Omnino Barbecue, the second offering from Omnino, City Hall’s beloved Brazilian steakhouse, officially opened its doors in St Pauls on 3rd June 2019.
With over a decade of combined experience in hospitality, Chef Eduardo Barsotti and his partner Ruth Cezar have been serving up the finest cuts of meat in a refined atmosphere at Omnino Steakhouse in the heart of Square Mile for over seven years.
Speaking to PREMIER HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE about the project, Chef and Owner Eduardo Barsotti said: “We decided to reimagine the restaurant due to the lack of high-end Brazilian restaurants in London. We think it is a niche market for that style and after almost 10 years of trading as a South American Brazilian Steakhouse, we thought it was our time to do this move and show the power of the cuisine. We are both Brazilians so it is really nice to show off what we know.”
The restaurant, which was designed by the couple, is set against a backdrop of elegant black marble and ornate gold detailing, with wooden tables nestled across two floors. The grand sweeping staircase connects the floors to create a striking atmosphere at night, and in the daytime, large windows and glass balconies fill the space with light.
The main contractor on the project was Lono Luggah, who often works with Eduardo on his restaurant projects.
With the new boutique Omnino Brazilian Barbecue, the team have applied their ‘art of grilling’ approach to offer an authentic barbecue experience – comparable to leading ‘Churrascarias’ of St Paulo and Rio.
Offering true hospitality combined with fine quality meats, guests will be taken on a table-side culinary journey with local dishes served ‘tapas-style,’ alongside sumptuous Brazilian deserts and South America’s best wines.
The Omnino Brazilian Barbecue tasting menu serves cuts of meat direct at guests’ table – from Brazilian Toscana Sausage to free-range marinated chicken, a selection of quality beef and roasted pork. Grilled Sirloin and Rump prelude the final showstoppers – Omnino’s Argentine prime selection – a selection of the finest local favourites; Picaña, Spicy Ribeye and Argentine Fillet.
The barbecue is accompanied with a selection of tapas sides to compliment the meats and refresh the palette. The very local ‘beans and pork’ – Black Beans with Farofa – sit amongst small pots of fresh green salad with citrus, garlic rice, grilled root vegetables, tomato and onion salad and roasted sweet potato with chorizo pincho. Every fortnight the tapas sides will change as Chef Eduardo’s menu explores the various regions of Brazil, giving guests an insight into its rich culinary diversity.
To finish, Omnino has created a selection of traditional Brazilian desserts in contemporary style – from the tropical Guava Cheesecake to the rich Brigadeião – Brazilian Chocolate Mousse, at an additional cost to the tasting menu.
The decadent, yet unpretentious, experience has been developed by Eduardo and Ruth to offer Londoners the true spirit of the Brazilian Barbecue – quality, warmth and honest hospitality, with service underpinning these values.
Eduardo added: “So far things have been positive and the guests are raving about it and the food they get to try. The food is really making a difference to the perception of Brazilian Barbecue and that is really bringing people in to come and visit us.”
The set Brazilian Barbecue dinner menu is priced at £38.95 per head and includes starters, full tapas accompaniments, meats and desserts. The lunch menu (available from 12pm to 3pm) is £24 and offers a scaled down offering with a smaller meat selection and tapas sides.
There are also non-meat options available for £27 for lunch which includes a traditional selection of tapas and a variety of dishes including; Charcoal Grilled Salmon, Asparagus, Béarnaise, Salmon Caviar. The Vegetarian menu at £27 similarly offers a selection of tapas and a choice between mains including; Ricotta & Pecorino Tortellini, Creamed Broccoli & leak. The Vegan offering includes tapas sides alongside a Mushrooms & Truffle Risotto priced at £27.