La Colombe

Price guide: Expensive

Constantia Uitsig Estate, Spaanschemat River Road, Cape Town, Western Cape

Price guide: Expensive

La Colombe
#2 of 25
expert-rated restaurants in Cape Town
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Honeymooners, Romance, Special occasions

Expert review of La Colombe

This outstanding restaurant in the Constantia winelands is delightfully down to earth.

An invitation to dine at La Colombe is always a treat and one I never turn down. If we have a special occasion dinner coming up, this restaurant always comes to mind first but thanks to a slew of awards over the past few years, getting a table is a tricky feat. This is one of my all time favourite restaurants - the quality of food and wine pairings is outstanding, the flavour marriages are superb and service is simply sublime.

Food and drink: 

A strong French thread runs throughout the menu but with a healthy peppering of Asian as well as some South African twists. Estate and Constantia Valley wines are served.

Recommended dishes: 

The blackboard menu changes regularly and with the seasons. Choose from the multi-course degustation experience which follows a conceptual theme or feast on the likes of foie gras terrine with dustings of cocoa, carpaccio and seared tartare of springbok, a decadent lamb and sweetbreads duo with a slick of red wine jus or the prawn, quail and corn fricasee. Every dish is a sublime and considered marriage of flavours.

Ambience: 

The restaurant is a sun-splashed space bordering a garden and a pond (complete with resident ducks) - it is like a conservatory in a smart country house.

Service: 

In my opinion, among the best in Cape Town. It's clear that staff here relish their jobs in one of the city's best restaurants.

Location: 

Constantia Uitsig Estate.

Price advice: 

Main courses 165 rand. Winter multi-course specials are a longstanding tradition.

Tables to book: 

I like the private room for bigger tables but the window tables are also a favourite. Summer calls for outdoors.

More information on La Colombe :

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Fusion, Modern
Address:
Constantia Uitsig Estate, Spaanschemat River Road, Cape Town, Western Cape
Telephone:
021 794 2390
Website:
http://www.constantia-uitsig.com/pages/restaurants/la-colombe.php
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Daily 12.30pm-2.30pm, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Closed Sunday evenings in winter.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential
Free tags / Keywords:
award winning

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