Owner of new Brazilian steakhouse replacing Bait in Princes Avenue reveals more details - and when it will open
Marcos Granzieri and Juliana Rodrigues (Image: Richard Addison)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 Oct 2018
The new owner of what will be Hull’s only Brazilian restaurant has revealed what diners can expect from his first ever business venture in Princes Avenue.
Marcos Granzieri is the proud new owner of Brazgrill which will replace seafood restaurant Baitopposite Pearson’s on the popular west Hull street.
The 38-year-old, who hails from Brazil, has managed restaurants all over the world in his home country, Spain, Portugal and England. Brazgrill marks his first foray into restaurant ownership and he cannot wait to serve up authentic South American culinary delights to the people of Hull.
“This is the first one in Hull which is very exciting and there is no other one like ours in the city,” Mr Granzieri said. “We’ll have old fashioned Brazilian style homemade food and it will all be freshly made in the restaurant.
“The food will be authentic and everything we do will be entirely Brazilian.”
Mr Granzieri will run the steakhouse with his long-term business partner Juliana Felix with assistance also from his wife who will help to organise the desserts and side orders.
Just like Chamas and Estabulo in Beverley, Brazgrill will operate a rodizio style restaurant. This is essentially an all-you-can-eat system where servers will come to tables with knives and a skewer to offer customers unlimited amounts of different cuts of meat.
“Many Brazilian restaurants use the system and all of them are very successful,” Mrs Granzieri said. “I’ve been working in restaurants all over and people came back to them time and time again because they like the system.
“It’s simple service that is quick and it means you don’t have to wait for your order. You just come in, sit down and start eating.”
Since Bait shut in May, the steakhouse has been left to gather dust before banners were installed on the premises by Mr Granzieri and his team a couple of weeks ago.
Since then, the Brazilian entrepreneur, who lives in Beverley, has been working hard to get the place appropriately decorated for the grand opening which he hopes will be on November 1.
Although recent business ventures such as Bait and Jumeriah have been forced to close in Princes Avenue, Mr Granzieri, who wants waiters and waitresses for the new restaurant, is confident Brazgrill will serve up a recipe for success.
He said: “It’s going to be quite cosy and comfortable because it’s a small premises so it won’t be like some of the bigger rodizio restaurants you see in London and Leeds.
“We hope it will stay popular and I know I’ve managed restaurants where the rodizio style of serving has been a success.”