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La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for a wine pairing dinner with a lot of outstanding food and wonderful wines to beautifully match? This is your place in Cape Town, South Africa area. We had the ten course pairing menu with the reserve wines. It was a four hour experience...with beautiful presentations and wonderful flavors. Service was top notch and so is the location on the top of a mountain. The ambiance of the restaurant is very warm and inviting. Plenty of space between tables to make it pretty personalized with a few interesting, wonderful features in presentation along the way.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal at La Colombe was amazing. The food was exquisite, each dish a masterful blend of flavors and presentation. The service was impeccable, attentive, and warm. We opted for the sommelier's recommendations of a few different glasses of wine instead of the full wine...pairing, and this was great as each glass complemented our meal beautifully. The wine cellar experience was a highlight, adding a unique and moment. Overall, La Colombe provided a total wow meal, leaving us thoroughly impressed and eager to return.More

Date of visit: June 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! We‘ve eaten in a lot of great restaurants, but James and his team exceeded all expectations. The service was a wonderful experience on it’s own and immaculate. The way the different courses were presented was simply top notch. Very attentive waiters gave...us the full-service feeling without overcrowding any privacy guests might seek. James himself introduced his signature course and, in all honesty, made us feel quite special. Thank you foe this truly unique experience! We can only highly recommend this restaurant! Nothing to add.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best menue we have ever had!!! 11 courses with an nunbeliveable variety of delicious food! Absolutely outstanding! A beautiful place surrounded from a wonderful landscape!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

The spot is very nice and the service is excellent.. I cannot wait to go back there for more experience perhabs for dinner with my partner

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 7 May 2024 via mobile

If you are looking for the worst service in the country, then you definitely should come to this place. 30 minutes of waiting for the wine list, we asked to make the serving a little faster and not wait so long between dishes and the...waiter Hilton - said that the chef decides when to take out the dishes, it’s his restaurant. A dirty table that no one would think to clean. And eventually we got R1000 added to the bill due to a waiter's mistake. Mistakes in everything. I sincerely do not recommend it. The food is good, but the restaurant unfairly takes the position for “The best” in South Africa. Go to the Pier, don't waste your time.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 29 April 2024 via mobile

We had yesterday a great evening together (3 couples) . We enjoyed the food, (wine one exception :-)) and service and had a lot of fun. Recommendation/ must do Staff was super friendly including bartender Food was innovative in its presentation (eg cheese course) and...very tasty. Wine pairing was excellent. Highly recommended On a very high level we would do the following recommendations to further improve the experience - Room was very Lounge and it was sometimes difficult to understand the presentation of the food - We didn’t like one wine pairing and our waiter brought an excellent replacement. Unfortunately we didn’t see the sommelier after that.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 18 April 2024

Great service. I enjoyed everything about the place. I think the location is perfect and everything about is good. It's a good place

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 17 April 2024

This spot is great for lunch out with friends the service is top tier lots to choose from the menu, which looks very great.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

Expectations were set high after visiting La Petite Colombe in 2022. Unfortunately, expectations were not met and actually was left disappointed. As big foodies, we had talked so highly of this place to the rest of the booking (family and friends) but felt embarrassed by...the service and food. The food was ok. But for the price you don’t want just ‘ok’. You want something memorable, like our meals at La Petite. Several of the guests were unwell that night too and continued for the duration of the holiday. The ambience was poor, the lights were too bright, the chairs are uncomfortable and it was frightfully cold! One waiter was rude when our son tried to help by stacking the plates for them. Overall the whole experience was disappointing and would not be recommending.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 14 April 2024

Service was excellent and very satisfied with the experience. I will recommend this resturant to anybody. Not only was the food delicious an tasteful. The atmosphere was friendly and delightful. Staff were professional and very versatile helpful.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 8 April 2024 via mobile

What a wonderful lunch. So creative. We were lucky to capitalise on a late cancellation and took full advantage of such an advantage. I cannot stress how beautifully presented the food is, and served with pride and modesty. It’s a big menu, yes, we had...the tasting one, but the portion size is perfectly judged, so you don’t roll out feeling very slightly regretful. Expensive, indeed, but you can see where the money goes. Sublime.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024

Excellent service received by the member of staff we did not wait long for food and the food was Devine. Would definitely take my friends there

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 April 2024 via mobile

One of our best meals ever. The Reduced menu for lunch was perfect.. many delicious flavours and the staff made us feel most welcome.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024

This is a nice and peaceful place to be with friends ,family and a sometimes to have a date on it ...this is place looks also amazing inside and also the food is good

Date of visit: March 2024
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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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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