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.
Good beer selection, Wine selection fine. Food fine too - more pub than gastro. Good selection of lighter meals. Staff good and efficient.
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
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.
Great kids meals, nice atmosphere.
Fantastic! Very attentive and friendly staff. Great food.
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
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.
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.