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Reviewed 1 week ago

The team at La Colombe take you on a wonderful tour de force, from start to finish. The dishes are creative and flavorful, while our waiter was friendly and not at all stuffy. The restaurant caters to a gluten and dairy free diet if you...inform them upon making your reservation, and I never felt short changed in the food I got. We also went to La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek, which we preferred in terms of both ambiance and food. Still, both restaurants are superb!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the 9 course menu with the wine pairings to get the complete experience. At the start we had a note from the chef saying 'food is our theatre, we hope you enjoy the show'. Well there was wonderful theatre with delightful tastes. The...wine was a bit more variable. The Eleanor chardonnay was excellent and we managed to buy a bottle of the same year when back at home. The blind tasting was a single varietal rousanne, quite young and not very pleasant. We commented to the sommelier that we understood why the French normally blended this with other grapes. (In fact we have an older French rousanne at home which is very nice - it improves with age). There were also a couple of other wines which were disappointing and we felt that the wine pairings were not of the same standard as the food and the reputation of the restaurant. Nevertheless we had a fabulous afternoon and loved the experience. The restaurant is also good value for money when compared to other international top class restaurants.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This site doesn’t allow for pre COVID visit, in December. I wrote a review at the time, ignored. Briefly, I was a luncheon guest, having recommended this restaurant to Swedish friends. The French accented waitress dropped a huge spoon of vegetables on the table cloth...next to my plate….forgivable…had it not been for the fact that she blamed me for that, I had ordered them you see, and left me to clear the mess. If I were not a guest, I would have caused a scene. The food however, was excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly art as food and so delicious! Gorgeous presentation of perfect flavor combinations! Quirky, fun and delicious! Service was impeccable.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was easily one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The service, the experience, the quality was absolutely everything. The flavors were amazing, I would absolutely come here again and again and again.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the Chef's selection at lunch today and I'm happy to say was blown away once again. Each dish had a quirkiness to it that made one smile. They all tasted deciious. They have not lost their touch. Service perfect. One feels like a...million dollars dining there. Still about half to a third of the price relative to London or Sydney. But for us Saffers, expensive as f46K! Worth every cent.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 August 2022 via mobile

Exceptional . Need I say more? Never disappointed . Service , truly food is their theatre. Thanks guys

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022

Ofcourse this restaurant is fabulous, with perfect service. We were not disappointed. But we're not sure if it's worth it's place in the top 100 of the world.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022 via mobile

This was the best food experience I have had in my life, The menu-inspired The food -delicious The wine-brilliantly paired The staff - knowledgable, friendly The service- impeccable If you like food, you must not miss this restaurant when in Cape Town.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

What an intro to our first couple of days in South Africa! Everything was phenomenal! The food really is an art and service was immaculate!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. The service and welcome are up to the standards of many starred restaurants and the food was very good. I have been coming here for some time after my friend introduced me and the price has increased now....Overall Food was, as expected great. The staff was exceptionally attentive and helpful. we were a group of 8 people and all dishes served were excellent.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022 via mobile

Very interesting and “out of the box”. We took our 3 teens. They were pretty freaked out as we don’t really frequent this type of restaurant. But considering the dollar to rand conversion rate it was “relatively” affordable (although still pretty expensive) so we decided...to splurge since we were on vacation and go for it. I think it was totally worth it. We bonded as a family, which is hard to do with teens. We were surprised at the creativity behind every dish. We laughed about a few. Some of us liked some dishes more than others. It was just a really cool experience in general.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 August 2022 via mobile

Wow! What a wonderful culinary experience this was. My husband and I were in Cape Town for our honeymoon and we are so glad we made La Colombe a part of our trip. The attention to detail is unmatched and the creativity of each dish...is out of this world. It was delicious, unexpected , and a must visit in Cape Town!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

What a treat this was. Attention to detail is not even a description. This place is out the world. Service is wonderful, wine selection spectacular, quality of ingredients, design and presentation of each dish are all well executed. The winter menu was fabulous. We enjoyed...every single bite. The entire experience takes you to a whole different level of exquisite cuisine. We made reservations about 3 months ago and had to pay a deposit to secure the reservation. Totally worth it. This was an amazing treat and an experience worth repeating. Lovely drive from Cape Town as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Attended La Colombe for a solo visit during my first trip to Cape Town. Had the chefs full 10-course tasting. The experience from reservation through dessert was efficient. Service that was attentive without being overbearing. Excellent pairings that elevated both the wines and the food....The meal itself was Thoughtful and DELICIOUS. The meal was worth every penny and then some. I’d return to Cape Town just to eat at La Colombe.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Response from PECASB | Reviewed this property |
I stayed a few days in Franschoek as well but didn’t have the chance to go to la Petite Colombe. Franschoek has so many options and great restaurants that is why I decided to go with La Colombe in the Constantia Valley. The... More
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Response from Ceren T | Reviewed this property |
I agree, I didn't experience it as being expensive. What drives up the price are always the drinks. If you want to spend less you could order mid range bottle of wine instead of top range. Or no alcohol is always the best... More
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La Colombe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5