On arrival at La Colombe we were struck by the simplicity of the architecture and décor - it is almost like being in a sophisticated yet rustic-chic tree house. The main section of the restaurant is double volume, and leads onto an enclosed deck that looks over the picturesque Oranjekloof, framed by giant Eucalyptus trees. The subdued muted tones of the restaurant’s interior allows the breath-taking natural beauty of the mountain top location to shine through and of course it does not distract from the star attraction, Chef Scot’s food art.
Simply spectacular. Making use of cool whites and its namesake colour of dove grey, the new restaurant is like a modern lodge perched on the side of the mountain. A shaded deck and umbrella-shaded courtyard are first-prize spots on a summer’s afternoon, but throughout the restaurant you can soak up views of the Constantia valley. It’s relaxed, yet ultra elegant.
Places high up in the mountains are usually reserved for wily goats and intrepid hikers, but now such a spot is also home to the legendary restaurant La Colombe. In its newish residence at Silvermist Estate it sits high above the Constantia Valley. The stunning location is befitting a restaurant that has been so instrumental in making Cape Town one of the food capitals of the world.
Eat Out Top 10 Restaurant (Runner up)
Eat Out Service Excellence Award
Eat Out John Psillos Outstanding Contribution to Service Award (Jennifer Hugé)
Trip Advisor Top 20 Restaurants in the World
Trip Advisor Best Restaurant in Africa
Worlds Best 50 Restaurant Awards (76th position)
Eat Out S. Pellegrino Chef of the Year (Scot Kirton)
Trip Advisor 2nd Best Restaurant in Africa