The sounds of the Samba return to Viva Brazil

115 days after a fire closed its doors, award-winning Brazilian restaurant Viva Brazil has reopened in a blaze of a glory.

Last Thursday, the city’s movers and shakers, sporting stars and celebrities were given an exclusive sneak preview of the Castle Street restaurant before it opened to the public today.

Samba dancers, stilt walkers and fire eaters lined the street outside the restaurant, keeping guests entertained and spirits high.

Inside, VIPs were treated to free drinks and samples of the new menu including sushi and pizza rodizio – a new addition to the restaurant.

Viva Brazil first opened on Castle Street in 2010 but required a complete refit following the fire in early August. A team of builders have been working around the clock to ensure it was ready for its Thursday launch.

The restaurant has been completely overhauled with a brand new colour scheme, increased bar capacity, BBQ charcoal grill area and salad island.

Founder and owner of Viva Brazil Restaurants, Andy Aldrich, said:

“We’ve been itching to get the restaurant back up and running. To achieve this in such a short space of time is testament to our sheer desire to open.

“It has been a complete reinvention of the restaurant and I couldn’t be happier with the result. I think it represents real Brazil with its vibrant colours, there’s nothing like it in the city.

“Liverpool has and always will be our home so when we closed, I was absolutely gutted. Fast forward three months and I’m so excited to see the new site. I look forward to welcoming our regular customers and hopefully some new faces as well.”

Viva Brazil is available for any last minute Christmas parties. Its pop-up site, Espirito do Brazil, located on Victoria Street, remains open until the New Year.

Bookings for Christmas are still available. For more information, please contact Viva Brazil on 0151 236 8080 or by emailing

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