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CABANA

Cabana Brasilian Barbecue

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CABANA IS an upscale Brazilian street food restaurant that will certainly leave you wanting more!

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I stumbled on Cabana while hunting for a quick bite to eat prior to a film screening at Universal Pictures. From its exterior I felt it seemed slightly out of place in the buzzy West End and would have seemed more fitting located in Camden market.

 

Boy, was I wrong! Cabana brings Brazilian street food to central London with extra style. Its setup is a bright, laidback dining room with steel and wood surrounding and a terrace. Both its New York style warehouse decor and menu are eclectic and the staff go that extra mile to make the diners feel at home.

 

The Cabana menu offers a range of flavoursome dishes and I ordered Crispy Lula Squid with a side order of Cassava Fries. The Lula Squid rings were lightly fried to perfection and came with Malagueta Mayo and a squeeze of lime. The fries equally hit the spot and also came with Malagueta Mayo.

 

Then there was the 2 for 1 selection of cocktails – I was in heaven! I had a Brazilian Bellini, shortly followed by a Margarita. When I say these were probably the best cocktails I have had in a long time I am not kidding. The 2 for 1 selection is served daily between 5-7pm, and even if you’re not dining there I’d definitely go just for the cocktails alone.

 

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Sadly I hadn’t time to indulge in one of their desserts, but the doughnuts stuffed with Nutella and chocolate truffles and caramel sauce were screaming out to me, so the next time I visit I will certainly be tucking into one of those delicacies.

 

Overall Cabana restaurant, which is a 3-minute walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, is the perfect all around dining experience that doesn’t break the bank. My meal came to around £10 and if I’d had more time I would certainly have indulged in some of their other dishes.

 

I dined alone, and normally I would feel uncomfortable with all eyes on me, but the staff made the experience much more comfortable and at intervals would find out if I was okay and  if  I’d

like anything else; nothing seemed too much trouble. If you happen to be in London I would certainly recommend checking out Cabana – you won’t be disappointed.

Address: 7 Central St Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB

Phone: 020 7632 9630

Menu: cabana-brasil.com

Reservations: bookatable.co.uk, opentable.co.uk

Opening hours:

Mon / Tue / Wed / Sun 12–10pm

Thurs / Fri / Sat 12–11pm

 

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Features / Published 6 November 2017 @ 13:00 PM

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