Breaking: La Petite Colombe to open in Franschhoek 1 August

La Petite Colombe set to open at newly renovated Le Quartier Français this week.

Franschhoek – the world renown and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection.

Photo credit: Claire Gunn Photography

Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek kitchen will be headed up by the talented, young La Colombe chef, John Norris-Rogers, who will be working side-by-side with chefs Scot and James.

Photo credit: Claire Gunn Photography

The doors are almost open to La Petite Colombe’s striking new interior, styled by architect Rohan Young and the Leeu Collection’s interior designer, Beverley Boswell. The interiors will be classic, with a modern-country accent.

The innovative 8 and 12-course tasting menus will welcome guests with a stylistic and flavor familiarity to that of the award-winning La Colombe, focusing on the finest local and seasonal produce, and recommended with a rare and fine wine selection.

La Petite Colombe will open on 01 August 2017, with online reservations now available via the website

Photo credit: Claire Gunn Photography

With La Colombe being a perennial fine-dining favourite for locals and international guests alike, one should expect a culinary extravaganza, with a hint of familiarity, and perhaps a surprise or two…



World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards (73rd position)


Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants (Runner up)

Eat Out Service Excellence Award

Eat Out John Psillos Outstanding Contribution to Service Award (Jennifer Hugé)

Trip Advisor Top 20 Restaurants in the World

Trip Advisor Best Restaurant in Africa

World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards (76th position)


Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants (Runner up)

Eat Out San Pellegrino Chef of the Year (Scot Kirton)

Trip Advisor 2nd Best Restaurant in Africa

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