Estabulo - York

4.6
323 reviews
£25 and under
Brazilian
EXPERIENCE THE AUTHENTIC TASTE OF THE BRAZILIAN RODIZIO AT OUR RESTAURANT YORK. Situated in the premium Vanguard shopping park in York is Estabulo Restaurant York, Estabulo York is the perfect location for a meal out. Estabulo a offers a romantic setting for the perfect night out with your partner, alternatively, its spacious restaurant offers the perfect setting for larger bookings. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 323 People Are Saying
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JonnyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Eat here regularly and never had a bad experience

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AmieM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was all excellent. My only criticism would be that the music was far too loud and the tables seemed crammed in together. My husband and I were on our first night out alone in over a year and were looking forward to to some quality time together being able to chat (without children interrupting 50 times) but the music made it hard to hear each other and being crammed in meant it didn’t feel very intimate. Just some more space and quieter music would mean I wound face given a full 5 stars.

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StephanieF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

I was so excited to arrive again after our last visit. But the service for drinks was so slow this time, I actually couldn’t believe the slowness of it. We only ended up having 1 drink each.

As usual the food was lovely, including the salad bar. Our meat server was great and very attentive, always checking if we had enough and if there was anything inparticular we wanted.

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LukeM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meat was lovely and the customer service was top notch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful thank you and we’re coming back on Saturday

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Helen
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from start to finish. The food the service it was our first visit here and we will certainly be visiting again!

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FayM
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really attentive staff. Definitely had a lovely refurbishment since we were last there.

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susanr
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the experience had a great night
Very attentive staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Can’t fault it and would definitely recommend. We’ll certainly be back

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TanyaL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a lovely dining experience, the staff were really friendly and welcoming, food exceptional; salad bar varied with a lot of choice, the meat was delicious and great quality and plentiful! Beautiful restaurant with a great atmosphere!

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went midweek for my birthday an did not disappoint, amazing food an service.
Staff are fabulous!
The only niggle is I wish they would bring pork or chicken out a bit sooner instead of steak, as for someone that doesn't eat steak I had a half hour wait after everyone else at the table till I got some meat.

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alphaptarmigan
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The salads are very good and the meats above expectation.

The only niggle I had was that there seemed to be a slightly haphazard way of coming round with the meats. Our table was offered lamb three times and the fillet Mignon and gammon Zero times.

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KirstyT
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service from staff, the food was delicious! Highly recommend!

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JoanA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the restaurant to the time of leaving, the whole event was a joy.

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SofiaR
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food, atmosphere and staff who were incredibly accommodating.

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CarolN
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The chef was excellent very helpful and very customer focused. Helped with small portions by letting us half a fish platter and some risotto.

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MintCake
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top quality cuts of meat cooked to perfection. Served by friendly & attentive staff. Excellent all round.

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JohnT
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had previously visited the Beverley branch and tried lunch at York. Food quality at both restaurants was excellent but staff attention and speed of service was fat better at York.

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ShirleyS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Estábulo has provided consistent and quality food and service regardless of location and this one was no different. Loved the food, the service and the setting. Definitely recommend it.

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Flamegirl79
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly cannot fault this place, the staff was amazing at explaining what to do, then chatty when coming round with food. The card system worked a treat, as you weren’t disturbed when showing red. The food was spot on, the drinks were delicious. If I could afford to I would eat there regularly! In all honesty, it looks expensive on first glance but we came out of there having eaten a pig and 3 cows each! Haha! The manager was fantastic as well, to chat to him at the end of the evening was lovely as we were able to give verbal feedback and he could ask us questions as well, as he is newly appointed in the role.

One note, the food is cooked to very traditional flavours of Brazil, of which salt is used liberally, so don’t think it’s over salted!!

We are not local but we will return!

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a red/green card to determine if we wanted any more of the meat - but nobody seemed to notice when we had it on red and came to the table anyway. Not a bad thing as such, but a little annoying to have a system they don’t use

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Nakzim
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall good food and pleasant service but took maybe 20-30min before service started

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StephanieT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful food as always at Estabulo and great to see the Darlington manager in there too ! Food was slightly slow and run out very quickly but I'm maybe used to Darlington venue being quite zippy with the meats ! Great service and excited to attend the Durham restaurant when it opens

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Johnnyboy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is nice but its the service from the team that make it. Igor and the team are amazing, if they were not there we would not go as much.

