Viva Brazil

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Viva Brazil
87–91 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, G2 7AA
  • Telephone 0141 204 0240
  • Seasonal times Opens earlier during Christmas period
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–Midnight.
  • Average price £14.95/£17.95 (set lunch); £24.95 (evening meal)
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The famed Brazilian rodizio encourages jovial chat since diners are continually interacting with waiters, so expect a bit of buzz at this busy city centre outlet. The room is spacious with tall walls and wooden floors loaded with a myriad of tables spreading out to the distance. After filling up on beetroot, olives, new potatoes and more from the salad bar a waiter appears at your table every few minutes with a new sample of meat fresh from the barbecue. Pork ribs, gammon, leg of lamb and chicken hearts are all represented. As is picanha com alho – a garlicky cap of rump with smoky skin – and peseco de porco, a crispy-skinned pork joint with moist centre encrusted with salty parmesan cheese. The small Brazilian sausages are noteworthy, too. Full set-price dinner costs just £24.95, which includes unlimited meat selection (there’s 17 choices on offer) and as many visits to the salad island as you like. Waiting staff are pleasant and efficient, and a large bar caters to the undiminished Glaswegian affection for cocktails.

  • High point: Fun and filling
  • Low point: Salads are a bit limp
  • Notable dish: Brazilian sausage
  • Average price: £14.95/£17.95 (set lunch); £24.95 (dinner)
  • Private dining: Up to 50 covers
  • Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Halal options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Brazilian pop
  • Live entertainment: Singers every Friday
  • Capacity: 250
  • Largest group: 250
  • Open since: 2011
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 19
  • House wine: £15.95 per bottle