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“Innovation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mouette

La Mouette
78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0856
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Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
somerset england
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Innovation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A lovely restaurant in a walled garden at Sea point. The food is excellent and really different. The menu is the most inventive I have ever seen e.g. For my starter I had "duck in a Jar" which was delicious and for dessert I had "Gin & Tonic" dessert " ( 3 cubes of jellied G & T (!!) topped with a light lemon sorbet) Beat that! Everything was something special without being anything like the awful TV chefs' messing about with silly mixtures. Best place in town in my opinion.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Classy but relaxed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The best food we had during our stay in South Afica and we had some very good food. High quality food and drink at very reasonable prices. The service is excellent and upstairs dining area very comfortable.

Visited January 2014
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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“Excellent Tasting Menu”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We had a thoroughly excellent meal here this week. We had the 6 course tasting menu which could not be faulted. The soup and the duck were particularly good. The meal was also exceptionally good value. This meal was definitely on a par, if not better, than those at restaurants in London.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We enjoyed our meal tremendously and the helpful and friendly service. We sat outside, beside the fountain, the atmosphere was lovely and we greatly appreciated the wraps as the evening chill set in.

Visited January 2014
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Sweden
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“Still outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We decided that we had to revisit La Mouette while returning to Cape Town. We really liked it last year, so we came in with high expectations. Happy to say that La Mouette was as good this time around! We had the duck in a jar, followed by springbok as the main, and then finished off with a delicious hazelnut latte. What really makes La Mouette great is that each and every dish delivers a sensation of tastes. If you are into very high-brow French cuisine with those "foams" that are all over the place, La Mouette will not meet your expectations. However, if you are looking for a stunning restaurant and excellent food in an eclectic setting, La Mouette will not disappoint!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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