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EleanorC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely time , however the dinner time lady manager was rude and not nice to her staff . We tried to pay at the end , some of us with cash the rest with card . The young girl couldn't do it or the machine wouldn't work , but we say she hasn't been trained right . Then the lady manager came over rolling her eyes and upsetting the young girl . No need for this in front of us all

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Mama2019
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

One of the servers was absolutely lovely but the other one who I believe was one of the managers as well was so unbelievably rude to staff and customers. The food was nice and the meat was lovely but not £30 a plate nice

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Mum2Mimi
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible staff at Estabulo York, who were polite and enthusiastic to make our evening enjoyable especially our waiter Carlos. Good selection at the buffet and the meat was nice and tender. The vegan coconut ice cream is recommended.

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StephnieH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food all round, the salad bar had plenty of choice, the meats were delicious and the staff couldn’t do enough for you. For an all inclusive, you can’t go wrong.

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Denty
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The third time I’ve been and obviously love the place but last night the food was coming very fast even with our cards turned over . Will definitely be back , just like to give feedback

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SteveC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Possibly due to the restaurant being quiet, the staff constantly interrupted, not paying attention to the cards on the table. No atmosphere in the restaurant again this was predominantly due to being quiet.

Some meat was tough, for the price you pay it was a very disappointing visit

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AndreaL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, could not fault any of it. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere.

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YorkCustomer
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not all meats that were on the dinner menu were offered, they're charging the full price, which is high, for meats you might not even get. Then you have the rushed factor, there were only 3 tables in use in the entire restaurant and they pester you to see if you're finished, they even began to stop bringing the meat over even though a card is turned over to "green", so they have a cut off point of when they want you out, it seems. The "free" fries is a nice touch, but they state you get '2' when you only get '1', but a table of three people will actually get '2' and it will state '2' on the receipt as well. The fries are so you eat less meat, I presume, but saying you gave more than you did is bad auditing. The beer provided had a best before date that was way passed, also.

The added 12% tip to the overpriced bill at the end, which you have to request to be removed, is atrocious. The customers will be given the embarrassment of asking for the tip off, which is why they add it on for you as you're less likely to do that. I always leave a tip in cash so the server gets it for definite, however I am aware of a time when I was not financially in a good position and I feel for any families that go here for a treat or special occasion and feel forced to pay the 12% tip so not to feel judged by those sat around them if they ask for it to be removed. We are not America, we are paid minimum wage and a tip should be optional.

The restroom didn't have soap, the soap dispenser is filled with hand sanitiser. That is a health hazard. Soap is far more effective than hand sanitiser at disinfecting common illness-causing germs, which is especially important for any customer that does a #2. Hand sanitiser cannot rid certain bacteria and therefore people are walking out those restrooms with germs still on their hands—all customers' hands go near/touch the salad selection and the meat that is served to all customers!

For the reasons above I will not return nor recommend this place.

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JBarker
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal and the service was brilliant.

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CeEd
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Whilst the food was of ok quality, it really was very poor value for money for the set menu. Very pricey when compared to a decent meal at a good quality restaurant. Not worth it.

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ClaireP
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Faultless. Definitely recommend to anyone. Beautiful

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SarahW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Really enjoyed it. Worth every penny. Glad I went there for my mum's 60th.

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NaomiL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely gorgeous. Lovely friendly staff and overall a fab place to eat.
It was a little cold in there but I think we were sat under the air-conditioning unit.
I was trying to get a slice of cake brought out with a candle for my husbands birthday but they just brought us the desert menu. Think that was miscommunication.

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JonnyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab food, fab service, fab wine. Highly recommend.

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AlisonG
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We booked Estabulo for a wedding anniversary meal as had been told about how fantastic it was. we were welcomed by Lovely friendly attentive staff however after 5 rounds of very small thin cuts of meat/sausage and only half hour at the table a member of staff came to sort of close down our meal and asked if there was a particular cut of meat we would like to try once more. (So in others words they'd send over some meat for one last time and that's us done!) We chose one then our green/red card was taken off the table so we couldn't have anymore courses. Only had one drink, wasn't asked if we'd like another, then more meat (gammon) came out for other guests. We hadn't been offered any gammon and our plates and card's had been taken so was unable to try some so was alittle fed up so asked for the bill. The afternoon tariff is £19.95 per head and £9 for our drinks (£49 bill). The waitress brought the bill for £76 and said they automatically add 10% for tips. I REALLY disagree with that. I always tip but that's MY decision if and how much I want to tip. But when I looked further at the bill we'd been changed the evening tariff. I spoke to the manager who gave me a £20 note back ( but I'd still been charged 10% on the wrong high bill for a tip I didn't choose to pay.) It was our anniversary and didn't want any upset in the restaurant so just left. The experience was not what we expected.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always 10/10 for the York branch - Beverly branch does not compare.

Service is very dependant on who is on shift on that day, concierge always 10/10 and attentive, the meat severs 10/10 however it’s the waiters ect who do let it down sometimes.

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Estabulo - York is rated 4.6 stars by 323 OpenTable diners.

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