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“Fantastic meal!!! But will not return” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botafogo Brazilian Grill

Botafogo Brazilian Grill
37 John William St, Huddersfield HD1 1ES, England
01484 535 440
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Ranked #48 of 413 Restaurants in Huddersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: At Botafogo you control the service. Turn your “green/red card ” to green and our chefs will bring you our delicious 7 cuts of meat (including our special meat of the week).As long as your card is green the chefs will keep serving. Whenever you wish to have a break just turn the card to red; and to resume service back to green.To accompany your meat we will bring you : chips, rice and feijao (yummy Brazilian black beans).If you wish to order any other sides you will find them in the premium side dishes section on our menu.
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“Fantastic meal!!! But will not return”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The food was amazing and we thought we had found a decent restaurant in huddersfield which was like music to my husbands ears.... Usually we end up in Leeds and the drive for him is a drag.
Service was very good, wine went down well and all in all we thoroughly enjoyed the evening, until the bill arrived. £51 something was the total of our food & drinks again very reasonably priced. Extremely cheeky of them to add "suggested service charge of £5.20" however at this point we were happy to pay this bringing our total to £57 something. £60 cash was paid.....BUT NO CHANGE WAS GIVEN so actually it wasn't a suggested service charge of £5.20 it was a compulsory charge of near enough £9!!! We found this totally unacceptable, so on that basis we shall not return again!!
Sorry but that's not on, however good your food might be that's a big let down!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BotafogoBrazilGrill, Public Relations Manager at Botafogo Brazilian Grill, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Please accept our *huge* apologies for this. It was a mistake from our staff as you should obviously have received your change, what happened is not acceptable. We are going to now going to chase this up with our staff.

Thank you very much for your comments with regards to our food, it's great to know you had enjoyed your meal before this happened.

Our deepest apologies for this, once again. We are now going to message your privately.
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Superb meats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We went here for valentines, but would thoroughly recommend it at any time of the year. The quality of the meat was superb - just make sure you're not shy of asking how you prefer your meat cooked. Excellent value for money as long as you like your meat.

We found the online reservation system very easy to use.

We will certainly be returning soon.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BotafogoBrazilGrill, Public Relations Manager at Botafogo Brazilian Grill, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
Thank you very much for such amazing comments.
We're very pleased to hear you had a nice Valentine's meal with us.
Great tip there as well, no shyness around asking for your meat just the way you like it.
See you again soon!
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Tried Botofogo as a change from the usual options and we were very glad we did. Good service, nice food, pleasant staff including the owner who came to the table and made conversation. Visited with friends and it is definately somewhere we would return.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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BotafogoBrazilGrill, Public Relations Manager at Botafogo Brazilian Grill, responded to this review, March 28, 2013
What fantastic feedback, thank you very much! It's great to know you all enjoyed your meal at Botafogo. We hope we get to see you all again soon.
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Was a good meal. Having had a similar experience at another eatery i decided to pay these guys a visit. Although they were very nice and the decor seemed to be different the atmosphere lacked. I think it was because they had not been open long but it was quite and seemed deserted. the cuts of meat were good and overall the meal was very filling. i do feel it is a little overpriced and at the second offering of the meat it came out dry and over cooked. i would not rush back but nice to see something different in Huddersfield.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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BotafogoBrazilGrill, Public Relations Manager at Botafogo Brazilian Grill, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you very much for your feedback. We're pleased to hear your overall experience was positive, although we must apologise for what you mention regarding our meat. It should definitely not be dry or over-cooked and for that we are very sorry. (I'm forwarding this to our manager).
We hope you might give us another chance and visit us again in the future.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Something different”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband had had a voucher bought for the restaurant for his birthday or we probably would never have gone. There was a really good buzz about the place as soon as we went in. The staff were really good and described the whole eating process and what you got for the set price. Really enjoyed the food, all the meat was tasty and cooked well, it was also good that you still got a choice of how you liked your steak cooking. A waiter came and changed our side dishes after a while for some fresh ones, without being prompted. Great for my husband especially as he is a big meat eater and was not limited to how much he had.
We enjoyed the whole experience, atmosphere, food, cocktails and friendly staff. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BotafogoBrazilGrill, Public Relations Manager at Botafogo Brazilian Grill, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you both enjoyed your first Botafogo visit. Thank you for your compliments to our staff, they work hard to offer you the best experience. We hope to see you again some other time!
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