Zico's Grill Bar
97-101 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Zico's Grill Bar Edinburgh Reviews
Brazilian Churrascaria in Edinburgh Sep 23, 2012
We stopped into Zico's on the way back to the hotel after a long day of touring the Old Town section of Edinburgh. Located across from the Edinburgh International Conference Center (EICC) it's fairly easy to find, but not in what I would exactly call the center of things, although not too far off the beaten track either. It's closer to Haymarket Station than Waverly Station, so if you are near Waverly it's best to take one stop over by train to Haymarket and it is about a 10 to 15 minute walk from there.
This restaurant bills itself as 'Edinburgh's numero 1 Churrascaria' and says so on it's business card. More specifically, this place is a Churrascaria Rodizio. A churrascaria is a restaurant serving a variety of grilled meat, often times offering you as much as you can eat. A meat server comes to the table with skewers, on which meats are speared (chicken, pork, beef, lamb, fish, etc) and carves or serves it onto your plate. This serving style is called rodizio, and it is very popular in southern Brazil.
The way it works is they give you a coaster card with green on one side and red on the other that you keep on the table. Green means Go and bring me Meat, while Red means Stop and I'm taking a break. This restaurant keeps the meat coming as long as you have Green displayed and you can keep eating to your hearts desire or you burst! I found it quite filing and tasty for the most part, and it was a good meal to end the day with. There is also a buffet available with extras things like rice, fries, beans, salads, vegetables and such to have with your selection of meat.
If you are really hungry and enjoy a variety of meats, then it's a good value for what you get. There is a single price that is all inclusive for the churrasco style meats and buffet. It's a fairly entertaining way to dine as well if you get into the spirit of things. The servers here are not lazy at all, and they do keep it coming as long as you are willing to eat what they are bringing. Give it a try while in Edinburgh and I can recommend it for style of serving and taste of the food.
Part of the A Sense of Scotland (Sep. 21 - Oct. 2, 2012) travel blog
Part of the list Scotland: Hotels, Sights & Restaurants
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