Cavalli Estate

6 Reviews
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Bistro fare
Phone Number 0218553218 Opening Hours Lunch Dinner

Lunch: Wednesday to Sunday 12noon to 2.30pm

Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6pm to 9.30pm


R260 avg main meal
Bistro fare
R110 per bottle (1 bottle per 4 persons)
R260 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Special occasions, Views
Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Vegetarian, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Seth Shezi

Besides plating up perfect dishes, chef Michael Deg’s arrival at Cavalli has brought a palpable buzz and engendered a newfound interest in the restaurant’s progressive food philosophy. Added to the now quotidian ideology of foraging, Chef Michael uses as much produce from his kitchen garden as possible as and vegan dishes have become integral to his menu. Dishes such as the spiced carrot tartar served with pickled shimeji, onion ketchup, shallot cups, and crispy ginger as well as the cauliflower steak with Tempura, cauliflower purée, macadamia nuts, capers and sultanas have won over a slew of non-vegans who now return for more of the same. Meat lovers are also catered for with a selection of ethically reared meats from Oak Valley pork to free-range poultry from the nearby Lazena farm.

A farm unfazed by its competition, along with a fine selection of fynbos-inspired cocktails, Cavalli happily offers wines from other Cape farms. The wisest decision is to go with the Cavalli’s estate’s own wines as most of the dishes have been conceived with these in mind. The Pink Pony - a grenache rose - is a first class ticket to the South of France, while for pairing with food, look no further than the farm’s famous Cremello from the flagship range and the Colt, a 100% cabernet sauvignon from the premium range.

Warm and attentive which makes being at Cavalli a relaxing day-time escape.The wait-staff is reassuringly clued up on the menu and estate wines.

The long drive from the gate to the main building does well to build up excitement for seeing the sleek and ultra-modern design. A previous honoree of the Mercedes-Benz Eat Out Most Stylish Restaurant in South Africa award, Cavalli is what happens when modern details such as polished copper, an open plan layout and blond wood are minimally appointed to imbue a sense of dining inside an art gallery.

Best for…
Lazy Sunday lunches. Make sure to arrive ahead of time to take in the grounds, visit the art gallery and do a little wine tasting ahead of your meal.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    What a lovely evening out. We went for the Winter Special and it was well worth it. The food was delicious and the service was great. Great value.
    Great staff and service, good wine selection, well designed restaurant with a good vibe, the food was packed full of flavor but the sushi rice on the welcome snacks was over cooked, and the portion sizes was to big if you want to finish all of the dishes on the tasting menu but still a good restaurant
    A wonderfully pleasant afternoon with spectacular views. We received a warm welcome upon arrival, and the service was slick and attentive. Enjoyed the food too...we will definitely be back, thank you!!
    Fair-priced fine dining and beautiful views
    A chic setting accompanied by excellent service, very tasty and well prepared food and a wine list to impress. The views, art gallery and tasting room add another level of opulence to the overall experience. So far, my favourite place in Stellenbosch!

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