Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 15:00
Wed
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 21:30
Thu
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 21:30
Fri
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 21:30
Sat
12:00 - 15:0018:00 - 21:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 457.00 – R 731.00
CUISINES
European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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 4 days a week, Wednesday through Saturday for relaxed, generous Bistro lunch and Fine-Dining Dinner and Sunday Fine-Dining Lunch.
PRICE RANGE
R 457.00 – R 731.00
CUISINES
European, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,103 reviews
Excellent
799
Very good
153
Average
81
Poor
36
Terrible
35
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Haan A
Berlin48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Cavalli is the top restaurant in Stellenbosch. There is no place that compares with this place. The food, wine and service are second to none, the atmpsthere is breath-taking, staff is well trained and super friendly. Everything works here. The open views are stunning, the setting is modern. But coming back to the food this is exquisit fine dining at a fair price. It is here where I have always enjoyed the best springbok loin. Not many other restaurants serve venison anymore which is a shame. Cavalli does. The way the chef combines flavors is a mystery to me. He has the most creative ideas how to make food an extraordinary culinary experience for your gums. The quality of the food has not suffered even during the Covid 19 pandemic and I am estonished how this place kept its professionalism and delicious food top notch. All saftely measures are in place so you can feel safe and enjoy a romantic night out. Staff wears masks at all times, temperature is taken at the beginning of your evening and you feel safe and welcome. We have come here for many years and will continue to do so and recommend the place, so other can enjoy this extraordinary place. It is indeed "beauty for your gums, heart and soul!"
Written 22 February 2021
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Cavalliteam
Good Day, Thank you for your valued review received. Our beautiful views, delectable dishes and world class service does indeed make Cavalli the ideal getaway destination for a day and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Estate. We appreciate your continuous support and look forward to welcoming you back again in future!
Written 26 April 2021
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Crystal
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Our recent lunch at Cavalli was unforgettable. The staff were super helpful and attentive, and every course was a delight, beautifully presented and delicious. We were lucky enough to be there on a clear winter's day so we could relax and enjoy our meal in the beautiful setting. Definitely a favourite!
Written 11 August 2020
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Cavalliteam
Dear Crysta1B, We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spend at the Estate and we appreciate the time you took to write a review. With excellent food, superior service and magnificent views dining experiences at Cavalli are indeed an unforgettable experience. We hope to welcome you back to the Estate in the near future!
Written 28 August 2020
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David H
8 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 none
We've been to Cavalli before and enjoyed it. Our daughter and her partner have been staying with us and this was their last night before flying back to UK, so we wanted a special meal. We all ordered the chef’s special set menu with paired wines, R3600. The five-course menu took over 3 hours to deliver, average wait time between courses over 35 mins. We arrived at 6.30pm and left at 9.45pm, frustrated and disappointed. The restaurant manager came by once to check how things were going, but before I could tell him he said “I won’t take up more of your time; less talk, more eat” – if only that were true. With the expected tiny portions for each course and over half an hour wait, we were hungry most of the evening, despite the high quality of the food (also as expected). Sadly, Cavalli has just dropped off our list of favourite restaurants in the area, and we’re recommending our local and international friends not to go.
Written 16 February 2023
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Gerda Strauss
Dear Cdavidh Thank you for your valued review received. At Cavalli we appreciate all feedback, whether positive or negative, as it gives us an indication as to what we are doing right and what areas we need to improve on. We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not live to up the high standards that we set for ourselves. Your feedback was passed through to the relevant departments in order for remedial action to be taken where required. We hope that you will consider visiting us again in future.
Written 20 April 2023
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mindasyougo
Bishopscourt390 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 family
Unfortunately the food was not good. We ordered the Rissoto which was Infact the better of the six meals but it was unrefined and looked like porridge. The pork with grated lettice, overly sweet apple and tart grapes with balsamic was just awful. The Chef referred to the beef as wagu however it really was just cheap fatty stewing steak. The potatoes were the best part of the dish except they had no salt and were covered in some kind of sour cream. The panacotta was warm scrambled egg. The cheese platter used to be a delight, different cheeses, figs, Cape gooseberries. Now it is old blue cheese so bitter and crumbley, dark brown hard toast. The chef has turned a five star eating experience into what can only be referred to as the worst meal I have eaten in a long time. If you can't actually cook what does it take to pick out a few tried and tested recipes and make delicious food. Definitely won't go back for this inedible over priced wannabe food.
Written 19 June 2021
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Cavalliteam
Good Day, Thank you for your review received. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your dining experience at the Estate. All comments and feedback were passed along to both the Managing Director and our Head Chef and they have taken the criticisms very seriously. We are in the process of reviewing all dishes and will be implementing changes to our current menu soon to ensure that the quality of the dishes served is the same as those we have become known for. We hope to welcome you back again in future.
Written 30 June 2021
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Nicola F
Cape Town Central3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Cavalli is in an exquisite setting, but that is the case with many restaurants. What truly sets this restaurant apart is the attention to detail and thought and care put into the menu by the phenomenal chef. At Cavalli vegetarians are actually valued and it's shown in the thoughtfulness of the staff and the absolutely sublime food!
Written 20 June 2021
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Cavalliteam
Dear Nicola, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Estate and will make sure to pass your compliments along to our Chef and the rest of his team. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future!
