Meat-lovers, get ready. Churrasco is ALL about the meat. Even though they only put tiny pieces of meat on your plate at a time, when you're getting an unlimited amount for $38, it sure fills you up to an almost sickening state.
Take your pick from eye fillet, lamb, ham, chilli chicken, chorizo, chicken sausage and other meaty deliciousness. If you need a little break from the carnivorous feast, have some of the grilled buffalo mozzarella or barbeque zucchini. You can also fill up on carbs via the cheese bread - little puffs of bread that are chock-full of cheese. So I suppose it's less a carb craving you'd be satisfying and more a dairy craving.
Sides include creamy pasta, creamy potato, rice, and black beans. All very, very tasty, I have to admit. You can also pick from three condiments to accompany your meat with Ė they have a nice spice, which I like.
And then there's the grilled pineapple. I've been to Churrasco three times now, and every single time I'm hooked on that pineapple. It's cinnamony and sweet (I think they must put extra sugar on it before grilling it), with a caramelised kind of flavour. Absolutely to-die-for, especially as a break from all that meat.
If you're absolutely stuffed, you turn around this little card that you get - one side is green and notifies wait staff that you still want to eat more, the other side is red and means that you've had enough. Cute idea.
Now, let's get to the stuff that's not included in the $38-meat treat. For veggie-lovers, you'd have to order salads (there are only a few to choose from and they cost $11.50). Drinks and desserts are also not included.
Sangria is a nice accompaniment, as are the cocktails. I've tried the Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Compote ($10.50). The mousse is lovely and rich and I'm delighted by the powdered white chocolate shavings on top.
The ambience there is busy, busy, busy. It's also very party-oriented. Our group of 15 started a bout of Churrasco staff singing "Happy Birthday" to at least six or seven tables. I admit that Churrasco is indeed a very good venue for any kind of party. You can book two-hour slots, but beware that you'll probably be asked to put down a deposit.
I went to the Churrasco on William Street in the city, but there are also branches in Coogee and Caringbah. Visit the website to see the menu and for further information.
I went to the Coogee branch of Churrasco Restaurant. It cost the same ($38) but I didnít feel it was value for money because of the service :( The zucchini with the cheese on it was amazing but the staff were rude, what a shame. Maybe Iíll try the city one.