[AD] Sam and I had a very rare child free day off work so decided to book a meal at Casa Brasil Bristol. A place that has been recommended to us so many times by local friends and family but somewhere we’d never been until now. Casa Brasil Bristol is in Cabot Circus and is a Brazilian BBQ Restaurant, working on an all you can eat basis for their Hot and Cold Tapas, BBQ (or other main options) and desserts. As soon as I saw the words “unlimited” alongside chocolate brownie on the menu, I was in.
We booked Casa Brasil Bristol through the OpenTable app, OpenTable is a website and app that lets you find and book restaurants in your local area. You can search by location (current location on the app makes this simple) or by cuisine if there’s anything particular you fancy. I was pleased to see some of my favourite restaurants in Bristol on the app including L’Osteria and Bill’s. OpenTable makes the reservation process simple, allowing your to see availability, view the full menu and read reviews by other diners. They even send a reminder the day before to allow you to confirm you’re still attending which saves tables going to waste when people don’t turn up.
We found Casa Brasil Bristol easily, on the top floor of the Cabot Circus Shopping Centre and were quickly shown to our table. They explained how everything worked and gave us the menus. Sam went for the Unlimited Lunch BBQ and I chose the Halloumi and Roasted Vegetable Skewers. Being Vegetarian I was worried there wouldn’t be much for me from a “meat” restaurant but there were a couple of mains and loads of the Hot and Cold Tapas. I could have eaten just the Tapas and been full! We did have a quick look at the drinks menu but never like to fill ourselves up with drink at an all you can eat restaurant so just ordered water – and the drinks were on the more pricey side at £6.50 a pint and £10 for a glass of wine or cocktail.
There are loads of Hot and Cold Tapas dishes to choose from, you can order an unlimited amount of these. We ordered a few different ones to try to begin with then order more of our favourites. I loved the Macaroni Cheese, the Brazilian Spicy Rice and the chips (always). Sam enjoyed the Beef Lasagne, Mixed Olives and the Creamy Mushrooms. We tried “Fried Banana” but neither of us were keen on this, I expected it to taste a lot sweeter than it did.
For the Meat part or the Lunch BBQ they come round to your table to serve the different meats available. Chorizo Sausage, BBQ Chicken Wings, Gammon, Pork Ribeye, Boneless Beef Rib, Picanha Beef and Pork Loin. Sam tried a bit of each but the Gammon and BBQ Chicken Wings were his favourite. They also serve Cinnamon Pineapple which was incredible. They gave me a bit of this to try too. For the evening BBQ there are a few more meat choices including Sweet Chilli Turkey, Chicken Wrapped in Bacon, Venison and even Kangaroo if you’re feeling adventurous.
My Grilled Vegetable and Halloumi Skewers were delicious. I can’t get enough of Halloumi at the moment. It also came with an incredible Tomato Salsa which I was tempted to ask for more of!
The Unlimited Desserts to chose from were Profiteroles, Beijinho, Rice Pudding, Chocolate and Oreo Mousse, Passion Fruit Mousse, Mixed Fruit Jelly, Tiramisu and Chocolate Brownie. Anyone that knows me knows that I can’t resist a Chocolate Brownie and I did have three of these! I also tried the Passion Fruit Mousse which was lovely and light. The desserts were very small, more a token gesture that a dessert and were served in cardboard cups, it would have been nice if they were slightly bigger and served on plates as I don’t like the idea of all the unnecessary use of throwaway containers. The same with some of the Tapas dishes, as these were served in foil.
Our total bill came for £36.75. My vegetarian option was more expensive than the unlimited meat BBQ which seemed odd. The Unlimited BBQ is £17.50 for lunch and £26.95 for dinner. Extravagant but I can safely say that this was our one and only meal that day and we’ll definitely be returning!
Until next time,