All-you-can-eat Brazilian barbecue and cocktails just minutes away from the sandy shores of Coogee Beach. Flip the card on your table to signal ‘GO’ and fill up on succulent meats, seasonal salads and sides.
Located just minutes from Coogee Beach, this family-friendly venue features long communal tables and brightly coloured photos of Brazil plastered over the walls. Almost as soon as we’re seated, a flurry of sauces and salsa, black beans, Brazilian-style rice and creamy potato with rosemary and mozzarella arrives at the table. Soon after, servers come by offering sizzling hot barbecued meat, which has been cooked fresh over natural wood on rotating skewers.
Left to right: Chicken thigh fillet wrapped in bacon; Chicken thigh fillet in a traditional Brazilian sauce
Traditional Brazilian-style picanha (rump cap) with churrasco seasoning.
Left to right: Portuguese-style pork chorizo; Portuguese-style chicken chorizo
A plateful of delicious meats, cheese bread and salad! (All-You-Can-Eat $43)
Choose from a selection of meats including juicy pepper rubbed rump steak, lamb rump marinated in chimichurri sauce, flavourful chorizo and succulent chicken thigh fillet wrapped in bacon (one of my favourites!) Churrasco also offers low and slow cooked meats from their custom-made smoker named “Godzilla”. We sampled the melt-in-your-mouth 12-hour smoked pulled beef with creamy mushroom sauce and the 4-hour smoked churrasco rubbed pork belly. Both delicious options and highly recommended! And, in between bites of meat — pillow-soft grilled haloumi, cheese bread, BBQ zucchini and rocket and parmesan salad with balsamic dressing.
Frozen Watermelon Margarita ($18)
If you’re in need of some relief from the inevitable meat sweats, Churrasco also offers an extensive cocktail list including a selection of $10 options like the fruity ‘Wild Amazon Melon’ or the classic caipirinha. From the ‘Premium Cocktails’ list, I opted for a refreshing frozen watermelon margarita, which had a delicious kick of tequila blended with fresh watermelon juice as opposed to sickly sweet syrups.
Petit Gateau ($8.50)
Even if you’ve truly taken advantage of the all-you-can-eat aspect of the meal, it’s imperative that you leave some room for a few bites of fried banana with its crispy golden coating, rolled in cinnamon sugar. Of course, there’s also the BBQ pineapple, however, the pieces we sampled were very sour and not the best we’ve had at Brazilian BBQ previously. Once you’ve found your second stomach for dessert, I’d also recommend the petit gateau; a warm, molten chocolate pudding served with vanilla ice cream and strawberries.
Among the best Brazilian BBQ options in Sydney, with the friendliest service to match, Churrasco’s delicious range of barbecued and smoked meats will leave any carnivore beyond satisfied. Highlights for me included the impossibly juicy chicken wrapped in bacon, the 12-hour smoked pulled beef with mushroom sauce, the grilled haloumi, the traditional Brazilian-style rump cap with churrasco seasoning and the fried banana for dessert (and I’m not big on bananas!) The frozen watermelon margarita was also the perfect, refreshing accompaniment to a belly full of meat.
Thank you Hailey and the wonderful team at Churrasco Coogee! Eats with Marie dined as a guest. All opinions, comments and photos are 100% honest and my own.
238/240 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee NSW
02 9665 6535
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