Brazilian food brand Fazenda will open a bar and grill in a £2m facelift project in Edinburgh early next year, bosses have confirmed.

City District Group, who have outlets in Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester, are also looking for a site in Glasgow.

The Edinburgh outlet will be in George Street and is set to offer 175 covers plus a bar area with a capacity of 40. A private dining room for eight guests is also planned.

Fazenda in Manchester


Tomas Maunier, the company’s sales and marketing director, said: “Edinburgh is a vibrant city with an amazing food scene.

“We want to share a unique and authentic dining experience, similar to the best restaurants in São Paulo or Rio.

“With Scotland being world-renowned for its beef, we thought it was time for us to bring our way of cooking and serving meats to the people of Edinburgh.”

For a set price, prime cuts arrive at the table including chicken, lamb, pork and beef.

The selection includes their signature picanha, a juicy, tender and flavourful cut from the cap of the rump.

Chris Milner, head sommelier, said: “On top of a mix of New and Old World wines, we source a special selection of South American premium and aged wines.”