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Canteen on Clifton Street

40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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Ranked #17 of 897 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $41
Hours:
Sat - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vegan, Vegetarian, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Cardiff
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been going for years. The food is always seasonal so always different and always amazing. I will continue to go as often as possible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

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... More

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cardiff
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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! !

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is my honest opinion of the Canteen. We booked a table on the day and the owner was great in coming back with a confirmation and allowing us to alter the numbers at last minute. This was our first visit to the Canteen and from the outside it looks basic but reading the reviews and hearing good reports we... More

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Caerphilly, Wales
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Proof, I'm afraid, that TripAdvisor ratings can be distorted and misleading. For our wedding anniversary I searched for the best restaurants in South Wales that had been rated as "romantic". DeCourseys hardly ever open the restaurant to public dining due to functions, but the Canteen on Clifton Street was next best - so I booked it. Bad call. Despite reports... More

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Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have been looking for a new favourite restaurant and I think I may have found it> The food and service were excellent. The best veg restaurant I have found to date. The menu is limited but good. We were both fed and watered for £47 great price and great food. Did notice a few people taking in their own... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ate there with my son last night and really impressed with the quality and value of the food. Slight note of caution- I had gathered from the website that this is a vegan/vegetarian restaurant. In fact they merely offer these as options and also have a carnivore friendly option. So when I was eating the fabada astonished at how much... More

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