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Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Constantia, South Africa
+27 21 795 0125
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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...
La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 963
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple and delicious

The food is exquisite. I started with a hen's egg (had those before) and salmon (had that before too) but the combination of other ingredients made it one of the most delicious and interesting dishes ever. Everything was perfection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Emma B
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food is exquisite. I started with a hen's egg (had those before) and salmon (had that before too) but the combination of other ingredients made it one of the most delicious and interesting dishes ever. Everything was perfection.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were really looking forward to eating at La Columbe but unfortunately, the reality was not great. Some of the courses were very good but our beef fillet was a little on the tough side and the ambience left a bit to be desired. We were seated on the terrace on a summer evening but it was a little chilly... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Magnificent food with brilliant and imaginative flavour combinations. We chose the expensive option: 6-course tasting option with wine paring, plus extra wine and vintage champagne to start. This came to ZAR 2500, but they offer 4 courses for ZAR 495 and would even sell you just 2 courses, for less money. For the quality of food, really good. As you'd... More 

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London
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Having read some of the reviews of the restaurant and it's new location I was a little apprehensive, as we had loved the restaurant in it's previous location. I decided to treat it as a new restaurant, which was possible until I see some of the same excellent members of staff from last year! The food was excellent. The dishes... More 

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Switzerland
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129 reviews 129 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We read so much about la Colombe, so our expections were high. It was difficult for our taxi driver to find the place, its quite isolated. The interior and design is strictly modern and felt a bit steril. We had to book long in advance and confirm the day before. We wrote twice, that we do not eat seafood or... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Let me say that at the outset the new premises are a delight although a night time visit would scare me a little.The narrow road up the mountainside is not for the faint hearted even during the day which is when we went. Even making allowances for the fire disruptions we found the experience disappointing. The restaurant insisted that we... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Last week we visited la colombe at its new location in silvermist winelodge We have visted several times in its previous location and were blown away by the scenery driving up the hill on the way to the restaurant and the views from the top are spectacular The staff are very welcoming, the food is delicious (as always), portion size... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

If you are dining in Constantia then this is the place to go, if you can get a reservation. The food is superb and the staff, without exception, were brilliant. If you are lucky enough to get a table outside you get super views as well. The restaurant has great atmosphere with just a hint of the bustle of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our hotel reserved a table upon the reopening of the restaurant in November. Even so we were placed on a very poor table and were told others must have booked earlier. The waiting staff gave the impression of being attentive but outside of making sure we liked the food it all seemed a little false. The food was in fact... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to La Colombe for a special birthday celebration and chose the 6-course tasting menu. The food was spectacular and each dish was a surprise and a delight, but the intervals between them were slightly too long. The service was attentive and friendly. The drive up to the restaurant gave us a wonderful view of Constantia that we hadn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Constantia, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Constantia
  • Phone Number: +27 21 795 0125

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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