Rodizio Rico - Islington

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Rodizio Rico restaurant in north London may well be like no other restaurant you’ve tried before – unless you’ve eaten in the bustling Bayswater original. This is a roaming version of Brazilian barbecue where meat-gluttons can eat themselves happy. Here’s the deal. For a flat price (plus a fiver for seafood options) you choose all you can eat from the buffet salads and Brazilian hot dish bars. Then a parade of skilful passadors – or meat carvers – comes to your table with giant skewers and a ridiculous array of meat, meat and more meat. Leg of lamb, most bits of the cow, chicken thighs and wings and hearts, upper pig and lower pig – you’ve got the drift. After you’ve satisfied the inner carnivore, you might choose a flan or mousse (they’re extra). The wine list is heavily Latin American, and the caipirinhas authentic. Cheery, smart décor and enthusiastic staff make Rodizio Rico a great restaurant experience.There is a 2 hour time limit on ALL bookings on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

What Rodizio Rico lacks in ambience and atmosphere it definitely makes up for in food and customer service.

YR
London
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The staff were amazing!!! The were accommodate my sister who is vegan due to health.
For a better experience we, as a group, would have liked music and labels on the food buffet.
Once again the staff was amazing!

NG
London
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was good and relaxed. The good was great. I loved all the dishes on the buffet especially the dishes dishes and the oxtail.

NH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. Loved the fact that you are given bigger plates then a normal buffet style resturant. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is because it was quite hard to get someone's attention to order drinks and we had to wait a while for them. Would still recommend though and will be coming back.

f
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, lovely variety and great service

T
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a good night. Food was very good as always, but for the time we went it was not as busy as it has been previously. Because it was quieter, they had less meat and options on.

Overall I enjoyed it and would recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location great
Ambiance great
Service great
Street food excellent hot and cold
Bbq meats perfect
Chocolate cake 10/10
Thanks will be back again 👍👍

CS
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening of variety of meats and veg. This is actually my third time here over the last 5 years, probably should come more often, just can’t eat that much all the time 😅

Staff were wonderful and kept us topped up with food and drinks. Very attentive and when asked about chicken hearts they went and made them for us.

Wine was very good too.

Embarrassingly forgot to leave our tip, but as I was in the area the next day popped by and left it with the manager/supervisor.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

It was awful! Had to beg the waiter to offer us drinks, he later apologised! Then they kept going to other tables and forgetting us when it came to offering us the meat on the skewer! The sides were rubbish! I will never be returning! Waste of my money!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Rodizio in London. By far

MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice service and everybody very friendly and attentive. Food was good but probably not worth 27.5£. Air con was broken, which was a shame as it became hot inside. It was nice to have free soft drinks just for booking thought open table!

JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and the best service i have had in a restaurant in years, they really took care of us. would easily recommend this place and look forward to going again.

k
London
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am a beef eater. If you are just like me then this is the place to come and enjoy beautifully grilled tasty beef 'till you drop. 😀 .The best of Brazilian in London

J
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and lovely food. Great for the family get togethers
Drinks were a little pricey
Food was amazing, meats well seasoned would go again

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit and certainly won't be the last. Lovely food, we were never left waiting for the meat to be served. Looming forward to our next evening out there.

c
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good-value churrascaria with choice of meats and accompanying salads/vegetables. Decent small wine list. Amiable service. Matches many of the other profusion of restaurants in Upper Street

MB
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were given a welcome drink upon arrival which was so awesome. The only thing is one of the servers lied about the meat he was giving us and said pork was beef (shouldn't do this with pork IMO)!

JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time & still amazing. Friendly staff & amazing food - definitely value for money.

KD
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Customer service was terrible due to the behaviour of very rude waitress. Disappointed and will not be returning

YW
London
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Rob, our server, was really helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere.

JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 2nd visit and certainly won't be the last. Food is amazing & staff very helpful

D
London
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious staff were great very friendly and helpful. Will definitely recommend this place to family and friends

j
London
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious
Go there when hungry or ready to eat loads

MJ
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their meat was really tasty, a bit salty but great value. Even if you are vegetarian this place has got lots of good options! Friendly staff as well. We went there on Monday so had the place to ourselves pretty much. Will be back.

PC
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is tasty. Staff are really friendly & attentive. tend to come here when i want something a bit different.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The staff were all very friendly and helpful and were very kind to sing happy birthday to my partner and present him with a cake with candle (which was delicious!). There is a lot of variety both meat and buffet-wise which is great and my partner had an absolute meat feast while I tended to stick more to the buffet (which then works out rather pricey for some lasagne and salads but that was my choice). Where it does get very expensive is the drinks, the cocktails are rather expensive for a restaurant but I imagine this is where they make their margins. If you love an abundance of meat then I would highly recommend!

FG
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo bien excelentemente
Buena atención de sus managers

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RF
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good selection and atmosphere and they tend to come a bit more often than in other rodizio places in London

GP
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Despite my reservation being confirmed by OpenTable, on my arrival at the restaurant I was told that the restaurant was closing at 9PM, and that staff had sent me an email to inform me about it -unfortunately I never received any email. I had arranged this special night out with family, so it was quite inconvenient.

T
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent buffet - well worth the journey.
Friendly and helpful staff capped off a great meal - put me on the repeat customer list !

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, very nice all round

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing meat, value for money

AJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 2

Was loud asked for quiet table waitress then sat loud table next to us like there weren’t lots of other tables available

Staff weren’t very attentive often had to get up and get them if we wanted something

Wish they had provided an array of meat like usual as on this occasion we kept being brought beef

c
London
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Have eaten at this restaurant a few times in the past 3 years. You have to like meat as it is brought to your table frequently and there are classic Brazilian meat dishes, as well as a good choice of vegetable dishes and salads on the buffet table. Easy to overeat as you can have as much as you choose. I think a vegetarian would have to be very tolerant of the amount of meat on offer. Service was good and cocktails delicious. Altogether a pleasant atmosphere to please any carnivore having a birthday celebration!

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

Buffet was a bit disappointing. The meat was amazing.

k
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Birthday meal for husband booked online & stated it was a birthday with no acknowledgement throughout our visit.single handed server for first hour of eating, looked rushed & did Not engage once, no smile or spoken word other than meta type. Food was cooked & flavoured well, buffet topped up regularly & very clean looking. Incredibly hot the evening of our visit, air con was not on, only window & door open so really quite uncomfortable. Would I visit again..... likely not, sorry but no wow factor at all.

GM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

No Aircondirioning in this hot weather made it difficult to enjoy the experience. BBQ is a very heavy meal. Also the lack of meat variety. I missed a few good Brazilian regulars on the rodizio. Cupim was one example.

M
London
38 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent food, waiters come around with different meat/chicken frequently. The meat quality is fairly ok

OT
Hertfordshire
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great, waiters could be friendlier but will return

CB
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We are regular costumers. Unfortunately, I notice their service quality is unreliable. It changes depending on the staff and day of the week. At this time, the waitress had to be called many times, even to be asked for a dessert at 21:45 while she was cleaning the restaurant looking forward to close it. The waiter who serves the skewers took long time to serve us an overlooked meet or raw meet. We, as Brazilians with outstanding knowledge of Barbecue, noticed they struggled to find a good cooking time for the meat. I hope they improve their service and don’t loose their place for their big competitor!

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