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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert
Private Dining

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  • 118
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 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
As good as it gets

Beautiful venue and wonderful food. You really can't ask for much more. The service was perfect and the food is phenomenal. The only small criticism I have was for the dessert course (I don't ❤️ sweets) which was imaginative but in my opinion a bit too much-bits and pieces. Make a reservation now... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jazzyjae
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Gaithersburg, MD
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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Gaithersburg, MD
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful venue and wonderful food. You really can't ask for much more. The service was perfect and the food is phenomenal. The only small criticism I have was for the dessert course (I don't ❤️ sweets) which was imaginative but in my opinion a bit too much-bits and pieces. Make a reservation now because it is awesome.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We ate outside in perfect weather. The staff moved a table to the terrace for us. They are the most professional team I think that can be found in Cape Town. We were made to feel really special. As we were four diners, we had all the variants of the summer menu with delicious wine pairing. I cannot wait to... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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136 reviews 136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We had dined at La Colombe in the old venue and came with high expectations - but were disappointed of the overall experience. The ambience was just not what you expect of a top class restaurant. The terrace may be nice on a calm summer evening, but we looked at closed blinds and had the heater running next to us... More 

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Dublin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The dining room is extended to a terrace which offers panoramic views into a dramatic forested valley and the back of the table mountain. Our table enjoyed the tasting menu with wine accompaniments. Food is generally excellent and wine pairings appropriate. One or two courses were average - the 72 hour cooked lamb for example and the amuse bouche and... More 

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Hertfordshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had lunch here on our recent trip to Cape Town. We expected it would be good as we had dined at La Colombe in its previous location - and we were not disappointed. We loved the new venue with its gorgeous views and reassuringly refined dining area. We thought the food was top class - a great choice of... More 

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Royston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

During our recent annual holiday in Cape Town la Colombe was the only restaurant we visited twice. Cape Town offers such a variety of excellent restaurants it's always difficult to choose where to eat. Although we miss the intimacy of the courtyard in the old venue we enjoyed the spectacular scenery in the new location. The food and service remain... More 

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Visited this establishment last week with my girlfriend and her family. First things first, the actual restaurant is not quite where you think it might be. Yes it is in the Silvermist estate but it is not signposted and the actual restaurant is right at the top of the estate - giving us a rather short but steep walk from... More 

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London, England
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103 reviews 103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I was part of a large party - 20 people on 3 tables in the conservatory. We had a menu, so limited choice which is fair enough for a large party. The food and wines were delicious, imaginative and very well presented. Service was attentive, a little formal but that's no bad thing. The cooking is complex and refined, lots... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

very knowledgable waiter and patient somelier. We had high expectations and they didn't let us down. The staff was excellent and the food was some of the best that we have had in South Africa. A must when visiting Cape Town.

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Cardiff
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85 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

After our wonderful meal on our last visit to Cape Town, I was really looking forward to this years meal at the new venue. Frankly, I was not that impressed. We had requested a table on the terrace, but were seated in an area devoid of any view whatsoever. The prices are up. The portion sizes are down. The food... 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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