Praise the steak and pay homage to beef at CAU. In case you aren’t already in the know, CAU is a group of UK restaurants dedicated to the spirit of Buenos Aires. Fun, creative Argentinian cuisine is done just right here, and CAU isn’t bad at handcrafted cocktails either. You’ll find this restaurant, the Kingston branch, right in the bustle of London’s Kingston-upon-Thames, next to Horse Fair bridge on Riverside Walk. As you may have guessed, the menu is based around find Argentinian steaks but that’s not to say you find other mains in the way of seafood, pork belly and veggies. Give it a whirl and reserve a table now.
Excellent service and great food. The fish taco starter is extremely nice. We have been numerous times before and enjoyed our experience but this time everything was perfect.
The steak was excellent. We had a medium lomito and a medium rump. So delicious and on point. The service was fantastic. We will come again!
Great service, lovely restaurant and delicious food! The staff were very friendly and attentive without being too intrusive. Our waitress was very good at helping my husband decide on the best size steak for him without just promoting the most expensive as other places have done.
Last night was the first time we went to Cau and we absolutely loved it! The restaurant is nicely designed. There were booths for privacy and normal open tables. I also spotted two tables discreetly at the back for, I assume, solo eaters. I haven't seen that before, it's a great idea. The steak was great and the portions more than ample. We didn't have a starter (although they looked really nice) but certainly did not leave hungry. Really excellent find. Will definitely be coming back.
The steak was good and I liked the concept. I did feel it was a bit casual, the tables were a bit like a cafe (small) and kinda worn and the table got really cluttered with plates and glasses, wine cooler on the table, didn’t sweep up the crumbs. I ordered ice cream and just got two scoops in a bowl, no pizazz. Maybe I’m expecting too much but the price point is high and it felt a bit, well, casual, and also rather “chainy”. TBH next time I’ll probably go straight to Goucho who I understand owns them. Staff were nice.
Waiting staff were really pleasant but not very attentive. They didn't seem to notice when plates or glasses were empty and we weren't asked if we'd like anymore drinks. One person in the party asked for no coriander and was met by a dish covered in the garnish. Overall it was nice. The soft drinks are really overpriced but the food prices were good and all of the steaks were really tasty and cooked to order. The chipotle chicken skewer was quite bland but the beef empanadas were great. Would go again if I was in the area
The management weren't very good.. We were given a dirty glass and the manager replaced it with one from a table next to us where the people had only just left and the table hadn't been cleared ! I chose the signature dish and the meat was ok but very thin strips with lots of fat around it. Will be going for the medallions next time which my friend had and looked fab!
Steak cooked exactly as we had requested, medium rare, and full of flavour. Staff helpful and friendly. We wanted a beer with our steak but range limited to a couple of unknown to us bottled varieties, Ok, but one was enough.
My family and me went for lunch last Sunday, it was our second time in the Kingston branch, food was great, he had a delayed with our food but they make it up on the bill.
Good quality food and service. Nice environment. The Kingston restaurant is significantly better than some of the others, Guilford for example which I will no longer eat in. Hope this helps.