Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Covent Garden

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427 reviews
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£25 and under
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Brazilian

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About

CABANA is a relaxed, vibrant and affordable Brasilian Barbecue restaurant. The menu features marinated chicken, beef and pork skewers which are grilled fresh to order, such as the best-selling Spicy Malagueta Chicken or the popular Bossa Burger with guava-cue bacon. The street food selection includes delicious Pao de Queijo (cheese dough balls) as well as sides of Sweet Potato Fries, Black Beans and Cassava Chips. To finish off, Cabana offers some decadent desserts including Chocolate Raindrop Doughnuts (delicious fried dough balls stuffed with Nutella) and Oreo topped Sundaes.

Cabana’s cocktail menu showcases Brasil’s most famous cocktails, such as flavoured Caipirinhas and blended Batidas.

The interior exudes the best of São Paolo with “up-cycled” design features such as denim banquettes, streetside-inspired posters, and kites, all maintaining CABANA’s lived-in and hand-made feel.

Menu options include Vegan, Vegetarian and Halal.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Wednesday: 12:00 - 22:00
Thursday - Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:30 - 22:00
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Phone number
020 7632 9630
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We are able to offer off-site catering. Please contact us for more information.
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Parking Details
We have partnered with Q-Park Car Parks to offer 15% discount on car parking when dining with us! Just visit www.q-park.co.uk/parking/london/q-park-chinatown to pre book using promo code PT0317BRASIL to claim your discount.
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Public Transit
Nearest Station: Tottenham Court Road, Covent Garden, Goodge Street, Holborn and Goodge Street underground stations
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
London
5 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Booked this restaurant before going to see a theatre production at The Dominion Theatre. Friendly waiter, didn’t get his name. Food was nice, service was quick, price was good. My only criticism is that they placed us next to the till, so we always had staff coming and going at the till during our meal. Even though the restaurant wasn’t full, they seem to cram everyone together in a small space. The table next to us was positioned wrongly, so we had to disturb the person sitting at the next table to let us to go to the bathroom. Felt very wedged in.

F
London
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

We were very disappointed to turn up and find out that our booking for 6pm done online 2 weeks prior was not on record. The place was busy and luckily managed to get a table for 6 after all. We told them we were going to a show at 7.30pm and would need to have our meal quick. Managed to order by 6.20pm and received starters soon after. But no drinks for ages until we enquired at 6.55pm and it turned out the drinks order was misplaced. Received our drinks and meal at 7.05 and had to gulp everything down by 7.20pm. Not a good meal after all. Received 2 cocktails for free as a token which was nice, but the evening meal was spoilt.

FO
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Waitress was lovely and attentive. Food was very good 😊

C
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

This was for 2 family members birthdays which we booked. When the food took an hour to arrive and we asked where it was we were told by the waiter that it wouldn’t be long but they were struggling as everyone in the restaurant arrived at same time and they were busy. No apology was offered. Mine and my partners food was fine but the two steaks were disgraceful. Both ordered medium rare and were medium/medium well at a push. They were completely different sizes in thickness and one was completely inedible as it was all fat/gristle. We asked another member of staff for the steaks to be taken off of the bill which they did and they came round with 5 shots (still no apology) however as the service and attitude was poor we didn’t even stay for dessert which is a shame given it was for birthdays.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were very accommodating, food was really nice.

R
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think I've told everyone about this place by now. Great food and hilarious staff. Definitely helps when you can see they are happy to be there.

I recommend the massive wings to start and you couldn't go wrong with any main

Will be returning next time I'm local!

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I order the chimichurri steak with beans and salad as side dishes. The steak was too tough! Beans were great but I think 16 pounds it's a bit expensive for great beans!

BS
London
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very impressed. Food was so tasty and the staff were great!

Definitely be back for a cheeky spot of lunch or dinner

F
London
19 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This place was ok. Service was a little odd as, even though we arrived very early and the restaurant was mostly empty, it seemed like they were trying to cram all guests into one corner of the restaurant. We asked to be moved, as the first table we were given felt very cramped. But then we ended up sitting in the coldest and draftiest part of the restaurant, which felt like a punishment. Our food, although arrived hot, became cold very quickly. So to be honest, it is hard to comment honestly on the food as it was too cold to enjoy the experience. Other than that, the menu offering seemed nice, and there was a good selection for different dietary requirements such as halal, gluten free and vegetarian, which suited us.

K
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Resturant was lovely, customer service was great. Would come again.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great cocktails and reasonable priced

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Its not the 1st time I'm going there and I'm always love it. I always recommend Cabana in Tottenham couse road to my friends.

DL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Not good, it does not taste Brazilian at all. Go to Five Guys or something like that. It is the same type of food, cheaper but without pretending to be what it is not.

NP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not quite what I've experienced before in a Brazilian restaurant but pretty enjoyable none the less. Staff friendly and food was good. Would say that the Chicken was better than the steak though.

GT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a favourite for me - great food and a fun, lively atmosphere with lovely staff!

m
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I don't often write reviews good or bad but my visit has compelled me.

