Sambô Rodizio - Poole

Sambô Rodizio, Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole BH151HU
$$ Brazilian

Tradition Brazilian Steak House.
Unlimited Grill Service,
Salad Bar & Hot Buffet with unlimited servings.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Sambô Rodizio, Dolphin Quays, The Quay, Poole BH151HU
  • Cross Street: Old Orchard
  • Cuisine: Bar-B-Q | Brazilian | Pasta | Seafood | South American | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Buffet/All-You-Can-Eat
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 1202669085
  • Features: Ocean View, All You Can Eat, Outdoor Seating, Prix Fixe Menu, Smoking Area, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

Photos

Sambô Rodizio - Poole - Sambô Rodizio

Events & Special Hours

San Valentine Day. Special Menu Only
Feb. 14, 2023 Dinner 17:00 - 22:00

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
Friday
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 16:00
Dinner 17:00 - 22:00
Sunday
Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Dinner 17:00 - 21:00
False

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.76 out of 5 stars based on 705 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2023
Ted F.
Great service and the food was amazing!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 20, 2023
Kevin B.
Pros: Clean restaurant, good ambience, nice views. Food fresh and well laid out, service very good. Cons: A bit pricey and service charge added to bill

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 16, 2023
Nerijus D.
Delicious food, great service, friendly staff, allin high quality and standards, highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 13, 2023
Suyvie O.
Literally changed my order from lunch to dinner menu because of how delicious the food was. Not such a large selection of starters but the meat is A1

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 11, 2022
Valerie G.
Very attentive service, lovely wine, good ambience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 27, 2022
Nathan C.
Fantastic experience, excellent service and some beautiful meats cooked perfectly and seasoned to perfection. The salad/veg/side dish options were all excellent, a great variety and exceptionally good value for money. The service was impeccable - attentive without being overbearing. Water and wine were replenished quickly and efficiently when finished. We were served quite quickly to start with but after a discussion with the waiter that we would prefer to take a little more time, it was listened to and adjusted perfectly. This of course was our personal choice; we wanted to be there a while and feel relaxed and take our time, and I appreciate that isn't everybody's situation, but we felt very accommodated once we mentioned it. We would highly recommend based on this visit and will definitely be back when back in the area. (Just some extra feedback following a follow-up visit (24/11, as we loved it so much!) the week after this visit - everything was still excellent, but the meat wasn't as seasoned and some of the selections were cooked more medium/cooked through fully, than the rare/medium-rare that we requested. It was still beautiful, and it absolutely wouldn't put us off revisiting, but the waiter did mention it was a new chef, so we thought we would just mention it.)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 25, 2022
Paul J.
Loved the meats and salad awesome

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 15, 2022
Stephen C.
Really enjoyed our first visit. I had read reviews before going, and found none of the negatives expressed by others except for value. In respect of value, the wine is overpriced. We had a bottle of Rioca that wasn't at all pleasant. Given that you can have as much food as you like, I can't understand negative reviews of the value of the food. All of the meats were delicious, and well cooked with varying degrees of cooking where appropriate. The buffet was of good quality and adequate. All of the staff were friendly and attentive with no undue waits for anything. I have no objection to a 10% service charge when staff work for it like they do here actually carving and serving the meats. I do however think it's a cheek when some places add this to the bill and all the staff do is bring out a plate of food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 12, 2022
Miss amber l.
Fantastic evening, can't fault the restaurant. Food was amazing, lovely friendly staff. Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2022
Ana Terra P.
It was by miles, the best rodízio I've been in UK! The place is extremely clean and well decorated, the staff were super nice and helpful and the food... Aaah the food! Just amazing. I'm already missing it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2022
Karol W.
Excellent!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2022
Stephen M.
We had a lovely evening.The food was delicious and plentiful,the staff were very attentive and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. A bit more expensive but a great dining experience, will definitely recommend and go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 01, 2022
Lydia S.
We’ve been here twice (so far). The food is lush and the staff and atmosphere are brilliant. One of our new faves. Wear your elastic waisted trousers though!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 30, 2022
Kelly S.
Great service, every waiter and waitress were very polite, welcoming and professional. Thankyou. We had a lovely eve with great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2022
Paul P.
First time at this place,we were looked after from when we arrived to when we left The staff were polite and very friendly and made the night. Then the food that was realy great, I would recommend this as a place to eat for a great evening and we will definitely be going back. Thanks everyone for a great night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2022
Wendy W.
This was our first time here and will definitely not be our last. The food was amazing - nothing was too much trouble and the ambience was great. Can't wait to come back!! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2022
Stacie S.
Wonderful food, service was pretty great through out the evening. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 04, 2022
Kim T.
What a wonderful night we had.. came across Sambo by accident while walking along Poole harbour.. booked for 8pm. The service was excellent and very accommodating.. staff were lovely, friendly & polite, and the food...... was amazing from the buffet salad bar to the variety of meats that were carved at our table.. my favourite was the minted lamb.. but we found no fault with the different cuts of steak..the garlic chicken.. honey pork.. £39.95 per person and worth every penny. I would truly recommend for a special night out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 31, 2022
Neil S.
Excellent food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 30, 2022
teresa c.
Amazing place. Food was lovely and the service was fantastic. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2022
Geoff F.
Really good, very similar to the one Abu Dhabi

