Brazilian-style steakhouse opens in Edinburgh

Published: 26 February 2018

Brazilian-style steakhouse Fazenda has just opened on Edinburgh's George Street. We spoke to Sales & Marketing director Tomas Maunier...

Your business in brief? 

Fazenda is a traditional Brazilian steakhouse that serves meats the authentic “Rodizio” way. Our passadores (meat chefs) grill a selection of up to 15 cuts of meat and carve them directly at the table. Guests help themselves from our gourmet salad and sides bar and they then control the meat service with a controller card, which signals the passadores whether they'd like to be served (green) or enjoy each other's company (red). It’s a very sociable experience in a vibrant and stylish atmosphere. 

Edinburgh is one of the most wonderful capital cities of the world, renowned for its character and hospitality...The city is booming and there’s no sign of this slowing down any time soon.

Tomas Maunier, Sales and Marketing Director, Fazenda

 

The Fazenda brand is part of City District, set up in 2010 by managing director Robert Melman, myself and other business partners. We’re headquartered in Huddersfield and have 300 employees. Edinburgh is our fourth Fazenda in the UK alongside Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. 

The opening of Fazenda Edinburgh has created nearly 70 jobs.

What makes Edinburgh an attractive market? 

Edinburgh is one of the most wonderful capital cities of the world, renowned for its character and hospitality.

With an amazing demographic and a culture for great food and wine, Edinburgh matches everything we have to offer as a brand. 

The city is booming and there’s no sign of this slowing down any time soon. 

What presence will you have? What jobs will be created? 

Fazenda Edinburgh is a stylish restaurant, just like you would find in the top areas of Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. It has 175 covers including a private dining room for eight guests and a bar area to enjoy exquisite cocktails and wines.

We are employing nearly 70 people and focussing on developing employees from Edinburgh to grow with us in this expansion phase we’re embarking on. 

Edinburgh is the fourth Fazenda in the UK alongside Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.

What's the vision for your business? 

Our goal is to establish Fazenda as the UK’s premier Brazilian rodizio, making sure every one of our guests feels special and enjoys a unique dining experience by providing the highest quality food and service. 

We’re aiming to operate ten Fazendas and ten Picanhas (our Brazilian grill restaurant brand) across the UK by 2023. The next step after Edinburgh is Fazenda Birmingham.

We are under negotiations on a number of sites at the moment, both in England and Scotland.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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