Viva Brazil was once one of my favourite places to dine - OK, it's a bit expensive in the evening, but it was worth it. Lately though, I can't help but feel it's not as good as it once was. The food is still very good, the meat is exceptionally tasty and the choice on the salad bar is always good, however, the last two visits I felt as though the service was slow and we were being a little bit ignored.
On the last visit, we arrived before our friends and so got ourselves a beer at the bar. We were then seated when they arrived at the booth by the salad bar, slightly away from the rest of the restaurant. Our friends were not offered a drink. 50 minutes in, there was no sign of a waiter returning to offer them one and there had only been 2 or 3 waiters to see us with meat. We asked for a drink in the end which then took a further 15 minutes to come. We could see the tables behind us getting plenty of deliveries of meat and felt a bit like we were out of sight, out of mind. Was asked by the manager if everything was OK and after we said the meat deliveries were a bit few and far between it did speed up a little, but not really to as high a standard as previous visits have been.
It's a shame. I think I might think twice before visiting again.