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Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
+27 21 855 3218
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With the quality restaurants in the area, putting yourself a notch above the rest will require attention to detail and the x factor. We will certainly compliment and recommend the Cavali restaurant. The fine dining food and will certainly inspire. The sommelier has a passion...More

Thank Ryno B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch at Cavalli and was not disappointed. Food was 5 star, I cleaned my plate and managed to fit in dessert. The side dishes are also spectacular. It isn't often you find a restaurant that treats it's vegetables or side dishes...More

Thank Nicky R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant and fantastic food! It is a bit of a splurge but we enjoyed an amazing lunch with a view. Worth every cent! Great choice for a special occasion, we were very impressed with the service. The farm has the most beautiful fynbos gardens...More

Thank An3G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a lovely lunch at Cavalli Restaurant! We both had the oxtail Wellington (which was quite expensive) and garden vegetables, but the food made it worthwhile paying for! The flavors were wonderful and the dishes were presented picture perfectly! Our waiter...More

Thank svdme
Reviewed 9 October 2017

A couple of years ago when this place opened we went there without a reservation only to be told that we cannot be accommodated. We then wanted to have a look at the venue for interest sake but we were told it is not possible...More

1  Thank RonnieStellenbosch
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We dined at Cavalli for the second time on 07.11.2017 and were again blown away by the amazing food. I had the Oxtail Wellington and my wife had the Sea bass - both of us were blown away by the quality of the food and...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We went for dinner on a Friday evening. I had the Oxtail Wellington and my partner a Seabass dish. The fish was dry and lacked flavour, the Oxtail was slightly better tasting and a better dish all round. The venue and ambiance is amazing, but...More

Thank d0nk0
Cavalliteam, Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear d0nk0, Thank you for your TripAdvisor comment. I do apologize that you felt the food was average and not up to standard. We will most definitely look into this. I hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Cavalli Management

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Cavalli has one of the most beautiful views in Stellenbosch. But don't dare to visit for only a glass of wine... You will immediately feel like something the cat dragged in. And leave as soon as possible. I've never felt this unwelcome in a restaurant....More

3  Thank hielienie
Reviewed 14 September 2017

What a magnificent setting for a spring lunch on a beautiful day in the Cape. We really could not have asked for a better location for a Sunday lunch. The welcome was warm and the service was good. The menu is very interesting and there...More

Thank Jenny F
Cavalliteam, Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Dear Jenny F, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the food. I do apologize that the service was distracted when the group arrived, we will look into solving this for any...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Exceptional venue, beautiful scenery and professional staff. Our meals were mouth-watering and the wine was even better. Reasonably priced for the quality of food presented. Waiters were knowledgable and very friendly. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Would return here once a week if I...More

Thank Lauren d
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30 September 2016|
Response from NoahRasy | Reviewed this property |
Am not sure , will enquire
30 January 2015|
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Response from Unbridled2013 | Property representative |
Dear Brenda, Thank you for your enquiry and for considering Cavalli for your event. Gilly et al must not have noticed the glass wheelchair accessible elevator at the entrance which provides the elderly and the handicapped... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cavalli Wine Estate | Strand Road R44, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Somerset West
  • Phone Number: +27 21 855 3218
  • E-mail
Cavalli’s approach to cuisine can be described as ‘modern​, ​nature inspired cuisine’, inspired by a focus on our heritage​ as it draws upon​ the landscapes, flora and fauna of Southern and Continental Africa. ​ The menu ​seeks to​ take diners on a ​gastronomic ​journey, ​touching on points of nostalgia paired with an expertly crafted local and international wine list, artisanal cocktail, craft beer and a notable selection of single malt whiskeys. Herbs and a selection of vegetables on the menu are grown in the Estate's self sustained heirloom garden. The restaurant is set to establish itself as a premier fine dining destination locally and internationally and is now open for lunch and dinner 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday for relaxed, generous Bistro lunch and Fine-Dining Dinner and Sunday Fine-Dining Lunch.
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