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La Mouette Restaurant

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78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0856
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. My second occasion this time, my 1st being 3 years previously on my last visit to Cape Town. Loved it 1st time and every bit as fantastic this time around. Wonderfully friendly , professional and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful surroundings and incredible tasting food and drink. Myself and friends sampled 7 course tasting... More 

Thank 220JAMESM
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had the tasting menu and loved it. Every dish was absolutely bang on....wine pairing worked perfectly....staff lovely and friendly. Put simply a lovely meal, with great staff in a beautiful setting. The kitchen can really cook and the staff are lovely so what could there be to complain about? Nothing. It is on the 'not to be missed' list... More 

Thank FS1972
Johannesburg, South Africa
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88 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had to book well in advance to get in here, Set around the courtyard of an old house once home to the Mayor of Cape Town, this French-inspired establishment offers modern cuisine beautifully plated. There is a seasonal tasting menu with excellent matching wines or a small ala carte menu which revolves around the tasting menu. My starter of tuna... More 

Thank SamirAbdallahAli
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the 2nd time that I had a meal at La Mouette and it was excellent. This time around we selected Ala Carte (not tasting) and as with the previous visit - the attention to detail and taste was superb. Lamb Shoulder and 3 by steaks were all cooked to perfection. The presentation is a visual feast.

Thank Renee P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

La Mouette is a fine dining experience that brings good service, good wine and amazing food all together. The venue itself is worth a visit- steeped in history - a beautiful house that now offers amazing Cuisine. We opted for the A la Carte menu, and the food was of an exceptional standard. The waiter made some superb wine suggestions... More 

Thank Hasslefree2014
Helsinki, Finland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a very nice dinner with our friends at La Mouette. It was my first time here and I had no expectations at all. We had a table reserved outside and we really enjoyed. The service was

Thank Jep P
London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When ever we stay at Blackheath Lodge in Sea Point we always dine at La Mouette. It is a restaurant set in a former nunnery with lovely walled grounds in Sea Point. It is always a treat to eat outside and the menu is always enticing. On our first evening in Jan 2017 we thoroughly enjoyed the Chef’s Tasting Menu... More 

Thank Gordon E
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to eat. Food isn't bad and service is good. My only suggestion is there could be a bit more choice om the menu.

Thank mdfer3
La Mouette R, Owner at La Mouette Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mdfer3 Thank you for your feedback. Our 2 menus on offer are small in overall offerings as they are seasonally inspired and changes in full every 6 weeks - allowing not only for the best local produce to shine while they are at their best, but also allowing our chefs the creative freedom in always working on the next... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just the two of us on our 15th anniversary! Despite 7 previous annual visits to SA we had never got to this highly ranked restaurant. The setting is incredible and you would drive past without having a clue this Gem is lurking behind the wall of an otherwise un-eventful street in Sea Point. Seated by the fountain our welcome ,... More 

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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: - Good and attentive service - Attentive to provide all guests seated outdoor with blankets - Dishes were well presented Cons: - Many seats are outdoor. We were seated in an outdoor table. Both of our main courses were nearly all cold when presented to our tables. - The taste was not as great as what I would expect... More 

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La Mouette R, Owner at La Mouette Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Kudu_Traveller Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We are an owner-run establishment and always en-devour to provide the best possible experience of our restaurant. We are truly sorry to hear you felt this was not the case. Our produce and particularly our meat is responsibly sourced from an awarded food supplier and is grass-fed Charlmar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, International, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0856
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!

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