About CAU - Kingston

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.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm


CAU - Kingston
Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames
London KT1 1QN

Menu Highlights




The classic Spanish favourite. - Smoked haddock - Porcini mushroom & black truffle - Ham hock & manchego.


A nod to the popularity of pizzas in Buenos Aires. - Chorizo & mozzarella - Spinach & hen's egg - Salted onion & goat's cheese.


Cooked on every street corner in Buenos Aires. - Paprika marinated chicken with guacamole - Grilled prawns with papaya salsa.



The leanest cut with a distinctively pure flavour. We grill the rump slowly to ensure the beef beautifully soft. That's what we call a nice rump. £14.25 220G, £16.50 260G, £19.95 320G


Succulent, satisfying and so, so, so tasty, this classic steak has a distinctively full flavour. It's the nation's favourite cut, cooked CAU style. Arise Sir-Loin, lord of the steaks. £15.50 220G, £18.50 260G, £22.75 320G.


The finest, most succulent cuts of lomito, filleted from the centre and grilled. It's rare you get beef this good. £15.95 220G


This signature dish is cut from the top of the rump. Served the Brazilian way (don't tell the Argentines), its thinly sliced and ash grilled so it melts in your mouth. £15.95 220G, £16.95 260G


The steak lover's steak. A tender and full-bodied beef treat, cooked just the way you like it. £18.50 260G, 22.95 320G, £25.95 380G



Doughnuts Argentinian style. Lightly dusted with cinnamon sugar and served traditionally with dulce de leche.


Fresh pancakes topped with ice cream and traditional Argentinian caramel sauce.


CAU’s must-try chocolate fondant, filled with a warm, gooey and rich chocolate sauce.You won’t want to share this!

Main Menu

Main Menu


Breakfast Menu


Brunch Menu


Lunch Menu


Dessert Menu


Party Menu


20 CAU - Kingston Reviews

20 Reviews
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Value for money:Good value
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Helen S.4 months ago · 1 review

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.

Jule T.6 months ago · 1 review

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!

Victoria R.9 months ago · 1 review

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.

Anne M.12 days ago · 12 reviews

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.

Mark O.3 months ago · 2 reviews

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.

Vanessa H.7 months ago · 2 reviews

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

Jo C.5 months ago · 1 review

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!

Barbara F.7 months ago · 1 review

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.

Carla V.9 months ago · 5 reviews

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.

Helene A.2 months ago · 1 review

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.