La Colombe
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The very best of travel… chosen by millions of travellers across the globe has just selected a South African restaurant as one of the world’s favourites!


Western Cape, South Africa (29 September 2020) – Crowd-sourced review site TripAdvisor has named La Colombe in Constantia, Cape Town, the thirteenth-best restaurant in the world in its annual Traveler’s Choice Awards in the fine dining category.

The Travelers’ Choice awards, which are handed down annually to top-performing restaurants, hotels, attractions, and more, are compiled based on reviews and ratings collected from millions of TripAdvisor users over a yearlong period.

La Colombe was the only African restaurant featured on the list for the best fine dining restaurants around the world.

“La Colombe has consistently received worldwide acclaim and our passionate team is extremely proud to be recognised amongst the top restaurants in the world,” said head chef Scot Kirton.

La Colombe is one of South Africa’s 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.

La Colombe
Photo Cred: La Colombe

Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton’s 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. Scot’s delivery of classic signature dishes and his endless array of sublime new inspirations form the mainstay of La Colombe’s Tasting Menu.

With impeccable service and an award-winning winelist, La Colombe is a truly unforgettable experience.

The Travellers’ Choice Restaurants awards winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

La Colombe
Photo Cred: La Colombe

There’s no judging panel as is the case with other restaurant awards, so to win, a restaurant has to deliver both excellence and consistency.

Travellers’ Choice Favourite Fine Dining Restaurants Worldwide:

  1. Auberge Du Vieux Puits – Fontjoncouse, France
  2. La Ville Blanche – Rospez, France
  3. Chila – Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. The Black Swan at Oldstead – Oldstead, United Kingdom
  5. Leo – Bogota, Colombia
  6. Aramburu – Buenos Sires, Argentina
  7. Restaurant La Maison d’a Cote – Montlivault, France
  8. 040 Restaurante – Santiago, Chile
  9. Ise Sueyoshi – Nishiazabu, Japan
  10. The Fat Duck, Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
  11. 5 – Stuttgart, Germany
  12. TRB Hutong – Beijing, China
  13. La Colombe – Constantia, South Africa 
  14. L’Enclume – Cartmel, United Kingdom
  15. Azurmendi – Larrabetzu, Spain
La Colombe
Photo Cred: La Colombe

Sources: Bouwer Bosch | Gazelle | Freddy L
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