Permanently Closed - Desejo do Brazil

3.9
144 reviews
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£25 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Group Bookings

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Brazilian Steakhouse serving wide selection of meat in a Churrasco style, served at your tables by Passadores along with an extensive choice of hot and cold side dishes. Passadores will keep serving you until you have had your fill. The restaurant boasts a wide selection of meat cuts, varied side dishes along with well loved Brazilian cocktails. The restaurant has a private area for business or celebration meals. Located in Paddington, the restaurant is the first Brazilian Steakhouse in the area close to Hyde Park.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Brazilian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 6pm - 10pm Saturday - Sunday 6pm - 10pm
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Phone number
020 7402 3456
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Contact
Luis Gaspar: 020 7402 5060
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Public Transit
Paddington underground station
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 18 April 2018

First time here would certainly return - they give you little mats to yes or no to the continuously arriving skewers of meat carved at the table. Be warned they come fast - great salad bar to go with the bbq’d meats. There is even a desert trolley for afters. Don’t forget to check out the Koi fish at the bottom of the stairs and the wall at the end of the restaurant which is a huge aquarium. Excellent value.

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2.0Dined on 2 April 2018

If you are used to the American versions of Brazilian Steakhouses you will be very disappointed. Some of the meats were good but most were mediocre at best. Disappointing.

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Great Brazilian restaurant in the heart of Paddington. Nice food and great meat

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Nice food, attentive service, nice friendly ambiance

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5.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Amazing ambience the food was super delicious,staff were very friendly & hospitable.
I definitely recommend this place & will go again.
Thank you for looking after our group of friends.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We enjoyed the meats very much but the salads were a bit unimaginative. It would have been good to have some bread.

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4.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Service was really good, waiter returned regularly with new meats.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Great food and good service. Good value for money.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Good food good service we enjoyed our experience at the restaurant good value for money and the food was delicious

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4.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Very tasty and juicy meats! The Piña Colada's amazing too ;)

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

We choose to go to Desjo do Brazil after going to a matinee performance. The welcome was very friendly even though the front door was broken and wouldn't open easily! I had been to a Churrascaria when I was in Brazil 25 years ago and was keen for my family to experience it. It lived up to my memories and expectations and would recommend to anyone who loves meat.
The cocktails, mainly cachaca based were lovely, the side dishes were plentiful and the feijoada was much nicer than I remember from before.
If I'm in the area again I would certainly return.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and plenty of food and amazing meat.

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3.0Dined on 5 February 2018

I wasn’t expect to pay £ 98 for two persons, also the restaurant was very cold and there was no prescription by the management until it was complained . The staff were extremely friendly and nice.

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3.0Dined on 28 January 2018

Big disappointment, salad bar option is all I went for, it was nothing special. Few bits of rubbery garlic bread and coleslaw for £15.50 which was a let down but they add 10% service for a buffet!

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4.0Dined on 12 January 2018

Nice option. Staff very kind and helpful. Good food and clean place. Will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on 26 December 2017

Second visit and not the last! Staff were friendly and the food plentiful and tasty.

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5.0Dined on 16 December 2017

Great place to eat. Buffet was nice. A lot of choices offered on the buffet menu.

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5.0Dined on 8 December 2017

Booked ages ago for a group of 8 of us. Changed the booking last minute as 2 couldn't make it. Staff knew this when we arrived and made us all feel very welcome. I'm a vegetarian mostly so wasn't eating my my friends all had as much meat as humanly possible and appeared to be enjoying it hugely. Service excellent. Maybe a little pricy but probably about standard for the location / cuisine.

Only downside was no real options for the veggies or fish eaters. So I ate earlier in the pub. The restaurant itself was very nice and a good atmosphere at 8pm on a Friday in the run up to Xmas. The carp pond and huge wall of fish tank were particularly cool.

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5.0Dined on 3 December 2017

Das brasilianische Buffet ist eine ganz besondere Erfahrung. Immer wieder kommt das Personal mit den unterschiedlichsten Fleischspießen an den Tisch und schneidet frisch Gegrilltes auf den Teller. Beilagen und Salat holt man sich ohne Limit vom Buffet. Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre.

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3.0Dined on 19 November 2017

A decent churrascaria - nothing exceptional, good value for money. Not all the meats listed make the rounds and at one point there was only one passadore serving the entire restaurant..not sure I'd go back...

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Great atmosphere, I love the most the attention of the staff members !!

