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La Colombe

Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek | Constantia, Cape Town, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 794 2390
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
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Cape Town
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It seems rather unfair to position a restaurant as the number one restaurant in the Cape since it has been closed for several months and will be reopening in October. It should be clearly indicated in the ratings that it is currently closed and when it does reopen, the previous reviews should be replaced with reviews based on its new... More

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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Everything is perfect at La Colombe: food is extra, in perfect quantity (not too much, not too little!). Rating of best restaurant in Cape Town is well-deserved! Atmosphere is great, perfect balance between sophisticated and casual in terms of venue and service: 5 stars experience without the "posh" feeling of gastronomic restaurants All the waiters that served me (I went... More

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Strasbourg, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

One word : breath-taking! Food was excellent. Service perfect and very professional. Venue magical. Wine divine. Order coffee even if like me you don't drink coffee just for the homemade chocolate truffles.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

After making a reservation we arrived at the restaurant. With our jackets on, we were greated by an enthouasistic gentleman who asked us what we would like to drink. No rush, I am here to enjoy my evening! A bit too fast to my opinion. An enthousiastic lady took over the service. The menu was listed on a school board.... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

La Colombe has been consistently the best restaurant in the last 10+ years that I've had the pleasure of dining there. Faultless execution on the food, service and ambience. Can't wait for them to open again in October.

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Grade A: Had the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. The servers were impeccable, and generous on the wine (could not finish any of the glasses with any of the dishes!). The wine estate is beautiful and we came here after visiting the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the early afternoon. Tartare, sweetbreads and springbok all come to find... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Had a lovely dinner with our 2 daughters. Our waitress really knew her stuff and was a expert on the food and preparation. The service was outstanding as was the food - the oysters on the half shell were simply sublime! Every morsel we had was delicious and properly prepared and served. One of the most memorable meals we have... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

After reading all these reviews I decided on Tuesday to drive there to have lunch. To my amazement it is closed and aparantly will re-open in Hout Bay! This is terrible. On their website it still says Constantia Wine Estate! How will I know when it re-opens again?

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troyac, Owner at La Colombe, responded to this review

Please be advised that La Colombe is relocating to an even more beautiful location, and will reopen in October 2014 at Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek. More

New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This is more than just a restaurant. This is a superb establishment where you can spend an entire evening out with friends whilst enjoying the very best food, service and ambience Cape Town has to offer. I must make special mention of the manager Johann who went out of his way to make us feel welcome even though we arrived... More

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is one of the best culinary experiences we have ever had. La Colombe, you can be proud of your achievements, and it was a pleasure to have luch at your establishment. Food was excellant. Service top notch. Will be back

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