Bossa: The Rodizio Experience

I tried to be a vegan once. I tried really hard actually, because i’d read so many bad things about meat that I became concerned about my health. However, my veganism, much like Brangelina just wasn’t meant to be. I therefore made a delightful return to my omnivorous ways and was glad to discover that it’s processed meats which are all we need to avoid, meaning steak, lamb and chicken can be thoroughly enjoyed once more.

Any thoughts of veganism were long distant memories as I sat down to try out Bossa last week. It’s a new Brazilian restaurant in Leeds opposite the corn exchange (where Zizzi’s used to be, in-between Las Iguanas and Red’s Barbecue) and is a meat lover’s paradise.

Anyone who watched the Olympics this year will have been entranced with the fascinating Brazilian culture, where music, dancing and good food are the three pillars of happiness. Named after the Bossa Nova dance, Bossa fully encapsulates all three with some of the most delicious and succulent meats i’ve ever tried. The best part is, they are endlessly brought to your table until you are full – which you indicate to your waiter by turning this little plastic cow over onto it’s red side.

cows bossa

This is Rodizio style dining. Casual, sharing plates with all the barbecued meat you could dream of….


chicken wings lamb bossa meats bossa eggs pork belly bossa


Basically for £12.90 at lunchtime, or £17.90 in the evening, you get all you can eat meat + 2 delicious sides. I think i’ve found my new favourite restaurant in Leeds.

Bossa, Crown Street Buildings, 2 Cloth Hall St, Leeds LS1 2HD