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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. 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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Classic Sunday Roast at The Cav

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  • Location: The Cav
  • From May 16th

Good Spirit's Classic Sunday Roast is coming to The Cav!

Enjoy our traditional (and famous) roast every Sunday from the 16th of May and chow down on a hearty and delicious 'home-cooked' meal.

Boasting tremendous flavors and great portions, this staple meal full of meat & veg is sure leave to you feeling full and ready for the week ahead.

Call or book by clicking below:

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Classic Sunday Roast at The Cav

Ponsonby Restaurant Month at The Cav

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  • Location: The Cav
  • All the month of May!

This May, The Cav is proudly taking part in Ponsonby's restaurant month by offering you a taste of all your Cav favorites!

For just $49, you'll receive the ultimate Cav classic sharing platter boasting wagyu sliders with special sauce, hand cut Agria fries with parmesan and truffle aioli, a ½ portion tiger prawns’ with coconut madras mayo & fried chicken with dipping sauce.

Wash it down with 2 glasses of wine from the Mt Difficulty range included with your platter...or maybe a few more ;)

Perfect for a friends outing or date night - Don't miss the chance to eat, drink & Love Ponsonby!

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Ponsonby Restaurant Month at The Cav

Brand New Cocktails

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  • Location: The Cav

CLIPPER COCKTAILS
We've worked with our good friends at Clipper Bar to bring a range of their award-winning cocktail making magic to The Cav


Aperol Spritz 18.0
Aperol, Prosecco, Soda

Cav Spritz 18.0
Gin, Aperol, Strawberry & Prosecco Cordial, Soda

Pina Colada Spritz 18
Rum, Pineapple & Coconut Cordial, Soda

Pornstar Spritz 18.0
Vodka, Vanilla Syrup, Passionfruit & Prosecco Cordial, Soda

Sicilian Spritz 18.0
Vodka, Lemon & Basil Cordial, Prosecco, Soda

Espresso Martini's 14.0
Vodka, Kahlua, Ezpresso, Ice

Cherry Blossom 14.0
Gordan’s Pink Gin, Strangelove Yuzu Soda, Cherry, Lemon

Sicilian Lemon 14.0
Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon, Strangelove Light Tonic, Peach, Orange

It's All the Raj 15.0
Bombay Sapphire, Strangelove Light Tonic, St-Germain Elderflower liqueur, Ginger, Mint, Lime

Gin Berry Bramble 16.0
Bombay Bramble, Strangelove #8 Tonic, Lime, Raspberry

Rangpur Rager 16.0
Tanqueray Rangpur, Stranglove #8 Tonic, Lime, Kaffir lime leaf

Tanqueray Cup 16.0
Tanqueray flor de Seville, Strangelove Fancy Lemonade, Orange, Mint

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Brand New Cocktails

Summer Menu Is Here

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  • Location: The Cav
  • This Summer

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.

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Summer Menu Is Here

Comedy Quiz

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  • Location: The Cav
  • **Every Monday at 7pm**

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

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Comedy Quiz

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Menu

  • SHARING / SMALL PLATES
  • BURGERS / TACOS
  • LITE
  • BIGGER
  • SCHNITZELS
  • SWEET THINGS
  • FLAT BREAD (ngao)

    Mushroom dip (v) - $10.50 Hummus with smoked paprika & dukkah (vg) - $9.95 Miso cashew cream and madras seasoning (vg) -$9.95

  • MIXED OLIVES

    Chilli & herb infused EVO (v, nga) - $11.95

  • THE CAV BAR NUTS

    Sugar & spice candied deluxe nuts (vg, nga) - $7.95

  • PRAWNS

    Sauteed or battered tiger prawns, coconut madras mayo (ngao) - 1/2 doz $16.95 / 1 doz $29.95

  • GARLIC-DUSTED CALAMARI

    Crispy calamari rings, 7 spice aioli, lemon (ngao) - 1/2 lb $20.95 / 1 lb $25.95

  • FRIED CHICKEN

    Buffalo & blue cheese sauce or Gochujang glaze or House-made tonkatsu & mayo (ngao) - $17.95