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2022
Dianne M.
The whole family absolutely loved our first visit; the selection of salads and sides were delicious, there was a great variety of meats which were cooked to perfection and plentiful, and the vegetarian in our party thought the risotto was fantastic. Staff were attentive without being obtrusive, and the red/green card system is a great idea. Our first visit certainly won't be our last!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2022
David S.
Couldn’t recommend this more highly. The food was absolutely incredible, such a variety available and plentiful. The service and staff were all brilliant, helpful and polite. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will be returning again. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2022
Aidan B.
Loved it all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2022
Andy G.
Loved it! Only reason dropped ambience is that we were there v early due to kids (1st sitting). Went on recommendation from others who highly appreciated the meal in busy times! Have already recommended to others! No brainer to me!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2022
Sharon W.
The best meal we’ve had in a long time. A very authentic experience. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2022
Keith L.
The staff were excellent and food was amazing. Would 100% recommend going. Definitely going back again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 19, 2022
Zoreh R.
We were recommended Sambo from a friend so booked straightaway. On first impressions, the location is perfect. It’s upstairs right on Poole Quay overlooking the water, the boats and Brownsea Island. There is seating outside should you require, we sat inside. We were welcomed by a lovely staff member and taken to our table and they explained how it works eating there - a whole new experience for us. Off we went to the salad bar, and my goodness, I have never seen anything like it…everything you could possibly imagine plus some hot sides such as herby roasted new potatoes and rice. Once sat we flipped our discs to green and immediately were greeted by servers with the meat…and it kept coming. All of the food was absolutely delicious, there was nothing we could fault. We came out full to the brim. All the staff were friendly and attentive. If I had a pick fault, it would be that it’s a little pricey, but that said, it wouldn’t stop me from returning. This is an excellent concept and I really hope that Sambo are successful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2022
Vikki P.
The food was amazing the staff were amazing and for that kind of 5* service I am happy with the price, will definitely go again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2022
Katy R.
Amazing food, amazing service, will definitely be coming back! Highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 07, 2022
Louise G.
Delicious food, wonderful staff offering fantastic service. It’s not the cheapest meal but it was just such good quality, in a beautiful location and the staff make it such a great experience. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 06, 2022
Owen G.
This is one of the best dining experiences you can have as a meat eater! We absolutely love this place. Classier and much tastier, upmarket version of Casa Brasil!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2022
Bev M.
Another fabulous meal there last night. Very friendly and knowledgeable about the meats. Nothing too much trouble. Can’t wait to go again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 27, 2022
Scott C.
Excellent service, the staff are very friendly, the food was amazing, the only reason i haven't booked again (yet) is the price. It is too expensive for an every month thing.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2022
Emma R.
We had a fantastic time at Sambo! We’ve been to the Weymouth one a few years ago and loved it so we wanted to try out the Poole one and they did not disappoint the service was amazing, the food was great! Even when the meat came out a little bit rare for me they went back and ensure that it was cooked to my liking! They even dug out a Pinot Grigio show wine which wasn’t on the menu and it was absolutely gorgeous! Bruno and Emma our waiters were so lovely and accommodating! We will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 16, 2022
Marc P.
Excellent overall experience. Very friendly and accommodating staff, food was delicious and didn't stop coming (once we'd worked out how to order!) Ambience only slightly spoiled by loud mouth trying to impress a couple of ladies on adjoing table. Made up for it when the bill came and he asked the two aforementioned to pay a third each. Their faces were a picture. We will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2022
Valerie G.
Group of 6, really enjoyed the food and service was excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 11, 2022
Janice W.
Great evening! We had an amazing meal, with excellent food... Will definitely book again Janice, Jodi & Joey

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 06, 2022
SHARON S.
Very attentive staff, great music and at good volume, not too loud, just right. Food was delicious! If they can make it better I would say to add Brazilian desserts as Mousse de Maracujá or Delícia de abacaxi to their menu; or even Coconut, and passion fruit ice cream. Overall experience was well worth the visit!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2022
Emma C.
Fantastic, friendly service, delicious food. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 02, 2022
Steve C.
Excellent food and service combined with a reasonable cost made my visit extremely enjoyable. Thanks

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 02, 2022
Emma B.
Absolutely fab food and service thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2022
Cynthia V.
Great experience

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 22, 2022
Tricia H.
Staff were excellent, nothing to improve. Great experience.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 16, 2022
Opal D.
The service was really good the food was excellent a good variety to choose from. A extra bonus of a surprise cake and song for my birthday!! My only part that needs a bit of improvement was right at the beginning a clearer explanation of how the service works and taking our orders. Apart from that a very good experience we will certainly be back again :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 02, 2022
Lorna W.
Absolutely loved the restaurant. All the staff were extremely helpful and polite and ensured we had everything we wanted. The quality of the buffet food and the meats that were served were all outstanding. The selection of drinks were just right. All with great views of the harbour. We will definitely return for this unique experience of rodizio.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
May 01, 2022
Samantha w.
Great service, food and experience for a family meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 25, 2022
louise D.
Excellent, as always. Food delicious, staff attentive and extremely welcoming

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 22, 2022
Beverley O.
Amazing staff. Great to be able to choose how well done we want our meat.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 17, 2022
Robie M.
Really good food will definitely be back