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78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0856
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Opened in May 2010, La Mouette already established itself as a restaurant...
Opened in May 2010, La Mouette already established itself as a restaurant of note. We enjoyed a memorable Tasting Menu of 6 courses for R185, every item beautifully presented and delicious. We heartily recommend La Mouette.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I had booked a table at La Mouette several months in advance as part of a Cape Town getaway with my wife. They assured me of a good table and they were right as we were seated right next to the fireplace. We both ordered the 6 course winter menu with wine pairing and settled into an evening of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Peter B
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Johannesburg
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We had a sad disappointment on Saturday night. We had been seated for an hour and a half before the first course of the tasting menu arrived. We had tried to flag down waiters on a number of occasions, but were ignored. Finally one of our party went to the font desk and complained. The only reason they did not... More 

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Johannesburg
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I had booked a table at La Mouette several months in advance as part of a Cape Town getaway with my wife. They assured me of a good table and they were right as we were seated right next to the fireplace. We both ordered the 6 course winter menu with wine pairing and settled into an evening of sheer... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place introduced me to fine dining and taught me that French food doesn't have to be intimidating. It is well priced, child friendly and you MUST dine outside during the hot summer months.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner at La Mouette last night and it was the best food we have ever eaten. We chose the set menu with wine accompaniment and it did not disappoint. It averaged out to be about R500 a person. Our waiter was polite and very knowledgeable on the meals. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to... More 

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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We couldn't fault the food or service in this very attractive venue. The degustation menu showed the work of a talented chef and wine pairing was very good - all at very reasonable prices. Add a cosy fire and you have a perfect situation for a cold winter's night dinner.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Louis and I eat out a lot .However,we are also very good cooks so unless a restaurant is offering great fair,we would prefer to eat at home.La Mouette got 10 gold stars and tops the list of probably the best dining in our beautiful city.We booked for lunch on a cold wintery Sunday The first delight was a table next... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Dinner was great. Good value for money for a tasting menu with paired wine. Service was a bit cold and waitress seemed rushed at the table. Wine tasting portions were generous. Food was beautiful and lots of care taken in preparation, the only constant problem throughout the courses were lack of salt in the dishes. No salt and pepper on... More 

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Morristown,NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There are no French restaurants where I live, so when I travel I often look to see what's available. I had a free night in Cape Town and this place showed up on Trip Advisor. I called and was surprised that they could take me. The restaurant is lovely with both outdoor and indoor seating. I was seated in a... More 

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went for the Winter set menu. set-menu still had some choices on the menu. Service were great. Pace of meal and portions well balanced. Looking for something different, enjoy good food and want to explore some taste sensations, then this is a must stop destination.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's probably one of the best restaurants in Cape Town. Really good menu and superb food, congratulations to the chef, not a pretencious place but great food. Every single dish on the tasting menu is amazing. It's a must in Cape Town!

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Additional Information about La Mouette

Address: 78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 433 0856
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0856

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Opened in May 2010, La Mouette already established itself as a restaurant of note. We enjoyed a memorable Tasting Menu of 6 courses for R185, every item beautifully presented and delicious. We heartily recommend La Mouette.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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