68 College Hill
09 376 4230
Monday 11am – Late
Tuesday 11am – Late
Wednesday 11am – Late
Thursday 11am – Late
Friday 11am – Late
Saturday 11am – Late
Sunday 11am – Late
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. The restaurant offers unrivaled cuisine, a 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.
The sun is out and our new Summer menu has landed ☀
The sunshine means sharing, sharing and more sharing! We've updated our small plates section to reflect the flavours of Summer with a whole lot more variety to keep your group snacking on our deck through the upcoming silly season.
Some of our favourites include the Tiger Prawns, Truffle & Paremsan Polenta Fries, Lamb Ribs and the Heirloom Tomatoes on Brioche Toast.
The Cav, P3 Management + George FM Presents:
Friday Night Fights Launch & Weigh-In Event
Forget what you know about live boxing events and welcome to Friday Night Fights. Where sports, entertainment, and community meet.
To celebrate the launch of Friday Night Fights, The Cav will play host to the weigh-in on Thursday November 12th, 2020 watch the fighters stare each-other down over a few cold beverages, after the weigh in the party kicks-off with DJ sets from Bavhu & Soraya!
Weigh-in begins from 3pm, with DJ’s kicking off at 5:00 pm.
- NZ Super Welterweight Title: Andrei Mikhailovich vs Marcus Heywood
- Hemi Ahio vs Junior Pati
- WBO Oriental Cruiserweight Champion: David Light vs Lance Bryant
- Nort Beauchamp vs Richie Hadlow
- Plus amateurs Troy Garton & Jerome Pampellone.
Congratulations to the winners of our Good Spirits Quiz Night Series - 'Kopites are Gobshites'
The format was simple, compete in a series of quiz nights and indulge in a few refreshments at your local Good Spirits establishment and earn points towards winning the grand prize, an all-expenses paid trip to QT for 6!
There's no question the stakes were high but this group of willing and determined lads from The Cav shed nothing short of blood, sweat and tears (and a few beers, well actually a lot of beers) to pull off an exemplary act of valor landing themselves the Grand Prize!
This Summer they'll be reaping the rewards, while the other teams mourn in defeat, these champions will dine like kings at some of Queenstown most note-worthy establishments. Whether it's the Pinot in the sun at Mt Difficulty, or a scotch fillet cooked medium-rare at Jervois Steak House nothing will ever taste as sweet as the victory itself.
Stay tuned for the next series of the Good Spirits Quiz!
Come along and take part in the most hilarious quiz in Ponsonby! The best part is you don't have to be a genius to win if you spend half of your day on social media, you'll be off to a great start! Our comedy quiz is a lot of fun, free, and there are great prizes up for grabs.
Hosted by Irish comedian Alan McElroy
Call the bar to book a table 09-376 4230
We've worked with our good friends at Clipper Bar to bring a range of their award-winning cocktail making magic to Citizen Park
Cav Spritz 18.0
Bombay, Aperol, Strawberry Whey Syrup, Prosecco, Orange
Peaches & Cream 18.0
Ketel 1, Peaches & Whey Syrup, Soda, Orange
New Fashioned 20.0
Bacardi 8 y/o Rum, 1800 Coconut, Pineapple, Bitters
Wild Apple 22.0
Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Dry Vermouth, House-made Apple Cordial, Soda
Tequila Colada 20
Jose Cuervo Platino, 1800 Coconut, Pineapple Syrup, Soda 20
Pornstar Spritz 18.0
Ketel 1, Passionfruit & Vanilla Syrup, Prosecco, Lemon
Sugar & spice candied deluxe nuts (gf, v) 6.95
Potato brioche, garlic butter, caramelised onions, mozzarella (v, gfo) 8.95
Smoked paprika, hazelnut dukkha (v, gfo) 8.95
Chilli & herb infused extra virgin olive oil (gf, v) 10.95
Coconut madras mayo, served either battered or pan-fried (gfo) 1/2 doz 15.95 / 1 doz 28.95
Togarashi aioli (gfo) - Small $19.95 / Large 24.95
Choice of Buffalo, blue cheese or katsu sauce (gfo) 16.95
Crispy coriander & lime falafel, iceberg, garlic labneh, red onion & Romesco (v, gfo) 15.95
Ketchup (v, gf) 12.95
Alba truffle, fresh parmesan and truffle aioli (v, gf) 12.95
Sweet Chermoula, coriander & cauliflower (gf) 25.95
Buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, toasted brioche (v, gfo) 11.95
Selection of three food snob cheeses, crackers & condiments (v, gfo) 29.95
Selection of cured meats, cornichons, toasted sourdough (gfo) 29.95
Double Waitaha Wagyu brisket patty, American cheddar, Horseradish grilled onions, shredded lettuce, tomato, burger sauce, brioche bun, hand cut fries (vo, gfo) - $25.95
Add bacon +$2.50
Country-fried chicken, chorizo, cheese, iceberg, tomato, blue-cheese aioli, spicy buffalo sauce, brioche bun, hand cut fries (vo, gfo) - $24.95
Salted pork belly, chilli candied pineapple, horseradish slaw, pink peppercorn aioli, brioche bun, handcut fries
Battered fish, tomato, coriander, guacamole, lettuce, tangy yoghurt dressing, tomatillo sauce, pickled red onion (vo, gfo) - $17.95
Add hand-cut fries +$4.95
Crispy coriander & lime falafel, slaw, garlic yoghurt, pickled raisins, spiced peanuts (v, gfo) - $17.95
Add hand-cut fries +$4.95
Slaw, guacamole, candied pineapple & jalapeno salsa - $17.95
Add hand-cut fries +$4.95
Panhead IPA - battered market fish, smashed peas, slaw, malt vinegar gel, hand-cut fries 28.95 (gfo)
Slow cooked rump & rib, grilled smoked eggplant, garlic labneh, mint 35.95 (gf)
Free-range pork, lemon caper butter, celeriac slaw, pickle 29.95
Add fried egg 2.50
250g grass fed NY strip sirloin , champ mash, spring greens, brandy & mushroom sauce - $39.95 (gfo)
Cos lettuce, croutons, bacon, parmesan, anchovy classic Caesar dressing $18.95 (gf)
Ranch dressing, candied walnuts & goat’s cheese 18.95 (gfo)
Brown & black rice blend, Mexican black beans, coriander, zesty yoghurt dressing, tomatillo, seasonal vegetables (gf, v) - $19.95
Celeriac, apple and cabbage skaw, ranch dressing- $7.95
Hand-cut fries - $7.95
Seasonal market vegetables - $7.95
Japanese seven spice aioli - $8.95
Sherry spiked sponge, custard, rhubarb compote, crème Chantilly (v, gfo) - $15.95
Marshmallow, raspberry gel, chocolate ganache, salted chocolate crumb and vanilla ice cream- $14.95