  • CRISPY CAULI BITES

    Iceberg, Korean chilli glaze, labneh (v, ngao) - $16.95

  • FRIES

    Ketchup or aioli (v, nga) - $12.95

  • TRUFFLE POLENTA CHIPS

    Truffle oil, parmesan & truffle mayo (v, nga) - $12.95

  • ONION RINGS

    Japanese 7 spice aioli (v) - $9.95

  • FISH BITES

    Crispy crumbed goujons, pickled ginger tartare - $14.95

  • CORN DOGS

    Pork belly, Gochujang glaze, furikake - $12.95

  • SALMON ON RYE

    Smoked salmon & green peppercorn mousse, shallots, capers, toasted rye - $14.95

  • CRISPY FILO CHEESE CIGARS

    Walnut parsley pesto (v) - $12.95

  • HALOUMI

    Fried haloumi with honey, lemon & thyme, pickled pear, bread (v, ngao) - $15.95

  • SEARED TUNA

    Fennel, apple & grapefruit, ginger dressing (nga) - $19.95

  • BEST BITS PLATTER

    Selection of The Cav favourites - fried Chicken, Madras spiced prawns, polenta chips, corndogs - $49.95

  • DOUBLE CHEESE DOUBLE WAGYU BURGER

    Two Waitaha wagyu patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, horseradish onions, pickles and special sauce in a brioche bun, shoestring fries (ngao) - $26.95

  • SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BURGER

    Fried chicken thigh, cheese, chorizo, tomato, buffalo and blue cheese sauce in a brioche bun, shoestring fries (ngao) - $25.95

  • TEMPURA KUMARA BURGER

    Katsu sauce, pickled ginger slaw, onion rings in a brioche bun, shoestring fries (ngao) - $24.95

  • FISH TACO

    Beer battered market fish, slaw, tomatillo & yoghurt dressings, pickled red onion, coriander (ngao) - $18.95

  • Add fries +$4.95

  • CAULIFLOWER TACO

    Crispy cauli bites, slaw, tomatillo & yoghurt dressings, pickled red onion, coriander (ngao) - $18.95

  • Add fries +$4.95

  • SALTED PORK BELLY TACO

    Slaw, tomatillo & yoghurt dressings, pickled red onion, coriander (ngao) - $18.95

  • Add fries +$4.95

  • BURGER IN A BOWL

    Your favourite burger from above, no bun, just more of the good bits (ngao) - $20.95 Add fries + 4.95

  • THE CAV CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD

    Cos lettuce, croutons, bacon, parmesan, anchovy, classic Caesar dressing (ngao) - $19.95 Add chicken + 6.95

  • ICEBERG WEDGE

    Ranch dressing, candied walnuts & goat’s cheese - $18.95 (gfo)

  • NAKED BURRITO

    Brown & black rice blend, Mexican black beans, coriander, zesty yoghurt dressing, tomatillo, seasonal vegetables (v, nga) - $20.95 Add chicken + 6.95 Add prawns + 8.95 Add cauli bites + 6.95

  • MARKET FISH & CHIPS

    Panhead IPA - battered market fish, lemon, tartare, shoestring fries - $24.95

  • HAWKES BAY LAMB

    Slow cooked lamb rump, candied kumara, caponata, hazelnut gremolata (nga) - $37.95

  • ANGUS BEEF SCOTCH FILLET

    250g angus beef scotch fillet, burnt onion mash, crispy cauliflower with your choice of The Cav steak butter or gravy (nga) - $39.95

  • Served with gourmet potato, ranch dressing, lemon caper butter, pickle Add fried egg + 2.50

  • FREE RANGE PORK, CARAMELISED APPLE SAUCE

    $31.95

  • CHICKEN N’ GRAVY

    $28.95

  • VEAL, HOT ENGLISH MUSTARD

    $31.95

  • CHOCOLATE BROWNIE

    Irish whiskey, vanilla ice cream, Chantilly (nga) - 14.95

  • STICKY DATE PUDDING

    Butterscotch sauce, candied walnuts, crème fraiche, gingernut ice cream -14.95

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