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“Excellence”
Review of Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 121 Restaurants in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, 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.
Greyton, South Africa
1 review
“Excellence”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

Since dining at your restaurant several weeks ago members of our family have returned with guests time and time again, and never have we been disappointed. Your food is excellent and the portions more than adequate, the setting mind-blowing and the service, (a big thanks particularly to Freedom) definitely 5 Star. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Paarl, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great and modern”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Very upmarket. Food very good but small portion sizes. Not for the hungry. Great service. Wine selections excellent. Very pricey but worth it, Modern ambiance, not cosy or romantic. Mostly older and rich cliental.

  • Visited June 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Equus lunch”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

The entire setting of this estate is breathtaking, despite the pouring rain when we arrived for lunch. Small menu however selected cuisine. Disappointing choice of fish for the day which was hake, for a Restuarant of this calibre.

Our party had the rib eye steak which was excellent together with the accompaniments. We shared the dessert of Malva pudding with a modern twist which was a refreshing take on an old classic, with a marshmallow ice cream.

Coffee was also good.

Only downfall for the experience of the day, was the service which we received, as we found the waitrons rather arrogant and nonchalant and we had a total five waiters who served us. Lack of consistency on this aspect of our dining experience was disappointing for an establishment of this calibre.

Prices are reasonable for lunch menu and fair wine list selection although on the slightly pricey side.

Would like to go back in summer to really appreciate exterior ambience.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Breathtaking and outstanding”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

The drive through the estate to the restaurant is splendid - fynbos on one side and trimmed hedges on the other side; 360 degree views of Stellenbosch and Somerset West plus white picket fences for the magnificent horses . The restaurant and gallery and wine tasting area are ultra modern yet warm . The gallery is well worth a visit as is a wine tasting . Our lunch was magnificent from the bread and red wine infused butter to the lemon and lime macaroons at the end . We had a range of starters from corn chowder and sashimi to a garden salad . Expertly presented and very tasty . For mains we had the hake , rump and aubergine dishes. Yet again delicious and superbly displayed. We managed only one dessert but it was memorable - rocky road Malva pudding with marshmallow ice cream . Enough said !!! Perfect service by friendly , well dressed and unobtrusive staff.

  • Visited June 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Bistro menu is sublime !”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Cavalli has it all and the Equus restaurant and is not only a restaurant but a work of art ! The food excellent and amazing value money . Not only great food but an excellent destination . The warehouse red wine is also a must on the wine shelf .

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