Tucked in a beautiful building in between Queen and King Street in the city centre, the all you can eat restaurant offers authentic Brazilian cuisine and a lovely range of cocktails. The friendly and approachable chefs cut meat at your table, depending on whether or not you have your green card showing…

Once you’re seated a waitress explains how Tropeiro works. Each diner has a little square card, one green card says ‘yes please’ and the red side says ‘no thank you’. Two waiters walk around the restaurant carrying a different meats, if you want to hear about their selection you turn your card to the ‘yes’ side, or if you’re too stuffed or would like a little break, turn it to the ‘no side’.

Once you’ve ordered your drinks, you’re free to go over to the salad bar to get your sides and sauces. I had a melon Caipirinha – which is Brazil’s national cocktail whilst my companion went for a San Miguel.


The salad bar offered a couple hot sides including a lovely garlic infused mashed potato, tricolored pasta and seasoned couscous.


Once we sat down again, chefs came up to our tables and cut some meats for us. We went for the weekend afternoon menu which offered seven different types of meat and we also had some delicious caramelised pineapple.


My favourite meats were the frango com pimenta, chicken thighs cooked in a chilli and garlic marinade, and linguica, a garlicky sausage. My friend’s favourite was the cordeiro, leg of lamb marinated in lime, garlic, sea salt and rosemary.

Tropeiro is a great, yet underrated, restaurant serving fabulous food and drink. It runs a student offer on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which gives 25% off and was also the only Nottingham restaurant to win an award in last year’s Food Awards in the ‘world cuisine’ category. Why not give the Brazilian dining experience a try?

Caroline Chan

Image: Mr ThinkTank via Flickr

11 King Street,

City Centre,

Nottingham NG1 2AY

0115 947 0124

One Comment
  • Nilce
    30 January 2015 at 12:42
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    I think that you meant a “lemon caipirinha” not a ‘melon’ one, don`t you? ’cause the original cocktail in Brasil is made with some lemon and ‘cachaça’ – a typical Brazilian drink made from sugar cane.

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