disc means no more meat for now. You get tongs an a small side plate and you pull the meat when they've sliced it. There are loads of different salads and sauces and other items at the buffet too. The meats were really beautifully cooked and so tasty but be prepared to come out feeling stuffed!! The only drawback was the cost, it was a bit more than me and my husband are used to, but as it was his 30th birthday we didn't mind paying a but more."
    dined on 15/07/2014
  • "Buffet style place with meat randomly being served at the table. Quality of the meat was absolutely terrible. Tough meat low quality for 25 pounds a person. Will I go again? Nah"
    dined on 01/07/2014
  • "Really good quality service and food! Amazing atmosphere would definatley come back again!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "As a regular traveller to Brazil I was keen to replicate the Brazil dining experience here in the UK with a group of friends from the office. Chose RR after seeing very mixed reviews for the Brazilian restaurants in Central London. Overall fixed price experience was very enjoyable, good friendly service, Brazilian beer flowing and a great salad bar with much more than salad in offer. The meat was good - lots of variety - though not enough beef choices and the cheaper meats were brought round way more often than the beef."
    dined on 16/04/2014
  • "The best one of the chain for meat selection, although the service was a little let down as the welcoming girl was not very helpful on finding us a table and supporting our requests."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "Rip off prices for very poor quality food served badly by people who can't speak English."
    dined on 04/12/2013
  • "Poor quality food in my opinion. Food was all low quality / samey. Service was okay, notting special. Not an amazing ambience. The meat brought round was generally just standard, no seasoning, rump steak didn't seem that high quality. The buffet stuff reminded me of low quality / hospital grade slop. Wouldn't go again. For the price at which they charged for everything I could of had an awesome steak and drinks in Gaucho's."
    dined on 03/12/2013
  • "Went for a bite to eat to Rodizio Rico before Depeche Mode at the O2. Hadn't eaten there before but the concept is great - running self service buffet of hot and cold accompaniments and waiters bearing skewers of yumminess circulating liberally! Note to self, don't overdo the salads or select all the meats you are offered! Too much choice! You have to pace yourself to get the full benefit. The food is all good and they have an old school sweet trolley. What's not to like?"
    dined on 19/11/2013
  • "I've been there before and the food was ok, it was a Thursday. This time I went on a Monday and it was not so good, maybe because they serve the rest of the weekend."
    dined on 18/11/2013
  • "Booked here before watching the O2 masters and enjoyed a all-you-can-eat meat-feast. Service was fast and efficient, and the food plentiful. Recommended for a pre-concert meal"
    dined on 04/11/2013
  • "They didn't have a record of our Top Table booking but there were plenty of tables, even on a concert night. My partner went for Meat & I opted for Vegetarian, as I wasn't starving. They said that waiters would be coming round with roasted veg as well as the ton of meat that is brought to the table, but we didn't see any of that at all, which was a pity. I did manage to fill up nicely from the salad bar in the middle of the restaurant, that had all sorts of cold options as well as a couple of hot which were all tasty N.B. The potato croquets are not as they seem - they actually contain banana! I couldn't believe how much meat my other half scoffed as well as going back for "seconds" of salad - so it's certainly VFM! Staff are all very good"
    dined on 21/10/2013
  • "Bad service Bad food Might suit teenagers but not fit for a foodie"
    dined on 16/10/2013
  • "Meat was great!! salad bar was awfull!! (like a cheap holiday hotel!) ambiance was awfull!! (too much bright light and noisy) like a canteen.."
    dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Once again a wonderful meal before seeing the evening show. Wonderful food which is all fresh and looks so tempting that we ate far too much as usual!! Friendly staff and excellent service too."
    dined on 03/10/2013
  • "While the concept is a good one, from our last visit both food and service seemed to have deteriorated , maybe downstairs is very different from upstairs."
    dined on 25/09/2013
  • "Great selection of meat - which is frequently served . The salad and veg 'self service' area is good. The only drawback is that the staff weren't very helpful. Don't bother with dessert"
    dined on 15/09/2013
  • "The buffet at Rodizio Rico at the O2 is a great value option if you have a big group with big appetites. The waiters were very good at appearing with new skewers of meat to carve for us at the table, and the buffet was plentiful for the vegetarian in our group. It was a great evening... I just wished the following morning that I hadn't eaten quite so much!"
    dined on 10/09/2013
  • "Service was great, food was tasty, hot and just kept coming!"
    dined on 03/09/2013
  • "We went in a party of 10 at the request of 14 year old son to celebrate his birthday - perfect for this type of occasion"
    dined on 25/08/2013
  • "Makes for an unusual and filling meal given everything keeps coming. If you're going for dinner you can safely skip lunch before."
    dined on 16/07/2013
  • "Reasonable value and a covenient venue whn goin to he O2. have to say that the quaity of the meat was pretty good. The service was pretty mediocre though."
    dined on 13/06/2013
  • "If you want to go somewhere for dinner in the O2 prior to a concert, then this is very convenient. However, we were a bit disappointed by the quality of the meat and salads."
    dined on 03/04/2013
  • "We ate at Rodizio Rico for the first time with some friends before going to the cinema at The O2 - good selection of food on the buffet, and different kinds of meat being bought around by the waiters until you have had your fill. Good idea, and great for meat lovers!"
