Review: Churras (Darlinghurst)

Our housemate Neil liked our dinner at Casa Brasil so much that he decided to celebrate his birthday with another churrasco dinner. Luckily for the blogger in the house, he chose a new restaurant: Churras on Oxford Street.

Grilling meats

BBQ men in action

The dynamics are pretty much the same as in other Brazilian BBQ restaurants: the waiters approach the tables with sworded chunks of barbecued meat. You verbally accept or pass (no green/red signs here) and this goes on for as long as the group is up for it. Sides are brought to the table and replenished during the two and a half hours I assume is the allocated dining period (they take bookings at 6 and 8:30 pm). The all-you-can-eat feast costs $39.50 per person.

Sides include potato salad, black beans, garden salad, rice, and fried cassava, banana and polenta. We made an exception and had some rice because it was prepared exactly the way we do in Perú: garlicky and not lumpy.

Potato salad

Potato salad

Black beans & salad

Black beans & salad

Rice & salad

Rice & salad

Cassava, fried banana, polenta

Cassava, fried banana, polenta

The grain eaters started by filling up their bellies with garlic bread.

Garlic bread

Garlic bread

The meats were good. Middle of the road between Casa Brasil (although service there was superior) and Bah Bq. My absolute favourite cut of the night was the rump steak, fatty, juicy and flavoursome. The beef ribs were pretty good, too. I didn’t try the sausages because the waiter didn’t know if they were gluten-free. As a side note, they specify in their website “We are 100% Glutten [sic] Free by request”, however the waiters had no idea whether the dishes were gluten-free or not, and none of them offered to find out.

Rump steak

Rump steak

Pork

Pork

Beef ribs

Beef ribs

Lamb

Lamb

Sausages

Sausages

Chicken legs

Chicken legs

Chili beef

Chili beef

Sirloin with vegetables

Sirloin with vegetables

The only disappointment came with the coconut prawns, soggy frozen prawns covered in homebrand-tasting shredded coconut.

Coconut prawns

Coconut prawns

The little morsels (mushrooms and chicken hearts) were a big hit, even when everyone had reached their stomach capacity.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Chicken hearts

Chicken hearts

The traditional pineapple with cinnamon helped to settle down the meal thanks to its digestive enzymes. We were grateful they redusted the pineapple with cinnamon each time the entire surface of the fruit had been shaved off.

Pineapple with cinnamon

Pineapple with cinnamon

One of Neil’s friend baked a birthday cake. Some of my friends asked if I had baked it. I wonder why.

Birthday cake

Birthday cake

Churras
219 Oxford Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
(02) 8084 2151
www.churras.com.au

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3 comments

  1. OH MY GOD THE FOOD LOOKS AMAZING!!! Except the prawns, of course, that was a bit of a shame. Must make a note of this place for the next time I’m in Sydney. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. $40 seems like such a bargain for this much food. i love how they put the garlic bread on the swords as well teehee. Its always so difficult to eat everything you want at these places, so much food, so little stomach as Shanshan put it heehee


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