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“Dining at its best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Mouette Restaurant

La Mouette Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 1,135 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Dining at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

What a pleasure to experience a meal in a restaurant in which you do not feel like a sardine and where you do not feel rushed. La Mouette appear to stagger their guest arrival times thereby ensuring that one does not feel hemmed in and the waiters are able to give you their full attention - and what well trained waiters. Housed in a beautiful old building with effective, comforting fires on the go - a great atmosphere.

La Mouette offer a tasting menu which changes each month - a very worthwhile experience - or if you prefer, you can order from the a la carte menu.

Advisable to book!

  • Visited June 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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128 reviews
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“Exceeded our expectations”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013

We have read a lot about La Mouette, and we finally managed to book and go for Sunday lunch. The restaurant is set in an old Cape building and as it was winter the fires were burning inside, and we had a lovely table by the fireplace.

The service was very good from the whole front of house team. Our waiter was excellent with the waiter explaining all the dishes and being very attentive to our party’s needs. One of our party was pregnant, and as such didn’t want to eat the 6 course tasting menu, and with no hassle her requests for other dishes were accommodated.

The 6 course tasting menu that they have is extremely good value for money. The combination of flavours on the plate is exquisite and the plating is also beautiful in every sense. Each dish was perfect and we couldn’t find fault with anything that we ate.

We will definitely be back when in Cape Town again, and this definitely is a must for everyone that wants excellent food at good value for money.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Incredible Place for a Party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

This year I decided to host my birthday party at La Mouette. I booked up the entire top floor which comfortably sat 30 people.

The staff were incredibly attentive and we were so well looked after. They had great fires going in the old fireplaces to dispel the winter chill.

The food was absolutely amazing. Chef Henry Vigar presented a wonderful 6 course tasting menu. Out. Of. This. World.

A fantastic place to have a party. We loved it and will be going again!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“And another amazing experience....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

A beautiful day in Cape Town calls for a beautiful lunch experience. Where else to do this but the continuously amazing La Mouette. Again the La Mouette team delivered an unforgettable experience. We had the Autumn tasting menu which was truly phenomenal. The service impeccable. The friendliness of the staff like no other. I cannot continue to reiterate if you live in Cape Town or visit our city, this is a restaurant not to be missed. Again a big thank you to Henry, Mari, Gerhard and the La Mouette team. #amazeballs

  • Visited May 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews
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“New winter tasting menu - still excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

La Mouette used to be The Europa on Main Road Sea Point. As La Mouette (new owners) it has been getting good reviews amongst us locals. My husband and I went there about 4 months ago to try their summer tasting menu. 7 courses for R385 (about $40). The meal was amazing 0 very inventive, beautiful to look at and great service

They were running a winter special - R285 for 7 course (about $30) so we went again last night. The restaurant is in an old house set in a nice courtyard garden with a fountain in the centre. Easy parking anywhere on the main road. We had a table by the fire and it was really nice and cozy - got a bit hot later. We decided to have the tasting menu with the wine pairing R385 ($40). Each course was well put together and very appealing both in taste and appearance - the wines were well matched. This months winter menu was a little heavier than the summer one and so I didn't like it quite as much - but we are talking 9 out of 10 instead of summer's 10 out of 10, so really still excellent.
We loved the sweet potato course and also the mushroom risotto - the chocolate tart to finish was excellent
Looking forward to trying the new menu in June

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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