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(Closed) Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria (Vivocity)

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The atmosphere at Carnivore is fun, relaxed, simple and understated. At Carnivore, the meats are marinated and cooked over fire till perfection. Its Brazilian chefs will pamper you with an array of meats – beef, pork, chicken, lamb and fish.

Daily: 11:30 - 15:00

Daily: 17:30 - 22:00

Happy Hour Dinner: 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm,
Dinner: 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm
+65 63769939
$48 based on 42 submissions
Dinner (22 votes), Large Groups/Gathering (20 votes), Buffet (18 votes)
Angelina Liew

too much meat

Quite like their lamb, pork ribs, chicken thighs and pineapple but too much to take within a meal. Their salad bar was nice too especially the papaya salad. Don't think I will go back again anytime soon. Maybe one day when I super crave for lotsa meat.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • caramelised pineapple5 votes
  • Chicken thigh3 votes
  • Lamb!3 votes
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07 Feb 2013 • 25 reviews • 0 follower

too much meat

Quite like their lamb, pork ribs, chicken thighs and pineapple but too much to take within a meal. Their salad bar was nice too especially the papaya salad. Don't think I will go back again anytime soon. Maybe one day when I super crave for lotsa meat.
07 Feb 2013 • 25 reviews • 0 follower

too much meat

Quite like their lamb, pork ribs, chicken thighs and pineapple but too much to take within a meal. Their salad bar was nice too especially the papaya salad. Don't think I will go back again anytime soon. Maybe one day when I super crave for lotsa meat.
21 Aug 2012 • 2 reviews • 18 followers

Excellent service and food...

Was there to celebrate my Dad's birthday... So being the meat-lover I am decided to try out this place after passing by it on numerous occassions... Firstly, kudos to this female service staff with long hair and wearing spectacle (Sorry I forgot to ask for her name which I usually do to ensure I write a compliment letter to her organisation) , she provided a warm and sincere service from the first contact she had with my table... She was always smiling and very attentive to not only my table but also the rest of them around... The food was brillant with my favourite being the pineapples and the beef rump... My mom , dad and myself left the restaurant delighted and happy although we were quite full. Dessert menu could be increased though but once again I'll never hesitate to go back again if the level of service mantains and the quality of food remains...

31 May 2012 • 44 reviews • 6 followers

Carnivore Brazilian Churrascaria: 1 for 1 lunch buffet

To be honest, this was my first time getting a feel of authentic Brazilian cuisine. I have no idea of what to expect apart from the fact that it's gonna bring the carnivore side of me to my dinner plate! (Very evident in the photos below.)

Perhaps I've underestimated the power of facebook. I couldn't make a reservation for four as they do not accept reservation a day or two early. Citing the fear of changing location as the main reason, My dining partners and I came half an hour early of their opening time and to be greeted by a moderate queue in front of the restaurant. I was just thankful we came early because by the time they were opened for business, the so call moderate queue has lengthen considerably!

We were ushered to our table, greeted by the salad bar. Brimming with veggies from your typical salad veggies to the really authentic ones! I personally loved the zangy taste of the purple Beetroots. It was quite spread I have to say. Good for me to try out new stuffs like Peas and Black Beans Stew.

Service was fairly slow but given how they could still churn out skewers after skewers despite the full house scenario, I say it was a fair 3 hour deal.

fruit platter
05 May 2012 • 408 reviews • 13 followers

Meat galore!

How time flies! Our first dinner at Carnivore was five years ago, when we foolishly filled up on salad and didn’t try much of the meats since the passadores came around too late. Ironically, it’s the salad bar that enticed me back again. I really miss Ponderosa!

Churrascaria is Portuguese for a Brazilian barbecue restaurant, where knife-welding passadores go from table to table carving rotisserie-roasted meats from large skewers. In this rodízio-style restaurant, diners are given colored cards to indicate if they want more meat or not.

We arrived early for the dinner buffet on Friday ($47++) and promptly made a beeline for the salad bar after getting a table. The artichoke dish I was looking for wasn’t available anymore. Nonetheless, it’s well-stocked with hot and cold salads as well as appetizers. I counted 17 in total, not to mention there were 10 dips to please every palate.

There’s also a gigantic bowl of mixed salad (cabbage, carrot and lettuce) alongside alfalfa sprouts, olives and silver onions. Olive oil, vinaigrette and ground pepper were thoughtfully provided to spice up any DIY salad.

The spread was delectable, except the coleslaw and beetroot salad which were too sour.

We hadn’t even started eating when passadores began making rounds (pork, chicken and fish) and this time we didn’t miss much, only a few beef items!

The variety was generally tender and deeply-flavored. A couple of cuts were a tad dry (especially the fish) but there’s nothing the dips couldn’t help. My favorites were chimichurri, pineapple sauce, onion sauce and farofa. The molho campanha was too vinegary and the salsa salu, while interesting, was kinda bland.

Shortly into our meal we were presented with cheese bread. Served piping hot, the crispy shell was very dense, enveloping a molten centre of salty melted cheese.

I tend to avoid pineapple due to a traumatic childhood experience. The mere sight would send my salivary glands into overdrive as I recall the extreme sourness of an unripe fruit, so raw it cuts the sides of the mouth. However I became curious about the roasted honey pineapple when a passadore went around with two golden fleshy fruits on a skewer.

I was prepared to dump the slices on my makan kaki’s plate but ended up getting a few more during the second round. They were just too darn sweet, tender and juicy! An excellent complement to the meats as the sweetness helped temper the heaviness.

The meal certainly was hearty and we finished up with some fruits before we got overstuffed. Service was obliging and friendly, and our water (with lemon!) was constantly refilled and dirty plates cleared.

Note: Weekend dinner buffet $47++. UOB cards offer 15% discount till 30 December 2012.