Casa Camolese

Top choice Brazilian

in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

One of the most talked-about openings in recent years is this beautifully designed eating, drinking and entertainment space overlooking the Jockey Club Brasileiro. Camolese is home to a microbrewery, a cafe, a live-music spot and a spacious restaurant, with soaring ceilings, glass walls and an elegant plant-trimmed terrace – the best place to be on clear nights.

Start off with classic appetizers, like codfish balls or paprika-dusted octopus, then tuck into seafood pasta in white-wine sauce, grilled Angus steaks or veg-friendly options like creamy polenta with mushrooms.

The restaurant is accessed via a small lane opposite the main entrance to the botanical gardens.