La Colombe Restaurant, Cape Town – Menu, Reviews

by Kojo Pocu
BEST RESTAURANT IN CAPE TOWN

La Colombe Cape Town is a well-known and internationally recognised fine dining institution in South Africa. Originally established on the ancient Constantia Uitsig wine farm, it has recently relocated to the magnificent Silvermist organic wine estate at the top of Constantia Nek, with breathtaking views of the Constantia wine valley, False Bay, and Hout Bay, under new ownership.

Scot Kirton, the executive chef, bases his concept and approach on the fusion of Asian and French cuisine, as well as the quest of quality and perfection on each plate, which has earned him numerous local and international honours.

The essence of his inspiration and enthusiasm for food is the freshest seasonal produce, simply pure flavours, and classical elegance. The a la carte menu at La Colombe, as well as the Gourmand Tasting Menu, are built around Scot’s delivery of his hallmark dishes and his never-ending assortment of stunning new inspirations.

La Colombe is a really remarkable experience, with superb service and an award-winning wine list.

“As you ascend the winding road on Silvermist estate, time seems to slow down. At each bend, as the city tilts away beneath you, you rise to new heights of quiet anticipation.

There’s a reason you feel this way – you’re on top of a mountain and about to dine at La Colombe, frequent contender on our Top 10 list and no stranger to S.Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants.” — Linda Scarborough (Eat Out)

La Colombe Cape Town Menu

Reduced Menu

  • the doves nest
  • truffled cherry parfait
  • sweet potato bread
  • malay style snoek
  • beetroot tartare
  • smoked tomato, aubergine, pine nut
  • passion fruit, mussel, tom yum
  • tuna ‘la colombe’
  • grass fed beef, jerusalem artichoke, salsa verde
  • strawberry, orange, pistachio
  • silvermist honey

Reduced Vegetarian Menu

  • the doves nest
  • truffled porcini
  • sweet potato bread
  • roasted garlic hummus
  • beetroot tartare
  • smoked tomato, aubergine, pine nut
  • passion fruit, edamame, thai broth
  • pea risotto
  • mushroom tortellini, tarragon, smoked stanford
  • strawberry, orange, pistachio
  • silvermist honey
La Colombe Cape Town

The Chefs Experience

  • the doves nest
  • truffled cherry parfait
  • sweet potato bread
  • malay style snoek
  • beetroot tartare
  • smoked tomato, aubergine, pine nut
  • passionfruit, mussel, tom yum
  • tuna ‘la colombe’
  • alaskan crab, quail, coriander
  • snow cone
  • grass fed beef, jerusalem artichoke, salsa verde
  • rose, coconut, cashew
  • mandarin, jivara, pistachio
  • silvermist honey

The Chefs Vegetarian Experience

La Colombe Cape Town
  • the doves nest
  • truffled pea mousse
  • sweet potato bread
  • malay style butter
  • beetroot tartare
  • smoked tomato, aubergine, pine nut
  • passion fruit, edamame, thai broth
  • pea risotto
  • cauliflower, malay curry, coriander
  • snow cone
  • mushroom tortellini, tarragon, smoked stanford
  • rose, coconut, cashew
  • mandarin, jivara, pistachio
  • silvermist honey

Contact Detail

Tell: +27 21 794 2390

Email: [email protected]

Website: lacolombe.restaurants

La Colombe Cape Town

Top Reviews On eatout.co.za

Renata De Wet (5star)

New menu launched a couple of weeks ago and it is beyond incredible. Every dish is creative, playful and inventive but at the end of the day it all comes down to taste and that is definitely the case here. The restaurant is beautiful and the service is friendly and not intimidating as it could often be at fine dining restaurants. If I had Michelin stars I would give it to La Calombe.

Clint Waltman (5star)

Winter menu fabulous and amazing value at only R495pp. A real spoiler and treat for that special occasion. It’s been a long time since my last visit when at Uitsig and this is just sooo much better! Get there and you won’t be disappointed even on the poor SA Rond. 

Unknown user (5star)

A visit to La Colombe is such a treat I do not even know where to begin. Over the years we have treated ourselves to the Winter Special. This year being our 10 year anniversary, we decided to go the distance and experience the Gourmand menu. Wow wow and wow! I really believe that each year James and his team get better and better. The food was completely out of this world and the table side theatre with the chefs preparing little experiences in front of you, takes the dining experience to the next level. The food truly is of the highest standard and the creativity, just magic! It goes without saying that the service from the incredibly friendly / experienced waitering staff and Sommeliers makes your dining experience complete. If you have not experience La Colombe put it on your list of things to do! Thank you to the team for making our evening so memorable.