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I do know Brazil and I think that NZ deserves more.
Brazilian food, especially barbecue, are very different.
No doubt: Very good restaurant but not Brazilian food.
Have visited a few times with usually great service. Sometimes I feel like they rush you out if you decide to “take a break”. My last experience has put me off going there for a while or at all. On a very quite evening our waiter introduced himself he was never to return to our table again, I had to ask 3 times before somebody filled my glass of water up, and I complained as through out the meal me and my partner were fighting off sand-flies putting us off our food. Terrible experience when I paid my $120 bill for my 1/2hr fly frenzy I told the manager my complaints he didn’t seem to care. A real shame as it used to be one of my favourite restaurants to go to.
Great food and excellent service! All the staff were very friendly and extremely efficient. The meats were cooked beautifully, and there were plenty of choices. Accompanying salad, potatoes, breads and dips were great. Our family are real “foodies” and we have beautiful meals at home, so eating out is sometimes a disappointment, but this was a really good dining experience, and very good value for money.
So disappointed rude senior staff, we had 18 people at our table and two of them did not bring cash staff turned it into an argument they did not want their expos transaction. A wine glass was smashed by a staff member above our table and went all over two people we had to tidy it up ourselves they weren’t even asked if they were ok. Only eight of the 18 people wanted dessert which we were told was ten dollars they said no all 18people had to have it at ten dollars, there was 3 staff having a group meeting about it, we told them to take it away in the end the meat beef, pork and lamb just tasted of salt. Waiter corrected a man on our table on his knife and fork placement he was shocked at his rudeness. Then corrected the lady next to him. The red green stick was put on its side just so we could enjoy our dinner without the constant interruption while we’re eating got told off for that. They made our evening out unpleasant when you pay good money for dinner to celebrate a thirtieth. So, so disappointing .
Absolutely appalling management!
If you are a group do not waste your time or money. Made to feel unwelcome from the second we walked in. Misleading regarding dessert price and an ordeal when half of the group wanted dessert and half didn’t. The most rude and obnoxious management I have ever come across who have no interest in resolving issues or treating their guests like human beings. Abused by management when the group tried to split the bill in half. Not impressed.
Wait staff were fantastic, food was interesting.
We go to this restaurant regularly and always leave happy and satisfied. The food is always good and the service fast and pleasant. The staff are all friendly, helpful and competant. Will continue to dine here, impossible to leave here hungry.
We went to Wildfire for an end of year Xmas function on Saturday 15th December and it was beyond belief – if you are a group going here – do not waste your money. They made us wait for our tables at the bar when the tables were free. The food was terrible / re-hashed, the toilets were not serviced, there was no toilet paper in the women’s toilet and everything was filthy. The duty manager was not interested in getting it sorted, Wild Fire may adhere to the liquor licensing laws but the hygiene factor is a lot to be desired, not the excellent place it used to be.
Table for two at Wildfire.
I doubt it is true Brazilian cuisine, but I could be wrong.
Anyway, the deal is you pay a set fee for their food and they keep bringing it out! You have four options. See their web site.
The option we took saw them bring out breads and stuff to start with (to fill us up before the expensive stuff) then some broccoli and potato (large chips). Then there was a constant flow of meat that was on a spit e.g. lamb, pork, beef. Also some salmon (we asked for it). Meat was generally well cooked and very tasty. I did feel the meal lacked a bit of variety e.g. they needed more veges and other options. But overall, I was happy.
Staff were very well presented and professional.
This restaurant is a sort of all you can eat place, and if you are someone that likes eating huge amounts it could be for you.
I would go again if I was particularly hungry!
I have been to Wildfire for a numerous amount of different occasions and have NEVER been disappointed. Love this restaurant and well worth every dollar. Food: excellent, Service: impeccable, Venue: divine. Would strongly recommend.
We have been here a number of times and always have great service and very good food. Any visitors we have from overseas we always bring to Wildfire and they also love the food.
