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“Last chance to try veggie trailblazer!”
Review of Caban Cardiff

Caban Cardiff
Ranked #11 of 1,351 Restaurants in Cardiff
Price range: US$15 - US$23
Cuisines: Contemporary, International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
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.
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 to move on, and the Caban will close soon, so if you want to try, now's the time.
My friends and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and unpretentious setting. The Malaysian mushrooms, crumpet and Thai pesto starter was moreish - I'd never have thought a crumpet would work so well. The goat cheese, butternut and leek strudel with celeriac mash, cavolo nero, beetroot and salsa verde was a big hit with three friends - a crispy, colourful feast for the senses. I enjoyed my tofu lollipop, nasi goreng and satay sauce, but would have ordered the strudel if they hadn't all done the same. The Thai red beef curry with jasmine rice and Thai salad was gobbled up swiftly, and had a generous serving of beef. My lime and vanilla cheesecake with chocolate crumbs and lime sorbet was light, flavoursome and a great end to the meal, and the sticky toffee pudding is a trusted favourite. They open 7-10pm on Fridays and Saturdays and filled up swiftly when we were there, so book now while you can. It costs £12.50 for a main, £16 for two courses, £19.50 for three.

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2  Thank Cardiffgirl
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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. I guarantee once tried it will become a regular.

Thank David H
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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 meat eater I was bowled over by the amazing flavours and the presentation of the food. This has become our new favourite restaurant in Cardiff - and clearly we are not alone in this as it was very busy! We will be back very soon!

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Thank Jonk1966
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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
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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

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