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La Colombe at Silvermist

Fine Dining French
RRR+

Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Great Views
  • Wine Estate
  • Gourmet Guide Plated

La Colombe is one of South Africas most iconic and internationally acclaimed fine dining establishments. Originally founded on the historic Constantia Uitsig wine estate, it relocated under new ownership to the picturesque Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek, with breathtaking views overlooking the Constantia wine valley, False Bay and Hout Bay. Chef Proprietor Scot Kirtons philosophy and approach lies in the fusion of Asian and French cuisine and the pursuit of excellence and perfection on each plate, resulting in numerous local and international awards. The freshest seasonal produce, uncomplicated clean flavours and classical elegance are the essence of his inspiration and passion for food. Scots delivery of classic signature dishes and his endless array of sublime new inspirations form the mainstay of La Colombes Tasting Menu. With impeccable service and an award-winning winelist, La Colombe is a truly unforgettable experience.

Gourmet Guide Description

FLAWLESS FINE DINING WITH FINESSE The major revamp of this world-renowned gem in the Silvermist Wine Estate has elevated it to new heights. Here playful yet unpretentious execution of superb dishes is the order of the day. Light and bright, the more spacious, one-level restaurant takes full vantage of the gardens. Start with a cocktail or a G&T prepared from their very own La Colombe gin before you begin an unforgettable epicurean adventure. James Gaag, now executive chef, has come into his own. Hes realised his dream, and the excitement is palpable on each plate. The many international visitors that craft their getaway around this restaurant reservation will love the Cape Malay snacks and the ever-famous tin of tuna ‘La Colombe. Dishes like the naartjie-glazed langoustine with Korean duck, Israeli couscous, fennel and an umami broth uniquely marry whats best in SA with international flavours. Karoo lamb and oak-smoked Stanford Gruyere are other local prides that take their place on the menu. From the first crumb to the last, lingering sweet notes in the coconut and tonka bean panna cotta with Mooiberge strawberries, almond and lemon, expect plenty of surprises. “Food needs to be immediately delicious and inviting, not overthought, overworked or overcomplicated. Flavour is paramount and key in making great food, and also running a great kitchen,” says James. With his talent for a sense of theatrical in presentation, depicting the forest in which the restaurant resides, he also illustrates a penchant for perfect plating. Colours, textures and tastes are balanced with aplomb. The five or seven-course tasting menu is perfectly paired with premium local wines, breathtaking from beginning to end. “I just want to cook what people want to eat.” Executive chef James Gaag

Reviews (194)

4.7 out of 5.0
Food 4.9
Value 4.5
Service 4.9
Ambience 4.7
  • Stefan S. Dined: 2 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Susanne P. Dined: 5 days ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Joerg H. Dined: 1 day ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Morten D. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Kevin W. Dined: 5 days ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 24 Jan 20
    Not quite perfect. Wine served in a chipped glass, one course was cold that should have been hot (but was replaced). Cheese course a clever idea but didn’t work for us. Still one of the best meals we have ever eaten

  • Ami K. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 22 Jan 20
    Outstanding service and visually entertaining cuisine . The food was made according to our preference ( I have coconut allergy etc ). Mother and I enjoyed the meal and we loved their espresso martini ( mango + passion fruit vodka base ). Thank you for the lovely meal and nice seat!

  • PAul M. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Ola A N. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 19 Jan 20
    One Word..... Fantastic

  • Ian S. Dined: 1 week ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Leah Y. Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 16 Jan 20
    Family holiday dinner, which gave us great laughs, food, drinks and memories. Love the courses that allow you to engage with the food and staff. Well done. Been a few times now and will keep coming back!

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Thursday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Friday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Saturday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
  • Sunday 12h00 - 13h45, 19h00 - 20h30
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