Boteco do Brasil

Boteco do Brasil
Boteco do Brasil
47 Lothian Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HB
  • Telephone 0131 220 2487
  • Opening times Mon–Sun 11am–3am
  • Bar open Mon–Sun noon–3am.
  • Food served Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri/Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–9pm.
  • Email
  • Website www.botecodobrasil.com
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Brazilian theme bar deep in student territory with party vibes and cachaça: food and cocktail deals abound.

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Just off Bristo Square and deep inside Edinburgh’s student heartland lies Boteco de Brasil. As such, if you pop in during the week you’ll find generous deals on cocktails, many of which are made using cachaça, a white rum native to Brazil and not seen around much locally. Their Brazilian twist to traditional tapas are well worth exploring and work equally well for a light bite or a starter – try the coxinha de frango, a soft potato bite filled with well-cooked chicken. If you’re looking for something filling and warming then feijoada, a traditional stew packed with black beans and smoked sausage, should hit the spot. As described, picanha na chapa (grilled steak) sizzles as it arrives at the table with your choice of fries or cassava. Many mains are gluten-free and there are enough choices for vegetarians to enjoy too. If dessert is on the cards, the brigadeiro (billed as Brazil’s number one dessert) is a set of thick, rich truffles which any chocolate lover will go head over heels for.

The List's rating
7.4

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Jason Campbell Thomson visited Boteco do Brasil on 12 February 2019
  • High point: Learning the joys of cachaça
  • Low point: Over 30? Then you'll feel old
  • Notable dish: Feijoada
  • Average price: £16 (lunch); £16 (dinner)
  • Delivery: https://deliveroo.co.uk/menu/edinburgh/old-town/boteco-do-brasil
  • Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Outdoor tables, Free wi-fi
  • Live entertainment: Dance classes, club nights and DJs
  • Capacity: 60 (20 outdoors)
  • Largest group: 60
  • Open since: 2013
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 4
  • House wine: £15.50 per bottle