    dined on 28/03/2013
  • "How can you not love an "all you can eat, buffet, with meat on spits?!" Service is OK, ambience isn't great and it does seem a little pricey but can't argue with the volume, variety and taste of meat on offer. Big fan."
    dined on 10/03/2013
  • "The food always tastes great and there is great variety. Very fresh and the waiters waitresses are always on hand for drinks."
    dined on 14/02/2013
  • "Quite a unique experience having the meat on large skewers brought round and carved at the tables. Huge selection at the salad/buffet bar and all very good. Most of the meat was delicious - marinated and tender but there were a couple of exceptions which were either too salty or a bit tough. Generally much better quality meat than the one in Upper Street, Islington which we went to 18 months ago. Would definitely like to return sometime."
    dined on 03/02/2013
  • "Very relaxed feel to this place - like a comfortable dining room. Second time I've been and not disappointed but only found out on my way out that they had garlic bread! Will ask next time. Service was good (not too over-powering) and friendly. Will definitely go again."
    dined on 20/01/2013
  • "At the last minute needed to organise somewhere to eat before an event at the O2 last week. There wasn't much choice available so decided to go for the churrascaria at Rodizio Rico on the basis that you could largely control what you eat. The service was very slow and the frequency of the visiting skewers very random - either huge gaps in between visits or three at a time - but at least it was quick. The quality of the food was just about OK, not as good as on a previous visit a few years ago and certainly not a patch on a proper Brazilian churrascaria. Caipirinhas were disappointing too. Would not rush back."
    dined on 17/01/2013
  • "Rodizio Rico is a great concept - All you can eat for £25 including amazing BBQ meats on skewers ... my only issue is that sometimes the meat was a bit tough and dry ... and if you're the first to be served, the outer parts are a bit too salty (for some of the beef). Apart from that, the range of meats was lovely (pork, chicken, beef, lamb) and there's a good little appetiser bar to go beforehand so we never have to wait for food or go hungry! Definitely a place to try!"
    dined on 12/12/2012
  • "The food is averge quality, some of it being quite tasty, and some of it being pretty awful. There was a lot of variety, and by the time I tried some of everything there was little room left! Was very busy, so lively atmosphere, and incredibly quick food service when we first sat down. That said, we we only once offered a drink the whole night, when we needed one there was never a waiter in the vicinity. Given the quality of the food, it's overpriced, but glad we went there for the experience."
    dined on 11/12/2012
  • "Contrary to other reviews on this site, we had a superb time before the Rolling Stones gig. Service was superb and very efficient. I enjoyed all the meats, none were tough. I particularly developed a taste for chicken hearts!!."
    dined on 29/11/2012
  • "Service wasn't great from the start, staff on the door slightly rude. During the meal all the staff wanted to do was serve meat, not take drinks orders. Dessert arrived on a trolley with dishes covered in clingflim - most bizarre. It was fine for a pre concert dinner since you can't book many places at the O2 but i wouldn't hurry back and wouldn't go out of my way to go there."
    dined on 22/11/2012
  • "I give them their dues it was a busy time before the concert but the service was non-existent, the staff were nice but just not enough of them, the buffet was not topped up enough and the meat very very dry, I didn't eat even half of my plate. I have been to a few of these types around the world and always had an amazing time, staying for cocktails after but to be honest we just wanted to leave as soon as we could."
    dined on 14/11/2012
  • "I went to Rodizio Rico with a group of friends last week and we were impressed with the variety and great service. The carvery type buffet (that gets served to your table) was great fun and enjoyed by all."
    dined on 07/11/2012
  • "This time I took my mum there, we both enjoyed it. This time there was more different variety of meat being served out opposed to my last visit. Again, the service was okay. The store closed at 4pm in order for them to prepare their dinner services at 5pm. It was nice of them that they didn't try to kick us out, they left us finishing our food on the plates. This time the food tasted a bit better than my last visit. Good cheap meal for the random occasions."
    dined on 01/11/2012
  • "Good value, good food, nice dining experience, thanks."
    dined on 28/10/2012
  • "Food was ok (however all the meat tasted the same due to the BBQ flavouring on it). Service was appalling, you had to Wait ages for the different meats to come round. Also the only chicken available were wings or a disgusting chicken sausage. We will not be eating here again."
    dined on 24/10/2012
  • "We had a meal at the O2 before concert and I must say that quality is not as food as it used to be. We ordered wine 2007 and they brougt us 2011 and told us that it is the same wine!! When they started bringing food it was chicken wings sousaged and dried out stake. But I must say when we asked for good meet they started bringing good meet, theu we had to show which part of meet we would like to be cut as they were tryuing allways to cut from edges, where the meet is a bit dry."
    dined on 22/10/2012
  • "Walked in the door, the lady who seemed to be the manager, the one who wore an earpiece. Looked very grumpy and not motivated to work sat us down at the table. That already gave a bad impression as we did not seem welcomed to the restaurant. However, the guys coming round the table serving out the meat seemed more friendly and happy to serve us. The food was alright, the salad was decently fresh as we went at 1pm after the restaurant has opened. Was disappointed that there was no fruit salad or something like that as they use Pineapples as decoration at the salad bar. The meat was tasty, but some was really chewy. Not sure how many selections there are but not many types was served. I had the £10.90 pp offer for Full BBQ."
    dined on 18/10/2012