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La Tete

17 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 418 1299
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“madeleines” (10 reviews)
“quail” (10 reviews)
“octopus” (12 reviews)
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great evening overall. The service was great. The pigstails caught us by surprise! Wanted to order the ox heart yet opted for the quail and octopus. Both delectable. Next time we will bring a crowd and try piglet. Clean crisp and fresh....More

Thank Chutzpah78
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This is real food of the highest quality, no little bits & pieces here, based on ‘nose to tail’ philosophy learned at the celebrated St John restaurant in Clerkenwell, London (google it) where chef Giles & manager James did time - - have been a...More

Thank C2178OLdavidb
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This was on our place to eat list when we visited Cape Town this year as we’ve eaten at St John’s in London so we’re excited to try it. We had the pork rillette terrine, octopus salad and devilled chicken hearts amongst others. Finished off...More

Thank lucyluDerbyshire
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visiting the Cape for the 2nd time. This city has turned into a foodie destination by far. Only here for a week before heading to Kruger, so could only fit in a select few. Ok, So... the cauliflower, quail w/fritters, green salad, salt hake w/greens,...More

1  Thank Greg D
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We had a business dinner in the week. The decor is all white and if one looks as the details, it is very ‘cost effecient’. The services was spectacular, friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and great: 5 stars for all the staff! The item which more than...More

Thank Matthew_CTN
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Cool venue in the city centre and superb cooking with an exciting and innovative menu influenced by the chef owners time at the St John in London, you get some degree of "nose to tail" dining but with other tasty options for the less adventurous....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Walking into the La Tete is like walking into a white cube. At first impression it seemed a little bare but the idea behind it became apparent as the food arrived. It's all about the food which was as crisp and clear as the space...More

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

This is a truly lovely restaurant- great food very well presented an extremely lovely experience - very different menu - we loved it !!!

Thank MandCMaidenhead
Reviewed 16 March 2018

2nd visit to this interesting Bree Street establishment. Menu novel , nice choice of small dishes. Wine list good but pricey.We chose as one of the dishes an Octopus salad which sounded terrific but unfortunately had to be returned as the Octopus was extremely tough.We...More

Thank NigelDCapeTown
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Went to La Tete with friends, the service was great. The wine menu was good , not cheap, some great wines. I personally found the meat dishes way to adventurous for my taste. If you enjoy chicken hearts, pigs cheek or Ox heart you will...More

Thank GrayIons
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Bree Street, Cape Town, 8001, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 418 1299
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Headed up by Chef Giles Edwards, this farm to fork eatery gives a nod to the French, with emphasis on direct relationships with producers. Menu changes every single day depending on availability. Meat and fish dishes such as mussels with bacon and cider, mint and pork terrine feature on this innovative menu.
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