I have been eager to dine at Cau for a while now and we recently reserved a table for dinner on a Friday evening. I was already looking forward to going out to dinner, and the fact that I went with my partner Tim and my lovely friend Hana made it even more special. We were given a warm welcome and shown to a spacious table in the restaurant which was already bustling with contented diners during the height of Friday evening service. Our reservation was fairly late because we had all been to a party first, so we had worked up a good appetite! We were kindly sent over Prosecco by Kate the lovely manager of Cau, which we enjoyed as we nibbled on fresh bread with chipotle butter and perused the extensive menu.
Cau is an Argentinian style restaurant so there is a wealth of steaks and burgers on the menu alongside several small plates which are ideal to share. We decided to sample a few dishes such as quesadilla, smoked haddock and manchego croquettes,Argentinian flatbread with sweet onion, mozzarella and oregano and hummus with aubergine caviar, chilli and crispbreads. Tim meanwhile opted for the Ribeye steak with Chimichurri sauce and fries.
The quesadilla was delicious, stuffed with roasted vegetables, manchego and mozzarella and served with handmade guacamole. The smoked haddock croquettes were irresistibly moreish meanwhile, with a delicious caper mayonnaise dipping sauce. The presentation of all the dishes was really pleasing to the eye, with slates used to serve the sharing dishes and baskets for the fries. Tim adored his steak which was perfectly cooked with crispy fries and piquant chimichurri.
The Argentinian flatbread was dreamy, with the sweet roasted onion providing a lovely zing against the rich melted cheeses. These dishes were ideal to share and Hana and I also ordered some triple cooked chunky chips which were perfectly cooked and so indulgent! We loved the tasty and fiery hummus too, and the aubergine caviar was a delightful touch.
Argentinian flatbread with sweet onion, mozzarella and oregano.
Smoked haddock and manchego croquettes.
Hummus with homemade aubergine caviar, chilli and roasted nuts, served with crispbreads.
Ribeye steak with fries.
The homemade guacamole was a real treat!
Ribeye steak with chimichurri sauce.
What a feast!
The cool interior of the restaurant creates a great ambience.
We decided to forgo a dessert because we were so full and the food was hearty and flavoursome. Service was excellent throughout the meal and the ambience of the restaurant was warm and vibrant. I really like the decor of Cau which is modern and minimal with eye catching touches such as white booth seats, display wine cases and quirky lighting. It is elegant and simple, the ideal place to head to for a special meal. I love discovering new restaurants and I am certainly glad to have found out for myself what all the fuss is about surrounding Cau. We all had such a fun evening and it was lovely having dinner with my friend Hana. We will definitely be returning to Cau again soon and I think it is just the place to go out for dinner before continuing the evening with some late night cocktails in the city!
Do you like to order small sharing plates when you go out to a restaurant or do you prefer ordering a main course? Have you ever dined at Cau, and what dish would you have eaten first from what we ordered? As always I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post!
3-7 Castle Street,
01512 271 818
Until next time,