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“A beautiful evening ”

La Mouette Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 1 207 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Mouette Restaurant opened in 2010 by Chef and co-owner Henry Vigar, his wife, Mari and their business partner Gerrit Bruwer. La Mouette offers seasonally inspired and modern food. With ever-changing and seasonally inspired menus, friendly staff and a beautiful and unique venue, La Mouette has become a firm favorite with locals and regulars as well as established itself as a return go-to for our international guests. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The setting for La Mouette, a courtyard around a fountain, could hardly be more charming. The gentle trickle of water over the fountain is an atmospheric background to a relaxed and excellent dinner. At our visit, a Saturday evening, the options were the tasting menu or a three course menu,no a la carte. Each course was an interesting twist on a familiar option. All the wines were well priced and good quality. The staff and the service delightful. Each time I eat here I am blown away by the sheer charm and high quality and to be able to dine under the stars

Thank CW69
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One thing our journey as contestants on MKR taught us, under the wise advice of some of the best restaurateurs in the game, is to always let the food be the star of the show.

The owners of La Mouette clearly read the same brief.

Everything about the simply decorated unassuming courtyard set-up contrasts the Cullinary mastery taking place in the kitchen.

Highly attentive and friendly service from the hostess and an obviously well trained serving staff are the first hints that the experience to come may well be out of the ordinary.

And the simple clues are not wrong.

Celebrating my birthday with a surprise booking I had no prior expectations to the tasting menu, and both my Fiancé and I tried the 3 course tasting menu with a selection from the limited Tappas choice as well.

The Tappas were one of the overall highlights of the meal, with condensed and powerful flavours being packed into bite sized portions. My Fiancé had the Malay pickled aubergine and caramelized onion which popped with flavour and texture. I tried the Cauliflower cheese, brown butter crumbs and truffle which was a beautiful lesson in the balancing act of contrasting textures. Highly recommended.

Our three course meal was perfectly portioned, packed with flavour and presented with flair and style without ever venturing into haute cuisine or pretentiousness. The stand out dish that both Brent and I agreed on was the main course Beef fillet, short rib and fermented shiitake - mind blown!

Desserts were beautifully presented and a well balanced end to a perfect gastronomic journey.

I personally was underwhelmed by the wine pairing options, but that is almost certainly my simpler wine palette than the fault of the restaurant.

All in all a spectacular overall experience.
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Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wine pairing was good, and sitting in the courtyard , we were made very comfortable with the throws for the chilled evening. We enjoyed the quality of food and service. It was a great experience for most of us. Would recommend to anyone wishing for a romantic dinner.

Thank Laila44
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Seagull, as the name translates to in English, has a lot to offer! We enjoyed the 6 course tasting meal, without the wine paring. We had a bottle of french Couvent-Lémery Champagne& that was followed by a bottle Driehoek Pinot Noir. These 2 complimented the dishes very well! The chef is doing well, make your booking without hesitation!

Thank MarlenaduToit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food, wines and the service were all good. We love the location and come here every year. Sadly I couldn’t change one course for a cheaper one due to an allergy “because the chef doesn’t like to change the menu”. Kind of unprofessional for such a restaurant but nevertheless we’d come back again.

Thank Iza B
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La Mouette R, Manager at La Mouette Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Iza B,

Thank you so much for advising us of your concerns. We are sorry to hear we could not accommodate your request on the evening.

Please advise us, in advance, for your next visit and we will do our utmost best to accommodate your dietary request.

We look forward to seeing you again...

Leizel Thompson


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