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Caban Cardiff

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40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There seems to be a commonly held belief that this wee gem closed for good, but, thankfully, this is untrue. The restaurant closed temporarily to rebrand, but "Caban Cardiff" with the same great food, in the same location, with Wayne still singing in the kitchen has been open again for several months. The food is as interesting and tasty as... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at Caban fairly regularly, and always have fantastic food and great service. If you are vegetarian or vegan you will be really well catered for, but there is always a main course containing meat so that non-vegetarians who fancy meat are catered for. Generally it is bring your own wine with reasonable corkage

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Caban as we were always very fond of Canteen on Clifton Street. The place hasn't changed a bit. The same wood panelled walls, the same 80s music and the same lovely food and friendly service. As vegetarians it's rare to find a place which has such choice for us. And the atmosphere in this place is fab... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Simply the best vegetarian restaurant in Cardiff. A new menu every three weeks, beautiful meals with creativity and taste, good wine, and really friendly staff. A must try

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've eaten in the Caban (the opening days don't often suit me) so I was delighted to return this evening! I love the menus here - the way they label 'coeliac' and 'coeliac option' rather than 'gluten free' shows that it's taken seriously, and not just for the bandwagon jumpers. And I love how I've... More 

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Thank Pat J
Cardiff
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best restaurant meals I've had in a while! Lovely staff - excellent food and an all round lovely experience. Diolch yn fawr iawn. Really looking forward to going again!

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Thank Dafydd J
cardiff
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Another great meal. Really enjoyed the Paris Brest and the almond and fig cake. Good to see the place so full too. Thanks to Wayne and the crew.

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Thank druidstonesteve
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Amazing food in a friendly restaurant, as always. On this occasion we had the gnocci and the tomato and aubergine gateau - the chocolate mouse was fantastic! Great flavour combos and beautifully presented. One of the very best vegetarian restaurants in the UK, and in how many restaurants will the chef come and have a chat with you about the... More 

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Cardiff
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Second time in this gem of a restaurant and I can not recommend highly enough. Nice laid back atmosphere with a varied menu. Although limited choice, generally 3 choices for each starter, main, dessert, I have struggled to choose each time. Food is top quality, and presented perfectly for a very reasonable price. It's impossible not to have 3 courses.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Another fantastic meal at Caban, the food never disappoints. Definitely the best place for veggie food in Cardiff. Where else do you get to chat to the chef about the dishes? Do n't be put off by the location or the interior the welcome is always friendly and the service is good. Only open on Fridays and Saturdays but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 21
Cuisine
International, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Friday
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2045 4999
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?