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“Great value winter specials”

La Mouette Restaurant
Ranked #12 of 1,171 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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 and seasonally inspired 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!
Reviewed September 24, 2012

The restaurant offers great value winter tasting menus which showcase the chefs obvious talents. The prices unfortunately rise so much in Summer (at least they did Summer 2011/12) that for many Capetonians it becomes a winter only spot.

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

Low key atmosphere, attentive staff, amazing food at a great price. The wine and food pairings were spot on. We had dinner the night before at the "top restaurant" in Cape Town and La Mouette's food was better at a great price. The chef is recognized as a young "up and comer" among foodies and locals, so go while you can still get in.

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Thank Elizabeth R
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We ate hear on our last night in South Africa, after having been to La Colombe and a few other great restaurants. This was THE best! They had a delicious 'winter menu' that included a wine pairing for about $40 - amazing price for the service/food/ambiance.

This is an adorable little french restaurant that is in one of the bays of Cape Town. We were seated by a cozy fireplace and given a choice of the a la carte menu or the winter menu, which was a six-course tasting menu. You could choose to include the wine pairing if you wanted. The tasting menu could rival any menu in NYC. We are foodies and have tried many restaurants around the globe and give La Mouette our stamp of approval. Absolutely treat yourselves to this wonderful spot when you visit Cape Town!

Thank LAC_82
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We happened upon this restaurant because it was close to where we were staying and what an amazing meal and evening we had. From the moment we were greeted at the street entrance by a well-dressed and personable young man to our final goodbyes at the end of the evening with the chef's charming wife, it was a wonderful experience. The menu items all looked good but we opted for the six course tasting. This was offered with or without wine pairings and we decided to do our own wine ordering which was very successful following the suggestions of our capable server. Each course was well-described by either our server or the chef's wife and the interesting food combinations and their presentation were outstanding. The atmosphere in this elegant former home, with crackling fireplace, was relaxing yet professional, and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening in every way. We would recommend this restaurant and their six-course menu to anyone looking for a gourmet dining experience at a very reasonable price.

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Thank beaway24
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

We were there on our first night in cape town and it was a great experience. Had the tasting menu. There is PLENTY of food in it over 6 courses and the prices are very reasonable. I had it with the wines and they were all fab and really did enhance the flavours! The only one that felt weird was the miss Molly at the end which was sparkling and maybe not ideal after a red and lots to eat. Might be a better palate cleanser to start? Service and ambience were nice too. Loved the smell of the real wood fire? Would highly recommend.

Thank DeirdreIrish
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