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“5*s (but not for children)”
Review of Cavalli Restaurant

Cavalli Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 126 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: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 24 August 2014

Definitely the most stunning views in the Cape...amazing architecture...setting....art (in the gallery)...stunning food and great wine and service!
Sadly was not informed before hand that they don't cater at all for children, and at R150 for a piece of beef my 5 year old wouldn't have appreciated it! No chips / mash / pasta...zip :-(
Anyway, even though we had one "corked" bottle of Warlord (red wine) it was quickly replaced with no fuss...even enjoyed some complimentary petit fours which were sublime.
The Venison i had was beautifully presented and melted in the mouth, and my fellow guests all enjoyed the Beef fillet.
Their starter breads with specialty butters were AMAZING!! Ask for more! I can't wait to fin another excuse to make the trip out...one of the best kept secrets in Cape Town! Freedom our waiter is also worth a mention - keep it up!

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Thank Clint W
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Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Stylish. Taste combinations are spectacular. Just sublime. Wine is commendable. Waldorf Salad version memorable. Beef main really good. Pricey, but worth it.

Thank Bobbie C
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food and service, has definitely vaulted into the paper echelons of Cape Restaurants. Incredible food paired with a superb wine and craft beer list. Decor and design are unmatched in Southern Africa

Thank Rod B
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

It was our first visit to Equus Restuarant and we will definately be back again. The estate has is set in beautifully surroundings and the views over the surrounding mountains are stunning. From the time we entered the estate we were impressed by the professionalism of the staff. It was a perfect afternoon and we sat outside. The wine list is very extensive and has a large selection of wines by the glass at reasonable prices. The Sunday lunch menu is compact with 6 starters mains and deserts.the attention to detail was nothing short of spectacular. The presentation was a work of art and the flag ours were sublime. The service was excellent , not in your face and very professional. It's was one of the best meals we have enjoyed anywhere in the world.

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Thank satrippa
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

From the time we arrived to the time we left we felt special. The cheerful welcome from a very attentive staff set the scene for a wonderful Sunday lunch with family. The views are to die for, the food was so well presented and the wine list was well thought out. All the staff were very well trained in their field of expertise. We had a day to remember and we will all be back very soon. Well done you make Stellenbosch proud!!

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