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“Best dinner we've ever experienced!”
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: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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 3 weeks ago

We went to La Colombe with quite high expectations and let's just say they were exceeded. The whole evening was a true experience, from the moment we walked in through the door and were welcomed with a palate cleanser consisting of some sort of liquor capsuled in white chocolate, served on a big woodcut. The service was immaculate, the food was amazing (every single dish) and the wine pairing was excellent. We've been to several restaurants with Guide Michelin stars in both Europe and the US, and La Colombe is still by far our best dining experience ever.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank 891linaa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem in the hills.
Not easy to get to but very cheap in an uber from CPT (£10). There are ubers in the area to take you home again.

The restaurant is stunning and tables are spaced out perfectly.
The waitrons are superb if a little over the top ;)
We opted for the full tasting without wine. Wow! Unreal flavours and concepts. Service was brilliant but they did leave it some time between courses. We were there for 3 hours in total.

Treat yourself you won't be disappointed!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RandR2005
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat! Everything about La Colombe was 5* during our visit. The view,the greetings when we stopped,the bathroom after long UBER ride,the taste-bud-awakening-treat before getting seated,and after that, every single meal, every smile from every waiter/tress...all with attention to detail. This is not a "cheap night out" BuT so worth every rand paid.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit to La Colombe,my 70th birthday. I could not believe that they could improve on the meal I had last time,but they did. I don’t know how the previous reviewer mentions the enchanted forest, as it is no longer there? As for the reviewer that mentions pretentious,they have a problem. Foot,service and ambiance the best.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 506Freddie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I went to the widely renowned La Colombe for dinner. Located 30 minutes outside of Cape Town on the Silvermist Wine Estate, the restaurant provides views overlooking Cape Town. In 2016 TripAdvisor ranked the restaurant as the best restaurant in Africa and top 20 in the world. Our experience here was nothing short of amazing and it was by far the nicest restaurant I have ever been to. The meal consisted of about 10 smaller portions that were delivered over the course of three hours. In the middle of the meal, we were taken to an “Enchanted Forest” where we were served food and delicious beers in an elaborately decorated room similar to what you would expect to find in a Dr. Seuss book. If you are looking for a high end restaurant for a special occasion, then La Colombe is just the place for you. Be prepared to make reservations well in advance, as I confirmed the booking about a month and a half prior to our reservation and some of the dates were already unavailable.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank 34brendanh
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