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The Cav

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68 College Hill
Freemans Bay
Auckland 1011
09 376 4230
[email protected]

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. 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 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.

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Essentially Good Spirits Quiz Night

  • Location: Botany Commons

Introducing our Good Spirits Quiz Night! It's the same quiz you're used to only we've upped the stakes this time by sharing the love and showing our support for our tourism industry. Sign-up with your team of 6 and compete in our quiz nights over a period of 10 weeks to earn points towards nabbing the grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Queenstown.

Grand Prize: - Return flight for 6 to Queenstown
- Two nights’ accommodation
- Dinner @ Jervois Steak House
- Lunch @ Mt. Difficulty Winery
- Lunch + dinner @ Speights Ale House
- Rental vehicle How To Earn Points
- Attend a quiz night
- Purchase any food or beverage on any quiz night
- Points awarded for placement in the quiz (1st = 50, 2nd = 30 and so forth)
- Share an image on Instagram with #EssentiallyGoodSpirits

The usual quiz format still applies as well as the weekly voucher prizes will still be up for grabs. Chat to our staff today about signing up, or to grab some more info around the points allocation.

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Essentially Good Spirits Quiz Night

Home Of Live Sports

  • Location: The Cav
  • Playing 24/7

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Home Of Live Sports

Our new menu has landed

  • Location: The Cav
  • This Winter

Our new menu has landed! Our chefs have been working tirelessly crafting your favorite new cravings. Be sure to check out our new sharing section - the perfect addition to your next group outing at The Cav.

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Our new menu has landed

Brand New Cocktails

  • Location: The Cav
  • Thursday 5-7PM
  • February - March

CLIPPER COCKTAILS
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

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Brand New Cocktails

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Menu

  • SHARING / SMALL PLATES
  • BURGERS / SANDWICH / TACOS
  • SHARING PLATTERS
  • BIGGER
  • BOWLS + SALADS
  • SIDES
  • DESSETS
  • CORN TORTILLAS

    Guacamole, roasted corn salsa, jalapeno crème fraiche (v, gfo) - $13.95

  • SMASHED GREEN PEA TOAST

    Edamame, whipped feta, toasted brioche (v, gfo) - $11.95

  • SWEET & SPICY TTEOK-BOKKI

    Korean rice cakes, gochujang (v, gfo) - $11.95

  • SALTED PORK SLIDERS

    Witloof, ranch dressing (gfo) - $15.95

  • SHORTY'S FRIED CHICKEN

    Spicy Buffalo sauce (gfo) - $16.95

  • GARLIC-DUSTED CALAMARI

    Togarashi aioli (gfo) - Small $19.95 / Large $24.95

  • SPICED CAULI

    Crispy spice battered cauliflower, lemon & ginger hummus (v, gfo) - $17.95

  • HAND-CUT TRUFFLE & PARMESAN FRIES

    Alba truffle, fresh parmesan, truffle aioli (v, gfo) - $12.95

  • WAGYU CHEESEBURGER

    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

  • SPICY CHICKEN BURGER

    Country-fried chicken, chorizo, cheese, iceberg, tomato, blue-cheese aioli, spicy buffalo sauce, brioche bun, hand cut fries (vo, gfo) - $24.95

  • MARKET FISH TACO

    Battered fish, tomato, coriander, guacamole, lettuce, tangy yoghurt dressing, tomatillo sauce, pickled red onion (vo, gfo) - $17.95

  • Add hand-cut fries +$4.95

  • SPICED CAULI TACO

    Crispy spiced battered cauliflower, tomato, coriander, guacamole, lettuce, tangy yoghurt dressing, tomatillo sauce, pickled red onion (v, gfo) - $17.95

  • Add hand-cut fries +$4.95

  • PEKING HAWKER ROLL

    Peking duck, spiced orange Hoisin, spring onion, cucumber, bean sprouts, fresh chilli, coriander (vgo) - $22.95

  • Add hand-cut fries +$4.95

  • TACO BOARD (8 TACOS)

    Combination of: country-fried chicken & crispy market fish. Served w/ Tomatillo sauce, pickled red onion, tangy yoghurt dressing, iceberg & Cholula hot sauce. (vgo, gfo) - $52.95

  • FOOD SNOB CHEESE PLATTER

    Selection of cheeses: brie, goats, cheddar, gouda, blue, stuffed peppers, beetroot relish, Falwasser crackers & toasted sourdough (v, gfo) - $49.95

  • A LADY BUTCHER CHARCUTERIE PLATTER

    Selection of cured Wagyu and free-range pork, cornichons, toasted sourdough (gfo) - $44.95

  • MARKET FISH & CHIPS

    Panhead IPA - battered market fish, hand-cut fries, pickled fennel slaw, house tartare, lemon (vo, gfo) - $28.95

  • HAWKES BAY LAMB RUMP

    Smashed local Caesar potatoes, baby green peas, chorizo, roasted garlic & mustard jus (gfo) - $35.95

  • SLOW-ROASTED PORK BELLY

    Honey and sesame roasted baby Kumura, roasted Hawkes Bay stone fruit, whipped feta, Tamari roasted almonds (gfo) - $34.95

  • PEPPERED NEW YORK STRIP

    300g grass-fed NY strip sirloin, aromatic peppercorn, foraged mushrooms, burnt onion mash, truffle jus (gfo) - $39.95

  • NAKED BURRITO BOWL

    Brown & black rice blend, Mexican black beans, coriander, tangy yoghurt dressing, tomatillo, chilli lime corn chips, seasonal vegetables (v, gfo) - $19.95

  • Add chilli-lime chicken $6.95 / Add garlic & herb roasted Portobello mushrooms $4.95

  • POKE BOWL

    Sesame sushi rice, avocado, cucumber, spring onion, edamame, yuzu soy dressing, chilli, crunchy wasabi peas, lotus crisps (v, gfo) - $18.95

  • Add free-range salmon +$6.95 / Add garlic & herb roasted Portobello mushrooms +$4.95

  • KALE CAESAR BOWL

    Kale, Cos lettuce, bacon, croutons, Caesar dressing, Canterelli parmesan, white anchovies (vo, gfo) - $18.95

  • Add chicken +$6.95

  • PICKLED FENNEL SLAW

    Picked fennel, apple and witloof slaw, ranch dressing - $7.95

  • FRIES

    Hand-cut fries - $7.95

  • GARDEN VEGGIES

    Seasonal market vegetables - $7.95

  • ONION RINGS

    Japanese seven spice aioli - $7.95

  • CRUNCHIE

    Roasted white Callebaut chocolate, salted caramel, chocolate crumb, honey comb, Kohu Road hokey pokey ice cream (v, gfo) - $15.95

  • JELLY TIP

    Tongan vanilla bean panna, rasberry gel, Nutella mousse, shaved Callebaut dark chocolate - $15.95

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