Firstly, I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone, I hope 2011 will be a good one for all. After the break from posting over Christmas and New Year, my first post for 2011 will be about a fantastic Brazilian Restaurant that I have been lucky enough to visit a couple of times, the most recent being at the beginning of January.
Rodizio Rico is a fantastic and lively Brazilian Restaruant. There is a small chain of 3 restaurants in London: one at the O2, one in Westbourne Grove and the other, which is shown in the video below, in Islington.
The restaurants are based on the traditional Brazilian grills. There are a wide variety of meats (some cuts which will be unfamiliar to many British customers) that are brought round to the tables on skewers and the waiters will carve off slices straight to your plate. To accompany this (and for the veggies among you) there is an huge salad bar and hot dish counter that you can visit as often as you like to fill up on all the goodies. Every person is given a drink mat size disc that is green on one side, red on the other. If you want the waiters to keep coming with the meat, just leave the disc on green, when you have had enough (or need a little break) just turn it over to red.
The pricing is very simple at Ridizio Rico: 1 price for meat eaters, 1 price for veggies and 1 price for children. There is a wide variety of wines, beers, cocktails and soft drinks on offer too.
The Islington branch is very accessible. There is a fairly easy slope from the street and then the restaurant is all on the one level with access to a disabled toilet. To make sure you get a table with enough room for a wheelchair or scooter, simply ask when you book. The Islington branch can be contacted on: 020 7354 1076. For other branches, see their website at the end of this post.
The restaurant is able to seat large groups/parties if you are celebrating a special event.
Here is just a taster of what you can expect at Ridizio Rico:
All in all, I definitely recommend a trip to Rodizio Rico for a night out with a difference. For more information on the chain and to make a booking, check out: http://www.rodiziorico.com
COMING SOON: Phantom of the Opera and Yes Prime Minister.
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