Party Earth Review Rio comes to London via Guanabara, a trendy, festive club and restaurant in which two spacious bars serving tasty fruit mojitos and caipirinhas overlook a dining area that transforms into a packed dance floor once live... ... read full review
London WC2B 5PW
Central, Piccadilly Lines: Holborn
020 7242 8600
M–Sa 5pm–2:30am, Su 5pm–midnight
Covent Garden / Soho, London –
Rio comes to London via Guanabara, a trendy, festive club and restaurant in which two spacious bars serving tasty fruit mojitos and caipirinhas overlook a dining area that transforms into a packed dance floor once live Brazilian acts and professional dancers take the stage.
Given the club’s incredible energy level and diverse international clientele, even the most straitlaced businessman can’t resist a little hip-swiveling – and the result is a fun-loving, unpretentious vibe that would do Carnival proud.
Patrons looking for a mellower evening can take their caipirinhas to the banquette on the upper level and soak up the South American scene from a safe distance.
Though best enjoyed on weekend nights when the mix of Brits and Brazilians really lets loose, Guanabara’s mouthwatering Brazilian cuisine and after-work drink specials make this place a solid weekday treat, too.
Mix of Brazilian expats and Londoners, early 20s to mid-30s.
Nightly live DJs and bands play an upbeat mix of Brazilian samba, dance, and funk music.
Traditional Brazilian dishes served earlier in the evening. Happy Hour M–Sa 5–7pm.
Cover charge £5–£10/W–F after 9pm and Sa–Su after 8pm. Bar snacks £2.50–£8, entrées £10.50+. Beer £3.70, cocktails £5.80+.
During Happy Hour for the great drink specials or on weekends for the most energetic scene.