Estabulo - The Light

4.3
1104 reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
BRINGING THE TASTE OF BRAZIL TO YOU…
Estabulo Rodizios honour the Brazilian Gaúchos’ traditional method of cooking. This involves taking the most delicious and flavoursome cuts of meat, which are then skewered and cooked slowly on open flames.

This method of cooking allows the meats to be cooked to perfection; whilst maintaining all the unique characteristics of each cut of meat. Our menu features a fantastic range of all the finest cuts of meat, including some Brazilian delicacies!

This method of cooking also means that all the meat served to you fresh at your table, straight from the grill.

As well as our main menus, we also have a selection of Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal and Fish dishes on offer.

We are exceptionally proud of the fact that all of our food is locally sourced from the finest local suppliers, and we only use the highest quality ingredients.
What 1104 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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GemmaG
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely shocking. Buffet was closed due to covid and took 50 minutes to bring over our ordered sides. Forgot one out of 3 of us after that wait also. The food was cold, the meat was cheap and dry. Awful.

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MarcC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Waiters kept missing our table out. When we ordered drinks we had to order two each just because of the time it took them to bring the first ones (15 minutes).
Left hungry. Will not be back again.

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AndrewM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Me and my wife went for dinner. Had a lovely time . Great food and excellent service

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DanielI
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was very poor not worth the money at all, I felt like I had to make hand signs for me to be served and quite poor no good description of what u get served.
My girlfriend fish never turned up even tho she was later apologised to and said she dont have to pay for the meal, the meal came late and she lost her appetite. I love the restaurant, and it was my first ti.e as well.

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MollyH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Wouldn’t go again very poor service once you’ve been there half an hour they actually stop coming round with the meat just walk past you

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ShabanaR
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food but waited 20 minutes to actually be served. Have had a faster service. Would have been nice to get moneys worth for unlimited salad. Feel like i paid for just a plateful of food when its meant to be unlimited meat and sides. Would only recommend Estubulo if its money valued worth, my last meal there would not make me recommend my friends as i know i have had a better service. Seems to be going slightly downhill

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JoeH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect meal. We love estabulo, the food and the service/staff are excellent.

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AndyH
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was brilliant will definitely come again

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ObiE
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have now been their twice and the customer service is unmatched. The food is tasty and the drinks are exquisite.

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CharmaineC
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service from out servers they were very helpful and attentive!

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Madmaz
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with friends before lock down. We had lovely food and plenty of drinks. We were all full

LH
LynnH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service the staff were so friendly and made you feel so welcome nothing was too much trouble would definitely recommend thanks to all staff x

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ChianG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Lovely place, however we had to wait 20 minutes for our table despite it being booked for a specific time. We then waited a furthur 20 minutes before the Meat was served. Then had to keep asking for well done despite it saying it on our table. Service was slow, not much choice and we were ignored most of the night. I usually go to the other Leeds venue, which is much better.

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sdasdasdasd
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Restaurant full of customers not choosing to wear masks and not being policed by the staff.

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SabahA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Person at the front to greet customers was rude, moody and mannerless this put me off going here again.

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GabbieA
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Apart from being brought someone else's buffet selection and it taking them a while to correct it, it was amazing.

KC
KymC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time me and my fiancé have been, amazing service and food is top quality

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Pzneng
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food good service really come back again.

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Char
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food we love this place! Look forward to returning

SM
SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night for a birthday celebration, the staff were fantastic and very attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

For Meat Lovers... Not much flavour in chicken though... And the salads are great too...

