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Cape Town restaurant 7th best in the world in Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice

Constantia's highly respected fine-dining restaurant, La Colombe, honoured by Tripadvisor.

by: Ceili McGeever | 12 Oct 2017

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La Colombe, Cape Town's highly lauded fine-dining establishment, has been named the 7th best fine-dining restaurant in the world by Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice® Awards. The restaurant was also the only African restaurant to be selected.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site with over 535 million reviews and opinions featured on their site, all given by the general public.

Chef Proprietor Scot Kirton said in a statement, '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'.

Kirton is no stranger to accolades, himself taking the title of Eat Out San Pellegrino Chef of the Year in 2015.

La Colombe comes 7th in a list of 400 restaurants across the globe. The awards were determined using an algorithm that factored in both the quality and quantity of reviews on the site for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

The Constantia restaurant serves contemporary haute cuisine with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, with a distinctive French and Asian flair. They feature a variety of signature dishes, most notably their Champagne poached oysters and their famous tuna can, an Asian-inspired cured tuna dish. Also on the menu is locally produced wagyu beef from the Eastern Cape which gets some seriously special treatment in the kitchen.

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 recently opened its sister restaurant in Franschhoek, La Petite Colombe, also garnering generous praise in its short time of opening.

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