Brazil’s take on the buffet is a lot more exciting than your average chain clichés, judging by this fun ‘churrascaria’ close to Victoria station. Begin by loading your plate with exotic salads, vegetables & hot dishes at the counter, but don’t overdo it. The main attraction is the cavalcade of sizzling skewers spiked with anything from roasted pork loin to peppered steaks, which are carved at your table by flamboyant ‘passadors’. The meat keeps coming, but you can pace yourself with the aid of a two-sided disc – ‘green’ means you’re ready for more; ‘red’ signals that you have waved the white flag. Bohemia beer & caipirinhas are the drinks of choice, while fresh flowers & samba beats add to the carnival atmosphere. At £19.95 for the full works, it won’t break the bank either.