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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 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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Visited On Wednesday, 07 March 2018

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

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Visited On Monday, 26 February 2018

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.

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Visited On Monday, 12 February 2018

Great atmosphere with very helpful friendly staff

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 January 2018

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

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Visited On Monday, 08 January 2018

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Two extremely good waitresses on a very busy night

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Visited On Thursday, 14 December 2017

Had a great night, lovely staff and food. Drink service could be a little slow but the bar was quite busy.

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Visited On Friday, 08 December 2017

Great place for a nice quiet lunch with clients, great service and the food was excellent.

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Visited On Monday, 04 December 2017

Fantastic as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 November 2017

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.

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Visited On Friday, 24 November 2017

always a good afternoon at the Cav :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 11 November 2017

Great service, excellent location, perfect atmosphere.

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 November 2017

Fabulous time, as usual

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Thanks. Nice lunch guys.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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 :)

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Visited On Saturday, 23 September 2017

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.

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Visited On Friday, 08 September 2017

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

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Visited On Thursday, 17 August 2017

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.

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