Xenia Latin Lounge

3.9
127 reviews
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£25 and under
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Brazilian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
Welcome to Xenia Rodizio Steakhouse A unique food lover’s paradise, Xenia specialise in Rodizio, which is a Brazilian ‘all-you-can-eat’ style of serving. The concept allows the customer to have an infinite supply of the best quality Brazilian food and succulent cuts of grilled meats and seafood. Rodizio simply means “to return”….. So unless you say STOP, our servers will keep bringing you mouth-watering cuts of grilled meats and seafood cooked on the open charcoal grill
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Brazilian, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
01293 551558
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Marcos Magalhaes
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Cross Street
Kilnmead Street
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Parking Details
Xenia is based in Crawley Leisure park which offers free parking.
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Public Transit
3 minutes from Central bus station.
5 minute from Crawley rail station.
7 minutes from Gatwick Airport.
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Entertainment
Live music during weekends.
Samba dancers for special events.
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Special Events & Promotions
Live music during weekends
Special events monthly
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
What 127 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible experience, falsely advertised as having a variety of chicken, beef and seafood side there was some horrible chicken casserole and really old and tiny mussels. Made easy special requests and they didnt even bother to read the bookimg info. It says you get 16 meats which are unlimited for the more expensive price and we got given 5! Throughout the whole visit. They kept trying to take our plates away and kept asking if we wanted more food bearing in mind we were paying for 16 meats and only given 5 meats which isnt even the cheapest option there of 6 meats. They didnt want to give us any steak, kept telling us to get salad and it took nearly 2 hours to get served 5 meats. Such small slices aswell and cost over 105 for 3 of us and a bottle of wine. Could have gone to pizza hut and eaten more food for less! There was poo on the lock of the toilet

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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Arrived Friday evening. All good until the meat start to come...majority was beef and half of table loves chicken and pork, half way to our dinner we felt that we were rushed. The side dishes were lovely

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DC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The restaurant was very quiet when we arrived for lunch as we were the only people there, which meant we got a very good service but the atmosphere suffered. Although the food was very good so would recommended to friends.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service as always. Attentive and polite staff.

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TC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Firstly... service was brilliant, very attentive and friendly. Unfortunatly everything else was not great.
Mainly from a table for four all of us had bad stomachs for 24hrs after eating here! This restaurant is the only link we had.
Secondly, no seafood was offered other than mussels in sauce and deep fried fish sticks, only chicken was one on the bone (yeah I'm a fit fussy with red meat).. most of the meat was hunks of red meat cooked very rare and sliced at the table. Appreciate that this may be what some customers expect but a bit of variety would be Good?
Very expensive for what you get..

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SA
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food! Each dish delicious! The staff were amazing. Attentive, helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.

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AF
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I thought this was quite expensive for what it was. I wanted to use my Gourmet society card (as advertised that it could be used on a Friday as long as booked in advance) - turned out they wouldn't accept it, though did phone to tell me this a few hours in advance. I checked that, as we were going at 5.30pm, we would get the early bird deal and they confirmed this. However, when receiving the bill they had charged full amount. They did redo it when I complained and had also added a drink which we did not have.
They came round regularly with different types of meat, but I wasn't bowled over by any of them - and there was no sign of the promised fish.
The buffet was, however, better than expected with a variety of hot dishes as well as salad.
It was an interesting experience, but I doubt I would bother going again.

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D
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Salad good and drinks selection reasonable price. Main food , roast potatoes luke warm, steamed vegetables cold and hard, other food selections also not very hot and not replaced often enough.
Skewered selctions were served rushed, no semblance of timing..meats were cheewy fatty, non-edible...server took them back to "chef". No one bothered to address our complaint.....I messaged Xenia direct but they have not replied...we were on a 2-4-1 £11+ not even worth that and certainly not worth £22!

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AS
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ultimate dining place - sides served as as-much-as-you-can-buffet, good beer and plenty of meat options. But don't expect a traditional stake - they do stakes but they cook stake and then bring it to your desk and carve in front of you, so you get as many slices as you want but not a one steak piece. Definitely going there again

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BD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Best Rodizio steakhouse I’ve been to. Food bar has varied and very tasty dishes. The meat was delicious and the service was fantastic. The staff were brilliant and Child friendly. Will definitely be returning soon

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HS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great place to eat. We went on a weekday night for my hubbys birthday and thought there was less meat and seafood choice than when we came on a Saturday night. I was much quiter in the week so therefore they didn't seem to have a much choice

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CD
London
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Not same food not same service very dessapointed never again . We get 5 types of meet 3 beef, 1 sausages, pork , for the fish dish some calamari 5 little king prawns and we need to ask for them we didn’t got any menus and explanation was a horrible experience, we came 1 hour drive from Tunbridge Wells never again sorry

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IC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Worth a visit, drinks are rather expensive though.
£18 for one pint of lager and one cocktail. Either very expensive or more likely, RIPPED OFF.

