Cape Town’s La Colombe has been announced as the 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, 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 as number one on the dedicated African list. This announcement comes right on the heels of the local JHP Gourmet Guide awards where La Colombe was awarded the highest accolade of three plates.

This year’s awards recognised 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.

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.

Picture: La Colombe/Instagram

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.