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La Mouette Restaurant

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78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 433 0856
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18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had dinner at La Mouette. A la carte we enjoyed the tuna tartar, ravioli, steak, lamb three ways and carrot cake. Sounds boring? No way... every dish is special and very well executed. We did wine pairing. Friendly staff. High quality, good price. We will be back next time we visit Cape Town.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked La Mouette based on the good online reviews and the vacinity to our hotel. We were blown away by this gem. It felt very private as you go through gates to enter and dine in the courtyard. We did the a la carte menu, three courses and every dish was special. My personal favourite was the ravioli starter,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice dinner in courtyard on pleasant evening. Needed wraps all 3 of us. I think the service could be amped up. Kingclip, cauliflower, broccoli all superb. Skip The gnocchi and deconstructed carrot cake, visually impressive but missing any resemblance to carrot cake. Nice wines by the glass. Reasonable drink pricing. Clean and interesting toilet rooms.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

On arriving through the garden gates off a busy street, you are transported to a relaxing calm patio courtyard with a beautiful fountain at its centre. The grandeur of the surroundings is a wonderful setting for the beautifully presented food. Starters lead one to believe nouvelle sized portions will be the order of the day, but by the time the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We used to hunt forever to find fantastic restaurants in Cape Town and there's not as many as you'd think. Food is our hobby and special treat so we book months in advance and have been to Cape Town's Test Kitchen. La Mouette does not have as much of the scientific elements to visually wow as the Test Kitchen but... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our fourth time at La Mouette. It is just simply the best eating experience in Cape Town. We have always taken the Tasting Menu and again this year it was fantastic. The wines accompanying the meal were also delicious and the service was impeccable. Hopefully we will be back again next year.

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love sitting in the courtyard with the fountain playing. The service is spot on and the food is very well presented, flowers and petals and stuff!

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had pre-booked from the UK after having read other reviews and as staying locally was the ideal place to book. They have lots of outside seating as well as inside, started off outside but windy so moved inside and no issues at all being moved. We had Mouette croquettes to start and they we the lightest I have tasted with... More 

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Thank Fraser66
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is definitely in my top 3 fine dining restaurants in Cape Town. The impeccable service, the incredible menu and extraordinary wine list come together to create a truly incredible setting for any occassion.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would be easy to walk past La Mouette, hiding behind its wall. But that would be a mistake. It's a little oasis in Sea Point. In summer the courtyard is like an Italian piazza with a fountain and lights in the trees. In winter the house, with its many fireplaces, is super cozy. The food is great, whether you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 Regent Road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 0856
Description
La Mouette Restaurant opened in 2010 by Chef and co-owner Henry Vigar, his wife, Mari and their business partner Gerrit Bruwer. La Mouette offers seasonally inspired and modern food. With ever-changing and seasonally inspired menus, friendly staff and a beautiful and unique venue, La Mouette has become a firm favorite with locals and regulars as well as established itself as a return go-to for our international guests. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?