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F
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with great Latino atmosphere and fantastic service! The meats were amazingly flavorful and we couldn’t keep up ! Definitely should save your appetite and minimize the sides or you’ll be too full to enjoy all that’s offered! Melina was a great server and bartender! She made it a fun evening! Definitely recommend dining here.

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F
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal just a change from the usual harvester or beefeater, i had visited before but not rest of the family , the enjoyed the variety and quality.Well presented great food,great hosts and friendly password.Would recommend

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AC
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food & service was excellent. Was a little worried we wouldn’t be offered much meat or left waiting but it was constant - group of 8 and all left very happy and very full

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OT
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary meal for 2. Never been before and what a welcome too. They had put a big Happy Anniversary banner on the table with balloons before we arrived. Now that is special. Thank you.

The food is amazing. Freshly BBQ’d while you watch and it arrives on hot skewers and cut off in front of you. The waiting staff are brilliant and the food looked amazing and fresh salad etc.
Will definitely be going back. When I’ve lost the weight from this last meal.

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AK
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I went there to celebrate my son's birthday. It was not cheap and some of the meat choices were not tender.
10%service charge is added on automatically. I had to ask them to take it off the bill as I would like to be in charge of how much tip I am leaving. The buffet style food was very limited and not very special. Definitely not worth the money. Sorry

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MS
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a lovely meal will be going back again very soon

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AS
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I'd personally call this place - an ultimate eating place. Judge for yourselves - plenty of sides: rice, beans, salads, sausage meat, sauces, cheese, etc. Then 6 or 12 meats of any kind - beef, pork, chicken plus seafood - in rotation, brought to your table. Plus - eat as much as you like. Add great beer - I had draught Goose Island IPA - and you get... Xenia. The only con - self-service for sides might be a bit unusual for a start, this is not kind of "sit down-read menu-place an order-wait-eat-pay-go home" place... so don't expect a piece of steak on your plate. Don't get me wrong - there is steak (garlic beef steak, oh my!), but the way it is served is different from what you might be used to.

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L
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Unfortunately despite stating that we needed space for a double pushchair when booking, we arrived to find that the restaurant is upstairs and the lift is broken. No one had borhered to ring us to say. We had travelled 40 minutes to get to this restaurant. My husband asked what we should do and they had no alternative. What if someone were to arrive in a wheelchair? Utterly unacceptable. We were left with no choice but to go elsewhere without a booking. Happy anniversary to us!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

New experience . Meat brought out on skewers but nicely seasoned. Buffet area with salad and other food such mussels in wine sauce, different rice, mushrooms in garlic sauce. Really enjoyed it.

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MR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and Food was good, the waitress that helped is was amazing, i think her name was Sophia

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KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were seated out side. It was cold and windy.
The food was cold.
The red and green disc ment nothing.
We got our salad when eating salad we got offered meat lots of times.
When we had eaten our salad we did not see much meat at all.
We had to ask 3 times for seafood only got offered it once.
Had to ask for drinks.
We found it not to be very clean.
Table was dirty.
There was cig buts on the floor.

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GB
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here loads of times and every time is better than the last

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NS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food, great service and good drinks promotions. Suitable for a family meal, occasion or date night. Would defiantly recommend lots of food choice and the staff are very accommodating.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience and delicious food constantly being offered. Also, brilliant and friendly service from Milena

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KP
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A group of 10 of us visited for my birthday get together and we started early with cocktails and went on to have dinner and then more cocktails. We were very well looked after by the lovely hostess, and enjoyed many cocktails! We had a superb large circular table, and it was a fab evening .... great place for a girlie get-together! Will be back!

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LH
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Second visit in a year!!
Good friendly vibe running through the place
Service was very good (that’s important) cocktails splendid
Food in the self service area was looking a bit tired!!
There was a large birthday party going on which didn’t interfere with our experience at all
Overall definitely coming back for more and would recommend to anyone who likes dining drinking cocktails and dancing all under one roof !!

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TM
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great staff and service. Plenty of options of tasty food

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MS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great atmosphere with friendly staff! Had a great laugh. Meat was cooked exceptionally! Thanks very much.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food is very good. Service overall is good and the meatboys are great. Drinks take a long time to arrive.

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M
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

first time at this restaurant. bad communication from staff. No set procedure. adhoc table service . dirty floors and tables .

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LH
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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VC
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

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.

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a
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

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MR
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly Staff, Good food and the service was good!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good and service was amazing. Good choice of sides at the buffet

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D
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great service and great atmosphere and great food

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KM
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

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