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Caban Cardiff

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40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Darth-Mango
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank HJOHN8
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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 

Thank Caroline D
Abertridwr, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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 

Thank Magsgater
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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?

1 Thank Anne M
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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!

1 Thank HappyHSN
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is a restaurant that serves food freshly prepared and seasonal they only have 3 starters, 3 mains and 3 desserts. But everyone is a gem. The menu changes every 3/4 weeks so you can go regularly and get a different experience... I have reviewed this restaurant before but have felt that the most recent menu needed a particular mention.... More 

1 Thank Fiona C
Jodhpur, India
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

I have become a regular of this unique and tasty restaurant. Love the amount of choice of tasty veggie food and the varied and changing menu. Whenever I'm in town I make sure I eat here

Thank alinofitstate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

First time at Caban, really impressed with the quality of the service and the food. Probably the best ravioli (starter) and sticky toffee pudding I have ever had. As I've never had a Wat before I cant compare it though it was very nice. If I didnt live in Pembrokeshire, Id probably be a regular.

Thank davethegooner
Newport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We have visited caban on numerous occasions both as a couple and as a group with friends, food is always stunning. I would highly recommend to anyone vegetarian and carnivore's alike.

Thank acwaite88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $22
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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?