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Canteen on Clifton Street

40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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Ranked #11 of 853 restaurants in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

A very enjoyable meal with friends, would strongly recommend the Canteen. Three courses were very well priced, tasty with good table service.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I'm a regular at Canteen, I love it there and try to go every month or so to sample the each new menu. The atmosphere is homely, friendly and informal, which I love. The menu is small but ever changing, home-made, based around what is in season, and the focus is on doing fewer dishes well. I'm a vegetarian, my... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Booked a table for four which consisted of 3 meat eaters but everyone opted for the vegetarian choices. I usually have to ask for tap water in restaurants, so it was a welcome surprise when we were given a jug of iced water soon after being seated. We ordered 3 different main courses, and when the food arrived you could... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I went with my friends to experience something new and we were not disappointed! The food and service was top class! Don't judge this place by its cover as else you will miss out on the lovely range of goodies inside!

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Loved this place. A little rustic, but what it lacked in style was made up by the food. A great fixed menu (17.50 for 3 courses) which catered for both my coeliac partner and my dairy intolerance. I would highly recommend this place, but book as you wont be able to get in if you don't

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have been to the canteen quite a few times now and save for a few regulars (banana chimichangas are a particular favourite) the menu is constantly changing. Every meal I have had had been inventive and extremely tasty and made from a nice selection of fresh produce. The food is complemented by a well chosen selection of (often local)... More

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cardiff,wales
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

It is a canteen.. No frills sort if place but with welcoming enthusiastic staff who clearly love to use good ingredients to make good dishes. We were a party of vegan and meat eaters and the limited menu suited us all and I chose to have the 3 course menu. For main I had cawl.. Not my usual sort of... More

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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

No pretensions. Had the best cawl ever last night - St. David's day. Melt-in-your-mouth chunks of lamb in subtle vegetable stew. Generous serving. Delicate starters full of flavour. My wife had a lovely leek risotto for her main course. And the deserts just as great as ever.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Im not a vegetarian but i took friends who are. I loved the food even though i didnt even have a meat dish, vegetarian food has never appealed to me. Would definately go again.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

This truly is a must visit place for anyone looking for a varied, healthy and great tasting menu. It is primarily vegi but there is always at least one meat dish on to keep everyone happy. The menu also changes regularly but it is always a meal to remember. Try to book in advance as since it only opens 3... More

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