The Cav

Our surrounding neighbourhood has changed a bit over the years, but one thing has stayed the same: we’re still the most loved local.

About Us

A Ponsonby institution, The Cav is a historic pub with a contemporary lease on life as a chic gastrobar. Our legendary laid-back hospitality is testament to our pub origins, but we’ve upleveled our fare, bringing an innovative spin to classic dishes. And while our legacy is long, our vibe is fresh. You’ll love our beautiful interiors, with plenty of the charm and character that comes with having a 150-year heritage still preserved.

Soak up sweeping views of the city from our expansive deck or cosy up by the fire inside. Come for a relaxed family meal, an afterwork drink or immerse yourself in the vibrant late-night atmosphere that is still a signature offering within the walls of this iconic building. The Cav has always been a legendary spot to catch sport – and that hasn’t changed. We’re still one of the best bars in the city to watch a match with a like-minded crowd.

Relax, meet, mingle and eat. Come create stories of your own in the historic home of Auckland hospitality.

Our Hours

Monday 11am – Late
Tuesday 11am – Late
Wednesday 11am – Late
Thursday 11am – Late
Friday 11am – Late
Saturday 11am – Late
Sunday 11am – Late

Our Facilities

  • Family-friendly
  • Private function area
  • 11 screens
  • Live sport
  • Gaming lounge
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note this is an R18 venue, valid ID is required to enter and be served.

Contact Us

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Food Menu

We’ve set a new standard for pub dining. We’ve got your pub classics and more, with a creative twist, including our popular burgers and schnitzels. Come for a light bite, or stay for a meal. Get a hearty taste of home on Sundays throughout winter with our classic roast.

Drinks Menu

We have an impressive selection of beers on offer, as well as a curated selection of wine and specialty cocktails.

What’s on

Book a table

Join us for a meal; reserve a table online. For groups of more than 12, contact us via the details below.

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Functions & Events

Book your next event or celebration with us. Get in touch with our team on 09 376 4230 or [email protected]

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