La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro

 
 
341 Main Rd
Sea Point, Cape Town
Western Cape
 
021 434 6539 021 434 8797
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Website: http://www.labohemebistro.co.za/
 
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True to bistro style, La Boheme is cosy and welcoming, serving gourmet yet hearty meals at a reasonable price. Boasting an impressive wine selection, of which over sixty are available by the glass,

La Boheme is the only wine bar in the Sea Point area. Although the atmosphere is relaxed, you will find nothing lackadaisical about the level of service or quality.

The chefs, imaginative and experienced, take full advantage of the freshest ingredients available. As a result, you may find that last night’s menu has changed somewhat to what is on offer today. Take a front row seat outside and watch as the hustle and bustle proceeds past you, or if you would prefer, step inside and allow the world to disappear.

The intimate climate is the perfect meeting place for both friends and strangers alike.

twitter: @LaBoheme_CPT

Open:
Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 17:00, 18:00 - 22:30

For the Laboheme Wine Bar & Bistro menu please click on the menu tab above.
 
 

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La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro 4out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
 
Price Range: Reasonable
Seating: 30+
 
  • Licensed
  • WheelChair Access
  • Child Friendly
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Corkage
  • Take-Aways
  • Booking Required
  • Parking
 

Recent reviews

 
 
Susan Rehn
Friday, June 13, 2014
Disappointing - extremely mediocre meal. Tomato soup very not great and then pork belly with curry? very bad combo, didn't work at all. Won't be back. Cheap, and you get what you pay for.
1 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
Martin
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Having gone to this restaurant MANY times over the last couple of years, I have to say this is consistently the best restaurant in Cape Town. Great ambience, food and service at very reasonable prices. Always packed for good reason.
5 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
James
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Excellent food. Fantastic choice of wines, great price... We'll definitely be coming back.
5 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
 
 
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Susan Rehn
13/06/2014 11:22
Disappointing - extremely mediocre meal. Tomato soup very not great and then pork belly with curry? very bad combo, didn't work at all. Won't be back. Cheap, and you get what you pay for.
1 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
Martin
01/02/2014 12:01
Having gone to this restaurant MANY times over the last couple of years, I have to say this is consistently the best restaurant in Cape Town. Great ambience, food and service at very reasonable prices. Always packed for good reason.
5 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
James
01/02/2014 01:10
Excellent food. Fantastic choice of wines, great price... We'll definitely be coming back.
5 La Boheme Wine Bar & Bistro
 
 
 
 
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Food24 eats at... La Boheme

 
 

 

My favourite restaurant in London is Café Boheme. I used to skip work and head to Soho to mingle with London’s finest funky people and embrace my inner coolness. Café Boheme was my Graceland.

Now that I live in Cape Town, nearly 6 years later, I tend not to skip work and, now I have La Boheme. In a lot of ways it reminds me of those good old days... unpretentious food, unpretentious staff and a very good, if a little pretentious, winelist.  That is a compliment to a winelist.

The food
I say unpretentious because you can pick up the most delicious, and massive, oxtail with mashed potato, a pork belly with mustard mash (each for R110), a confit of duck leg with beetroot and green beans (for R100) or a braised leg of lamb with butternut for R130. If you go for the set menu special you can get 2 courses for R90 and 3 courses for R110. 

I don't want to pigeon-hole the menu to only solid comfort food because there are also 40 different types of tapas that you can either enjoy at La Boheme or at La Bruixa (the sister Spanish deli-style restaurant) next door. Both menus are served at both venues. What they want you to do here is relax and eat whatever you want – whenever you want. There’s no regime, and it’s soothing.

The wine (according to Food24 wine editor Cathy Marston)
The wine list is really good, it should be after all, it is still a wine bar! Faisal (owner) used to work at Caveau and has obviously been exposed to lots of smaller, less mainstream wineries which is fabulous. Lots by the glass – and a generous measure too. I liked the blackboard as well, it means he is able to offer small parcels of wine and when it’s gone, it’s gone. The mark-ups are more than reasonable, there really is absolutely no need for anyone to even consider BYO here unless they are the tightest of the tight!

The setting

You can expect to find the odd person on their own sitting reading their (mac) book, some pals having a few beers and tapas or a table of ten celebrating a friend’s birthday with the 3 course set menu. The venue has the relaxed bistro café vibe with the right kind of French bistro-style tunes playing in the background. It feels a bit like a being on a family holiday.

The waitress is most probably one of my neighbours who plays beach bats on Clifton on her day off. She’s cool and chummy - but not over the top. The restaurant is also small enough for Faisal plus one waiter on and the service is relaxed and efficient.

Perfect for
I went for dinner with our wine editor Cathy Marston and she said it best… “you know, if I lived in Sea Point, I’d be here ALL the time.”
 

 

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