first time at this restaurant. bad communication from staff. No set procedure. adhoc table service . dirty floors and tables .
If you are a vegetarian, don't bother. However, if you like meat, I mean REALLY like meat, I mean REALLY, REALLY like meat you will not find a better place to eat, anywhere. I've eaten a lot of meat over the years in a lot of places but this is still living in my taste buds a week later. Garlic Beef - OMG - beautiful, memorable, just ...... indescribable. Got to stop now, need food.
Had a nice time - first occasion we’ve been here for lunch and the atmosphere is obviously not a lively as an evening booking. This was to celebrate our daughters birthday and we took our grandchildren who were made most welcome. We requested two types of bottled beer and neither were available as they had run out completely. The staff were very apologetic and we had good friendly service from them. All in all
Good value for money and delicious meat options.
Lovely service and fun food. They tried hard to get it right and deliver a great experience. Only negative is that the decor is a little tired.
Friendly Staff, Good food and the service was good!
Food was good and service was amazing. Good choice of sides at the buffet
Great place with great service and great atmosphere and great food
Waited over 30min before being offered any food, out of the 16 meats we recived 6 in an hour one of which was garlic bread and the meat we did recive was either burnt or tough.
Meat OK, not the best though. We didn't have the chance to try the other meals rather than meat as we were too full, they SHOULD advice the half menu is NOT available on Friday.
Ambiance was lacking, for a Friday evening it was poor. The service was poor, the food was ok, albeit very slow service, until the chicken thigh that was served to my dad which was bloody and undercooked. Unhealthy and dangerous. Was given my bill despite mentioning to a member of staff about the chicken and how it had put my dad off (we were actually out to celebrate dads birthday), this hadnt been reflected on with the bill. Had to then ask for his meal to be taken off the bill as he hadn’t eaten hardly anything. His meal was taken off after asking, however we will not be returning.
Good value, reasonable food with great staff. Definitely will be going again and recommending friends. Decent owner.
Excellent food, service, cocktails, value, choice would recommend and will go back :)
I've been at xenia first time and I'm really pleased with it. The staff was amazing. Very kind and professional. Food amazing. Great for someone that loves tasting different kind of meat and food. Great price for an amazing value. Would recommend to anyone and definitely will go back there.
Not much choice menu wise. Too much not so great meat. The buffet looked like a school canteen.
Tried this place for the first time and im definatley going back,meat was unreal and the staff very friendly,highly reccommended.
Thought we would try this restaurant as we hadn't tried Brazillian Rodizio before, although it was a pleasant experience, some of the food that came out was a little dry (especially chicken wrapped in bacon and the fish, some of the steak meats that came out were a little tough to chew and fatty, compared to other restaurants it did border a little on the expensive side for the quality of food ( £75 for 2 mains and 2 drinks) It was something different but probably wont be going again.
Overpriced, limited selection of meats, all beef is burned
I have now been here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. It's absolutely great. Cocktails were tasty, food delicious, staff friendly... Honestly overall experience was great.
The negative points?
In the evening the music was a touch loud, which meant you had to raise your voice to chat, the only food I didn't like was the calamari, was just overcooked and rubbery, and the drinks took quite a while to arrive at the table.
The only other negative was device was included in the bill. I'm an overtipper especially when service is good, but when service is included infind myself going "fine, that's all you get then" - they would have got double that had they not included it.
Have previously been and enjoyed it but went for my sons birthday and was terrible. Food was poor, service only interested in trying to sell more drinks, cleaning the restaurant whilst we were eating, no ambience and VERY expensive for what we had. Disappointed 😔
We arrived early and were were greeted by a surly waitress who seemed annoyed that some of our party hadn’t yet arrived. She disappeared into the restaurant with a colleague and returned a while later without speaking to us. We stood around not knowing what was happening, eventually the other waitress offered to show us to a table. The table she offered was for 2, I had booked for 6 people. When I mentioned this she then took us to another table, one of the seats was squeezed behind a pillar and was most uncomfortable to sit in. The menu was explained, it was an overpriced Christmas menu. I mentioned that we had been before and would explain to rest of our party when they arrived. 2 arrived almost immediately after the waitress left, when she returned I asked if we could select our meal from the usual menu, this annoyed the waitress who advised it was virtually the same. I explained that 2 people only wanted the buffet, not full rodizio. We were told that this wasn’t possible, despite the board at the entrance advertising both full rodizio and buffet only. The waitress was rude and aggressive, we decided to eat downstairs at Chiquitos. The staff were happy, fun and the place was packed. Xenia was like a morgue in comparison.
