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“An outstanding restaurant”
Review of La Petite Colombe

La Petite Colombe
Ranked #1 of 101 Restaurants in Franschhoek
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have eaten at some very fine restaurants around the world, but the food here is second to none. My wife, a vegetarian, was raving about the food. The service and atmosphere were first class.
This is about as good as a restaurant gets

Thank KeithandCatherine
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We had been to La Colombe in Cape Town and really enjoyed our visits there so we were very pleased to see La Petite Colombe had opened in Franschoek. It is located in Le Quartier Francais within the Town. We were greeted warmly and shown to our table. It was explained that during the evening we would see a number of staff. The restaurant itself is simply decorated but nice and spacious. The kitchen is open and it is great to see all the food being prepared. The menu has a choice of 5 or 9 courses which can be with or without the wine pairing. We opted for the 5 courses without the wine. Each course was brought out and each element of the dish were individually explained. The food is very beautifully presented, very creative and different. On first sight, one would think it didn’t look a very big portion. However after the 5 courses we both felt we had enough. A highlight of the evening is all diners have the opportunity to ‘Meet the Chefs’, we were shown to the counter by the kitchen where Simon, one of the chefs, described the various preparation areas of the kitchen and answered any questions. He also gave us a palate cleanser. Overall we had an excellent evening, very enjoyable and certainly a culinary experience.

Thank Makalolo
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We went here twice in three months time and both times we were very impressed by the excellent food. It is not as fussy as in some restaurants of this level and the menu is well balanced. You can either choose for the 'large' or 'small' menu. The small menu has 7 courses but not heavy or rich so that you feel as if you have eaten too much. Chef is excellent and so is his staff. Very friendly service. We recommend highly, MUCH better than previous 'tasting room' restaurant. In Europe you would pay 4 times as much for this quality.

Thank Featherfox
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Anybody who appreciates exquisite flavours and attention to detail must visit this restaurant in Le Quartier Francais on the main road in Franschoek. The cocktails are always unusual and beautifully presented; every dish of food in the set menu prepared with such meticulous detail. The combination of flavours is absolutely wonderful. There are only two set menus to choose from - the petit gourmand and the full 9 course menu. I have only ever managed the petit gourmand, but always leave the restaurant feeling so full, and like I have just experienced something quite magical. Slightly more expensive than many of the equivalent restaurants in the area, but well worth every mouthwatering morsel.

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Thank Peach7700
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Fabulous, just absolutely fabulous.
Without hesitation we chose the full experience, which I would recommend to get the most enjoyment out of your visit here.
We've done lots of Gourmand menus and we were beginning to think that it would be difficult to have anything better than we've already had.
I am delighted to say La Petite Colombe exceeded our expectations.
Thank you so much for finding us a table on my birthday (actually day before but let's not be picky), the staff were all very friendly and communicative which adds hugely to the enjoyment of the meal.
We actually scored the wines, one got 6/10 but most got 8 or 9. Really good over all. Knowledgeable and personable sommelier as well.
The "Meet the chefs" course was good fun and informative as well.
I've added some pictures but as good as it looks, it tastes even better!
Lekker! (our waiter joked with us about our typically English use of "lovely").
We will be back!

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Thank Howard L
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