Written 21 June 2021
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Marlies Spaubeek
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
this was our first day out after lockdown. We booked an outside table, as it was beautiful day. An excellent touch free Covid-19 procedure , very impressive. Excellent food and very well presented. Very polite and attentive service We really enjoyed our first lunch out after lockdown
Written 9 July 2020
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Cavalliteam
Good Day, Greetings from Cavalli and thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch with us. Your compliments regarding the food and service will definitely be passed along to the relevant departments. Thank you also for your feedback received about our Covid-19 procedure, we truly aim to make the process as easy and efficient as possible. We hope to welcome you back to Cavalli in the near future!
Written 13 July 2020
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Kate Phillipson
Hermanus1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
If you are a "foodie", this definitely needs to be on your bucket list. The restaurant is in the most beautiful setting with wonderful views. For our lunch yesterday, the chefs produced food of outstanding 5 star quality. Cavalli Restaurant is up there with our top restaurants. All the servers were very friendly and attentive. The servers had a thorough knowledge of each delicious, beautifully plated dish which they placed in front of us, which we found so refreshing. We will be back to try out some other dishes on their menu.
Written 7 October 2021
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Cavalliteam
Dear Kate, Thank you for your valued review received. At Cavalli we strive to deliver service and food of a world class standard and we are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Your compliments will be passed along to our kitchen and front of house team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!
Written 9 October 2021
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Armin S
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
this is a beautiful estate, made for horse lovers according to the wine labels, loved the 'Warlord' blend, all very lovely. The wine tasting was conducted very professionally by a knowledgeable and well spoken presenters in a cozy and stylish tasting room. we also had a superb lunch in the restaurant with great views on the surrounding vineyards and Helderberg mountains. Food was tasty, service fast and friendly, overall Sunday time well spent on one of the most stylish wineries in the Stellenbosch area.
Written 28 September 2021
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Cavalliteam
Good Day, Thank you for your valued review received. At Cavalli we strive to deliver service and food of the highest quality and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining and wine tasting experience at the Estate. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future!
Written 5 October 2021
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Sphi M
Cape Town Central1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 friends
We enjoyed our visit, it’s absolutely gorgeous. The food was amazing, our waitress went out of her way to explain the dishes and we loved all of them. The ambiance was amazing, will definitely come back especially because we didn’t get to visit the gallery, that’s how much we were having fun!
Written 19 September 2021
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Cavalliteam
Dear Sphi, Thank you for your valued review received, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Estate. Our Art Gallery is definitely a must see and warrants another visit! We look forward to welcoming back again soon!
Written 21 September 2021
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KristinaH
Zurich268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
wow what a wonderful place to be! Service, location, view and food was absolutely excellent! The pictures say it all- no need to go into detail absolutely stunning- the food was perfect and amazing value for money! The wine is wonderful as well. Also finally a place that serves excellent tea. We will return any time we are back in South Africa
Written 13 March 2020
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Cavalliteam
Dear Kristina, Thank you for your valued review received. The entire team at Cavalli prides themselves on delivering world class dishes and service and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spend with us. Your compliments will definitely be passed along to the various departments. We hope to welcome you back to Cavalli again in future.
Written 26 March 2020
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HansRaj
Cape Town217 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 family
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.
Written 15 May 2022
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Cavalliteam
Dear Hans, Thank you for your valued review received. We are sorry to hear that your visit did not entirely live up the high standards we set for ourselves. We appreciate your feedback regarding the dessert that you had on the day and will your comments to the attention of our Chef. We hope that you will visit us again in future.
Written 26 May 2022
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Ageshan
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 couples
From the moment you enter to the time you leave. The staff are very friendly and professional. When you pay a price at a restaurant you expect the best and the food surpassed that . Together with a picturesque view and a pleasant ambience, cavalli was a great experience
Written 23 August 2021
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Cavalliteam
Dear Ageshan, Thank you for your valued review received. At Cavalli we strive to deliver food and service of a world class standard and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Estate. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future!
Written 23 August 2021
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Matt Horn
Cape Town Central2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We have a tradition that Cavalli is our New Years destination and have made it so for the past 2 or 3 years. Without fail we are greeted as old friends and made to feel beyond welcome The food is always of the highest calibre and always without compromise . It goes without saying that the wines on offer, both that of Cavalli and other offerings, are meticulously selected and expertly paired. We will continue to frequent our favourite venue for many birthdays and holiday events to come. I'd like to give a special mention to Justin as he always takes special care of us.
Written 2 January 2020
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Julie Kotton
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 family
We visited Cavalli on a Thursday when they have a Thursday special. Such amazing value for money. A main course, a side dish and a glass of wine for R200. The food was sublime. Possibly one of the best I have eaten in a very long time. The service too was excellent. Cavalli is both beautiful and impressive and a very worthwhile destination for a long lazy lunch.
Written 3 January 2021
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Cavalliteam
Dear Julie, Thank you for your valued review received, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spend at the Estate. Our Thursday special is indeed very popular with guests and is the ideal way to enjoy some of the best dishes we have on offer. Thank you also for your compliments received regarding our service, it will definitely be passed along to our team. We hope to welcome you back to Cavalli again in the near future!
Written 30 January 2021
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barry l
London43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
We were recommended to go to Cavalli by our hotel concierge and were surprised at the top quality shown in every aspect of the property. From the entry point off the main road to the very attentive service, it was a great experience all round. The food and wine menus were some of the best we have seen during this vacation - we will definitely return on our next trip to the Cape Winelands.
Written 22 January 2022
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Cavalliteam
Dear Barry, Thank you for your valued review received. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at the Estate and we look forward to welcoming you back again when you are next in the area!
Written 1 March 2022
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