Estabulo - Darlington

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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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Nathan
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever will definitely be back. Service was also fantastic and staff were very accommodating.

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Jonathanj
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and very nice food . Definitely go again

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LouiseH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Meal was beautiful and me and my family really enjoyed our night. The staff were moderately helpful, but we kept having to ask for things other tables were just getting. We will Deffos be back though 🙂

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LucyO
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was okay - as a fan of rival chain Fazenda, this isn’t a patch on there. Service was slow re. both getting drinks and the slowness that the meat came out (waited 20 mins from being seated before we got our first taste of steak!). The choice at the salad bar is okay, nothing amazing and not the most authentic dishes. The quality of the meat and is not as good as Fazenda and to say there should be a choice of 15 (I think?) meats on the evening, we were only offered 5 during the 1.5 hours we were there and there were long waits between 1 slice of meat (around 10- 15 mins) . Staff were nice enough but at one point waited 30 mins for our drinks which we had to chase up 4 times. It wasn’t particularly busy so not sure what it’s like when it’s full!!

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MikeC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, fantastic staff.
Would highly recommend.

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Sofied
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , lovely venue , lovely food and lots of choice

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ChristopherH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was lovely with the meat just being a melt in your mouth treat. Service was great and it just kept coming. The app was also a convenient way to pay.

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SimonH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and food helpful and the quality of the food is amazing

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juratez
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, great atmosphere, awesome staff, wonderful experience

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Dimitris
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The experience was very disappointing this time. I have eaten before in those premises and the food and service was superb. However, this time it was a different and a very unsatisfactory experience. After booking a table for 6 people for my birthday we were shown to our table. We were really looking forward to tasting the variety of meat and see the pasadores walking around with the different cuts of meat. What we got was one pasadore, whom he did an amazing job by himself for over an hour to try and serve a full restaurant. There were cuts of meat that never got to our table and it felt as we were being ignored. A second pasadore tried to assist. Sometimes we didn’t get served any meat for at least 10-15 minutes at times which made it really disappointing. It is such a shame because the restaurant is amazing, the cocktails were great and all the bar staff and people serving drinks were great. When I paid almost £300 and on my birthday night, I felt cheated and not happy with the overall experience as I felt like the place could benefit with having more pasadores like it did the first time

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SuzyC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

Disappointed we were sat at a table added onto the end of the bar area, felt like we were sat in a walkway. Bombarded with meat service for the first 15 mins, then felt like the servers were avoiding us to serve new customers. Had to ask for a few meats that we were not offered, sat with empty plates waiting for food to come out. Salad bar was well stocked and was delicious. No toilet roll filled up in bathroom! Appeared to be lots of staff stood about in blazers doing nothing, felt like they where watching us which was off putting when eating. Young girl taking our drinks orders and clearing plates was lovely, very pleasant. Positive and negatives but overall wasn’t the 1st class experience we were looking forward too.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A good selection of meats. Service was a bit slow at first but it was early so understandable. Nice environment and once the meat started coming, it was a quick turn over. Not great for kids but not terrible. Great for adults.

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GraemeL
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Our fourth visit here and still as good as the first - value for money and excellent staff

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SharonG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5he whole experience was amazing food delicious buffet/salad bar brilliant

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Second time I’ve been, this time only got offered 5 meats so we were a bit disappointed about that, but what we did have was cooked beautifully. A bit pricey too for what we had.

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NatD
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Estabulo. Our first time was not a great experience (not fully the restaurants fault), however we were contacted and encouraged to try again. This time we went for lunch rather than on a busy evening and it was a much better experience. Was quiet, the staff were very attentive. Food was delicious and we definitely felt it was value for money. Glad we gave it a second chance.

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RichardW22
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good food and service - Ideal for big eaters or the very hungry - we will return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant location, excellent service nothing was to much. Tasty food!!

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ClaireT
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening, full atmosphere and good food

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JoanneH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Constantly fresh meat, a fab salad bar which is replenished throughout the night and great service.

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LisaD
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal here. Meat amazing, especially the lamb. Waiting staff fantastically helpful. Salad bar delicious. Lovely evening. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

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LynnI
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday meal - enjoyed by everyone. Great venue, fantastic service, fab food and amazing value.

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IanU
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal with my wife and 4 year old (who ate for free). Highly recommend

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sophieb
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brilliant service, well worth the money!
We will defiantly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent visit for my sons 21st Birthday. Everybody enjoyed the evening, food and service.

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HelenJ
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and all the staff were lovely and friendly

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MarkL
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

If you want Med-rare then ok, food was mainly rare and if you want more well done then you ask and wait.
Portions are very small and you wait for next round before eventually getting back to want u want.
Salad bar not that great and mainly cold sides.

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AndrewC
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have visited and we will definitely be back again....food was outstanding

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keithp
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a gem of an eating place. great food served by a professional staff team in fabulous surroundings. highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and staff were great as always .

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BeckyT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, the staff are all friendly and helpful. It's great value at lunchtime. Will definitely keep returning

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SueM
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Would go back again.

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StephanieT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service and courteous staff, the food was amazing !

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JaneA
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Estabulo following a friend’s recommendation. We booked the table to celebrate a birthday and we were a party of seven at lunchtime. We had a very friendly welcome from the maitre d and we were seated quickly. I had heard about the amazing choice of salads and wasn’t disappointed- they are fabulous. We didn’t have to wait very long before the first of the barbecued meats arrived - Brazilian beef and it was absolutely delicious. Seven more meats followed all of which were excellent. Service is very friendly and we all felt well looked after. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Highly recommended and will definitely be back!

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Kevs
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great value for money. Would highly recommend

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Meshal
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like all the food with the exception to the chicken thighs, which I think they need more spicy to change the original taste of chicken. Please address this issue which I also have heard from lots of friends.

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ElliottT
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Estabulo, it wasn’t as busy as we went on a Sunday whereas last time we went on a Saturday evening. Both times were faultless. The restaurant is gorgeous, they play great music, every one of their staff is polite, cheerful and go that extra mile. The meat is undoubtedly the most perfectly cooked I’ve ever tried, and you are never waiting long for your next taste of something surprising! We love this place and only come for special occasions - next time we hope to bring a group of our friends!

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GeoffreyG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very nice ,and meat was non stop , great service and friendly staff