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paulm
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food was fine, but the service was pretty abysmal, to the point we asked for the service charge to be removed. I offered (politely) to give feedback as to the reasons why to the manager, but they weren't interested to hear, which doesn't speak volumes for wanting to improve things.
To summarise:
1. There was a facebook post on the Estabulo page offering a free glass of house wine uponing showing booking confirmation - despite asking about this on 3 occasions and promises to sort it out, this never materialised.
2. You currently order 8 items each from the salad bar. Upon our plates arriving, my wife and I noticed that two of each of our items hadn't been served, with no communications as to why. Upon querying, we were advised this meant the items weren't available - if so, why not tell us this and offer an alternative. (One of the items was available as we saw it served to other people).
3. The frequency of meat actually being served was poor. There were often sustained periods with no one serving meat at all, and when someone did come out, it was gone before it reached our table. We had a period of 10-15 minutes where we were offered no meat at all- not great for a 90 minute sitting.
4. Upon finishing our salad plates (whilst waiting for some meat to turn up), we sat for a good 15 minutes where we had no food whatsoever, and not a single waiter/ waitress came to enquire as to whether we wanted anything or to check on us - we had to wave someone over eventually to ask if we were able to get some food.
5. As mentioned, despite the fact I requested for our service charge to be removed, and asking if they would like to understand the reasons why, this was declined, which shows a lack of care or desire to improve.

Overall, the service let down the food, which was fine, and it felt like a poor man's version of other similar type restaurants we have been to.

A shame, as this was a meal out to celebrate our 7th anniversary, and it fell a bit flat overall.

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deanc
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Cold reception from young man front of house. He made no eye contact and seemed completely disinterested in what he was doing. We arrived five mins early and was asked to sit outside as table wasn't ready. This was fine, but we were just left sat there and not even offered the opportunity to buy a drink. Once inside service was just Meh, but hankfully the food was excellent, saving Estabulo a few stars. Will try again sometime - maybe the staff were just having a bad day.

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Family
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Way to expensive. Chaos between waiters. No able to take one order right. Veg was raw and cold. Rice and potatoes cold while waiting for meat. I basically only enjoy glass wine. Else was everything about waiting and cold food. Not worth it and I won’t recommend or come back again.

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Martinh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Very nice food, but i had to ask two different waiters for 3 type of meats 3 time and inly received two of them. A real shame as the food was amazing but i didn't get what i asked for 6 times and it felt like the same few meats kept coming out,

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IzzyR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place and good customer service. A different experience due to covid but have made it as swift as they can.

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LucilleV
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and ambiance was fantastic. Excellent service and food was delicious.

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Lease
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So much! Excellent quality meat. Only downside, wish veg would've been warm.

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Charlotte
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place, nice atmosphere. Quite slow service and did keep forgetting drinks we had ordered however lovely staff. Food fantastic quality and i believe you get what you pay for despite being quite pricey

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Georgia
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estabulo is our favourite restaurant, but this was the first time we had been to the one in Leeds. We visited as a party of 4 for my birthday - a Monday lunchtime during half term. We had food and cocktails and everything was superb. The staff were excellent and attentive. The ambience was nice - quiet and relaxing. Once we finished our meals, we were too full to buy desserts but they still brought over a complimentary slice of chocolate cake with a sparkler as they saw it was my birthday. Very happy with the overall experience!

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Rhodsey
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time there , great service great food nice surroundings and atmosphere. Will defo be returning !

JA
JenA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience - one of the best meals we have eaten out in a very long time!

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Joanne
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good variety of meats and salads all served by friendly and helpful staff.

AM
AngelaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic meal. Lunch menu is excellent value for money

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Teazy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always book a table whenever we are in Leeds a friend of ours booked a table for us a couple of years ago and were very impressed x

JK
JoanneK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a safe & clean environment. Highly recommend

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ZoeB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food beautiful as always! Love how the salad bar is now been used 💜

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AbiiAnn
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food, atmosphere, staff we’re amazing. The only thing that could change is the bill, I thought the £10 deposit came off the bill but it gets refunded to you at some point which is a bit confusing but did get explained to us and then the service/tip charge of nearly £6 was absolutely disgusting I only noticed after we left!! Normally I like to give a tip to person who served us but a bit hard in a restaurant like this when so many people serve you. Would of liked to have been asked if we would like to give a tip instead of it been already added to the bill or normally it comes up on the card machine to give you the option!!!

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Emma
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was quick staff were helpful food was gorgeous and everything worked out well with the Covid 19 restrictions

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PatriciaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing good. Loved it. Will return very soon.

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Estabulo - The Light is rated 4.3 stars by 1104 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.