Not all of us are lucky enough to be jetting off to Rio this summer to see the football first hand, but that doesn’t mean we can’t kick up a carnival back home in good old blighty!
We’ve rounded up our favourite places Brazilian restaurants London has to offer, from killer street food to kick ass cocktails there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into this world cup. Come on England!
Find out more about Brazil and all its amazing street food with Andy Bates, as he tells us all about his travels around this beautiful country.
What to See
For a little slice of Havana in London this summer you better get yourself down to Clerkenwell’s renowned gastropub The Well, as they’re transforming they’re underground cocktail lounge into an exotic hotspot, with TV included so you never miss an England match. Kick back for kick off with a zesty raspberry mojito and a street-food inspired chicken coxinha, crunchy little bites of soft shredded chicken meat perfect for nibbling.
For more information visit downthewell.co.uk
Cabana are well known in the capital as one of the best Brazilian restaurants London has to offer with their authentic Brazilian BBQ, and now their taking it one step further with a beach inspired Covent Garden Pop Up ‘The Grill from Ipanema’. Cabana knows that we’re not all lucky enough to have that special ticket to the goal line itself, so they’ve recreated the sunny beaches of Rio complete with golden sand from Brazilian shores, endless events throughout the day and of course some banging BBQ!
For more information visit cabana-brasil.com
Camden’s answer to a Brazilian beach party, Made in Brasil specialises in sizzling food, refreshing cocktails and a damn good time! They’ve got the traditional cocktail caipirinha in four tantalizing flavours, including a must try chilli raspberry, the perfect drink to celebrate a spectacular goal. As if you’re not already pulling on your footie boots they’ve also got some of the best Brazilian street food out of Rio. Score!
For more information visit madeinbrasil.co.uk
You won’t need the sunny beaches of Rio to have a Carnival this world cup, as Barzinho opens its doors in Soho offering up a special range of cocktails and sizzling samba music to get your head in the game. For the ultimate taste of Brazil you have to try a caipirinha, a classic Southern American cocktail packed with fresh herbs and a kick worthy of the pitch.
Combining traditional Brazilian cuisine with a banging vibe, a visit to Floripa this summer is bound to get you hyped up for the match. Floripa is a combination of cultures, with its South American bar and Brazilian menu mixing with the latest tracks from the London music scene to create one hell of a night out! Kick off your world cup night out with their huge sharing plate The Whole Picanha, a grilled steak dish with all the trimming just waiting to be demolished.
For more information visit floripalondon.com
For a fresh shot of Latin passion, and of course some fiery food to boot, Las Iguanas is the place to be with their classic Brazilian menu perfect for the footy this summer. We can’t wait to get our teeth into a spicy dish of cha cha chorizo, slow cooked in red wine and served with a hunk of bread for lazy dipping and munching.
For more information visit iguanas.co.uk