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“Very special meal”
Review of La Colombe

La Colombe
Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, 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 2 March 2024 via mobile

La Colombe was recommended to us by several friends in the UK - all said it was a Must visit place. It really was unlike anywhere we have been before. We had 8 courses all containing different foods and exotically displayed - explained to us by the staff. Everything was really tasty and beautifully cooked. I’m a bit of a foodie so everything I eat has to be really enjoyed - my favourite was the quail meat. One thing we felt was missing was chocolate at the end of the meal - the petit fours didn’t have a great taste. La Colombe — throw in a chocolate truffle! Overall a great meal and a really special treat. This kind of restaurant in the UK would cost 4 times the price.

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank Amelia R
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Reviewed 21 February 2024

Absolutely stunning, certainly one of the best restaurants in the southern part of South Africa, the only thing missing was the “Michelin or Gault Millau” Star.

This restaurant is something very special “Out of this World”, last year we had dinner at the PIER Restaurant at the waterfront in Cape Town and that was already extraordinary.
Same owner ship, so let us try something different for this year.
We are always interested in something special and our entire travel-vacation is running at our slogan / motto, enjoy life with great “Wine and Dine”.
So what should we expect today, from the minute we arrived getting into the restaurant, we entered a different world – “day dreaming”.
The lunch menu is something, you are being served an eight (8) course “set menu”.
Every dish is served with great dedication, very nice and friendly waitresses / waiters, extremely professional, they are so enthusiastic, living their job and they truly know how to treat people to make their day.
Every course was a poem in itself, starting with the right cutlery and the right plates; the little details make a big difference.

And then the individual starters and appetizers, every dish between the courses was celebrated in its own way. You couldn’t get your eyes of the plate, should I really eat the piece of art? Each individual course, was an explosion of different tastes, flavors and aromas, what an exquisite restaurant.

What did Arnold Schwarzenegger say
I´ll be back !!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank SavanaDry
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Reviewed 17 February 2024

Fabulous lunch once again . Made even better because of our waiter Terrance who was charming and such good fun .
This was our fourth visit but first for our daughter who enjoyed every minute .

Date of visit: February 2024
Thank Barbara H
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

This restaurant just gets better and better. After 2 weeks travelling around the Cape enjoying generally superb food this was our final destination. Have previously visited originally at the old venue and this visit again absolutely wowed us!

Never really enjoy the drive to the top but once there everything is absolutely first class. Brilliant service with each dish expertly explained with just the right amount of panache and theatre. Truly outstanding food in every course fully justifying its position at the top of South Africa’s finest restaurants. I seriously hope it improves its position in the Top 100 restaurants in the world.

Coming from the UK it is exceptional value and if Michelin did stars in the SA I reckon at least 2 and probably 3. A must to visit if in the area.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Thank Hamboy2012
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Reviewed 31 January 2024

Amazing restaurant. Had some stunning food and enjoyed every course. Service was excellent and the views were lovely. I would recommend the trip out to here to experience it for yourselves. I especially loved the butter and charcuterie courses.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thank travellertim99
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