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Rodizio Rico - Islington
Rodizio Rico - Islington

Rodizio Rico - Islington Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rodiziorico.com/content/loc_islington.php
  • Phone: 0207 354 1076
  • Hours of Operation: Mon: 12:30pm - 11:00pm Tue, Wed, Thu: 6:00pm - 11:59pm
  • Payment Options: Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Brazilian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Parking: No
A word from Rodizio Rico - Islington
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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went here for my birthday. We were both slightly dissatisfied We expected a lot more. Would go again but as a group"
    dined on 30/01/2014
  • "Rodizio is always a super place if you want to eat meat until your belly is about to burst. This time was almost as good as the many times we have been there before. The reason I gave 4 stars, instead of 5, is that my wife (who's vegeterian) was promised a baked dish with cheese and mushrooms. But the dish came with aubergines - which she doesn't like. I was completely satisfied with my dinner though..."
    dined on 13/01/2014
  • "Went back to Rodizio Rico with a few friends that had never visited and everyone loved it. Food is good and with the meat coming to your table all the time you won't leave hungry for sure. The salad bar also has a good selection although I would not recommend this for vegetarians as you'll be offered meat every 2/5mins while sat at the table."
    dined on 15/09/2013
  • "We went there Sunday afternoon and it was really loud and crowded with chav families. The salads weren't too bad and the meat was tasty but there wasn't a lot of variety. The waiters who serve the meat as annoying as heck. They don't pay attention to the green/red cards. Nor do they listen to explicit requests like 'only a small piece' or 'no thank you'. I think the management must instruct them to shove as much food on your plate as possible. Not really interested in going back; avoid if you are a foodie."
    dined on 03/11/2013
  • "Rodizio Rico as always good meat cuts, and a great choice for meat lovers."
    dined on 11/10/2013
  • "For the price you pay, you do get a lot of food. However, I did get quite bored of the dishes after a short while."
    dined on 10/03/2013
  • "A meaty heaven! From Chicken heart to steak, eat your way through a variety of different animals and to break it up the salad buffet is scrummy too."
    dined on 22/05/2013
  • "It does represent outstanding value, but when its quiet the bbq meats come too quickly / frequently and the aircon is fierce!"
    dined on 19/05/2013
  • "The lasange and fried banana are AMAZING and a must eat when you go there, funny that when people are really there for the meat! This was our second visit there and we must say that we had a better experience the 1st time. They didn't give us the cards this time which meant we struggled to catch the waiters eyes when we did want meat, and they then wouldn't leave us alone when we didn't! We booked for a Sunday buffet with a party of 10. They had reserved two small tables for us which meant that throughout 2/3rds of our meal we were all elbows and knees bumping into each other until a member of staff then thoughtfully joined another table (which had been unoccupied our whole time there) with us, leading to a more comfortable experience."
    dined on 31/03/2013
  • "My boyfriend has been desperate to go to this place after visiting the original in Brazil. We had a great time - I lost count of how many meats we tried (type, cooking style etc) and they were all delicious. The salads and other hot and cold items were lovely too. Terrific value for £21 - they just don't stop serving you. Probably not the place to take a vegetarian - they would probably get just about enough to eat, but the parades of skewered meat being promenaded up and down might finish them off. Will be back - when I've not eaten for two days in preparation."
    dined on 03/02/2013
  • "The food was OK if not outstanding. The grills are the star of the show and it is an invitation to gluttony. The surroundings looked slightly tired in places and our waitress did not seem majorly happy in her job. Don't get me wrong, she was not rude but she did not add to the experience. We also had a wine glass with a decent slurp remaining removed when we ordered two more glasses. I called the waitress back (a different one to that referred to already) but she had already poured the slurp away. They gave us a new glass with a sip! We are not fussed about the cost but it did add to the impression that the waiting staff generally were not on top of their game."
    dined on 03/02/2013
  • "Absolutely super meal here, the meat just doesnt stop coming! Some slight variables in quality, but if theres something you dont like, something better will be along in just a few moments!"
    dined on 31/01/2013
  • "Rodizio Rico in Islington was fantastic. The waiters were great, the endless food was generous but not overwhelming, and the salad bar was great. Can't wait to go again, although I'm now also eager to try other similar places to see who does it best."
    dined on 16/01/2013
  • "My husband has been to the other branches & loved it so booked it for my birthday. I suppose as Christmas time it was busy and there were no specials/offers. The buffet was good but I found the meat was brought a little late each time and lacked option on how one prefers the meat. As I am pregnant I cannot eat rare which was how most of the meat was served and when we asked for well done, staff tried to give us the outer bits but unfortunately they were still rare. We also went with our 12 month son and it took a whille for them to give us a high chair & when it came apparently only one it did not secure well but we were informed. For the experience I found it not to be value for money as would not mind the cost but expected more."
    dined on 23/12/2012
  • "Unusual eating experience with great selection of salads and sauces. Meat was occasionally underwhelming."
    dined on 03/01/2013
  • "If you are a meat lover this place is great. The meat at times was dry and needed more flavour but for what it is you can't go wrong."
    dined on 18/12/2012
  • "Rodizio Rico & it's style of food is pretty well known by now. Been quite a few times, usually in groups & every time it pretty much delivers. The meat is always cooked to perfection & the salad bar, which is far more than just salad, is superb. Hot & cold dishes alike. They do change from time to time, but if you go occassionally, you can know what you'll get. Service here is great too. I've been to their place in the O2 & it just doesn't have the same ambience. Even as for two people, it's enjoyable & good value. Even limiting yourself to just one plate from the salad bar, you still can't move after you leave. Good stuff."
    dined on 31/01/2012
  • "Good Selection of Meats and a good price for a Sunday Dinner, would have prefered more variety of rice to go with the meats but on the whole a good selction of salad's"
    dined on 25/11/2012
  • "standard of meat doesnt justify price. wine list is heavily overpriced. poor value for money but good fun for groups"
    dined on 17/05/2012
  • "Rodizio Rico was a lot of food - great value and very friendly staff. If you're hungry pay them a visit!"
    dined on 09/05/2012
  • "It's been a couple of years since I last ate at Rodizio Rico and I am sorry to say that the standards standards have slipped. Still a great buffet selection to fill your plate with, but the cuts of meat that are now offered don't look or taste like the best quality. Selection of meats is down (didn't see any of the lamb/chickens liver/filet steak that used to be on offer) and the remaining bits of old beef are below par. Doubt I will be back."
    dined on 26/02/2012