CABANA is a relaxed, vibrant and affordable Brasilian barbecue restaurant. The menu is inspired by the best of Brasil, with a Street Food selection including crispy rice "Bolinhos" and Brasilian Cheesy Dough Balls as well as sides of Sweet Potato Fries, Black Beans and Cassava Chips. However, the real highlight of the restaurant is the choice of giant barbecue skewers, such as Spicy Malagueta Chicken, Butterflied Pork Tenderloin with Parmesan Crust and Chimichurri Black Gold Steak, brought to the table fresh from the grill. To finish off, Cabana offers some of the best frozen yogurt in London, including peanut butter and dulce de leite flavours, with toppings such as crushed oreo cookies and Brasilian peanut candy. Funky Brasilian music, great cocktails and quirky interiors complete this vibrant new venue.
Cabana Brasilian Barbecue
|Venue name:||Cabana Brasilian Barbecue||Contact:|
Unit 2.01 The O2 Arena
|Price:||£25 and under|
Average User Rating
1.5 / 5
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- 1 star:3
Was happy to see it had so many gluten free options but as a family of 3 we were sorely disappointed! £15 for a steak that was so small that my 11 year old daughter finished in literally 5 bites! I was appaled to see the size of it! And this was after waiting over 40 minutes for the food to arrive while seeing other 4 tables around us being served before us when they arrived and ordered after us!!! The best thing of the meal for all of us were the chips but for that I can always just go to McDonalds for a fraction of the price. Never again going there!
Our starter and main course was tasty - good value for the price. For dessert I had a sundae but the ice cream was tasteless and the caramel too sweet and so it was overpowering. We also had the candy box, but the sweets were so dry they weren't nice at all.
The wating staff were all very polite and helpful but organisation was very poor. There was one waiter who spoke so softly though that i couldnt hear what she was saying, and i think she was offendwd by me saying pardon! One of our starters was forgotten, then it was about 40 minutes until the main course came.
First of all, there's no barbecue or anything BRAZILIAN at this place.The picanha burger is no picanha at all, but some CHEAP and terrible burger I could buy at ICELAND, complete bullshit to attract people (like us).
The other 'Brazilian' starter, chicken coxinha was so charred that I could use it as coal for a proper Brazilian barbecue.
I do not plan to go back or recommend this place to any friend of mine.
Truly a great disappointment. Looking to try something different we glanced over the menu displayed outside; a little limited but still a few dishes that seemed fun.
Once inside seating was cramped and the service abysmal. We were seated for 15 minutes and still no waiter. After trying to summon some service from one of the numerous brightly clothed staff I was informed that he did not wait tables and I would have to find a waiter. There was no further assistance from him.
Eventually finding an elusive waiter we ordered drinks and a meal. The drinks were not quick in arriving but their arrival seemed positively electric when compared to the meal that never arrived. Nearly an hour later and no meal. When we asked where it was we were eventually served the side dishes without the meat. This is the first time I have had the misfortune to order hot side dishes and receive them cold. Ten minutes later and the meat still had not arrived.
We flagged this to a waiter. Then 2 minutes later a staff member appeared and asked "are you the couple waiting for your bill" and presented the bill. I explained there had been a mistake and that we were still waiting for a meal. There was a apology but no further assistance just a quick get away. Then finally at that point although the sides arrived finally hot there was still no meat in sight.
A shockingly awful service with no offer of reparation or offer to put right in even a minor manner.