Uniquely Ponsonby

Since 1866

A Destination

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.

Friendly Atmosphere

Join us for lunch, dinner, a catch up with old friends or a cheeky lunch-time beer before heading back to work.

Craft Beer

With a wide range of craft beers, The Cav ensures you will stay thoroughly hydrated by the tastiest ales, lagers and whatever else tickles your fancy.

Delicious Food

Man-about-the-Kitchen, Eugene Hamilton's expertise and talent shine through with our range of classic gastropub fare.

Gastropub Experience

Kitchen & Bar

An extensive menu featuring succulent, modern cuisine at a value for money price point. Euro's Eugene Hamilton has applied his passion and expertise into the overhaul of our kitchen.

A vibrant and friendly atmosphere our restaurant offers unrivaled cuisine, for those after a comfortable dining experience and a happening evening spot for those of you more inclined to party the night away