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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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19:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Camille F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
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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
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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
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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
1 review
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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Thank Darth-Mango
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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Thank HJOHN8
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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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Thank Caroline D
Abertridwr, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Well what a delight. I am not a big meat eater but did not feel that I missed out on anything. Excellent service and the food was different and very tasty - excellent presentation and seeing the chef was a delight. Not a huge selection of drinks but just enough to get by on. Never heard or seen any of... More 

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Thank Magsgater
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Outstanding food, which always caters for a variety of dietary needs, and the menu changes regularly. I have been eating here since its opening, and as one of the team Caban's greatest fans, I just wish they would open again on Thursday evenings?

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I've been eating here for a few years now and the food is always extremely good. Tasty, visually appealing and excellent portions. The BYOB option is another reason to visit. Thanks to you Chef and to your team for always giving us meals to remember. See you soon!

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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
British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?