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The Cav

68 College Hill, Ponsonby, New Zealand, 1060
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Opening Information

Monday to Sunday
11am – 1am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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About The Cav

The Cav is a Ponsonby institution for everything from an upmarket lunch and dinner venue, through to a great place to meet for a couple of relaxing beers or a glass of wine or two.

Our talented kitchen, recently overhauled by Eugene Hamilton from Euro, offers an extensive menu featuring succulent, modern cuisine based on good value for money.

The restaurant offers unrivaled cuisine, a brunch venue where families can feel comfortable on weekends; and for those who like to party, The Cav evolves at night into a premier venue with great music and a vibrant atmosphere.

Your new home away from home and a perfect venue to enjoy legendary kiwi hospitality.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Great food and service

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Great menu full of comfort food plus healthy tasty options. Love the decor and relaxed atmosphere. The sunny deck is a great spot too, will definitely be back.

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Great place, fun quizz, excellent food and lovely staff - its so often the people who make a place great.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

It was a very busy night with the Boxing Match but the staff consistently checked on us and made sure we were okay :) Food was great as usual!

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

somehow my booking was lost but it all worked out OK.... it always does at The Cav :-)

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Took a colleague from Switzerland for dinner, was a tad rowdy but all in all it was a good evening.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Very pleasant environment with good service but if you're vegan, this is not the venue for you. Very limited vegan options.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Great service, friendly relaxed atmosphere. We loved our afternoon on the deck!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Great lunch - thanks very much. Food and service very good, and a great location.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

It would be a better place without the TVs

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Visited On Thursday, 01 November 2018

Good atmosphere and great to see healthy food options on the menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Very enjoyable

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Visited On Sunday, 30 September 2018

Good beer selection, Wine selection fine. Food fine too - more pub than gastro. Good selection of lighter meals. Staff good and efficient.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 September 2018

Really enjoyed our Sunday evening at The Cav. Food was great. Staff were very helpful catering to my food sensitivities and in serving my home-made birthday cake. The family really enjoyed the icecream too

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Really nice atmosphere and service was friendly and prompt. The only thing would be to offer more vegetarian/vegan options and put them on the menu.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Great kids meals, nice atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

Fantastic! Very attentive and friendly staff. Great food.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

food very bland southern chicken extremely dry roast beef also very dry and tough roast pork nice allover very average food probably would not return shame as menu sounded amazing

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Visited On Sunday, 26 August 2018

Service today for lunch was great, the booth setup worked well for us. The food was generally very good but I felt let down by my naked burrito; had this last time a few months back and struggled to finish it. Today the serving was much smaller and the chicken component in particular was disappointingly small - three very thin pieces. Not sure if we'll come back after that, and at least would order something else. Others had the roast and that was very good, as were the burgers.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 July 2018

Only comment I'd make is maybe to have the music volume a bit lower when there are people dining, the music was so loud our group couldn't really talk as we could hear ourselves over the music

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Visited On Monday, 16 July 2018

Always a pleasure!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 July 2018

I think that the TVs being constantly on is a bad idea. It makes the place feel a bit cheap, like a sports bar, and is a distraction from conversation. Why not just leave them off unless someone requests one on?

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Visited On Monday, 09 July 2018

Great night quietly sitting by the fire, enjoying a good meal and a drink with family. What a perfect venue.

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Visited On Monday, 25 June 2018

I love the waitstaff at The Cav! So attentive and helpful and really friendly. Also, y’all have the coolest uniforms of anywhere I’ve seen

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Visited On Thursday, 14 June 2018

We had a great evening and the seating was perfect for the occasion. Your staff is very attentive and friendly. We'll be back. Thank you!

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