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All 953 Cardiff Restaurants

Canteen on Clifton Street

40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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Ranked #33 of 953 Restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $25
Thu - Sat 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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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited for a work Chirstmas meal. While they had clearly decided to add £7 to the menu due to being Xmas (you could tell from the previous menus on the wall), it was still very reasonable at just under £20 for a three course meal. For each course there are at least four options, with one being meat to cover... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My wife and I have visited Canteen numerous time since last leaving a review and have never been disappointed. Always a varied and regularly changing selection of interesting and innovative dishes to choose from, always friendly and efficient service no matter how much pressure they are under, always great music choices in the background, and always tremendous value for money.... More 

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The canteen is great if you are not a lover of meat (...and even better if you are going for food with lovers of meat!) We were presented with a compact but delicious menu with all four mains at £11.50, and then £15 or £17.50 to upgrade into a 2 or 3 course meal. There were two vegetarian options on... More 

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Barry, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Visited with a group of friends expecting great things from the positive reviews online.Quite scruffy in its appearance with little charm or style.Sadly our meals were somewhat ordinary and demanded very little culinary skill.I really wanted to like the place but from the choices on offer when we visited I won't be beating a path back there anytime soon.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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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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Additional Information about Canteen on Clifton Street

Address: 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
Phone Number: +44 29 2045 4999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern 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 16 - 25
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian, Contemporary, International

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