Preto is ok, the kids think it’s fun to be served meat but the side dishes are not super exciting and the whole idea is to fill you up and rush you out as quick as possible. We didn’t have dessert this time as last time we did it was a huge disappointment and not worth the calories! The restaurant is usually mostly empty and this affects the atmosphere
My husband and I went to Preto for Valentines Day. Whilst we had a nice experience and good service the meat was almost inedible because it was so incredibly rare.
excellent food and service. Cannot fault anything least of all the service.
Amazing service from staff and brilliant, tasty food!
Really delicious selection of meats and sausages etc we were so full up
A lovely warm atmosphere, beautiful food and lovely experience
First time at Preto, great evening, food atmosphere & staff were fab, will definitely be going again, highly recommend 😁
Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our valentine's meal. The deal was really good, the service was amazing and the food was just so yummy. Would definitely recommend this place. It's so different to any other places we have been.
We will be back very soon
By far the best place me and my misses have eaten out together. Was the perfect end to valentines day. 💯 going back in the near future
Meat was good, buffet was poor compared to similar style restaurants I’ve been to.
There was 8 of us celebrating a birthday. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Preto. The staff were all so friendly, helpful and made our evening fun. They catered to all our needs to a high standard and the food was amazing! Thank you all so much!
1 of the Best buffet I’ve been to. Great service ..good vibe
If you like meat this is a great experience. Full price around £22 but we had a 2-4-1 so even better value. Eat as much as you like / can. Even for people who like meat a bit less the salad and hot food selection was amazing.
Brilliant service bringing the meat and a fun experience! Meat was delicious!
Been here twice now & it makes a lovely change to the other restaurants we eat in. Definitely worth the money for an all you can eat Brazilian steakhouse
A unique dining experience. Had the Rodizio Grill - fixed price but as much as you wish to eat, varied meats brought to the table throughout the meal so always hot, served from a skewer. Lots of salad and vegetables available self service. Friendly servers and staff. Wide range of drinks - wines/beers/cocktails .
Not the first time I've visited and certainly will not be the last. The staff were so friendly and were always around when we needed them, they also checked in multiple times to see if we needed any extra drinks. The food came round quickly which kept us all full and the quality of the meat was incredible
Visited for the first time on 11 January 2020. We chose the full rodizio, we were expecting a good choice of sides, but we’re disappointed with the little choice, plain rice, salad, part baked baguette and some bean stew.
The meat varied from really tasty to pretty below par. The beef steaks being very good, the chicken wings were ok, we wasn’t offered any other choice of chicken, and the garlic bread was like concrete boulders.
Drinks are hugely overpriced too. We won’t be visiting again
Celebrated my sons birthday had a great time and the staff were very attentive. Definitely go back, great value for money!
Lovely meal and service, the vegan burger wasn't great but my husband enjoyed all the meat so we'll be going back.
Not as good as the first time we went. Less selection of meats on offer this time and 6 months on and the buffet food was all the same. Could be changed seasonally. The gammon is amazing but not available this time and Sausages only came round once. We don't want stake but was offered that so many times. Needs a balance. That said, what we Did have was cooked perfectly and service was nice. But then a service charge of 12.5% forced on all customers so I'd expect service to be fantastic.
Staff made my sons birthday special and memorable, and got something additional for my vegetarian daughter also, will be back again soon .
Lovely, friendly staff. Would certainly go back!!!
Lovely food that just kept coming! The salad and buffet bar was gorgeous too!
The food was nice. Initially the meat was coming out quickly. It was hot and fresh and tasty. Heading towards the end of the meal there weren't any meat skewers in sight so we moved on to dessert. Desserts were expensive, the menu said from £3 but there was no further prices until the bill came. We didn't like that the tip was automatically included in the bill. This should be optional to pay as much as we want to, not the forced amount
I visited for a works party on Saturday 21st December. From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and polite. Service was very good with plenty of meats being continually served , I shall be certainly returning very doon
Lovey food and atmosphere
Plenty of good food, very helpful and friendly staff. Food seemed to be very healthy but not for vegetarians or vegans. There are plenty of other places to cater for them. Meat eaters will love it. Only very slight minus point is the compulsory 12.5% gratuity. I would probably have given this anyway but should not be compulsory.
Had an amazing night. Staff were very attentive. Cassandra the waitress was excellent and made our friends and family very welcome.
Salad cart was brilliant as always. Meats were on point. Do find the service charge high though compared to other restaurants. Overall amazing experience and will return as always
Plesent geeting, food was superb, service was constant. Couldnt ask for more really.... will definitely be going again.
I really enjoyed this place. The food was amazing and service was excellent. Great dining experience
Great variety of food and the meat that was constantly being brought round was brilliant.
Lovely food, although it was a little salty, and although they have no dairy free desserts they were able to make up a lovely fruit bowl for my little boy, the staff were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us, it was a lovely night out and it was at a discounted price at the time making it great value
Great service, always friendly and can always ask for more while they are there and you certainly won’t go hungry. Could do with a bit more going on as it’s a big room and a little empty so some music would have gone down well.
Lovely staff, great food, very quite in the restaurant... only issue is considering how quite it was it took a while for us to get the bill but if that’s the worst thing about the experience then you should count yourself lucky
Service and meat very good, buffet was terrible, all cold salad bits, left feeling hungry, need to change buffet like rodizio preto in Islington, much nicer there
Casual and very affordable lunch with staff bending over themselves to help you...great!!
We attended on a Sunday afternoon so there weren’t many people in there but great service and food
Great food and excellent, friendly service. We will be back again soon!
Preto is the best restaurant in Chelmsford. The food is great and there's loads of it. The pork loin was amazing this time and had some tasty new plates on the buffet.