Steak your claim to a taste of Brazil in the Granite City.
Oryza Sushi Theatrical flair at Tropeiro was as good as the food
I had nachos and lasagne at Prezzo in Union Square. The food was really good and I will be going again. Cameron Innes, 21, medical student, Rosemount Stephan Vincent, 42, entertainer, Bridge of Don We go to The Broadstraik Inn at Skene quite regularly and I had a steak wrap last time. It is excellent. Debbie Sinclair, 40, pupil support assistant, Mastrick
ADDRESS: SALMON maki, California roll with fish roe, edamame beans, herb rice ball in seaweed and lemon drop roll all looked spectacular. With wasabi and soy sauce they tasted light. The mochi cake, £2.60, was like a rose-flavoured, marshmallow. For £19.84 this was a treat.
THERE is casual dining, there is formal dining and then there is event dining. You know the type of thing ... a restaurant where you are drawn as much for the novelty and theatrical flair as for the food. Falling firmly into that category is Tropeiro. I mean, come on, just how well-known is Brazilian cuisine? But the idea of an all-you-can eat feast where blokes dressed as gauchos carve meat from a skewer at your table? That’s cool. ADDRESS: 1 Golden Square, Aberdeen. OPENING TIMES:
FOOD: SERVICE: ATMOSPHERE: But it was all delicious. So much so that we had to show restraint not to stuff ourselves. Besides, as the gauchos arrived with the food, we knew we were in for a treat. Some myths have grown up around this place – including a suggestion waiters offer cheaper stuff first, like spicy chicken wings and garlicky sausages, to fill you up before the prime cuts arrive. Nonsense. It comes as it comes and our first offering was a fantastic cut of pork roasted with lime, pepper, chilli and garlic – I know because the friendly gaucho told me. It was sublime and more-ish – although the next offering was the aforementioned chicken wings, which were superb, then meaty, chunky barbecued ribs. Our cards stayed green and the food kept coming – including a flavoursome beef skirt, not the best cut of meat but transformed by virtue of long, slow roasting into something quite special. It almost vied with the top rump for quality – although the rump
What’s that – you are given a card to turn to the green side for “keep it coming” and to the red for “stop, I’m stuffed”? Excellent. But in all that showbiz, can the food stand up to the hype? You know what ... it more than did on the night Mrs B and I went along with a couple of pals. There was a wee barrier to get over first of all. Dinner here checks in at a pricey £22.50 a skull. But, in fairness, they encourage you to linger and graze, making a proper meal of your night out. The opening gambit is a huge salad bar with exotic offerings, like a chick pea and olive dish which proved yum, or cous cous, spicy tatties, noodly things, a chilli paste that was full-on, and much more – including what looked like hot goulash and a fish stew. I’d like to be more precise but there was nothing to tell you what you were tucking into. Signs might be an idea.
Monday to Friday, 5pm to 10pm; Saturday, noon to 10.30pm; Sunday, 1pm to 10pm.
I had a date at Simpson’s on Queen’s Road and had salmon and potatoes. The atmosphere was very good.
75 Huntly Street, Aberdeen.
WHAT A PLATEFUL: Waitress Simone Roldau.