Eating out is one of my favourite things to do, if you give me the option of going out dancing our going out for dinner, I'll be googling the menu before you've finished your sentence.
I love to try out new restaurants and experimenting with different cuisines, especially when they're in the centre of Manchester. We ventured to Cabana, a brand new Brazilian barbecue restaurant in the recently re-opened Corn Exchange, a few weekends ago to sample the menu.
I loved the fun interior of Cabana, the whole place is decorated to make you feel like you're in Brazil, from the brightly coloured decor and swinging hammocks to the Caipirinha bar. Even on a chilly winter's day in Manchester, it felt like summer. I didn't get to try the hammocks while I was there so if you go, let me know how they are!
The food was delicious, I'm not going to lie; we did slightly over indulge with starters, mains and a dessert to share... But it was totally worth it!
I decided to go for the messy option to start: ribs. It was probably the best decision I made all day, they were SO yum. I actually want to eat them all over again now... Joe opted for squid rings (classic Joe) which were nice but nothing on my ribs.
We both chose MEAT for our main course, I went for the Spicy Malagueta Chicken (their specialty) and Joe chose Steak and Palmito, both of which were served from a gigantic skewer to add to the experience. My chicken was spot on but Joe's steak, though delicious, was a little overcooked for his liking. The french fries and sweet potato fries (yes, we're greedy) we had on the side were so good too.
To finish, we shared a portion of the Chocolate Raindrop Doughnuts and they are as good as they sound. Cute little doughballs filled with Nutella, aka, my favourite dessert ever.
All in all Cabana is a great place for lunch while you're out and about shopping in Manchester city centre, or for a cocktail after you've finished! I'd definitely recommend the ribs and the Chocolate Raindrop Doughnuts, order an extra portion and I'll meet you there.
To find out more about Cabana and to take a look at the menu, visit their website here.