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“Big meat fest”

Fusion Brazilian Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #23 of 82 Restaurants in North Lakes
Price range: US$8 - US$52
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

For my family this was a night to remember. Less so for the quality of the meat, except for the beef & chicken, the rest of the meat was dry. It wasn’t that indulging in marinated meat was our main focus, it was some lovely sides and great conversation. The music was a little loud and made chatting over dinner difficult, but the obliging staff I’m sure would have reduced it had we asked. Desert was a little disappointing for flavour, but the company meant we could laugh it off and still come away saying we enjoyed ourselves that night. At the end of the night we were full and looking forward to bed to sleep off our very big meal. Isn’t this what makes Brazilian bbq worthwhile?

Thank Dale T
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

WOW why all the negative reviews - glad we decided to try ourselves.
Booked for 7 pm, seated and explained how it works.
No dancing tonight only on Saturday nights.
Yes the salads are small - how difficult is it to ask for another bowl?....we did. Sharing between two people the salad sizes are sufficient, we did ask for another small bowl of mixed salad.
Gee people complain about nothing!!
No food waste on our table all ended up in our belly :)
$18 for a beer and cider - that is normal price and what restaurants charge these days.
The entrée we enjoyed but probably too much as we struggled to fit in the main meal. I did have to remind the waitress about when we get the meat, but promptly the chicken and chorizo came out...followed by lamb (a little dry), pork (yum), beef (yum), the cinnamon pineapple I wanted more. Chicken hearts I did try, not that keen. We were asked did we want another round of meats.
We did have a voucher deal (purchased on-line) - loved the price and loved our meal.

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Thank Broncogirl12
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We arrived at 6pm, seated in 5mins, a lady said someone will come to present. Staff walking around not sure which table to approach and do presentation. A young male staff presented to the table beside us, then he left. We waited and then another couple came and the same staff approached them and presented. We waited until we finished and no one presented to us as to what to expect. The food was only served after 35mins. They offered water, and for that 35mins, the staff just roaming around asking what beverage we wanted. The beverages are expensive which explains why service is delayed so that people can spend on drinks. So the entree came in first, it was good plattert share for two, then came the salad in terrible sizes, mushroom salad in a ramekin which is only like a teaspoon size, potato salad in small bown, garden salad full of balsamic vinegar, tomato salsa in tiny ramekin, black been soup that taste disgusting. Then came chicken and chorizo. The chicken was bland, not seasoned well. Then came the lamb. It was moist and tasted good. (At this moment, the table beside was still not served anything). Then came the pork BBQ, tasteless and dry. (it was only during this time that the table beside us was served with entree). The last meat was beef (at this time I was very full and asked for 2 slices only). The beef was good, medium rare. The dessert came in and we didn't understand the taste. The chocolate didn't taste chocolatey. It wasn't bad but not what we expected. The staff were not trained and manage well.

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1  Thank ivyjay
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Of a group of 8 who had had various experiences at other Brazilian restaurants, we all voted this place the poorest.
The salads were pathetic in size, the mushroom "salad" was in a ramekin that equated to about 1/2 cup size with a TEASPOON to serve it with, we all got less then a teaspoon. The service was non existant and the meats were less than average and we were only served these sporatically. The chicken tasted like it was boiled, the lamb was indistinguishable and the rest was average. They did enquire if we wanted desert three times but each time we had to inform them that we still hadn't been served our meats, so off they would trot, never to be seen again.
Most of the night we had to wave our hands to get some sort of service, be it for food or drinks.
The band was too loud and we could only have conversation when they had a break.
We spent a lot of money and not one cent of it was worth it.

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2  Thank Laura I
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

Absolutely terrible value for money. We went for a 60th birthday. 18 pax. The salads were in tiny little bowls & were to serve 6 people. The entrée consisted of chicken wings in which the server dropped on the table & promptly picked them up in his fingers & put them back in the bowl. A total of 5 wings, 4 hash browns & 6 cheese balls for 6 people. The tossed salad was in a cereal bowl, a tiny ramekin held a mushroom salad & another held salsa. The potato salad was in a bowl smaller than the cereal bowl. Then they came round with meat...chicken, lamb, pork & chorizo on skewers which they scraped off a little of each onto your plate. Dessert....well, don't know what it was but it was downright awful which no-one ate. The pictures that they show on their promo are very deceiving & look nothing like what you actually get. I wouldn't bother going back.

2  Thank Kerri D
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