This Cape Town restaurant has just been named 7th best in the world! | 9Lives
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TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site with more than 535 million reviews, has announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for the best fine dining restaurants around the world.

So let’s have a round of applause for one of our own! Cape Town’s La Colombe has been ranked in 7th place in the Travelers’ Choice Restaurants in the World, the only restaurant in Africa to be selected.

“La Colombe has consistently received world-wide acclaim and our passionate team is extremely proud to be recognised amongst the top restaurants in the world,” enthused Chef Proprietor, Scot Kirton.

Locally it is rated as one of the best, not just by the judging panels but by top food critics, serving up contemporary cuisine that incorporates local, seasonal ingredients, prepaired with French flair and subtle Asian influences.

This year’s awards recognized nearly 400 fine dining restaurants, including the Top 25 in the World, and they’ve also compiled dedicated lists for Asia, Europe, India, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the United States. Award winners were chosen using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor comments, “Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply looking for a culinary discovery, travelers can rely on these Travelers’ Choice restaurants to serve up delectable meals and unforgettable moments.”

La Colombe is rubbing shoulders with The Black Swan at Oldstead and Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, both in the UK, Maison Lameloise and L’Auberge de l’Ill in France, Martin Berasategui in Spain, and Daniel in New York. View the full list HERE.

Visit to learn more about La Colombe and its recently opened sister restaurant in Franschhoek, La Petite Colombe.


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