Spaanschemat River Road
South Africa 7848
Tel: 27 21 794 2390
Concierge.com's insider take:
For a sublime French dinner, head 20 minutes out of the city to the Constantia winelands to one of the city's most beautiful wine estates, Constantia Uitsig. It's always hard to get a table at La Colombe, one of Constantia Uitsig's three restaurants (Uitsig and the River Café are the other two), because the food is superb and the service excellent. It's the kind of place where a shared starter is presented on two plates, diners are escorted to the bathroom, and rose petals are strewn over the table to celebrate a special occasion. The è la carte menu changes every couple of days, and appetizers might include king crab, home-cured salmon, and salmon caviar. For entrees, try the catch of the day, such as kinglip with prawn and asparagus risotto, or gemsbok (oryx) carpaccio.
Open daily noon to 2 pm and 7 to 9 pm.