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“For the food enthusiast”
Review of Caban Cardiff

Caban Cardiff
Ranked #12 of 1,327 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$24
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Canteen on Clifton Street in Cardiff is a fun and lively restaurant with fresh and inspiring fare. The down-to-earth dining room, with tiled floors and wood-panelled walls, is well-known for its vegetarian-based menu, and is the perfect place for dinners and parties with friends who are vegans, vegetarians and/or omnivores. The kitchen at Canteen on Clifton Street takes inspiration from Mexican and Mediterranean traditions, and the menu changes every fortnight. Favourite dishes include the Arabian spiced lamb with cardamom, pistachio and apricot rice; curried parsnip and mango soup; Lebanese spinach parcels with carrot and beetroot salad; and their famous vegan sticky toffee pudding. The chefs at Canteen are also happy to create bespoke meals.
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Delicious souffle, beef (yes beef) curry and eton type mess. Well done Wayne. He's the chef\owner. You will inevitably meet him as he comes out to discuss the menu. What other restaurants can boast that connection with customers?

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1  Thank veggieconvert
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Had another lovely evening at Canteen. Pudding especially was amazing. So glad you're staying open during the refurbishment.

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Thank Cardifflassie
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is an established restaurant that is still making a huge effort.
Things are a little different in The Canteen. The restaurant only opens on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. You will almost certainly need a booking. You need to know where you're going to avoid walking right past the place. The decor is basic and it's not the sort of place that you need to dress up for. The waiting staff are superb, the chef pops out and discusses the menu with you. They are keen for you to enjoy the experience.
The menu changes regularly and focuses on a few freshly prepared dishes. On our visit there were 3 starters, 4 mains and 4 desserts. This provided choices for vegetarians, vegans and may eaters and it still took us an age to choose. The wine list is similarly simple with 3 wines: a red, a white and rose wine, supported by a good selection of Welsh bottled beers and spirits. Corkage on your own drinks is very reasonable as are the drinks prices.
The food is amazing. Each dish is crafted with passion. The menu is imaginative, the quality is excellent, the presentation is superb. The flavours and textures will delight you.
As a family of four, each eating 3 courses we spent £100 including with one beer and wine.
If you want to spend lots of money on a posh silver service meal, this is not the place.
For interesting, delicious food and excellent service you will find it hard to beat.

5  Thank K_Partridge
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

It is a very informal place to eat
Every time I have been there always fairly full, which is a good review on its own

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Thank jeanettemenard
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Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

As a meat fan I was a little dubeous, however I went along with some friends and I'm definitely a convert to veggie options! !

1  Thank Dee44444
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