Cabana Brasilian Barbecue - Islington
Server left (went home) after taking our order, and only after chasing up at 45minutes got any sort of response... Buckets of "ice cold" beers were warm.
Food was ok, but after an hour, we would have enjoyed shoeleather.
It was actually hard work to seek attention, in a quiet restaurant, withe one other large group of 8 and 2 tables of 2. Shameful.
Lovely food and friendly attentive staff who provided a quick and efficient service
The service was absolutely terrible. I was there for a birthday celebration and the entire experience was appalling. Waiters spoke very limited English so orders were being incorrectly processed. Once we had settled the bill, we were not even informed that the sum of the bill was incorrect and a second bill was simply brought out and left on our table without any explanation. No apologies were given for the entire evening.
Not a Brazilian in sight for a very good reason. Food is depressing and not authentic. Most people were eating nachos. Please stop calling yourself a Brazilian place.
It was my bday treat, however the staff seemed unaware of the offer, so there was a bit of confusion with the order. The (lovely on point) new manager rectified it all and made it a better FILLING experience(thank you Juan). If the waiting staff knew of the offers prior to the customer, than the overall my rating would have had a few more 5s. I will be back :)
Chef shortages in the kitchen caused problems for the staff. Food was late and cold but the manager was keen to sort out the problems. Slow service
Love this place - the food is exactly the kind of thing I love. No other cuisine has everything that I like, just small aspects. Really recommend it.
Really good food and atmosphere, casual and chilled, very well priced too - no fancy menu but food is great!
Great cocktails, authentic Brazilian street food, very friendly service, nice casual atmosphere, would definitely come again.
Food and atmosphere are amazing here. The service is a little slow - look time to order, wait for drinks, pay the bill etc - but everything else makes up for it.
Service was excellent, staff were very friendly and efficient! The food was lovely and there was a lot to choose from! Very enjoyable!
Very bad service, got my order wrong and then denied it, then said the kitchen was closed and they ran out of all started for my friends birthday meal
Food was only average if anything
Waiter was very rude
We were here for a friends birthday party with a group of about 20 people. The first impression of this restaurant was very good, it looked great, nicely decorated and the menu was very appealing. We ordered drinks and that was good, they tasted wonderful and were served in good proportions. Nevertheless the food was kind of disappointing. It took long before the waiters took our orders and before it was served, they forgot some of the food and the portions of for example the curry and the skewers were less than expected, and some food was cold when it arrived at the table. Also the meat of the skewer was poorly presented. Some small pieces of meat on a big empty board. I would suggests that the fries that are served with the skewers is already presented on the plate and it should also be served with a (coconut)coleslaw. However everyone with the burritos and pita's seemed to be happy with there choice, and all the food tasted good! I also liked that they served iced tap water with the food, all restaurants should learn from this.
Went with a group ad friends, staff were welcoming and attentive.
Food came quickly and was of good quality. Happy hour is a must, the hot chocolate was not to my liking far too thick.
However, I plan to return.
Food was late for one of us , 2 cocktails went back , food was cold .
Nice and friendly staff, but drinks and food are just average.
Need more staff as there wasn't enough staff and service was slow. Staff were very polite but it took a while just to order another drink.
Poorest service I have received in a while - Sometimes no service at all. The lady brought over three white wines when we ordered one - and didn't know or make the effort to check if the one she gave us was sauvignon blanc.
Food was good - eventually we got a good waiter who treated us well - There was always a delay in service even thought they were not that busy
Good range of food, beautifully cooked and served on hot plates so that although I was slow eating, the food was still warm at the end. Fast, attentive service but I did not feel rushed. Tremendous value for money and the cocktails were great.
Unimpressive evening. Food was poor quality for the prices, long wait evening for the starters and not much by way of service. We had the set menu but nothing seemed particularly Brazilian. We might as well have been in Giraffe (although the food at Giraffe might have been better).
Booked a table for six friends to get together for long overdue catch up. We had lunch and had a whole area to ourselves. Most of us hadn't tasted Brazilian cuisine but we were very pleased with the food. Service was fast and staff lovely. Especially recommend the Winter Berry cocktails - a complete pick me up on a cold damp.November Saturday
This was our first time at Cabana, and i must say we all very much enjoyed it. We ordered a lot of stuff between us 4 to share and we would definitely visit again. We collectively decided on a couple of improvements to the dishes - The garlic spring greens were not at all garlicky, they tasted very bland; and the Cassava wedges would work really well as fries, as we found them a bit too stodgy and thick as wedges. Other than that everything else was great! The cocktails were also fantastic and it's a relief to find somewhere that does a decent Caipirinha!
