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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
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a taxi to bring us to La Mouette and go back to our accomadation. Service was really good. Big portions and our waiter recommended wine and beer to go with our meal. Could use a nice fix up with the garden and interior such as chairs etc. We celebrated a friend's birthday there with the tasting menu. Surely... More 

Thank ValeriaMarzagaglia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It arrived a few minutes later. Why would they serve it if not complete? The chicken noodle soup was barely warm and very Asian inspired. The garden setting is lovely and the inside warm and convivial. As a group of serious foodies in tow, we opted for the food and wine tasting menu. Not all plates matched which demonstrates a... More 

Thank MirellaLucione
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We read that it was French Mediterranean. It is much more Asian inspired. It arrived a few minutes later. The chicken was tasty but again very Asian inspired. Our waiter was knowledgable and competently described the dishes and wines. There were some great wines and interesting dishes but not many of the courses worked well as a pairing.

Thank FabioAllemandi8
Pisa, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was shown to our table and from there my expectations of a great night slowly started to recede. We asked if we could turn them down a tad and was duly obliged. Decor was very basic which along with music playing created a rather sombre tone, the music altered a little to more upbeat tones later, thankfully. We chose the... More 

Thank Sabi-Piergiorgio66
Melkbosstrand, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The tasting menu is always outstanding and requesting a vegetarian version is never an issue, they make a slight change to the planned dish and it's just as good. The service is exceptional and the staff are well trained in explaining the dish and the wine paired with it. I just love going there.

Thank Sally1368
Piacenza, Italy
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The restaurant is in essence an old house and we were placed downstairs in front /back room. The food was ok but the explanation of the food but particularly the wine and why it was chosen was really basic. For the price we were paying we expected a greater experience but in essence it was a very base level food... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We gathered at this acclaimed restaurant for a family celebration. The welcome was sincere and we were comfortably seated in one of the many rooms with deeply coloured walls and a fire place. The menu, décor, tableware, and service all testify of a well defined dining concept executed into the finest details. We brought a few rare wines along and... More 

Thank Kardoesie
Cape Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the spring tasting menu with wine pairing. It was just amazing how the chef could pack so much flavour, textures and aroma into small portions of food. Everything was amazing, but the pulled beef bao, the lamb and the dessert were exceptional. I always have a good experience at this restaurant. It is in a beautiful building with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My mother and I traveled to South Africa for our birthdays. We stumbled on La Mouette because it was closed to our vacation rental. We are SO glad we did. The meal was one of the best we had in Cape Town. The staff offered not only extraordinary service but also great company! Big thanks to the staff overall and... More 

1 Thank dchar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Loved this restaurant. It was great sitting outside by the fountain and the taster menu with paired wines was brilliant

Thank Iggy S

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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?