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“A tasty meal in a contemporary setting”
Review of Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 129 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We really enjoyed our trip back to Cavalli for a lazy sunday afternoon lunch on the deck overlooking the dam. Winter menu was tasty and well presented, with a good selection of wine by the glass. Service attentive and friendly. Great option in the area.

Thank PatBar2
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Cavalliteam, Front Office Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Patbar2,

Thank you for your great commentary on our menu, wine and our lovely staff. It is always such a pleasure to know our guests have left the estate with a smile.

We look forward to hosting you for another relaxed day by the dam.

Kind regards,
Cavalli Management

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Picture perfect setting, excellent service and fabulous food and wine. The bobotie wontons were utterly delicious. Most of us had the linefish with squid ink risotto which was cooked to perfection. Don't skip dessert. There are many tempting options. The almond glazed chocolate tart and the peppermint semi freddo were the favourites. The wine tasting is also a must. We worked our way through eight exquisite wines. The labels, all horse related, are beautiful.

Thank LvN001
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Cavalliteam, Front Office Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear LvN001,

Thank you so much for your spectacular review!

It is such a pleasure to host lovely guests like you, thank you for your beautiful words regarding our estate and food.

At Cavalli we strive for perfection and reviews like yours make us enthusiastic in achieving more and doing better!

We look forward to hosting you when you visit the Western Cape again.

Kind regards,
Cavalli Management

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

What more can you ask for a birthday lunch than this ??
The food was simply spectacular, a symphony of well orchestrated flavors , both starters and main courses which we all shared. The pulled pork canneloni ( what an astounding creation ) on par with the pickled sea bass.
The chicken main course, as well as the duck were beautifully presented with their condiments and subtle flavours which let the distinctive meat flavours of both dishes come through. Outstanding!! and so was the non-sugar and gluten free desert.at the end.
Service was unobtrusive and very attentive , and the sommelier was very knowledgeable and made some very interesting pairing suggestions.

Thank Horst B
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Cavalliteam, Front Office Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Horst B,

Wow! What an honour to have you celebrate your birthday with us!

We are so happy to hear your beautiful words. What a pleasure to host such lovely guests like you.

Thank you for the kind words about our food and our lovely staff!

We look forward to hosting you in the future; please join us for our Winter Work Lunch Special or try out our new Winter menu for more spectacular food.

Kind regards,
Cavalli Management

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Prevously the "word on the street" was that you shouldn't go to Cavalli hungry as the portions were small. That's clearly a thing of the past. Our starters of cured sea bass were quite adequate and our mains of duck breast left little room for deserts.
The setting is very picturesque and the service was good without being over attentive.
Our meal was perfectly accompanied by the Cavalli Rose. Even the weather was good as we ate outside on a windless blue skied Cape winter day.

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Thank Farrarmere
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Cavalliteam, Front Office Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Farrarmere,

Thank you for not listening to the "word on the street" and following the heart instead!

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed the setting, food and our lovely staff. We strive for perfection and your positive comment leaves us with enthusiasm to achieve more!

We look forward to hosting you again; join us for our Winter Lunch Special or our new Winter Menu for more filling goodness.

Kind regards,
Cavalli Management

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Great in winter. Good value. Best peppermint desert I've had. Great atmosphere.
Duck main course was the best I've had

Thank Verne K
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Cavalliteam, Front Office Manager at Cavalli Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Verne K,

Thank you very much for your kind words.

We are very happy to hear you enjoyed the setting and atmosphere! We are proud that we can be the "Best Duck and Peppermint dessert" you have ever had.

We look forward to hosting you and your loved ones again, join us for our current Winter Work Lunch and new Winter Menu for more deliciousness.

Kind regards,
Cavalli Management

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