Friday, May 06, 2016

On the ball at Cabana Brixton!

I am getting utterly spoiled with foodie ops and nights out at the moment.

I'm actually super glad that my other food based project is healthy, fresh food based, or I think I'd treble in size.  That's what it's all about though, isn't it - a nice meal here, a salad there; a cocktail now, a workout later.....

I'm very lucky in that I'm getting to try a huge and delicious range of foods though, and often in the nicest company.  I wrote about my visit to Cabana Islington for wine tasting last week, and now I'm going to review Cabana Brixton, where I shared a lovely meal with Milly, Katy, Erica & Ashleigh.

The amount of delicious spherical foods on offer was astounding.  The main drink of the evening was a refreshing caipirinha (£6.95), but we also requested some of the delicious Miolo wine we had enjoyed during our previous visit to the brand.

How lucky am I to get to spend so much time with such lovelies?

Over wine, cocktails, and delicious guacamole (£3.95 for guacamole and bottomless chips? Perfection) we had a lovely catch up on all our goings on.

Once we had chatted for a wee while, Ashleigh and Katy popped over the road to take a few fashion shots for an upcoming post.  As is always the way with photos, this took a little while and the food arrived to our table before they returned.  Like the good food bloggers we are we didn't eat any before we'd all had a chance to take pictures! We did harrass them via snapchat while we waited, of course...

We were utterly spoiled, getting to try lots of different starters. I loved the cheesy baked dough balls (£3.95) and the piping-hot, scrumptious spicy malagueta chicken doughnuts (£5.45), but I think my favourite of all was the crispy Lula squid (£5.95) - the fish was cooked perfectly and the spicy mayo on the side made for a perfect dipping sauce!

The cocktails flowed as the evening eased into night.

And many a flatlay snap was taken!

 The mains were various grilled meats, served up on skewers which are then presented on a platter. All of the meat was well done, but the spicy malagueta chicken (£12.95) was in a league of its own - succellent and tender.  I'd enjoyed it at our Islington foray and it did not disappoint on a second try!

We had various yummy sides with our main; my favourites were the sweet potato fries (£3.95), because I love them, and the wonderful quinoa, avocado and squash salad (£5.45), fresh and tasty with a lovely citrusy tang in the dressing!

To close we took it easy on the puddings, but we did manage a few of the chocolate raindrop doughnuts (£5.95).

All in all it was a lovely visit. The restaurant in Brixton is big and roomy and everyone seemed to be having a lovely time - especially one family who were on fire, comedy wise.  At one point we almost requested to join their table, they were having such fun! I'd really recommend Cabana for a fun meal, full of tasty food and Brazilian flair.  I'm looking forward to heading back soon!

Cabana Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Disclaimer, because I love them: I was invited to go along to Cabana to review the new menus and to visit the Brixton branch. All opinions, ridiculous tweets and love of spherical foodstuffs are my own.


  1. So gutted to have missed out on Bangarang times. Food all looks lush! x

    1. It was such fun! We missed you of course, but the spirit of Bangarang continued :)

  2. BALLS! Such a lovely night and amazing as always to see your face <3

    1. Adored catching up (and being very silly), while eating all the spheres :)

  3. oooh the food looks amazing!! :)

    1. It really was - those spicy glazes are A+ fare, I was so full!

  4. All of this looks amazing and I feel hungrier than I did before reading this post!! Craving bottomless chips and sweet potato fries now. Fab post lovely.
    Emma xx

    1. Thank you! Love sharing good times and good food!

  5. Looks like a fab meal! I love they do bottomless chips with the guacamole - I always run out before I finish the dip! x

    1. It's the constant struggle! Bottomless chips are the best.


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