Estabulo - Darlington

4.6
1132 reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
Situated at the stunning Feethams leisure development in the heart of Darlington town centre , is Estabulo Rodizio Bar & Grill restaurant Darlington, Celebrating a centuries-old way of cooking. Large skewers of prime cuts of meats are cooked on open flames to your liking and brought right to your table-side.

At Estabulo we celebrate the feast and festivity of the Brazilian Rodizio we offer unlimited table-side service of 8 cuts of meat for lunch and 15 cuts of meat for dinner, unlimited sides, gourmet salad bar and Brazilian hot buffet all for a fixed price.
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WilliamH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Was quite quiet when we were there. Well ventilated. Have been to other estabulo restaurants and this is the best one.

JL
JulieL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday afternoon dinner - will definitely be back

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LizzyC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First visit , food was great and they never stopped coming round offering different varieties of meat. Drinks are a bit pricey but the cocktails are lovely.

JH
JadeH
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service & over all beautiful place!
Will definitely be returning and have already recommended to family & friends!

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VickyC
County Durham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Visited with my family my eldest son hadn’t been to an estabulo before so he thoroughly enjoyed his meal although he did nearly pop 😂😂. We ordered a bottle of Barolo to compliment our dinner .
My daughter in law would love you to bring deserts around in a similar vain .

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NeilF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely and the service was friendly and prompt without being overbearing. Really nice experience!

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FreddieR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value for money. Delicious meat and a generous, tasty buffet.

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KellyB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place, meat was fantastic and so was the service

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ClareK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We have visited before and were looking forward to returning, we booked through Open Table for 8.30pm, we did not know that it closed at 9pm, so after receiving our drinks order at approx 8.45 we visited to salad bar. We felt a little bombarded with the meats, one straight after the other, which go cold pretty quickly. We were then told that they closed at 9pm so the salad bar was being removed in 5 minutes, this explained the hurry. We were served everything on the meat menu but despite our cards being green they did not return with another offering until I asked if we could have more rump steak. The waitress did eventually come and ask if we wanted anything but we felt rushed and like we were meant to leave asap so said no. I suggest they remove the 8.30pm Sunday booking.

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ChrisB
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All good except overpriced drinks and service charge added to bill

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KelseyS
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Staff were very helpful. Overall great experience.

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CarolineE
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a fantastic meal at Estabulo! It was my parents’ first meal out since shielding from the beginning of lockdown, and they felt very safe. Service, food and drinks were to a very high standard too. Thankyou for a fab night

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Food is fantastic, so is the atmosphere, almost feels like your on holiday. Staff are fantastic and so friendly, and love when they go to tables singing happy birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best dining experience I have had. I can’t stress enough how nice the food is. I was sceptical as I thought it would just be a hot plate style buffet but I couldn’t of been more wrong .

Outstanding !!

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VickiR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had no expectations on first visit, very professional friendly service and food was fantastic! Will be returning soon

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MehmetZ
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food very friendly staff thank you very much

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MattR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service really helpfull staff and amazing food

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SuzanneC
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very welcoming and the food was high quality. I very enjoyable experience and would definitely recommend.

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AndyW
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food absolutely outstanding would recommend to anybody who asks about the place so much choice even salad bar is brilliant will be back again as our regular treat place.

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JaneB
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from start to finish
Food was very good

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Brazilian104
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Most of the meat was tough. Prices confused because of variation in prices across menus from other locations.

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday lunch for my mum and dad. It was our first time and we all really enjoyed it. All the staff were kind, welcoming and attentive. The food was delicious with plenty of choice on the buffet. The meats were fantastic. We were all stuffed to breaking point. A nice touch at the end of the meal was when they gave my mum a free, tasty chocolate dessert with a candle. Brilliant! Thank you for a good time. We're coming back soon.

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Calw
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ,friendly staff lovely atmosphere. But pricey for a afternoon meal .Place was empty . maybe because its £19.95. Might get more in if it was £15 a head .

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NathanL
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service! Would definitely go again. 10/10

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MIGI
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall a very good experience, the food was lovely and there was plenty of it.
Our experience was slightly spoiled by our drinks order being forgotten and there being a large group at the next table who were very rowdy and were using e cigarettes at the table.

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TraceyG
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was so impressed by the beautiful food and great service. When we first arrived I wasn’t happy with the table we were given felt a bit out on a limb however everything else more than made up for it. Loads of choice at the salad bar too. The service was excellent checking on us quite a few times, will definitely be returning.

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GarryG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not all menu options listed were offered during our time in the restaurant

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Hellen
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Great food and staff are so nice. Definitely recommend.

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Dmandpjm
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but very pricy for the menu then all of the additional drinks etc

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Meat was fatty and rarely came round selection of meat was not what is advertised for the night time menu even though you pay extra for a larger selection. There was extremely large gaps between the meats coming round meaning in the time we were there we didn’t get much and still paid full price and left hungry. Further more some of the waiting staff were very ignorant and rude. Wouldn’t return any time soon

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JulianS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice environment with bubbly staff. The meat was very good (as you’d hope) - the only negative was that it wasn’t an ‘even flow’ - several times 3-4 different meats appeared one after another, so you didn’t necessarily get to enjoy each cut separately.
They didn’t have the wine we wanted, but they did ‘upgrade’ us to a more expensive bottle for the same price; which I thought was excellent

RJ
RJRJ
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Greay meat, only 2 unavailable.

Pop and water too expensive.

Excellent service from staff.

Not impressed with the 10% added service charge so won't return.

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jamiej
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and food was delicious. Will be going again soon!

MW
MartinW
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and lovely helpful staff

JP
JamesP
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been once before my girlfriend and I. This time we took our parents and it was amazing as expected. The food was absolutely perfect, atmosphere spot on and the staff as usual made the night better with their great friendly service. Would recommend to everyone and we will be back!

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LizH
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This was our first experience & may be we just hit a bad night? Sorry to say though, that the service was slow & the flow of 'meat' was even slower - with people saying (who has been before) the meat normally comes round much quicker. I requested that we would like to try the chilli beef, as it never reached our table - it never came. For what we got, sadly it was not value for money. I doubt we would go back again.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and would recommend to anyone 👍

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Treated my partner to a anniversary dinner and although the company was great the experience was not.
I personally was looking forward to the filet mignon and found this chewy/fatty and even tasted like kidneys!
My partner is a huge fan of gammon and she took one look and realised it was 1/2 fat and 1/2 meat, so passed it away.
Luckily we enjoyed 2slices of rump but for £30 each I wish I’d of waited to take her out for a Sunday roast.
You have a green/red code with the mats and I left mine on green the full time to hope some better filet mignon was available, not once was I asked for any choice of meat after 3/4 hour been on green! Is this because we ordered a grey goose vodka?
And been a fan of this I have to say it really didn’t taste like it did.
Overall dissatisfied.
Look forward to your feedback.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A little over priced at£30 per head I guess we could have eaten as much as we wanted it there is a limit to enjoying and eating too much for the sake of value.
I’d probably not go back in a hurry

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Neils
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salad bar had an amazing choice and the selections of meat was a delight.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes good food 👍🏻

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Estabulo - Darlington is rated 4.6 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.