"Camden's home of Brazilian classics; food, drink and music. "Review Rating: Reviewed by T.A.O
Just as other countries have their Irish pubs and their English bars, London has its own bars ready to rescue expats from all over the world. Made in Brasil is a step above the Murphy’s and the Lineker’s but it still wears its Brazilian badge with pride.
Located on the bar-heavy Inverness Street in Camden, Made in Brasil is a beach shack-cum-restaurant/bar that cares about its authenticity. The staff is generally made up of Brazilians, the menu adopts a range of Brazilian classics and the Caipirinha rules. Like most of the venues along this Camden strip it has to make do with a long, narrow shape. So tables and chairs at the back and a bar area at the front – it’s the Inverness Street standard. DJs and live acts play throughout the week and it gets cramped in here, which makes the ‘Copacabana Beach Bar’ in the basement all the more welcome. If you’re looking for a little break from the upstairs crush then head downstairs where the covered patio bar offers a colourful décor with your slice of fresh air.
At Made in Brasil, everything is based around that idea of Brazilian authenticity, so you can expect to find classic food and drinks from the country. Caipirinhas come in all kinds of flavours from lime to passion fruit. If you prefer vodka to cachaca then opt for the Caipiroskas, which is a similar drink to the caipirinha, only switched with the Russian spirit. This variation on the more famous cocktail also comes in a range of flavours from mango to strawberry and basil.
The food menu is made up of accessible little bites and sharing platters that offer up a little of everything. Think salt cod fish cakes (bacalhau), casaba chips with aioli (mandriva fries) and pan-fried Brazilian sausage. Platters are £15 and easily satisfy a group of four just snacking. You might not come to Made in Brasil for the food or drink alone but as a package it works.
T.A.O reviewed Made In Brasil on Fri 24 Jan 2014