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Cavalli Restaurant

Bistro Contemporary Fine Dining
RRR

Attributes

  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • Fireplace
  • Gourmet Guide Plated

Cavallis Everyday Gourmet menu is all about celebrating real food that nourishes and excites. Putting a contemporary, inventive spin on classic dishes, we grow our own seasonal herbs and have many vegetable varieties grown from seed and cuttings. As the first Green-star rated restaurant in South Africa, we treasure the beauty of our natural heritage. We simply believe in eating delicious, fresh, whole foods prepared in a way that honours the seasons. We want our food to be the kind that people enjoy not just once but again and again, the type of food that people come back for.

Gourmet Guide Description

EVER-EVOLVING EXCELLENCE Cavalli Estate appeals to those with an appetite for style. This world-class equestrian facility boasts award-winning wines, indigenous gardens and superlative chef Michael Deg. Prime seats in the modern restaurant overlooking the dam and Helderberg Mountains offer serenity, others a view of the state-of-the-art open kitchen. Michael has found his niche with heart-stopping, global cuisine in a relaxed, simplistic style, with slick service. Two dinner menus are available, one dedicated to vegetarians – dishes like spiced carrot tartar, and the chilled pea gazpacho with a yoghurt and lemon ice cream, pea salsa and goats cheese, make carnivores applaud. The cauliflower steak, a main course option for vegans, with tempura, a cauliflower puree, macadamia nuts, capers and sultanas, is heavenly. Savour the line fish with butter-poached wild prawn – delectable, or the equally superb free-range Oak Valley pork belly. After unforgettable in-betweeners, choose a light dessert like watermelon beignet with a coconut meringue and watermelon sorbet. ‘ONE at Cavalli allows a hero ingredient to shine and the team to create something exceptional every month, honouring the season. Michael believes that fewer, better quality ingredients beautifully plated, with three to four dishes on the menu changing weekly, keeps everyone inspired by produce and trends to ensure an ever-evolving menu. He loves vegetables and will design a dish around them. “Innovation is key, by being creative every week you can keep innovation at a high. Dishes evolve, so you too have to change.” This shining star chooses local, sustainable ingredients and can be seen daily foraging in the heirloom veggie garden. “My talent lies in the plating – visualising the dish with a million ideas, then refining it and ensuring 100% emphasis on flavour.” Chef Michael Deg

Reviews (1907)

4.5 out of 5.0
Food 4.7
Value 4.3
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.6
  • Amanda H. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 27 Jan 20
    As always, a pleasure to be able to visit Cavalli- our favourite venue and we couldn’t come to South Africa without a visit, Thankyou

  • JAMES T. Dined: 3 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Agnes A. Dined: 3 days ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 26 Jan 20
    Always a nice experience ????

  • Dixie W. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 25 Jan 20
    Still very high standards

  • Marinda M. Dined: 4 days ago
    4.5
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Christoph A. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 25 Jan 20
    Good as always

  • Chris Boobyer Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 25 Jan 20
    Our first of many return visits to Cavalli having discovered it last year. Excellent menu, great value and brilliant, friendly service. 10/10 all round.

  • Per Olof H. Dined: 4 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 25 Jan 20
    Among one of the best meals in life: A fantastic combination of delicious food, outstanding service and a gorgeous environment !

  • Jessie V. Dined: 5 days ago
    2.5
    Food 1.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 24 Jan 20
    We come here every year and this was the first year we were very very disappointed by the taste of the food. The combinations of ingredients just did not fit together making it an unpleasant experience. We had the tuna cheviche, the calamari , carpaccio and chicken . There was not one dish which we liked. The wine was called Cavalli "Foul" one of the most expensive white wines from the Cavalli estate. The description tells you it tastes like butterscotch, but in fact it doesn't taste like this at all. Our neighbors ordered the same wine and just sent it back for the same reason. We did not dare to do that, but did not drank the whole bottle and will never order it again. Overall the description of the dishes and wines do not match reality thus leaving you with a "bad taste" . Not sure if we will ever come back to try again. Maybe if they hire a new cook

  • pascal D. Dined: 6 days ago
    4
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 23 Jan 20
    Location is magic! Quality of the food has increased compared with last year. Excellent job, boys and girls!????

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Opening Hours

  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday CLOSED
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 21h30
  • Thursday 12h00 - 21h30
  • Friday 12h00 - 21h30
  • Saturday 12h00 - 21h30
  • Sunday 12h00 - 14h30
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Valentines at Cavalli

Join us this Valentines Day for a 6-course menu offering for R900pp & R700pp for vegetarian. ⠀ Welcome cocktail on arrival. 1st Course: Saldaha Bay oyster 2nd Course: Tuna & Kabeljou 3rd Course: Summer figs & camembert 4th Course: Grilled hake & smoked snoek croquette 5ht Course: Roasted Spring Chicken 6th Course: Strawberry ice cream & lemon sponge Petit Fours & Coffee: Beetroot & cherry macaroon, dark chocolate & mint bonbon, rose Turkish delight. ⠀

  • Fri, 14 Feb
  • Friday only: 18:00 - 21:00
  • All pax
  • Last confirmed: 27 Jan 2020