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Caban Cardiff

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International, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Vegan
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40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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Hours:
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Canteen on Clifton Street in Cardiff is a fun and lively restaurant with...
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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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
still as good

went last night to see wayne and Leanne as now set up as caban number 40 instead of canteen on Clifton street..food was as ever excellent.less staff at the moment due to the changes but made no difference in waiting times as very efficient .looking forward to our return visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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wales
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

went last night to see wayne and Leanne as now set up as caban number 40 instead of canteen on Clifton street..food was as ever excellent.less staff at the moment due to the changes but made no difference in waiting times as very efficient .looking forward to our return visit.

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Cardiff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food was just fantastic tonight. A three course meal for 3 people including corkage was £55. The food was very good quality and extremely tasty, with BIG portions. Love it here and the staff are really friendly. Wayne, the chef came out of the kitchen and chatted with us which was a really nice touch. I'll be back soon!

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I, for one, was in mourning when I learned that the Canteen on Clifton Street had closed in early May, but, thankfully, Cardiff once more has a first class vegetarian restaurant with the opening of Caban at number 40 on the 19th of June. Regular patrons of the Canteen will be pleased to learn that it is only the name... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I recently visited Canteen for a friend's birthday. I can't believe I have never been here before!! What an absolute gem hidden away in Splott. From the outside it looks like nothing, even the interior decor is a bit old fashioned. But you can tell this is because every penny you are spending goes on their amazing food. It was... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

The menu is always intriguing. Wonderful food, prompt service at an affordable price. My place to go for a treat!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is the best restaurant in Cardiff and personally my personal favourite. I've been coming here since I moved to Cardiff 6 years ago. The reason I keep returning is largely due to the ever-changing menu. Of course there are some staple favourites that are often available there are often other experiments that Wayne has been cooking up. The restaurant... More 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

as a vegetarian I am sick of not having choice! I hate goats cheese, I hate blue cheese and I hate risotto! I do struggle to get good veggie food where I live. So.......I had the tastiest meal I have had in ages. The hallow I and root veg stack, my friend had goats cheese tart both were deemed delicious.... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Amazing amazing amazing!! I cannot believe I haven't visited this restaurant before. Beautiful 3 course meal - I think it was about £18 for three courses. I had a halloumi stack, mushroom wellington and a vegan sticky toffee pudding. It was all beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. There are only 3 different options for starter/main and dessert but they all... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have been here a few times now and wish I could visit more often. The food is inventive, tasty, real and they do care about the food being served. The choice is ample and the menu frequently changed. All my meat eater friends are converts to the vegetarian way! I highly recommend this restaurant. Go and try beautiful food,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been to this restaurant numerous times and it has always been excellent. They change the menu often and it's always fantastic. Great service too. They do a meat main dish to satisfy the carnivores so you can take along any veggie doubters plus there's gluten free and vegan options, best place to eat in Cardiff.

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Additional Information about Caban Cardiff

Address: 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2045 4999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
Open Hours:
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 27
Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Vegan

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2045 4999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 27
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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