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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an intro to our first couple of days in South Africa! Everything was phenomenal! The food really is an art and service was immaculate!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. The service and welcome are up to the standards of many starred restaurants and the food was very good. I have been coming here for some time after my friend introduced me and the price has increased now....Overall Food was, as expected great. The staff was exceptionally attentive and helpful. we were a group of 8 people and all dishes served were excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very interesting and “out of the box”. We took our 3 teens. They were pretty freaked out as we don’t really frequent this type of restaurant. But considering the dollar to rand conversion rate it was “relatively” affordable (although still pretty expensive) so we decided...to splurge since we were on vacation and go for it. I think it was totally worth it. We bonded as a family, which is hard to do with teens. We were surprised at the creativity behind every dish. We laughed about a few. Some of us liked some dishes more than others. It was just a really cool experience in general.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful culinary experience this was. My husband and I were in Cape Town for our honeymoon and we are so glad we made La Colombe a part of our trip. The attention to detail is unmatched and the creativity of each dish...is out of this world. It was delicious, unexpected , and a must visit in Cape Town!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat this was. Attention to detail is not even a description. This place is out the world. Service is wonderful, wine selection spectacular, quality of ingredients, design and presentation of each dish are all well executed. The winter menu was fabulous. We enjoyed...every single bite. The entire experience takes you to a whole different level of exquisite cuisine. We made reservations about 3 months ago and had to pay a deposit to secure the reservation. Totally worth it. This was an amazing treat and an experience worth repeating. Lovely drive from Cape Town as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended La Colombe for a solo visit during my first trip to Cape Town. Had the chefs full 10-course tasting. The experience from reservation through dessert was efficient. Service that was attentive without being overbearing. Excellent pairings that elevated both the wines and the food....The meal itself was Thoughtful and DELICIOUS. The meal was worth every penny and then some. I’d return to Cape Town just to eat at La Colombe.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

2nd visit to La Colombe and it went from great to arguably the best lunch I've ever had. Service very welcome and engaging. Don't want to talk to much about the food because it's better experienced. Surely the best restaurant in Africa right now.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely an incredible food experience! Had the full dinner menu and loved every morsel... An item or 2 may not have been to my personal liking but the food itself was still magnificent. Why 4/5? When we arrived the ambience was more dinner hall, overly...lit for dinner and when they seated us close to the busy kitchen and server walk way, I asked to be moved. I also felt the experience lacked a certain warmth I prefer - especially when the cost is high. The servers were on point, but overly scripted and near robotic - shame at some point each one fumbled their words as one can expect when you need to repeat the same script as many times as they do. I prefer authentic engagement.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I used to frequent La Colombe regularly but the overall experience is no longer what it used to be. Unfortunately while prices have increased, the ambience, food and service standards have taken a knock.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 22 June 2022

If you visit Cape Town, La Colombe is an absolute must-visit. Location: The restaurant has a beautiful view. The interior is like the food: Elegant, but not snobby. Food: The food is not only better than in most Michelin-starred restaurants we’ve been to in Europe,...it’s also presented in a unique and exciting way. But the kitchen never goes for show-effects only. Every plate is a piece of art and will leave you very, very satisfied. People: The service was immaculate. Advice: - Remember to bring your passport or license to show at the gate. - When having a drink, ask for the big ice cubes, they’re really fancy.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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I agree, I didn't experience it as being expensive. What drives up the price are always the drinks. If you want to spend less you could order mid range bottle of wine instead of top range. Or no alcohol is always the best... More
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La Colombe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5