I found the place on the quiet side, but the welcome was warm. I was seated next to the window. The interior is bedecked in the Brazilian flag colours of green, gold and blue. Although it’s quite compact there is room for around 25-30 diners.From their lunchtime selection I opted for black bean soup and aubergine pie. These arrived simultaneously on brightly coloured plates.
The waiter had asked whether I’d prefer the soup blended or chunky. I opted for the latter and was rewarded with a soup replete with deliciously soft beans. It reminded me of similar soups I’d had in Cuba, many years ago.The aubergine “pie” was like a Brazilian take on the Italian classic melanzane parmegiana, which is one of my favourite dishes. This compared very favourably. It was packed with bags of flavour in the tomato sauce and the aubergine was very well-treated. It made for good eating.
So overall, I really enjoyed my trip to Brazilian Sensation and was delighted to finally get there. I’ll definitely be back as I was completely charmed by the place. I’d happily recommend it to you.
Blythe scores Brazilian Sensation
4/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
4/5 for service
3.5/5 for setting
giving an overall 15/20
I ate: black bean soup; torta de beringela
I drank: water
I wore: blue and red
Total bill: £8.45