Cannot say a bad word about the spot everyone was so friendly the owner came and talked to us asking about our evening the food and you could tell he truely cared
Found by chance. Superb first time experience. Excellent food that just kept on coming. All well prepared and cooked to perfection. Neither of us had eaten Brazilian food before so had no real idea what to expect, but, wow!!! Manager was very visible and taking time to talk to patrons in between courses. Fantastic place for a fun group of friends to eat. We are now planning a minicab trip with a group early on in the new year!!!
The veg menu is not good at all !! Supposed to serve FISH but the serve just one option of sea good and was spacy .
The buffet it was very poor ! .
And the price it was very expency for the selection .
The feel of the place was relaxed and friendly and cocktails were well made and excellent.
The meats and salads were good albeit meats were salty. Garlic beef was just right though.
The mussels in tomato sauce need to be prepared fresh on the evening as they were dried out and tough. I am a seafood fan and this was not as expected.
Service was also good and waiters bringing the carved meats were attentive and friendly.
However, after ordering a £22 bottle of sparkling Prosecco was a bit surprised we had to open that ourselves.
Food taste like I was at a school canteen and there was not a very good range of food. Not worth the money I spent at all.
Our First time there, waiting staff were very slow and casual, chef that bought meat round was very good, but some customers were letting their children run around anywhere but by their own table and the staff did not try to get the parents to keep their children under control. Their was no atmosphere, so it was also our last visit there.
we went on Saturday night, we where so disapointed!
The meat was nice even though we didnt nget all the differnet types because we sat behind a big table, but the buffet was horrible!
A last minute decision to go to Xenia Lounge on a Saturday night, the weekend before Christmas. It was very busy so very noisy but service was still good. It's definitely good value for money as you eat so much and the meats are so tasty. The only thing was is that they didn't bring the fish round. We asked one of the waitresses and she did bring some Calamari over for us and said the rest should be round soon. Nothing came and to be honest in all our previous visits we have never seen the fish, it didn't really matter before but one of us is Pescatarian so the fish would have been good. The cocktails were great too.
Menu stated £15 upon sitting down told £30 minimum spend , table location really poor as is location
Amazing staff and food
we visited on the 7th December for a business christmas party. Great time and really lovely staff... would definitely recommend.
Thank you for a great evening.
Really good food, great service , we will definitely return!
Fantastic food and an amazing choice!! Definitely don’t eat much in the day before you go as there’s so much yummy food you’ll want to try it all!! Great vibe both in the restaurant and in the bar area for an after dinner drink. Highly recommend Xenia and will definitely be back!!
Nice atmosphere and decent food. Keep an empty stomach and avoid going there with a friend or anyone who doesn't eat much else a waste of money on them!
Excellent choice of food and very good service the hot meats are the best I have eaten and you can if you wish have as much as you like
We had good service, good choice of food and all had a great time and very good value for the money!
Pretty average all round in terms of food quality, service and ambience. This is based on other similar Brazilian restaurants that we frequent which are far better.
Many restaurants-bar's in crawley at the exact location of Xenia's have tried this same business model before and failed. A location can be either a restaurant or a bar/club but rarely does both together well.
I visited with my family at 6:00 pm following a trip to the cinema. By 6:30 the bar was busy. By 7pm large groups of drinkers had moved into the eating area and discussed very adult topics ( drug taking etc) in full ear shot of my 4 and 7 year old.
I would not recommend Xenia's for familys. The food on the whole was good !
Was quite disappointed when we saw the price went up 24.99 including seafood!!we don't like seafood and we ended paying same price with or without seafood...unfair. .cocktails ,meat wasn't the same since last times...what the excuse?25 quids isn't enough to? Well for that price I can take my family for a meal into nandos and I, m sure we will be well served..doubt if I will come back
The waiting staff were friendly, Great food. We woukd goo back again!