The meats are very tasty, we have not have a bad experience with any of the meats and have been here approximately 12 times.
As a family the early dinning Churrasco 5pm – 7pm is very good value.
Tasty BBQ and good value for money. Great service too considering how busy they were.
Great place for groups, busy atmosphere. Meat could be better but they are catering for a lot. Wine list was very good and staff very efficient. A very entertaining night. Thank You
Service and staff were very friendly and I liked how there is a good mixture of both European and South Amercian staff there but the food was average at best.
Meat Lovers Restaurant!
The meats are deliciously cooked. The dessert trolley was beautifully laid out and the desserts we had, was exquiste!
Note: If you’re a first timer here. There’s a small wooden roller on your table, remember to turn the roller with green side upwards if you want to be served
Went to both Takapuna and Quay street one for the birthday party, was not my choice as I would not go back. You have to order all the same for one table for the BBQ buffet. We chose the one with desert, Entertainment book says a SELECTION of desert, it turns out you can only choose one slice each – it is clearly misleading. It is not worth for $10 more as you can certainly buy from other places with better quality. It is pricey and the meat selection is not good enough, after a while everything tastes the same, you can really tell the difference from Chicken to Lamb.Side dishes were OK, dishes are small and no one really wants to eat them = bread and hummus, veges etc. Would not go back again.
Have visited Wildfire on a number of occasions and love it every time.
I’m not into the bread and humus, so I don’t have them and just leave them or ask the waiting staff not to bring them.
The beef, lamb and pork are succulent and very tasty.
The only down-side to Wildfire is that I just want more, but can’t fit it in
This is a very poor example of an Brazilian BBQ restaraunt.
They try and push bread and side dishes on you prior to giving you any BBQ meat. The side dishes have nothing to do with Brazilian food – Hummus and Tomato Pesto!? And the Hummus was very ordinary! Also, whilst waiting for the BBQ meat, a waitress pushing a cart, visited our table three times trying to sell us an expensive ‘Brazilian Cocktail’.
The BBQ meat does taste nice. But the ‘Lamb’ is very chewy, probably ‘Mutton’. Beef was tasty, chicken good, sausage nice as well and Pork chop OK. We were offered Chicken and Sausage at least 10 times more often than the ‘Premium’ meats. Also, there was only one type of all the different meats, which is very disappointing for a $50. At good Brazilian BBQ restaurants, I have had Beef – Rump, Sirloin, Fillet and Rib Eye. Lamb – Leg, Rump. Chicken – Leg, Breast, Heart.
At the end of this meal, I felt that I had been involved in a money machine with no real commitment to the food. Try a good Brasilian BBQ and you will never go back to this restaraunt. Don’t try another and you will probably be happy.
nice food, but the price is really high comparing with other restaurants ,but i enjoy it, my be i will visit them next year again
Best lamb and also the best prawns I’ve had EVER. Service was excellent and everyone is friendly. Great experience.
Came here for a friend’s birthday. First of all the food. i enjoyed it especially their chicken. As long as you can tolerate eating heaps and heaps and heaps, you’ll be fine. The food is good in general.
Service.I think their tables are too small. we were 5 in all and we were in such a crowded table. I mean for example, they gave us the veggies placed in a big platter (not too mention it was quite high) and it almost occupied 1/4 of the table. imagine we have our plates there plus 2 glasses each, for the wine and the water. Well, we were just laughing at it coz we didn’t get to see each others faces anymore. (Good thing, we were enjoying the food and we didn’t care that much anymore)
It takes too long for the food to arrive at times. it would be good if there will be more servers especially on weekends that there are lots of people dining.Guess they got too busy that night, they totally forgot to serve our dessert. I bet we waited for almost an hour for it and we kept following up. Seemed like the staffs didn’t get to communicate very well. And to make up for it, they gave us a bowl of fruits…
Great place to dine, especially for large groups. If you like meat you will love this place. The salads and veges are not spectacular, but it is an enjoyable dining experience and quite unique. Overall very good
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