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“Still the best all round restaurant in CT” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Colombe

La Colombe
Silvermist Wine Estate, Constantia Nek, Constantia, South Africa
+27 21 795 0125
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Ranked #1 of 28 Restaurants in Constantia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: La Colombe, one of Cape Town's most well-loved and awarded restaurants. Contemporary French-meets-Asian fine dining.
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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191 reviews 191 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Still the best all round restaurant in CT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

For years we have been coming to this institution to give ourselves a culinary treat. And every time it did not disappoint. The menu has evolved into a less rich and creamy fare. The service has always been excellent. The dishes are still French but with a more modern localised touch. It is definitely worth the drive from the City to the SOuthern Suburb to fulfill one's craving for good food.

Visited January 2013
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Houston, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We called on a whim and got in on a week night. All I can say is outstanding food,. Well, service in SA is not like the states, so you should be patient. We sat in the garden, it was a beautiful night, and really pretty. We had been to one of the other Uitsig restaurants a few days before for lunch while driving the Constantia wine route, and it was gorgeous during the day.
The menu is presented on a board, and the waiter will give quite a lengthy explanation......hard to choose after that. We had 3 courses each, and our bill with one bottle of wine came to R550 per head. When you sit down we were given a beef carpaccio and avo taster, quite delicious, and after dessert we were given the most wonderful chocs and candies all on the house.
Every course that we ordered was amazing.....the beef fillet was to die for, and the lamb was superb.
Our car would not start when we left and we went inside to get help.....within a few seconds, almost every waiter came out to help, and within a few minutes we were on our way.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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St. John's, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

A restaurant that makes Top Restaurant Lists around the world...why?

1. Stunning location in a stunning part of South Africa
2. Fantastic food on a varied menu
3. Service that sets the bar for other restaurants.

All without the pretentious vibe that you get at other restaurants of a similar caliber.

When I think of dining out in Cape Town, this is the restaurant I think of.

Price: $65 pp before wine

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Glad we got in”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Our place on the waiting list wasn't going to get us in, however on the day itself, we were called to inform us La Colombe did have a table for us. We were glad to get in. We were waited on by Rio, a charming lady. Indeed there is a blackboard with all the dishes placed by your table and all dishes are explained quite eloquently. Choice can be difficult. The sommelier knows his wines so an accompanying wine is chosen easily.
All food is scrumptious and elegantly presented and very tasty. The treats that came with the coffee were a feast.
I can recommend this restaurant highly but make sure you make reservations well in time.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Henley, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A very special evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely evening at La Colombe. The food is very imaginative and delicious. The staff are very attentive (many thanks Lucy). The only slight criticism is that if anything the staff are too attentive and you can feel part of the 'La Colombe experience' hearing the endless descriptions of the food as the staff go from table to table explaining it all. Still a very good evening though.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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