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La Mouette Restaurant

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78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0856
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious tasting menu and very friendly staff, highly recommended. Especially the Caprese Salad (which you wouldn't think there was a lot you could vary with - you'd be wrong) and the Mushrom Gyozas (essentially mushroom dumplings) were amazing. Relative to other restaurants we visited in Cape Town I wouldn't say the price was particularly high when accounting for the quality... More 

Thank Thomle
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here after our host booked us in, unfortunately we weren't on the list for some reason but the manager made no fuss of squeezing us in. The staff are so polite and always pleased to help with anything. Food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely.

Thank Eshaw5
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to La Mouette to celebrate a special event with my mom and my boyfriend on a warm Saturday evening. We are used to good restaurants and it was our first time there. It was perfect : The standard tasting menu was delicious and each meal surprised us while not being pretentious. The waiter (sorry I forgot your name... More 

Thank loupiootte
Basel, Switzerland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was delicious and service ok. A bit too big and unpersonal. One could also say too professional and too less charming...all in all ok and we would come again.

Thank Romy P
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was ok. The side veg was the best part. My ostrich was ok. Bit lukewarm. My wife's fish looked bit dry The wine was good and the service was good. The outside table was average, beside a tatty fountain. The inside Arabs looked better and more classy. They had a nice touch to recognise my wife's birthday with... More 

Thank GolfDuck
La Mouette R, Owner at La Mouette Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GolfDuck Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We value all feedback and have taken your food comments to the chefs to discuss in more detail as the ostrich should not be served lukewarm - my apologies for this. We are however pleased that you enjoyed the service and the wines as we have been working... More 

Bruges, Belgium
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food in this beautiful restaurant (fine dining). If the weather is nice try to reserve a table in the garden. Very romantic! The 6 course menu stays good value, but far more expensive than 2 years ago (295 ZAR 2 years ago , now it is 445 ZAR per person)

Thank Ann V
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Call me a peasant I should have been turned way at the door. The "beetroot salad" was hardly recognisable and the Ostrich portion was "adequate". The carrot cake was like the culinary equivalent of the Pompidou centre - all ingredients on the outside. I don't like my food to be messed about with - edible art. I like to recognise... More 

Thank Rob L
La Mouette R, Owner at La Mouette Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rob L We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food at our restaurant - we are however happy to hear that your wife enjoyed her meal at La Mouette. We try and always present our locally sourced and seasonal produce in a modern and interesting way - we also train our staff extensively to explain... More 

London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A firm favourite, wanted to eat inside, although the decor is so dour, boring, and frankly in desperate need of changing the dark burgundy walls for something light and modern. The interior is horrible with very uncomfortable chairs. That's all the down side. The food was outstanding and faultless. Starting with yummy cheese straws, roasted beets, Caprese salad, followed by... More 

London, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really need to book for dinner. Prompt service from friendly staff. Interesting fusion menu, food very well prepared, nicely presented with adequate portions and lots of flavour. Setting is in an older house with no outlook, which is on a main road quite a way from the Waterfront area and central Cape Town. Need a taxi if not staying locally... More 

Thank GastrodontUK
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If we exclude Mzansi, which is unique unto itself, this may be the #1 hidden gem in Capetown. Seapoint is close by. The restaurant is in an old house. And the food, wine and service were all fabulous.

Thank alansilberman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
La Mouette Restaurant opened in 2010 by Chef and co-owner Henry Vigar, his wife, Mari and their business partner Gerrit Bruwer. La Mouette offers seasonally inspired and modern food. With ever changing menus, friendly staff and a beautiful and unique venue, La Mouette has become a firm favorite with locals and regulars as well as established itself as a return go to for our international guests. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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