Exterior

Exterior

Brazilian Sensation has been trading from premises on Buccleuch Street for many years, but this was the first time I’d made it there to sample their wares. On a wonderfully sunny day, a little Brazilian pep sounded like an excellent way to soend a lunchtime.

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.

Soup

Soup

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.

Sunny aubergine

Sunny aubergine

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.

Scores
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

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Written by BKR