The competition between fine dining restaurants is fierce around the world so news that Cape Town’s La Colombe at Silvermist secured a spot as one of the best fine dining restaurants in the world is something to celebrate.

La Colombe walked away with the title of 12th Best Fine Dining Restaurant in the World by the acclaimed TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2019.

TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel platform with nearly 795 million reviews and opinions from travellers worldwide.

La Colombe Chefs
La Colombe Chefs. Photo: Claire Gunn

Ongoing Accolades

The accolades for La Colombe don’t stop there. The restaurant with its seasonally-driven, globally inspired modern cuisine, is also the only restaurant in Africa to be selected in the Top 25 in the World, with La Colombe also no. 1 on the dedicated African list.

This year’s awards recognized 584 restaurants globally, including the Top 25 in the World, plus dedicated lists for Asia, Africa, Europe, India, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South America, South Pacific, the U.K. and the U.S. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for restaurants around the world, gathered over a 12-month period.

Some of the cuisine at La Colombe . Photo: Andrea van der Spuy
Some of the cuisine at La Colombe . Photo: Andrea van der Spuy

Proudly Picked By The People

Chef proprietor, Scot Kirton, and executive chef, James Gaag comment, “The unique fact about this recognition, is that it is the ‘people’s choice’ – an unsolicited review by diners from all over the world. Our team is absolutely delighted with this award!”

“Diners rely on candid reviews and guidance from other TripAdvisor users to discover restaurants of all types, from local hidden gems to famous restaurants world-wide,” said Bertrand Jelensperger, senior vice president for TripAdvisor Restaurants.

“Whether you’re planning a special dinner or grabbing a quick meal on the go, you can turn to TripAdvisor and our 2019 Travelers’ Choice award winners to satisfy any craving.”

The number one spot was awarded to TRB Hutong in Beijing, China.