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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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About
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
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, Contemporary
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and i went for lunch at Cavalli Restaurant, little did we know our experience there will be one for the books. We enjoyed every minute spend there. Stunning mountain views, tantalizing food from the starter down to the dessert. Couldn't fault them on...anything. Loved the modern touch on the furniture and how everything was laid out and clean. Overall impressive service. I highly recommend this restaurant. My husband and I will definitely pop again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were fascinated by the classy look of the building with its luxurious decor and some amazing views of the landscape. However, the dessert that we ordered (some sort of chocolate cake with chantilly cream) was not as great in taste as described in the...menu. Also, the food is quite expensive and the serving portions are too small. Despite theses flaws, it is a nice place for family gatherings. There's also an exhibit in another section of the building where a number of iconic sports jerseys are on display.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always excellent food and the best service and they offer great vegan options available on request!!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience, my partner loved it ❤️ food was gastronomic, service tops!!! Definitely coming back on our next trip.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Day, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you and your partner enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in future!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cavalli has been our favourite restaurant for many years and for many reasons. Exceptional food, fantastic service, and a wonderful atmosphere. You can opt for the Chef's Menu (5-course) or a la carte. My recommendation - go for the Chef's Menu, you would not be...disappointed. Whether it's a romantic dinner or a family outing, make sure Cavalli is on top of your list.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Corne, Thank you for your valued email and continued support of the restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you once again enjoyed your dining experience with us. You are right in saying that our Chef's Menu is definitely worth trying! We look forward...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been regular visitors to Cavalli over many years - interrupted, of course, by covid. Going back this year we found nothing had changed for the worse - if anything, the overall standard of food was even better than we remembered. A hugely accomplished...kitchen delivered one excellent course after another and Cavalli deserves its place amongst the very best of its kind in the area. Bravo and thank you!!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Allan, Thank you for your valued review and continued support over the years. We are delighted to hear that you once again enjoyed your experience at the Estate and your compliments will definitely be passed along to the rest of the team as well....More

Reviewed 6 April 2022

I visited Cavalli during restaurant week and it was absolutely amazing. From the food to Kazz who looked after me. Each meal I had, had an element of surprise in it. The beef tartare was beyond magnificent. The pork belly with apple and celery was...perfect. The only criticism I had was that the wine was completely overpriced. My overall experience however was just impeccable!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stoffel, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future!

Reviewed 29 March 2022

The food tasted great, well presented and creative without too much shishi - the scenery is impressive and the service attentive but relaxed - we look forward to coming back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Andrea, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Estate and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future!

Reviewed 24 March 2022

a group of ladies went there for high tea total disappointment no class we were put in a plain boring room with one long table tea was served in cups not tea pots high tea should be a glamour's occasion there was no glamour sandwiches...and cakes avergeMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the picnic offering at Cavalli. The views over the vineyards with the mountains as a backdrop is the perfect setting to indulge in their perfectly curated picnic menu. 100% recommend

Date of visit: March 2022
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Cavalliteam, Office Administrator at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nathan, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your picnic experience at the Estate and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future!

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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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Yes, Cavalli Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Cavalli Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5