Estabulo - The Light

4.3
1540 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.
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ScottA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Been on numerous occasions and would normally highly recommend it but meat was not up to normal standards lamb was though and chewy chicken arrived only 2 pieces on scewer server said he'd be back with more never saw him again and same again when we asked for meat to be cooked abit more

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Vey nice place the service is amazing

SS
StaceyS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location in the heart of the city of Leeds. Friendly, helpful staff, delicious food (our favourite was the Picanha beef), great atmosphere and also came with the unexpected added bonus of my hubby being sung to for his birthday, complete with sparkler candle in his dessert. A great treat!

MW
MichelleW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from beginning to end! I booked for my son's 21st birthday and the restaurant were very accommodating when I had to increase the numbers and also bring a rather large birthday cake from London on the Train, they allowed me to drop off the day before and kept it safe.

Great atmosphere, delicious food and extremely friendly and helpful staff. I need to give a special mention to Francesca and Bruna who really looked after us and demonstrated the true meaning of customer service.

Thank you all for making my son's 21st dinner special.

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Paul
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff, plenty of choice and the food was really good.

K
stephK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thee best restaurant I have ever been to!
Fantastic, friendly service. Amazingly tasty food. Great value, what more would you want?

I can not wait for my next visit!

PG
PaulG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always, with friendly staff. Food is reasonably priced, with a wide selection of bar drinks and cocktails. Would highly recommend

HM
HelenM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A lot of the meat had a lot of fat on..
I was half way thru my meal when my drink came, my partner had there's already.
I was overcharged on the bill

TO
TracyO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Will be returning again as it couldn’t be faulted

JW
JamesW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was average at best. One of our party of 6 had a preference for well-done meat, which initially the servers seemed to accommodate. However, what this largely consisted of was the burnt edges of the cuts of meat, with very little in terms of selection. Overall between us, we probably had about 5-6 different cuts as opposed to the 15 that were advertised and we paid for. The food that we did receive was decent but not spectacular. The service was slow and poor - at one point we asked for 3 lagers but only one turned up after 10 minutes. It took another 10 minutes or so to attract the attention of another member of staff, even though dozens walked past us and could clearly see the empty glasses on the table. Towards the end, we ordered another gin and tonic, which took about 15 minutes to arrive. 10 minutes after this, we were abruptly evicted from the table and asked to pay up and leave, with nowhere to sit to finish our drinks. For an establishment charging £30 per person for mains, I don't think such poor service is acceptable and I won’t be returning as a result. Let’s just say I was expecting better.

CG
ChrisG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service from all the staff. The meats were constantly coming round. Been to others that were very slow to bring meats round. Loved this place. Will be back

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Banakin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant but definitely don't go there if you are vegan! They do really good salad options but you will be surrounded by meat continuosly

AM
AstaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place to eat and spend evening with the friends

SV
SkirmaV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best restaurant 👍👍👍👍food is very delicious 🍴🍴🍲

KV
KateV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We visited early thinking it would be less busy. It wasn’t! The food came out quick and kept coming. Drinks service and the bill were more difficult to come by. Shame really as there seemed to be a lot of staff. The food is always spectacular.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

CT
ClintonT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DG
DemiG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely place and delicious food ,very small tables .

DW
DannyW
1 review
Dined 7 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 7 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.

AB
AndyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Meat service very slow and waiting for drinks disappointed

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
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 on 11 September 2021
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 on 11 September 2021
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 on 11 September 2021
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 on 11 September 2021
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

KS
KenziS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

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

J
Jaspy
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
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

MC
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

KK
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 !

LG
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

TT
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.

RW
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.

RD
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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Estabulo - The Light is rated 4.3 stars by 1540 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.