Love meat? Omnino. Love Churrascaria? Omnino. With quality food, great cocktails and lovely service, there’s a reason why Omnino is our go to restaurant when we’re hungry. Even Cara’s a fan of it! If you’re not a carnivore, then feel free to skip this page.
Date Visited: Multiple times, but most recently 12th February 2022.
Location: 78-79 Leadenhall St, London EC3A 3DH. They did have another location near St Paul’s, which we preferred, but unfortunately due to Covid it had to close. Luckily, they kept the Leadenhall St restaurant open.
Getting There: Short (5-10 minute) walk from four stations – Aldgate being the closest, then Fenchurch St, Liverpool St and Bank.
Cost: As we most quality steakhouses, you get what you pay for. Be sure to visit on a Friday or Saturday to experience the Churrascaria, where 9 different types of meat is delivered to your table. Note: they only have the Churrascaria Experience on these days, Monday to Thursday is the standard a-la carte menu.
Yum, yum and more yum
Although the Leadenhall St site is not as nice as the St Paul’s restaurant was, the friendly service and quality of meat definitely remains top notch. If you’re looking for a steakhouse, then please do try this restaurant, in particular the Churrascaria Experience on Fridays and Saturdays. Not only do you get to try 9 different types of meat, you also receive unlimited sides and a limited selection of chef specials.
For those who haven’t tried a Churrascaria before, it’s where the meat has been barbecued and is brought out and cut at your table. They continue to bring out the food till you are full and tap out. On most occasions, we complete the full 9 rounds and request for a couple of more cuts of the favourites. These include the spicy sausage, and the fatty rump and topside cuts. Our preference, which helps when you have a younger family, is to turn up when restaurant first opens so you get the first cut and choice of the meats. This means you get the cut with the rendered fat on the outside, which is delish! Some of the sides change from time to time, but usually come with staples of fries, mash potato, black beans, grilled veg and some salad.
We’re not really wine drinkers, so stick to cocktails and soft drinks, which helps break up the saltiness of the meats. Be warned, after a while you can get meat sweats and end up in a food coma from over indulging. If you’re still up for it, they do have a small selection of desserts. Cara tends to share the passionfruit mousse which is light and creamy, with the tang of the passionfruit helping to cleanse the palate.
What about Monday to Thursday?
If you can’t visit Omnino on a Friday or Saturday, then I still highly recommend their standard steak menu. We tried it once when they reopened after lockdown and was impressed with the quality and size of the steaks and sides. However, once you’ve experienced their Churrascaria, you can’t go back to the a-la carte!
Burn Time: 5 out of 5 – You never feel rushed here like some places where they want you out after 90 minutes.
Value: 5 out of 5 – For the quality and amount of food you receive, it’s definitely worth it. Top of all the steak houses we’ve been to in London to date.
Overall: 5 out of 5 – We’ve now been here about 4 times, would’ve been more had it not been for Covid in the last 2 years. And we’ll definitely be back again soon.
Do you think there’s a better steakhouse out there? Let us know in the comments below and we’ll check it out!