Looking to get your meat sweats on? Fazenda Rodizio Bar and Grill has made its way to London! Our previous go to restaurant for rodizio, Omnino, is still around the corner in Leadenhall even though its original location near St. Pauls closed. We thought we’d test out Fazenda to see how it compares.
Date Visited: 4th November 2023.
Location: 100 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 1GT
Getting There: Short walk from Liverpool Street station, and walkable from other Underground stops like Moorgate and Bank.
Cost: Rodizio, unlimited meat carved and served at your table with access to the fresh salad bar, is £50 per adult, and £15 for kids aged between 8-14. Kids under 8 eat free! Drinks and dessert are extra, and there is an a-la carte menu option as well.
Keep on carving
We arrived slightly earlier than our booking and enjoyed a nice drink in the bar area. Drinks came with some crisps and olives which was a nice touch as it helped line the stomach for what was to come. The ground floor is a neatly decorated bar area with comfy benches and seats. The Pisco sour I ordered was good, not too sweet, and Cara’s ice water was extra icy!
Once our table was ready, we were directed to the second floor where all the magic happens. The first floor has more bar seating and the bathrooms. After a brief intro as to how it all worked and ordering sides and more drinks, we started to load up on the salad bar items. Compared to Omninos, this is where Fazenda excelled. There were fresh seasoned greens like broccoli and Caeser salad. The carrot and hummus with balsamic was a lovely side. Cara and I aren’t cheese people but there was a wide selection of it available too.
The main focus of the restaurant is the rodizio, and before you can settle down with the starter salad, the meat delivery begins. There’s a good variety of beef, lamb, pork and chicken on offer, all served intermittently by the staff so you’re not bombarded by one single type of meat. If you are craving for more of a particular meat you can ask the staff and they’ll bring some around to the table. My favourite was the marinaded pork belly, very soft. Cara’s favourite was all the steak, no matter which cut. Overall, I did prefer Fazenda over Omninos. The variety and flavour of the meat was better, and the option of having greens was definitely a winner.
When you’re full up, you can turnover the block of metal that holds your knife over and they’ll stop coming by your table. You can always flip it back if you crave for more later.
There’s a few options for dessert, so be sure to keep some space in the stomach for it. Cara opted for the chocolate ice cream (kids get two scoops included with their meal), while I got the flan. Warning – the flan dessert is huge and contains lots of random bits of sweetness. We also tried the sorbet, and the passionfruit one was especially tasty and a great way to cleanse the palate after all the meat. As a bonus, because Cara’s birthday is coming up, they presented her with some chocolate and coconut truffles, along with a certificate for her first visit! Very family friendly.
The service throughout the evening was attentive and friendly. The decor and ambience was also nice, although we did find it slightly darker than normal. I did notice a few tables using the phone torch to read the menu and inspect their food. However, will definitely be back if we ever desire a mountain of meat!
Burn Time: 4 out of 5 – Don’t think there was a time-limit to it, but there’s only so much you can eat!
Value: 4 out of 5 – Delicious and well-seasoned food with unlimited meats and salad for £50.
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 – If you’re looking for a steak house or have been saving up for a dining experience, be sure to book Fazenda.
Have you tried Fazenda? What are your thoughts and favourite meat?