La Colombe
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The very best of travel… chosen by Millions of Travellers has just selected a South African restaurant as one of the best globally!


Crowd-sourced review site TripAdvisor has named La Colombe in Constantia, Cape Town, the seventh 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.

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.

La Colombe

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.

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. The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, United Kingdom
  2. Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, New Milton, United Kingdom
  3. Maison Lameloise, Chagny, France
  4. L’Auberge de l’Ill, Illhaeusern, France
  5. Martin Berasategui, Lasarte, Spain
  6. Daniel, New York City, United States
  7. La Colombe, Constantia, South Africa
  8. David’s Kitchen, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  9. Maido, Lima, Peru
  10. El Celler de Can Roca, Girona, Spain

Sources: TripAdvisor
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