Guanabana

85 Kentish Town Road , London, NW1 8NY

SquareMeal Review of Guanabana

With modest prices & a BYO policy (which means you can add your own rum to the fruity mocktails), it’s little wonder Guanabana brims with groups celebrating their 20something birthdays. A hotchpotch of mismatched furniture mirrors the rather mixed-up menu, which takes its cue from across the Caribbean, Central & South America. That’s rather a lot of ground to cover, & the results can be confused. Creamed callaloo & sweetcorn quesadillas, crab & artichoke empanadas, & pan-fried sea bass with feta mash are, perhaps, best left alone in favour of burgers (try the Mexican with guacamole & hot-pepper mayo), sirloin steak fajitas, or jerk baby chicken with a side of cassava chips. The bamboo-clad outdoor area lets in some sunshine – appropriate when you’re eating this kind of food.

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Guanabana Location

85 Kentish Town Road , London NW1 8NY

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020 7485 1166

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Opening times

Mon-Fri 12N-11.30pm Sat-Sun 9am-11.30pm

Guanabana's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 5.7

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Service: 5.0

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Atmosphere: 7.3

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Value: 6.3

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

26 March 2015

A+ service and food, would recommend to my friends and family, the food took a bit longer that i would have liked but it was pretty nice and the staff definitely made it worth the visit.

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Food + drink: 1

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 2

Value: 1

24 September 2014

We went as a group of 8 for my friends birthday and we left so disappointed. To begin with the starters arrived over a 15 minute time scale and the hot ones were just lukewarm. Mains were also did not arrive together and the quality of the food was very poor. Finally, they refused to give us separate bills and then tried to fob us off with a single bill which was not itemized. You guessed it, they were overcharging us by £7.80. Looking on Tripadviser, there are lots of negative reviews which seem to be counteracted by fake positive ones. Avoid this sham operation!

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 1

Atmosphere: 4

Value: 4

Ru

09 September 2012

It's a shame that the service at Guanabana doesn't try at all, when the food tries so hard. Drinks should arrive before starters, not after main courses, warm, and only after repeated pestering (we weren't the only ones in the room having that problem either). There seems to be no coherence between staff members as they buzz around the dining room swapping covers and leaving diners craning necks in all directions to attract their attention. As I said, the food tries but doesn't always hit the mark either. The portions are very generous, but the calamari rings were so thinly cut that I got a mouthful of hot crispy batter more than anything else. Curry goat (actually mutton) made up for it by being cooked to a perfect level of tenderness that just fell off the bone- a good thing too as my bowlful was half skeleton. All in all, I would be tempted to go back again for the food and because it's so close to my house and relatively good value for money. But stimulating company is a must, and next time I'm taking advantage of the BYO policy and bringing a hipflask. I'll need it to deal with the service.

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