Rodizio Rico - Islington

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Brazilian
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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OT
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as always. I always come here when I go to
London. It’s my number one place to eat in town

A
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, lovely variety and great service

T
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Rodizio in London. By far

MA
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KD
London
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

JL
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

MJ
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo bien excelentemente
Buena atención de sus managers

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RF
London
15 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As always, very nice all round

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing meat, value for money

AJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food3service2ambience2

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
Overall5food4service3ambience3

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
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Buffet was a bit disappointing. The meat was amazing.

k
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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
Overall3food3service5ambience2

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
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great, waiters could be friendlier but will return