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Caban Cardiff

$$ - $$$International, British,
40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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International, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Had yet again a stunning vegetarian meal @ Caban. As always - top quality and freshly prepared and interesting food. Staff are so welcoming and friendly. Amazing value.

Thank GelliaurG
Reviewed 10 October 2017

When Wayne opened Caban (then Canteen) on Clifton Street in 2007 there was little choice for vegetarians or vegans in Cardiff. He reversed the usual menu, offering a range of tasty, quirky globally-inspired veggie and vegan meals and one meat option. Now he has decided...More

Thank Cardiffgirl
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

If you are meaty, vege or vegan just try this place once. The menu is always small, changing weekly.. ish!? But the food is always amazing, the chef is a genius. The staff at really nice, its not pretencious, it's a unique treasure in Cardiff....More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We visited the restaurant on Saturday night. Its the first time we've been here and its a real find. Its a very simple restaurant inside, the menu isnt over complicated but you have a good number of choices. The food is wonderful! As a confirmed...More

Thank Jonk1966
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a must for lovers of food. Beautifully crafted menu, stunningly prepared and a lovely atmosphere to top it all off. Exceptionally friendly staff and an eclectic soundtrack to accompany the delights of your meal. Shame it's not open 7 days a week!

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Ravioli and veg thali was my choice this time and up to the usual excellent standard. The place was well full too which is great for Wayne and the gang. See you again

Thank druidstonesteve
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Revisited Caban with friends recently, and had the spicy tofu and black bean burger with polenta fries and avocado salsa. Delicious - as usual, and the lemon posset - wow ...

Thank Annat93
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Had the spicy tofu and black bean burger with polenta fries and avocado salsa, the texture and taste was amazing, absolutely gorgeous! Would have loved the sticky toffee pudding but was absolutely stuffed! Fabulous vegan choices can't recommend highly enough, lovely service too!

Thank michelle m
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The wife and I have been coming here for years, with good reason. The food is consistently good, and tasty. Everything is so fresh, and they keep changing the menu so it doesn't get samey. I had the bruschetta which was the best I've tasted,...More

Thank Loungelizard029
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is only open Friday and Saturday night. We were told to book, which is probably a good idea even though it was actually quiet when we went. We were also told to bring our own alcohol by our airbnb hosts, however there was...More

Thank Lucie B
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1 October 2015|
Response from Cardiffgirl |
It is only open Friday and Saturday nights, not lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$24
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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  >  Southern 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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