Estabulo - The Light

4.3
1525 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 1525 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, the waiters serving the meat were excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

CT
ClintonT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining at this premise, enjoyed it thoroughly. Will be going again

DG
DemiG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place and delicious food ,very small tables .

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DannyW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was unbelievably, the staff were extremely friendly on hand if you needed anything, non intrusive, brilliant service

JW
JamesW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff. And very reasonably priced. Only issue we had was that they were that keen to get the meat on plates they kept bringing it even when our card was on red. However I would 1000% go again and recommend.

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AndyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Meat service very slow and waiting for drinks disappointed

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IanS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had been to York Estabulo last weekend as a party of five and it was fantastic we expected the Light as a party of 2 to be the same, how wrong we were!

We were constantly missed by the waiters who would start at the top of the restaurant then get part way down, run out but either not come back with the same meat and repeat the running out or start at the bottom end and again run out.

We complained to a duty manager who said they “would have a word” however they took no notice and continued to miss us (and the table next to us). On one occasion after asking 3 times for pineapple when it arrived the waiter walked straight past us despite me making eye contact and saying that’s for us, the same duty manager did see this and sent him back.

We were given 50% off the bill however that does not leave the experience an enjoyable one and would much rather have had an experience similar to our York one than this disappointment.

JS
JanStr
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great, but the service can still improve. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table despite having a reservation and another 15 minutes before we were first served. Drinks also took a long time to arrive but after our bumpy start we had a great time and the staff was very friendly.

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Luke
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The staff on the reception were very rude and not welcoming
Booked a table online but arrived and had to wait 20 mins for the table
We just got showed to our table and nothing got explained so we sat there for 10-15 mins waiting for the waiter
Then the problem was all the staff were more busy hanging around with the meat on a big table for 10-15 people and just ignored us which we found to be really stressful
Would not come back

HD
HappyDiner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

usually always 5 stars , this time, sat us at table directly under a freezing ice cold air con on full whack. Salad bar - some empty - not as much choice to choose from as there usually is & on both sides of the salad bar there was the same item’s to select. Lady mopping around it was rather rude as i walked around from the start selecting i walked to go around the other side , she ordered me to go back to the start & then around the other side - table booked for 6 asked to wait in booth outside until someone came for us , around 10past. Not as much meat selection as there usually is on an evening. So it was the same ones coming back to the table. Find it a little rude to also add the tip they want into the bill / in the total amount. It should be up to the customer to decide if & how much they are wanting to tip the restaurant & staff for service. overall staff serving & bar very hardworking & lovely , polite. The restaurant is not the same as it usually is with regards to been comfortable , enjoyable & selections of food available
for the evening price you pay.

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mariettag
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was perfect… thefood was incredible- one thing that was a little disappointing was that the air conditioning was way too strong and I had to keep my jacket on the whole time

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KenziS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Amazing food , however we tried requesting certain meats and they took around 30 mins to come

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Jaspy
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good and plenty of choices fresh and hot, a little chilly with air con but overall we enjoyed our visit

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rose
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a lovely lunch with my husband, foods’ great, beautiful place and ambiance

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MelC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food, the meats were delicious and all the salad was really fresh. Friendly and efficient service. Good cocktails. Good value meal out.

KR
KerionR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very hot and tasty. The salad bar was spot on. The cuts of meat were brilliantly done and the waitres was very kind and friendly

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KarenK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, it was a Tuesday so very quiet which during these covid times I was happy about. The food was delicious, meats cooked to perfection, each skewer that was brought out was the first cut and hot. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Good variety on the salad bar although if it had been busy I probably wouldn’t have eaten from it, purely because of covid. The wine was reasonably priced and tasted good too. The lunch menu was good value and I would highly recommend.

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Frank
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Was seated in the doorway. Drinks, two diet Pepsi's took 15 minutes to arrive. Was so noisy we had trouble talking. Service was good on selections going around. The gammon was horrendously salty. Neither could eat it. Some of the beef was over cooked and hard. Again had remove from mouth, the outer parts was so salty yet again. The garlic in the beef again was too garlicky and salty. In the end we had a plate full of fatty salty meat. Mouth was sore from all the over flavouring! Both were so thirsty all evening. The chef's really need to taste there own food before serving. Never again for over 70 pounds for two ! Horrendous. The service was good but lots and lots of rushing around not good to relax after work for a birthday meal at all !

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LiamG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Meat was very chewy and fatty, normally is tasty in the afternoon but thought we would give the evening a go and it was a disaster

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TomT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for the pure meat eater. The meat was cooked to perfection if you like it rare to medium

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Dotty
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice meal, quality and fair price, the salad bar is improving, maybe can put chimichurri sauce back in the menu

PC
PompiC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing services. The staff is fantastic . I Really enjoy our joint celebrations . I had so much laugh . The food was amazing.

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RobW
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food superb and a really great night out. Only complaint was the AC which was turned down very low and made us all really cold. Did ask one of the waiters to turn the temperature up, which they did for about 5 minutes and then then AC came back on again and froze us. Didn't really spoil a lovely evening.

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Fleetwoodphil
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome.Cooked to perfection and with the food from the salad bar.So full afterwards could hardly move.Will definitely come again.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Amazing variety of meats and the servers were very polite and friendly. Lots of variety on the self serve area to accompany the meats too. Great value and top quality flavours. Can't wait to go back.

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AndrewL
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Good value on food although cocktails expensive. Waiters very attentive. Recommended.

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StephR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, quick and efficient service, delicious food

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault any part of the meal, service, food and staff were all 1st class

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Jampy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive and friendly staff, delicious meat. Recommended

JD
JessD
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Really enjoyed it. Food great. Staff friendly & chatty. Only disappointment was how long it took for drinks to come each time.

SM
SaraM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Very slow service, only offered 6 meats, no table check, left with empty glasses, left hungry and very expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was so busy that l never got to have some of the meat. The card didn’t really work, even though l put it on green no one came for a long time, when they finally did some of the meat finished before even getting to my table. So next time l would rather dine in the after noon than in the evening coz l didn’t really eat my money’s worth. The waiters were amazing very attentive even though it was busy. Great service except what l mentioned above.

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NicolaM
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Estabulo! The food is delicious and great value for money

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PeterD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at this restaurant really enjoyed the food and was spot on

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Mikeg
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class service, great atmosphere and Good food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Really friendly, lovely place to eat.

Would highly recommend. Food was delicious and everything ran smoothly.

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Linz
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pleasant evening, slightly rushed, but overall value for money

KM
KelMH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab place to eat, food amazing and staff all lovely.

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EmilyD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding as per usual! The staff were so friendly and the food was perfect. They went above and beyond for my boyfriends birthday and we had such a perfect evening, thank you so much!

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, good range of meats and selection at salad bar

FAQs

Estabulo - The Light is rated 4.3 stars by 1525 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.