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The Cuban

41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
+44 1227 464464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible20%
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“tapas” (33 reviews)
“chorizo” (5 reviews)
“burger” (5 reviews)
Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cuban held a cocktail session for my sister's hen do on the 9/06/2018 . Fantastic evening the host was amazing and made our evening very enjoyable . The cocktail making included making 3 drinks filled with fun and games accompanied by the host. As...More

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here to eat before but this is the first time I have been at night time when it is a bar. Was a bit annoyed at having to pay a fiver to get in!!!! What's that all about? Had to fight our way...More

Thank PipVickery
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We attended the Cuban on 12-05-18 for a hen night cocktail making class. The staff were amazing from start to finish. We all laughed so much! It was the perfect ice breaker for the start of our evening. The ways we were instructed to make...More

Thank Georgina E
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went here having been given a Groupon voucher. The food here was actually very good. My partner had the cocktails as I was driving. The staff working were very friendly and welcoming. I would go back and eat again. Don't let the Cuban's not-so-great reputation...More

Thank pemblekg
George P, General Manager at The Cuban, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2018

Thanks for the great review, always appreciated, not sure about the "not so great reputation as a bar" though...we're pretty good as a bar unless you count drunken hen nights getting asked to leave! :)

Reviewed 17 April 2018

I hired The Barn (an area in a building just next to the main bar and restaurant) for my 30th birthday and it was fabulous. I ordered food platters for 40 people and my guests were VERY happy with the quality of the food. The...More

Thank Lpackman18
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was drinking and dancing here last night with my friends. The bar was extremely busy and I had not noticed someone stealing my wallet (which my debit card was in) and my passport from my bag due to how full the venue was and...More

Thank KeithandSarah62
George P, General Manager at The Cuban, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Thank you for your comment. There are several areas that lost property are handed in and held by us. Its likely if it was stolen it would not have been lost property. We're sorry if this happened. We have a free cloakroom available for handbags...More

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

As I’ve been here for drinking and dancing during the wee hours I didn’t realise there was a tapas menu until I saw their Groupon. The food was actually really good and it was as empty as we thought it would be for dinner. Will...More

Thank Emma J
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Great offer using voucher. Lovely food, great cocktails and friendly staff. Such a shame restaurant was cold. Wear you thermals!!

Thank fireflyKent
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

It's very strange for me to write a bad review but I had to with this one went in with my partner and nephew we had to wait 45 minutes for a table it was loud the staff was very unhelpful it's very overpriced be...More

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

If you leave your belongings down the staff will move them without asking permission. My friend had her bag taken last night, it could have been anyone but the fact the staff moved our coats and her bag without asking and afterwards refused to check...More

Thank Trina L
TheCubanCanterbury, Manager at The Cuban, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

Hi Trine. We are a busy club and coats/bags left unattended are a fire hazard, a security risk and also in the way of our staff and customers. Your party left your belongings on a sofa on the dance floor and then moved to a...More

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6 March 2017|
Response from TheCubanManagement | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. Sorry but we are unable to premake cocktails due to the ice content and its deterioration. Our cocktails are made to specifications and if they prepared too soon the quality and taste will diminish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41-43 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1227 464464
  • E-mail
The Cuban culture is simple... Great food, fabulous cocktails and of course good company. The Cuban is a bustling restaurant with a large selection of tapas, Cuban style sandwiches, paella and grilled meat dishes. Vegetarian, Nut & Gluten free dishes are also available. The Cuban Bar specialises in exciting cocktails and we hold a selection of rums from The Caribbean & Latin America, fine Champagnes, premium spirits and Cuban cigars. Our highly skilled mixologists create amazing cocktails using the finest premium spirits and the freshest ingredients, all finished with that extra touch of flair. Specialising in Mojitos & Daquiris, we offer a taste of Cuba on your doorstep as well as private tables with bottle serve options after dark. The Cuban also has private function areas and rooms if you want to celebrate or hold a special event. Overflowing with atmosphere and Latin spirit, The Cuban hosts regular Salsa dancing and resident DJs providing the ultimate setting for any event.
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