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.
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
Always a pleasure!
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?
Great night quietly sitting by the fire, enjoying a good meal and a drink with family. What a perfect venue.
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
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!
Dear CAV Team A most enjoyable atmosphere, ambience, and menu - well done! You need a proper coffee machine though! Sorry, filter coffee does not meet the mark nowadays. Many thanks, and our group will be back in 3-months time Cheers Graham Forbes 021 393 393
We came for the quiz which was well run and lots of fun. However they kept the music on loudly throughout most of the quiz which was crazy with the quiz master talking over it on his microphone. They need to sort this out as it didn’t make for an enjoyable evening.
Great atmosphere with very helpful friendly staff
loved the new decor - really kept the tone and atmosphere of the former pub's era - fresh, clean look So impressed with the service - esp our lovely waitress from Perth. She was outstanding in every way. Enjoyed the music selection
We all thoroughly enjoyed our choices for lunch. The flavours in each were a delicious blend to excite the taste buds. The setting is wonderful and we enjoyed sitting on the veranda looking out over the city. We recommend The Cav to all for a wonderful meal in great surroundings.
Two extremely good waitresses on a very busy night
Had a great night, lovely staff and food. Drink service could be a little slow but the bar was quite busy.
Great place for a nice quiet lunch with clients, great service and the food was excellent.
Fantastic as always.
The chicken bacon avocado salad sounded so good and was truly substandard. We will not be back. Also 45 min wait for food and when we prompted waitress, it was very clear that she had forgotten to submit our order.
always a good afternoon at the Cav :-)
Great service, excellent location, perfect atmosphere.
Fabulous time, as usual
Thanks. Nice lunch guys.
Aoife and the team always provide such great service, that's why we keep coming back. The food is also delicious and well worth the $$ thanks everyone :)
We had the most amazing service on Saturday evening. Our server was very attentive, noticing when each new person arrived and soon after seeking their drink order. This doesn't happen often! Your platters are great too, nice to see some salad included with the wide range small bites. We will be back.
On arrival I was told that our reservation on line had not been received and I was made to feel rather stupid. see below, The Cav Reservation Reminder Dear Sandy Nairn Here is your reminder of your reservation on Friday, 8 September 2017 at 18:00 for The Cav. If you would like to cancel your reservation please contact us. To confirm your reservation, please click the following link. • Confirm Reservation We look forward to welcoming you. Kind Regards The Cav
It'd be a good idea to add on website booking page the question "Do you prefer smoking or non-smoking..." I was excited to see our lovely candle lit table setting on the deck with city view. Then shocked to discover that there were smokers at an adjacent table. The smell was overwhelming. I was sadly disappointed to have to move inside. Lucky to get another table for our group of 6 and it was a birthday dinner. So it felt like 2nd best. After that we had a fabby time and our waitress was delightful. Scottish lass. As you can probably tell I'm a first-timer lol.