This is the perfect pub to have English tea, and also to participate in darts championships. It is decorated just like a ... More
Lord Jim Pub
This is the perfect pub to have English tea, and also to participate in darts championships. It is decorated just like a traditional English pub, especially with the red telephone booths by the door. On the walls there are posters with various English sayings on them. And who cares about the food? The really good thing is tasting a variety of beers, just like the British do. But the evening tea is superb, with traditional scones, muffins, mini-sandwiches and a variety of imported teas.
Great spot watched Liverpool beat Chelsea in the semi final of Champions League and then went off and celebrated by getting a massive tattoo! Lord Jims will always be a special pub to me.. a home from home. Great comfort food and great people in the bar.. the regulars and tourists. Highly recommend it :)
the Lord Jim is a genuine pub in the most affluent part of Brasil, not just Rio. As such the rents etc are some of the mostvexpensivebin Rio, therefore, of course the drinks are a little more expensivevthan in small local bars elsewhere in Rio. We try to show all English sports even at awkward hours, such as the Rugby World Cup etc. and of course like all bars and clubs in Rio use a card system to charge drinks, cash overvthe bar is a no-no in Brasil. Also, due to the Brasilian culture they expect a minimum charge which is discounted as part of your bill on leaving, sometimes there is also a fixed entry charge, if there is a band or it is a nightclub. The Chelsea game, for example, was on a Wednesday and the minimum consumption was R£15 about £5 sterling or 2 beers. We do not try to confuse anyone, however, in Brazil the system is different.
I went to this bar as a genuine tourist which I get the feeling is not the case on some of the other reviews on this page. I was looking for somewhere to watch the spurs v Chelsea game and after some basic research came up with this place. Having read the reviews and as a gambling man, I thought I'd give it a whirl. On arrival, first impressions weren't good with piles of bin bags piled up outside, but I can get over that. I can only describe ordering a beer at the bar as epic, but figured the game had kicked off so I'd watch that until they were ready to serve me. Fifteen minutes in I got my beer......happy days ! None of the above particularly bothered me as I am a fairly happy go lucky guy. Then they gave me a card which they would tally up my drinks on and then for me to pay on exit........ Hmmm I thought, this looks like a system that could be manipulated ! I was then informed that there was a fifteen $ cover charge per person for myself and my girlfriend, fortunately she likes football, but unfortunately she's not a big drinker, but I figured I could use this to my advantage come settling up time and crack on and have a few beers and enjoy the game.To cut a longer story, shorter, when the game had finished, she tried to pay and had no end of problems trying to pay the correct amount as did a number of other English guys in the bar. at this point I was about to flick a fifty real ball at the managers head, when she finally agreed that the amount we wanted to pay was correct.......Argh ! Extremely frustrating and has ensured I will never return there again. Now this is purely my view and if there's any doubt that I may be the competition whoever that may be, then please try it for yourself, as I did. I only hope your experience is considerably better than ours !!!!!!!
Went to watch the Heineken Cup Final here as it seemed to be one of the only places in town showing it. Sat down with a group of friends and was presented with a card which was marked every time we ordered a beer. A few hours (and more than a few beers) later we decided to leave. I paid for my girlfriend and I first and left, i thought it was quite expensive but since it was the only place around showing the match I fobbed it off and paid. My other friends paid later and i didnt meet them again until the next day when we were leaving Rio. They informed me that they questioned the cost of beers when presented with the bill and found that the bar girl had made a significant "mistake" when totting up the total which eventually turned out to be significantly less (60reals) less than my total even though we had consumed the same quantities!
In short, these guys will rip you off at the drop of the hat. if you have to go there make sure you keep an eye on some of the poor maths.
I have been to Lord Jim's many times and have always been pleased with the service and music. The last time I went there was a "shot girl" selling shots of jagermeister in test tubes. She's Eastern European with all of her plastic assets hanging out. Anyway, we bought a few rounds of shots with no problem but at the end of the night we were settling the bill at the cashier when the shot girl told the other members of our group that she would give them 3 shots for free. While I was walking back to the table she told my friend and I that we still owed for 3 shots the girls just drank. My buddy paid for the shots before our girls explained the shots were free. Of course, the manager could not be found and the cashier who always speaks perfect English couldn't help us. Really? Rip us off for a few reais when we always spend 300-400 reais every time we go to Lord Jim's. Farewell Lord Jim's, too many places in Rio that won't rip us off.
..... to a new location just across the street which whilst losing the a little of the charm of the old place, is much cleaner and better presented. I lived in Rio for 2 years and this was my second home. Having read some of the negative comments on here, it's obvious that LJs isn't the place to go for a quiet night out and a peaceful meal. Having said that, why the previous poster ever thought that would be the case in an English pub perpelexes me a little.
Lord Jims IS a great place to watch the football. The owner is a crazy about football himself so you'll always find a game on in there.
And for a good, proper night out, you can't beat it. There's a bit more a "real" feel to LJs than the overly commercial Shennanigans Pub.
Yesterday I took my girlfriend to Lord Jim Pub and had the worst experience in a long time. Fisrt we had to pay R$ 5 to get in, because of some DJ that would play, and which we didn't see a shadow - by the way we didn't want to see a DJ, we went there to eat. The nightmare started with the pub not serving any english beer, or any other besides some cheap brazilian beer called Itaipava, famous for leaving you with a throbbing headache the next day. Still fine, since we were focusing on the food. The menu at first glance seemed ok. Some steaks, some traditional english bar food. I ordered the T-Bone Steak cooked medium rare to medium, the price was running at R$ 22 - one of the top priced dishes; my girlfriend ordered the Sheppard's Pie. About 45 minutes later the food arrived. My girlfriend's dish came out ok besides the long time to deliver. On my plate though, was the most terrible piece of meat I had ever seen cooked in my whole life. Something that wouldn't be served at Abu Ghraib, I'm absolutely sure. The steak was overcooked to a charred piece of wood I could not cut through with the knife they provided me with. I called the waitress to show her that and to tell her I couldn't possibly eat it, and she simply looked at it and asked if I wanted something else instead. I said no, since the steak was what I left the house to eat. She said "Ok, I'll take it off your check" like she was doing me a favor. We got up to pay the bill and I told the manager what had happened. He looked incredulous and didn't appologise. Simply said he was gonna reprimand the Chef. Result: I left the place hungry at about midnight, having paid R$ 38 for my girlfriend's pie and 2 cokes. I will never in my life go back to that place again, and if you plan on going, think twice.
Superb place to go for a few jars and also busy in the
You can also get nice food here if you are tired of the local cousine!
Football games on several screens in the building
They also have nights with live music which was very good as far as i could judge!
Staff is lovely and helpful!
Will go back soon!
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