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Guanabana

85 Kentish Town Road, London, United Kingdom, NW1 8NY
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Opening times
Monday - Friday 12:00 - 23:30
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 23:30
(Last order 22:30)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Easy Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Business Lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi

About Guanabana

Like the lilting rhythms of the Caribbean, Guanabana’s atmosphere is a tonic for the soul, a place to relax from the very moment you step into our city oasis.
An antithesis of those clinical, robotic chains, we are constantly filling our nooks with vintage trinkets from our worldly travels to create our Cuban grandma’s living room meets museum of marvels decor.
The Guanabana also known as soursop is a fruit indigenous to the Caribbean and South America. In addition to focusing on cuisines and influences from those regions, Guanabana restaurant doesn't fall far from the fruit.
Guanabana has gone from strength to strength, attracting customers who come for our shisha and BYOB value, not to mention our superb quality halal meat.

Cuisine: BBQ & Grill, Brunch, Burger Joint, Caribbean, Cuban, Steak
Dress Code: Casual
Price point: $ $
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Visited On Saturday, 06 February 2016

It was too noisy this time, I hardly could hear my friend who was sitting with me. But it is a great place.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 February 2016

Very nice restaurant, with a great atmosphere. Staff were friendly and were there if any assistance was needed. Food was great, great variety of starters with mocktails, and main course was also very tasty. Will definitely recommend to friends & family, and hopefully will come back again soon.

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Visited On Friday, 29 January 2016

The waiting staff were (again) half asleep, and rude... This has been the experience me and my friends have had repeatedly over the last year or so. Do you not train your waiting staff?! They know nothing about customer service! Probably won't be returning to your restaurant (even though it used to be a firm favourite) because of this. Guanabana is now more known for its terrible staff, than its food! Such a shame.

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Visited On Friday, 29 January 2016

One of the best meal I've had in my life

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Visited On Saturday, 23 January 2016

Love this place and food was great but took an hour to get starters and mains came before those plates had been cleared... Think it was a busy night and staff a bit overwhelmed so would still recommend.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 January 2016

Amazing food, very original. Service was not great though - our server had poor English, was dressed badly and didn't even offer to open the bottle of wine.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 January 2016

Would have liked the food a lot faster!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 January 2016

I don't think bad actually accurately describes it. They were once upon a time a good place to eat, however with the restaurant more or less 2/3 empty, they still couldn't push out food in a timely manner, they seemed to be running around like headless chickens. I recently got angry comments by family and friends who I've recommended Guanabana to, I mistake I will not be making going forward. Will definitely be going in the permanent 'Blacklist'. So. to sum it up. Service - 1/5 Terrible. (Waiters don't really know what they're doing, or even how to communicate). Cleanliness - 2/5 (Dirty cutlery, Dirt/ general uncleanliness) Food - 0 Burgers still had cartilage, not what you want for burger. Not sure if they were supposed to be served on brioche buns, but they werent. They were served on plain buns. The pulled beef was very dry (I'm pretty sure it's not meant to be that way). King Prawns Dish. - Don't bother - you can probably cook prawns better at home. I went out with the family for my brothers birthday, but everyone was so upset over quality and the general atmosphere, that this place has singlehandedly, turned smiles upside down. Regarding timing, be prepared to wait an extremely long time.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Nice place

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 January 2016

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Visited On Monday, 18 January 2016

Great food and atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 18 January 2016

Service was great from one of our waitresses and really average from the other (I arrived later than my friend and waitress had just given my friend her drink order then left without asking for mine, also as soon as our plates for our mains were taken away she brought the bill to our table, not really friendly overall and seemed to be in a hurry when the place wasn't that busy). The other waitress (blonde hair) was really attentive and asked if we wanted dessert and then after we finished we didn't have to wait to ask for the bill. Food & portions were great, I'll be back again for sure and hopefully we'll have a friendlier server!

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Visited On Thursday, 17 December 2015

Great Christmas party, brilliant and very vibrant atmosphere, meat is halal as well and the portions are very generous. Thumbs up from us all!

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Visited On Friday, 15 January 2016

We had an excellent time, one of our party was (very) late and we were not felt rushed to order our mains at all. The food was an excellent price and super tasty! The only downside was I think my fiend who ordered the oxtail stew got a bad scoop, unfortunately there was barely a scrap of meat on the bone. Other than this, I would highly recommend the restaurant for a casual evening with friends.

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Visited On Friday, 15 January 2016

You looked after us on our large party fantastically...the food all came out together - hot and fresh and tasting amazing. Everyone who came had not been before said they will come again they loved the staff and the vibe so much. Thank you X

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Visited On Saturday, 16 January 2016

Fantastic food but really poor service, took ages taking orders and no smiles from the waiter which can often go a long way!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2016

Thank you - your team were very helpful and flexible with our group when the numbers changed - allowing me to make a change to the booking and then again understanding when some people did not arrive on the day. This flexibility when dealing with a large group was very helpful. The food was fantastic and the alcohol free cocktails were a nice touch. The only disappointment was that when we were told the all-in price in advance it was not made clear that this excluded corkage and service, but otherwise a fantastic night, thank you. Many Thanks

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Visited On Saturday, 09 January 2016

The food was good. The mojitos were phenomenal. Service was not the best. Had to wait to order, had to wait for my food after my wife got hers 30min before me, had to wait for my drinks and had to wait to pay the bill. Also ordered two mojitos got one. Told the waiter that we wanted two. He said but it will take 10-15min. I said thats fine just bring the second one as well. He goes again it will take some time. Somehow confusing to me. Food was overall very good. Enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Visited On Thursday, 07 January 2016

Bad experience. Took ages to get a drinks menu. Food bizarrely taken away from my table then brought back(the food came out inexplicably quick, so I queried with the manager/waiter if it was correct and received a smarmy "well if its your order, it's your order" response - I continued to wait as was still not convinced then another waiter came to the table and quickly took the food away,without saying a word/explanation, confirming it was indeed incorrect). Goat curry and Jerk chicken were ok - Coleslaw looked like it was emptied out of a tub bought from a supermarket Receipt came back with incorrect drinks(£1 more) but decided to just pay quickly and leave as service was so bad. Avoid

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Visited On Monday, 04 January 2016

Great food, great service. Been coming here for years and i always bring my friends here too!

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2015

I have visited Guanabana 3 times in total. 2 of these visits were near the holiday season. On both of these visits, I found your service very very slow. I realise that service suffers during busy periods, but I am talking about food taking more than 45 minutes.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2015

No real organisation and communication. Had to pay a £20 deposit for nye dinner and was told on that I couldn't get it back and someone will ring me the nrxt day to get the deposit back. OBVIOUSLY THAT DID BOT HAPPEN and I had to chase up for my refund

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Visited On Thursday, 31 December 2015

Nice vibe good food

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Visited On Friday, 18 December 2015

Very cosy and colourful place, the perfect restaurant for a big group, good music, great vibe and the food was really good as well. Value for money, absolutely.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 December 2015

Love it

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