The Cav

68 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland, 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 Saturday, 25 May 2019

We were disappointed that our rugby ie blues seats we reserved was showing league. And you didn’t tell us. And that the commentary was league. And that when asked about it we were told it was a league pub. That’s not advertised anywhere. Days of old league was Stanley st cavalier was rugby. Also food is really good except for desserts... and please dont put lime in coke.. I mean why?

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Haven't set foot in the Cav since 1984!!! Wow it sure has changed for the better..... Will definitely make it part of our 6 weekly dinner cycle. Naked Burrito was really good.

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Visited On Friday, 17 May 2019

We come here twice a year for our company reunion.... friendly staff and always just good vibes :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

TVs up too loud, otherwise excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

Awesome food and great service

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Love this place! Booked in and brought family here from whakatane for the Easter weekend. I am a regular and couldn’t speak more highly of the service, atmosphere, drinks and food. Unfortunately today my soup was a massive let down. I LOVE the Moroccan cauliflower soup and get it regularly, today it was literally inedible, watery, different colour than usual and basically disappointing. Oddly, I returned it almost uneaten and was still charged for it but one wine was taken off the bill. Pretty disappointed. Still love The Cav but pretty poor today. Sorry!

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Visited On Sunday, 14 April 2019

The Staff were very attentive and friendly as always. It is my favourite place to watch sporting events and once again, your staff made it all that more special. Keep up the amazing work guys!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Great venue, wonderful service and nice food

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

It would be better if there weren't TVs on every wall of this bar. Otherwise it is a good venue.

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Visited On Thursday, 21 March 2019

Drinks and food were great but it took a long time to get our food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 March 2019

It would be great if you could turn the TVs off. I don't go to a pub to watch TV. I go to socialise with friends, and the TVs are a terrible distraction.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Great service. We had the platters - very tasty food, though the meat platter was a little sparse.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

It would have been nice to have the option of a range of hot drinks with our lunch. Food, as always was delicious, fresh and looked amazing.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Food was outstanding - compliments to the chef and team. Great vibe overall.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

Myself and three friends went there to celebrate my birthday, and we loved it. Food and service was amazing. We had a vegatrian and they went above and beyond to cater for his needs (made his a special patty for his burger-as they was out of the regular veg option). Fab place to go.

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Visited On Friday, 22 February 2019

We always enjoy The Cav - food and wait staff always great.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 February 2019

It's a great venue, apart from the massive TVs showing sports in every corner of the place, which are impossible to avoid or turn off. Please turn off the TVs!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Generally very pleasant - only issue was some cigarette smell drifting in from outside. Thought the bar staff were much friendlier than I previously remember.

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

Waitress forgot about a 2nd glass of wine ordered and had to be reminded but apart from that small glitch, pretty good overall.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 January 2019

Great food and atmosphere. Thanks.

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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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