Best of Brazilian

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Fancy some Brazilian food during this World Cup? Harden’s has teamed up with Luiz Hara (AKA The London Foodie), a Brazilian-born blogger, to bring you a list of the best places to get a taste of the real thing without leaving London. Although it does seem that there’s still scope for some really consistent Brazilian performers?


Rodizio Preto (group)


“Eat – or rather over-eat – as much as you can” at this Brazilian buffet near Victoria, which has a “good salad selection” and “hit or miss skewered meat” (it can be “delicious” but “quality isn’t always so high”). Now with five restaurants in London, and one in Brighton.

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Rodizio Rico (group)


Opinion divides pretty much 50/50 on these “authentic Brazilian-style BBQs”; fans find ’em “fun”, “friendly” and “good value” (especially if you are “a very hungry carnivore”) – critics see the potential, but say quality’s “too variable”, and at worst “really disappointing”.

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Canela WC2

This Brazilian/Portugese café in Covent Garden just got a reboot, including an extensive wine list. Have you been? Tell us your thoughts in this year’s survey.

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Raizes E2

Close to Cambridge Heath train station this ‘rodizio’ style restaurant is new to us but the London Foodie has it on his list, although he’s had good and bad experiences there.

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Bankete Café E1

A low-key family run spot, Bankete doesn’t have much in the way of décor (save the Brazilian flag), but it does have very authentic food. It is sometimes said to serve the best Brazilian food in London but reports in former years’ surveys have been few.

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Barraco NW6

Popular in Kilburn, Barraco is what’s known in Rio de Janeiro as the ‘boteco bar’ – a little corner bar that is a local institution offering food, drinks and live music.

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Katavento SW19

The family behind this venture started out as market stall traders, selling their steak sandwiches and homemade feijoada from the likes of Brick Lane, St Katherine’s Dock and Greenwich. You can still find them at the Duke of York Square market in Chelsea, as well as this Collier’s Wood restaurant.

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Harden’s is the most comprehensive London dining guide, but as always we want to hear your thoughts on what can sometimes be little mentioned restaurants. Take part in our survey and help us compile the 2015 guide.


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