I don’t think it’s any sort of secret that I like food. Or that I’m not a vegetarian. I was invited down to Bossa, a Brazilian grill restaurant in the heart of Leeds, and I could not say no.
In case you’ve not heard of them before/don’t know what they are, Bossa works on an all-you-can-eat kind of theme where you’re given a little toy bull. One half of the bull is green, one is red and depending on which colour is facing up depends on whether you want the servers to bring you any more meat. They arrive at the table with a huge skewer of meat and slice you some off. It’s the best thing in the world – a buffet where the food is brought to you. My kind of buffet.
It’s safe to say ours was green all night.
We tried every single one of the meats and they were all nothing short of perfect. My favourites were definitely the chicken thighs, the pork belly and the lamb.
Even talking about it is making me hungry.
(And don’t fret if you’re a veggie or a pescetarian because there are options for you guys, too!)
Whilst we were there, we had a chance to talk to the owner of Bossa who told us a little about the vibe of the restaurant. He said England needs to have more of a chilled vibe sometimes – less plans, more spontaneity. And that’s what Bossa is all about. Have some more meat if you want, don’t if you don’t want, have a casual meal where you can catch up with friends and revel in the important moments in life without spending hours scouring a menu, deciding what to eat then regretting your choice when it arrived. He talked with us for ages and we left feeling so inspired!
And can we talk about the decor for a second? Because it was perfect. It felt relaxed and we felt incredibly chilled throughout the meal, yet there was a splash of Latin spirit thanks to the bright colours and patterns lacing the walls and windows.
We had a wonderful night at Bossa and I honestly can’t wait to go back ASAP. Thanks for having us, guys!