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Review of La Colombe

La Colombe
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
Reviewed 15 January 2018

La Colombe's summer menu 2017 is unsurpassable! We loved every bite. We were taken aside for a MadHatter experience (a bit of fun) which was weird, but the picnic bites offered were superb.
Staff were professional as always providing great service, and LC has an excellent wine selection to enhance the experience.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this lunch for weeks. We chose the full tasting menu with wine. Having dined in some of the worlds finest restaurants the food was fabulous but the biggest let down was the matching wine. We ordered two full tasting menus and accompanying wine, not a cheap option but we hoped worth it. The food was great and worth every penny, the tasting wine portions were very very small, not only the price but for the quality of the restaurant. For the amount that we paid for the wine pairing we expected a lot more. It’s rare for us to walk away from such wonderful food to be so disappointed by the sub standard and measly portioned wine. Biggest advice - look at the great wine list and choose your own glasses/bottles to pair with your meals.

Thank Claire S
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This meal, and the service that accompanied it, will stay in my mind forever. My group of 4 visited La Colombe on our last night in Cape Town. Everything was perfectly thought out and balanced. The food was interesting, surprising, and most important, delicious.

Aside from the food, the wait staff was the best I have ever experienced. Our server Grant was charming, funny, knowledgable, and unpretentious.

I wouldn't be able to afford La Colombe on a regular basis, but it is worth the splurge as an ultimate food destination.

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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Booked our night out there after we were recommended it by a South African in Augusta last year. He said you’d better book soon or you won’t get a table. His son in law James is the head chef. So we booked our table in April!

We certainly weren’t disappointed we had the best night from start to finish! The food a total experience and each course was introduced and explained (8 courses if I remember!?). Wines delicious!

The staff were such fun, totally professional and hugely efficient! One fab waiter managed to refold used napkins at the drop of a hat (in the shape of a dinner jacket, swan?!) he was very funny.

They had put on a disco for after supper where we bopped the night away. There were 9 of us. Four parents and five 20 something year olds. It catered for all of us perfectly. We had a fantastic and totally memorable evening.

Would highly recommend you however bring Africa’s Number 1 restaurant (and the 7th best in the world) you probably don’t need my thumbs up.

Thanks a million. We will be back.

Thank EastCoastLets
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

We have been fortunate to visit many top restaurants in the UK but La Colombe ranks as high as the very best. The flavour combinations were out of this world. The service was superb and the setting stunning. We had the reduced tasting menu and still had a feast.

Thank John B
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