The reviews for the restaurant were good, hence I decided to book. When I arrived for some reason my booking had not registered but they still found me a table.

We had nachos and squid ring starters which were fine and two chicken skewers, which were expensive for what they were (three bits of chicken with some veg and fries). The fries I had were a Cassava replacement for potato fries, however when they arrived they were tasteless wedges. In addition we had a bottle of Malbec, the food was unremarkable really, and the wine was awful.

The wine was so hot, which I tried to explain to our server but he did not understand (bit of a language barrier). He kept saying to me "but it's red", yes but red wine should not be served at the temperature of mulled wine . In the end he supplied me with an ice bucket which I used to reduce the wines temperature, it was still not pleasant but that happens sometimes.

I didn't expect too much for a chain but was disappointed considering some of the positive reviews I had read and the face it still cost £75 for two.

C
London
41 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Not impressed by the feijoada but my pther friends loved thier mela, the skewers and the curry chicken for example. The sweet potatoe fries, the nachos and the croquetas were good.

TS
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Service was poor, food and drink too slow, food overdone

T
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The drinks we ordered were very good--highly recommend. The food, however, was disastrous. We left after ordering two appetizers (we sent one back and got a replacement...still terrible) and drinks, even though our reservation was for an entire dinner. What we paid for those was totally not worth it at all. The highlight was absolutely the drinks---somewhat reasonable prices for a pitcher to share and two cocktails (though the pitcher was not strong at all). I personally wouldn't come back. Service was great, really nice employees, amazing location, and ambiance. Shame about the food, I was so excited about this place!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went here for a quick bite and a couple of drinks before the theatre. The staff were lovely, but it took a while to get there attention to get cutlery.

OT
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food. Very nice and relaxed menu and staff who know what they're are doing

J
London
27 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good food but not quite as good as with the previous menu.
Staff very helpful and friendly .

SA
London
6 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

In my opinion really disappointing food, atmosphere and service. The place was empty, it took a long time for the food and drinks to arrive. Food was warm and tasteless. We just wanted to leave. It was about 2pm in the afternoon.

We had veggie burger and chicken in pitta. I could have made this better at home. Chicken was poor quality and I left most of it. Tasteless veggie burger.

Do not recommend, try somewhere else.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always an amazing night! Food is just delicious and the staff is wonderful!

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2017
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food took over an hour to arrive.
The Steak skewer was extremely fatty and chewy.
One dish omitted but they still charged us for it.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Good vibe would recommend

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

When we arrived, the staff at the door were clueless and it took them ages to figure out my booking which I had made online. We ordered the 2-4-1 cocktails; these took some time to come out to us and were smaller glasses and barely filled in comparison to the ones not on the 2-4-1 menu/not during happy hour.
We ordered the starters - definitely not worth the money. Over priced small portions, and under cooked. Then the mains - two of ours were cold, and my friend found a hair in her food. We told the waiter, who took the food back without a word. We asked to speak to the manager, who said we would get another meal, but we did not want to stay, so she ended up giving the meal/drinks free of charge. Very disappointing though, definitely will not be going back!

L
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my 1st visit to the restaurant and I was very impressed with the service food and the cocktails. It was also very good value for money. I would recommend friends and certainly return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and brilliant value, we had the sweetest waitress who was so kind and helpful, we went for my mums birthday and I had asked if they might be able to bring us something as a surprise which they took open heartedly and gave us a cocktail each with a happy birthday. Overall was delightful I would recommend to all type of party's!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff was excellent , unfortunately not value for money as portion sized are too small.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable time at Cabana's. food was pretty good, and a 2-4-1 cocktail deal will always sweeten the deal! Service was fairly quick too - maybe don't go on a Saturday eve if in a rush, as it is a popular place which will inevitably slow things down a bit. Great time there will go back

SE
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious but service was slow and disorganised. We were in the restaurant two hours and had to leave before our dessert came so we didn't miss our show.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An enjoyable experience, very fast service, well prepared, everyone was on the ball, good value for money. We are sure to visit again

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a meal at Cabana before going to the theatre. The staff were very efficient and friendly. Ewa made us very welcome and her smile was infectious! The food was very tasty and was brought promptly to our table. The atmosphere was very 'buzzy' and just right! I would certainly recommend Cabanas and will definitely be going back!

NB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

We have just tried the "feijoada" and is terrible ;-(
Is not a Brazilian restaurant at all!

GG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

I booked a table here and whilst the food was yummy, we found the service wasn't great - confused ordering and not very quick to get the food out.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food but restaurant was half empty - not much ambience

k
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really tasty food with fantastic service! The atmosphere is fun and inviting and the food really does tick all the taste boxes (if a little on the smaller side).

VD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great place, great food/value/service and so handy for Shaftesbury theatre, cocktails are a must especially the Brasilito

H
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service very slow to start, because it was busy. However, very friendly and amiable service overall. Great drinks. Flame grill flavour was tasty, but steak was very chewy. Food had no garnish and extras were small and pricey. Very nice ambience in the restaurant.

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