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Review of La Colombe

La Colombe
Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, 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 17 August 2019 via mobile

We are a group of friends that met for lunch at La Colombe yesterday. We had all been before on numerous occasions, so had HIGH expectations, having loved our previous visits.

We were met with warmth and friendliness by the staff, and our waitress, Marianne, introduced herself. Marianne went on to deliver a fantastic and professional service.

We all had the winter special, and two of the table of seven, had the wine pairing (which they enjoyed thoroughly).

Everything was delicious. Thank you to Marianne, the talented chefs and everyone else at La Colombe.

The experience is WORLD CLASS and so many restaurants can learn so much from your attention to detail and flawless service delivery.

Date of visit: August 2019
3  Thank Pikkewynct
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

One of the best fine dining experiences I have had. Service was excellent and the food was beautifully presented. Wine pairings were excellent.

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank mdsh00
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

Visited La Colombe with my husband four years ago. It was so memorable that when I returned to Cape Town with two friends this year I insisted that we go. It met my expectations and my friends were wowed. The restaurant has an understated elegance and allows the food to be the star. Every course was unique and delicious. The service is paced so that you have time to appreciate and digest the food. The wait staff is delightful as they enthusiastically explain the ingredients and preparation of the dishes. This restaurant is a CapeTown must!

Date of visit: August 2019
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1  Thank gramma-Jill-S
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Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

There’s everything to like about La Colombe. The beautiful setting on a hillside, the lovely decor, and the spacious interior where tables are far enough away that you can be naughty with your wife or girlfriend make it especially romantic. That’s just the theatre. The food and service were the real stunning performance. As others have said and I agree it’s inventive, but actually I saw extraordinary creativity taken to a whole other level, one closer to the food gods. Just when you think “wow,” after the opening act called “starters,,” be ready for real drama and surprise. I wouldn’t want to spoil your fun by saying too much but the presentation will really surprise you, almost as much as the extraordinary food. Do yourself and humanity a favor, try the tasting menu with the wine pairing. You will be a nicer human afterwards. If you aren’t familiar with South African wines this is a great place to be introduced. You will be buying cases to ship home. But take an Uber or bring a driver as the tasting pours are generous and not for lightweights. Enjoy.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SidMaxwell
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Reviewed 12 August 2019

Theatre of the meal is fantastic with great touches and really tasty food. Portions work and winter special makes it (almost) reasonable.
Naartie cleanser a bit too tart and service between courses a bit too slow (don’t go there with another commitment later - my mistake!)

Date of visit: August 2019
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Thank Mark12355io
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