Cabana Brazilian BBQ is to open two more restaurants

18 October 2013 by
Cabana Brazilian BBQ is to open two more restaurants

Cabana Brazilian BBQ is to open two more restaurants before the end of the year, taking its estate to five sites.

Jamie Barber and David Ponte, co-owners of the chain will open one at the new London Designer Outlet in Wembley, and at Upper Street in Islington.

Cabana Wembley is due to open on 22 October, with Cabana Islington slated to open in December 2013.

Both sites will offer Cabana's menu of signature barbecue skewers, as well as dishes like spicy malagueta chicken and Brazilian burger (with picanha, black beans and matchstick potatoes) alongside other freshly grilled meats, Brazilian street food dishes like Coxinhas (croquettes of shredded chicken and spices) and sides such as Sweet Potato Fries and Brazilian Homeslaw (with cashews and mango).

Both sites will have a strong emphasis on drinks and cocktails. The drinks list will have an emphasis on cachaça, particularly a range of flavoured caipirinhas. Other options will include the sweet and spicy carmen miranda with chilli, mango, spiced rum and a hint of vanilla, and the strawberry batida, a Brazilian smoothie with cachaça, fresh strawberries, sugar and coconut cream.

The restaurant design is overseen by Alex Michaelis (Byron, Nando's, Pizza East), and features "up-cycled" denim banquettes, fly poster walls and copper piping lights, although each sites will have their own unique touches, from Wembley's cabana "hut" to Islington's multi-coloured pastel painted façade.

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