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Caban Cardiff

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40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR, Wales
+44 29 2045 4999
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Frocester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time having dinner at this Cardiff gem. Veggies & carnies catered for in equal measure. Concise but comprehensive menu always offers unusual dishes that are delicious

Thank Mary H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Loved it, relaxed good cooking. Veg friendly menu full of flavour. Great atmosphere and friendly service just don't get locked in... Try the desserts

Thank balsall h
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

As always, a first class meal. It was a busy evening for them but expertly managed. Never disappointed. Diolch Wayne

Thank wilhrob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 February 2017

How refreshing, a hidden gem in the heart of Clifton Street, with plenty of vegitarian options. This place deserves to be a success. If you enjoy good food, with unfussy service or surroundings you cannot go wrong. It's bring your own and a great place to try interesting food at amazing affordability. One of my favourites in Cardiff. Thank you... More 

Thank pip p
Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The food was excellent (as always) and the staff were very friendly. Some of the less positive reviews really seem to have missed the point of Caban: quality food in a friendly environment, without any pretentiousness.

Thank lenbouis
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

There seems to be a commonly held belief that this wee gem closed for good, but, thankfully, this is untrue. The restaurant closed temporarily to rebrand, but "Caban Cardiff" with the same great food, in the same location, with Wayne still singing in the kitchen has been open again for several months. The food is as interesting and tasty as... More 

Thank Cardifflassie
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We eat at Caban fairly regularly, and always have fantastic food and great service. If you are vegetarian or vegan you will be really well catered for, but there is always a main course containing meat so that non-vegetarians who fancy meat are catered for. Generally it is bring your own wine with reasonable corkage

Thank Aimee G
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We went to Caban as we were always very fond of Canteen on Clifton Street. The place hasn't changed a bit. The same wood panelled walls, the same 80s music and the same lovely food and friendly service. As vegetarians it's rare to find a place which has such choice for us. And the atmosphere in this place is fab... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Simply the best vegetarian restaurant in Cardiff. A new menu every three weeks, beautiful meals with creativity and taste, good wine, and really friendly staff. A must try

Thank Camille F
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've eaten in the Caban (the opening days don't often suit me) so I was delighted to return this evening! I love the menus here - the way they label 'coeliac' and 'coeliac option' rather than 'gluten free' shows that it's taken seriously, and not just for the bandwagon jumpers. And I love how I've... More 

Thank Pat J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
International, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?