We will definitely come again.
A buzzy lively place. Noisy but that is all part of the package. Really pleasant and attentive staff. The food was ok But nothing to rave about. With so many choices of places to eat in Islington this was perhaps a little different and worth a whirl
Your 2 for 1 cocktail deal is great. Dont remove that!
It's good that there is music yet not so loud that you cannot have a conversation.
The food was subpar. Quite tasteless.
Our order was late & when we did get it, it was the wrong order.
I ordered the steak and asked for it to be well done but there was still blood inside of it.
The only good thing is that we got 50% off our bill
Your food is overcooked. The meat is dry and really nothing special. Glad I tried it but will not be coming back nor recommending this place.
Awful. Absolutely awful. If you like to eat food and have taste buds, don't go here.
Overpriced for sure.
Just not great. Staff was confused messing up preferred and the food was mediocre at best. Save your money and go somewhere else.
Great food, good prices, great atmosphere! I will be coming back!
Nice interiors, full of joy and colours like a proper Brasilian space should be, but lacks everything else...Average food, small portions, normal prices though, extremelly unprofessional staff working around. Not visting again.
Very friendly service. They were very busy and we were late but we were still seated and served very quickly.
Good starters - guacamole and tortillas and Parmesan & honey. Skewers and sweet potato fries were very good.
If I had a criticism, it was quite noisy and some of the guests were quite boisterous. Not the restaurant's fault, I know.
Good value, good food.
Ambiance nice. Menu attractive but the food served was under my expectations.
The food isn't too bad, with the starters being the definite highlight. The cocktails started the night confidently but as the hour grew later the bar staff grew lazy. Or so it seemed.
This combined with some awful service throughout. Drinks took bloody ages and they didn't come together. The final drinks were ordered at 10pm, and the last didn't arrive until 10.45pm. The coffee never appeared. We were never offered service but had to ask for it. A nightmare.
Cabana is always a good shout for a late night meal, watch you don't over do it on the chili sauce
Very busy Friday night, with trainee servers who forgot about us at first. However the manager was awesome, offering us complimentary drinks and incredibly personal service by way of apology. Good food, nice vibe overall.
I organised to go here on a work dinner of about 16 people - all of whom have different dining tastes! From the minute we walked in to the friendly staff, to the moment we received out food we were all incredibly impressed!! The food was simply amazing!!!! I really cannot praise this place enough! Everyone was wonderful and the food was simply divine!!!!
i visit Cabana many times and it provides a tasty offering. Good vegetarian option too
I dined here as I have recently been inspired by the Brasilian way of life. I am not sure it really reflected that, perhaps in a gimmick-y way. It was very fun nevertheless. Background music was good, lots of colourful decorations and friendly, attentive staff. The food was generally good but a bit overpriced. I had the chicken super salad which had a great mixture of ingredients such as very fresh lettuce, crunchy kernels and even some mango which was lovely. However, my chicken was quite chewy at times which I did not enjoy. I'd love to recreate the recipe at home. My partner tried the beef burger with chips and slaw, burger tasted nice, chips were very lovely, slaw was nothing special. I would definitely go here again for the atmosphere and interesting recipes but not too often as the food quality could be better for the price...
this was the first time I had been to a Brazilian themed restaurant and it did not disappoint, plenty of tasty cocktails to choose from and lovely little nibbles to keep you going while you decide your main order. We went for the Parmesan chunks with honey, I am a big cheese lover but even I thought this combination was slightly odd, however I was pleasantly surprised, delicious to say the least! I then had the spicy chicken skewer with sweet potato fries, the chicken was well cooked bbq style and not burnt like you often get with this style of cooking.
Fun ambience and tasty food. Some of the starters were pretty interesting (parmesan and honey - who knew!) and good value happy hour. I went for a casual dinner with friends for which I'd recommend to others.
OpenTable ダイナー95名によるCabana Brasilian Barbecue - Islingtonの評価は3.7☆です。