It seems like a while since a restaurant review has featured on the YG. If you’re a regular follower you might know I’m a big meat eater. So when the opportunity arose to check out one of Leeds’ newest Brazilian restaurants, Estabulo recently opened in The Light, it wasn’t something I was going to turn down!
If you’re not familiar with Estábulo, it’s a grill restaurant that pays homage to the Brazilian Gauchos traditional method of cooking. It basically involves taking amazing and delicious cuts of meat, skewering them and cooking slowly on open flames. All cuts of meat are served fresh Mmmmmm how good does that sound? But fear not, if you don’t eat meat, they also offer a range of vegetarian, vegan and fish dishes on their menu.
There are 2 dining options at Estábulo, lunch (£14.95 per person) served from 12pm to 4pm and dinner (£24.95 per person). The lunch menu has a selection of 8 cuts of meat on offer and the evening menu has a whopping 14 different cuts to choose from!
Each person has a two sided disc; Green means you’re ready to be served delicious cuts of meat. Then flip it over to red when you’ve had enough. There was no way my disc was changing to red!
Before tucking into the meaty delights, you can visit the huge and impressive looking salad bar. There’s so much choice here; salad, cold meats, pasta, rice, beans and so many others!
It’d be so easy to fill up on such a big selection of salad dishes, but if you’re anything like met’s probably a good idea to stick to a small plate if you want to save yourself for the meats!
Then the best part…. the MEATS! Much to my delight, the fresh cuts of meat come to to your table at a steady pace. The meat is generally cooked medium, which suits most tastes. But they will cook the meat to your liking, just let the waiters know how you like yours! For me, medium rare is the only way!
My favourite cuts were Picanha – cap of rump, which was just so delicious and full of flavour! Caneiro – Lamb, served with a delicate mint sauce.
Abacaxi com presunto – The best gammon and pineapple ever! The grilled pineapple is so fresh and tasty and goes so well with the gammon. File mignon – beef tenderloin, one of the most tender cuts of beef The evening menu also includes chicken hearts, if you’re feeling brave enough! They’re not a personal favourite of mine as they taste a bit too much like liver!
I would definitely recommend a trip to Estábulo if you’ve not been. Even if meat isn’t quite your thing, there I for one can’t wait to go back! Have you been? What did you think? Let me know in the comments box below.