Monday to Sunday
11am – 1am
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
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.
Great food and location close to where we work.
Excellent venue. I would recommend this place to everyone. Thankyou for going the extra mile to turn the TV off for us too. We appreciated that!
Great place to watch the ABs, very friendly and accommodating staff. Yum food and good selection of craft beers. A bit pricey but to be expected in Ponsonby.
Great spot! Highly recommend.
Excellent atmosphere, very modern gastro pub with great beer and food choices
Great service from staff
Booked here for a birthday, and everything was exceptional. Service being offered at our table constantly without needing to go to the bar, drinks flowing, music great, atmosphere amazing, warm and inviting. Considering we went at a very busy time with the rugby playing, had an awesome time!! Danced the night away. Highly recommend.
Quiz night was fun and the food delicious.
Great atmosphere, service was outstanding! Staff work extremely hard. Had dinner there and the food was a bit average. I had the chicken tacos and the chicken was a bit dry. Couldn't fault anything else!
Exceptional staff nothing was a bother. Made celebrating my Mums & twin sister’s 80th easily. Will recommend Thank you Karen
Great place, but would be even better if the TVs were turned off, as requested.
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?
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.
We come here twice a year for our company reunion.... friendly staff and always just good vibes :-)
TVs up too loud, otherwise excellent
Awesome food and great service
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!
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!!
Great venue, wonderful service and nice food
It would be better if there weren't TVs on every wall of this bar. Otherwise it is a good venue.
Drinks and food were great but it took a long time to get our food.
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.