Launch of Bossa brings natural Brazilian flair and flavour to Leeds city centre
The new Bossa restaurant opening at 2 Cloth Hall Street in Leeds city centre is the kind of cool casual restaurant you would go to if you live in Rio.
With 110 covers, and located at the address formerly occupied by Zizzi and next door to Reds BBQ, Bossa opens on Monday September 19th.
The new eatery opens its doors to the people of Leeds and wider Yorkshire, offering a taste of the real modern South America, far removed from clichéd Brazilian-themed restaurants.
Bossa is old-fashioned Brazilian slang for doing something with particular charm, natural flair or innate ability, and bossa nova means ‘the new trend’.
Bossa is not following a trend, but instead it believes it is making one, hence Bossa’s own take on the simple and popular Rodizio style of grilled meats cooked to perfection with a delicious selection of sides and desserts.
From young, casual diners eating out with friends, to family groups, and student parties, all can experience the unique vibe of Bossa. Customers can enjoy a limitless meal, only stopping the tableside food service when they are ready.
Prices start at £17.90 for full Rodizio grill experience for the evening and £12.90 for lunch, offering seven cuts of mouth-watering meat, beautifully-grilled in the South American tradition.
The Bossa menu includes the classic picanha (cap of rump), lamb, chicken thighs and sausages, with a different meat special offered every week.
A selection of sides cooked in a clay oven and salads are available to accompany the meats.
Francisco Martinez, the group Executive Head chef says: “Simplicity can go a long way, but when you add the Bossa style to simple things you give them passion, and that is what we think people will feel about our food.
We South Americans appreciate the simple yet finer things in life. At the heart of everything is family and friends. We share laughs and stories, we want you to be yourself, there's always a place for you at our table in Bossa.”
Bohemian in style, adventurous in spirit, Bossa is infused with a modern Latin outlook – offering a friendly welcome, a vibrant atmosphere, and flavourful food washed down with cocktails led by Brazil’s national cocktail, the classic lime and sugar muddled Caipirinha, or some great South American beers and wines.
Bossa’s eclectic interior is a feast for the eyes to match the menu, and the effect is at once both funky and friendly.
The surfaces are a collage of rough sawn timber, herringbone tiles and painted brickwork, and décor mingles traditional Brazilian dark wood with painted signage and spray-stencilled patterns. An outdoor area means the Latin atmosphere will carry over into the street.
Director Robert Melman, says: “Leeds is growing as a food and drink destination and we are confident that Bossa is the right offer for casual diners in the city centre looking for high-quality, great value eating out experience.”