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3.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Booked the table for 9pm. When we arrived the staff were pleasant and we were shown to our seats. We ordered drinks and went to the buffet. The buffet was disappointing, food which had been sat for a while and not replenished however the meat that was offered was tasty and appetising. We were aware that the restaurant serviced finished at 10.30 but being able to book a table for 9pm, I would still expect fresh food to continue.
Throughout the evening we were asked numerous times 'are you ok' and felt as though staff were wanting us to leave as we were no longer eating, only drinking. The restaurant was not busy and there were plenty of free tables. Whilst we had an enjoyable evening it was just disappointing because we chose this restaurant due to the good reviews we had seen on Open Table.
When the bill arrived it included a gratuities charge of £8. We had 2 meals and 2 drinks which with the charge came to £79 and a few pence. When we asked to split the bill we were told he would charge us £40 each just to make it split even. Now whilst this is something we probably would have suggested anyway, I found it rude to automatically do this to gain a few extra pence tip, particularly when there was a gratuities charge which we were not made aware of until the bill came.

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3.0Dined on 21 October 2017

Ok restaurant, buffet aspect was not great certain food not kept hot. Meat served at table was really good and faultless, however at 23 pound per person the buffet had to live up to more.

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3.0Dined on 30 September 2017

What should I say. The staff is really trying and overall it is not that bad, but the meat quality is nothing more than just acceptable, there is even a bit of a weird taste sometimes. Furthermore, the restaurant could be cleaner (new drinks menu needed!!!). But for 23,50 pounds all you can eat it is good value

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3.0Dined on 2 September 2017

We had a good meal last Saturday, Two of my kids and my partner. a decent salad/vegetable buffet and typical Brazilian BBQ meat brought to the table. I have had better and I have had worse. At £25 per person plus drinks and plus dessert I think it is expensive.

What has caused me to be really critical is the service charge that was levied at the end of the meal. The waiting staff were gfreat and would have deserved the 13.5% (high for London) that was added to my bill. But the staff pointed out to me that they don;t get any of the service charge. Rather than pay a further service charge I deducted the 13.5% from my bill and gave the staff a cash tip.

I have to ask myself how it legal for a restaurant to do this. But aparently it is legal and so I can only fight back as follows:

I live relatively locally and would have returned to the restaurant. Because of the service charge insult I will not.
I removed the service charge and ask that you do the same.

What a shabby way to treat staff and customers.

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5.0Dined on 26 August 2017

Amazing food and service. Outstanding meet and very friendly people! Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on 22 August 2017

We were 7 in a table and the owners did every thing possible to let us feel at home! the food, the brasilian way, was excelent and we enjoy a lot the two hours we spent in this exdelent restaurant. Everybody very kind, amazing food. I certainlly would recomend this place, and asap will be there again!

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5.0Dined on 6 August 2017

Fabulous food and great service. Would definitely recommend and return!

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4.0Dined on 29 July 2017

The quality and variety of meat was excellent. Drinks Service was a bit slow though. London prices so decent value if you like your meat!!

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5.0Dined on 8 July 2017

Great food, great service. The buffet was particularly good. Uma delicia!

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5.0Dined on 2 July 2017

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on 24 June 2017

Very friendly and welcoming staff who were very tentative to our needs. The Buffet option was the best bet and we managed to eat until we could no longer lift our forks. Great authenticate food and great location.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2017

This was a real great find. Food on the buffet was fresh and lots of salad bits. Meat that came around was spectacular. Staff are very friendly and always on hand. Great value as well compared to other Brazilian places. Definitely recommend

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4.0Dined on 29 May 2017

The location was very good, not far from Paddington Station. It's not obvious once you get there as it is in a hotel. Once shown where the restaurant is you'll be pleasantly surprised. There's a huge fish tank and the staff are very welcoming.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2017

Family meal to celebrate a special occasion. I emailed the restaurant in advance and they kindly put up some decorations around the tablessings. Good service Rodizio style with excellent choice of meat and a varied hot and cold buffet also. Stuff very friendly and helpful and excellent value for money. Would thoroughly recommend this locale.

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2017

On a par with a similar eatery we visited. Friendly staff great food pleasant ambience.

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4.0Dined on 26 April 2017

Very good food, beautiful place, meat served hot and often, the guy was serving us (Ukraine but could speak English, Portuguese and Italian) was really nice. Is the best churrascaria I have been in London.

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5.0Dined on 23 April 2017

Great dinner with My familiare afferma racing the Marathon. Thanks for all.

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4.0Dined on 21 April 2017

Decent food, though not gourmet by any stretch, great service with regular meat refills. Very heavy on the salt though, and ambience a bit dated. Fun, but not great value.

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5.0Dined on 20 April 2017

Great place and and great variety of beef. Couple of pork options anand one lamb. Great buffet selection

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