Sleek, modern and slightly quirky, CAU delivers a good range of Argentine dishes, with beef as the star of the show.
With a plum location in the city centre and a glitzy glazed facade, this Argentinian restaurant sparks a lot of interest among passers-by. Its unimposing furniture in black and blue coupled with a cloud-themed décor create a modern space with a quirky streak. The starters section is a little chest of treasures in itself, with a choice of fluffy, steaming hot empanadas and a delightfully subtle beef ‘cau-paccio’. There is a number of imaginative Argentinian fish and vegetarian options on the menu, including a coal-baked bream and pumpkin risotto. But at the end of the day, it’s the beef dishes that steal the show. The ‘pampas to plate’ section offers cuts served with simple sauces and chips on the side. Tapa de cuadril – grilled thin slices from the rump – is a great for lightweight meat-eaters. Those of a more capacious appetite can go for the hefty ribeye, or delve into the ‘chef’s cuts’ section for a prime cut marinated in stronger sauces, such as smoked paprika or blue cheese.
- Delivery: Deliveroo
- Provides: Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Wheelchair access, Pre-theatre menu, Free wi-fi
- Music on stereo: Disco, pop-rock, and South American music
- Capacity: 130
- Largest group: 50
- Open since: 2015
- Number of wines sold by the glass: 25
- House wine: £18.95 per bottle