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Henry Vigar, the chef patron of La Mouette, spent a number of years making a name for himself as an up-and-coming young chef in fine cuisine in London. After also working in Australia and France, and a number of other UK based top-ranked and Michelin starred establishments, Henry settled as head chef at Kensington Place in Londons affluent Notting Hill. It was here in 2008 that he met Mari Vermaak (now Vigar), a colleague with a passion for the industry and a dream to one day own her own restaurant. Two years, two resignations, one engagement and two one-way tickets to South Africa later, saw the couple settle in the sunshine of Seapoint, Cape Town, to begin their new venture. The couple fell in love with a beautiful old building on Regent Road which once belonged to the mayor of Cape Towns family. Captivated by its size and beauty, they quickly decided to make the building, home to their dream of owning their own restaurant. Calling on their good friend Gerrit Bruwer who also had a dream of being a part of the restaurant world, they signed the lease for 78 Regent Road, Sea Point in February 2010 and quite suddenly the dreams of all three were realised where they opened to trade on the 6th of May 2010.

Reviews (331)

4.4 out of 5.0
Food 4.5
Value 4.3
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.3
  • Erica + Leong Dined: 1 month ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 24 Apr 20
    One of our favorite restaurants.

  • Tanja S. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 Mar 20
    Uns hat alles gefallen: - sicherer und hübscher Innenhof - sehr schöne und stilvolle Inneneinrichtung - freundlicher Empfang - guter Abstand zu anderen Gästen - entspannte, professionelle und supernette Bedienung (danke Garikai) - tolles Essen - tolle Weinempfehlung - gerne wieder!

  • Hayley H. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 16 Mar 20
    The food was amazing and very tasty!!! Great place for an intimate dinner either for a date or with close friends...I had a lovely evening with my husband and we will definitely recommend this place....

  • Matveï A. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Natasha D. Dined: 2 months ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Mar 20
    All in all great experience

  • Norbert B. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Mark H. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 15 Mar 20
    Salt & pepper prawns a standout - the pieces of chorizo though small totally made the dish - beef & dessert almost as good, wine pairings faultless as always, I wish I could eat here more often (I’m in Cape Town once a year for 2 weeks, lucky me, but of course I wish it was more).

  • Rolf H. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Andreas J. Dined: 2 months ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • David C. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.3
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 3.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 13 Mar 20
    It was a shame the restaurant was very quite, for some reason the restaurant decided to put us on 1st floor, where there was just one couple. A huge room and no atmosphere spoilt a nice evening, although the food was excellent.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Thursday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 18h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 15h00, 18h00 - 22h00
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