Xenia Latin Lounge
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30
5 minute from Crawley rail station.
7 minutes from Gatwick Airport.
Samba dancers for special events.
Special events monthly
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
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
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.
Good service as always. Attentive and polite staff.
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..
Fantastic food! Each dish delicious! The staff were amazing. Attentive, helpful, friendly and couldn’t do enough for us.
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.
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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Had a lovely meal will be going back again very soon
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.
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!
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.
Service and Food was good, the waitress that helped is was amazing, i think her name was Sophia
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.
I have been here loads of times and every time is better than the last
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.
Excellent experience and delicious food constantly being offered. Also, brilliant and friendly service from Milena
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!
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 !!
Great staff and service. Plenty of options of tasty food
Really great atmosphere with friendly staff! Had a great laugh. Meat was cooked exceptionally! Thanks very much.
Food is very good. Service overall is good and the meatboys are great. Drinks take a long time to arrive.
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.