Lamouette Restaurant for sale

Award-Winning Restaurant, La Mouette for Sale

For Immediate Release
Monday 4 January 2021


La Mouette – a well-established and fully-licensed restaurant based in Sea Point, one of Cape Town’s most vibrant and picturesque seaside suburbs, is seeking a new owner.

French for ‘seagull’ – a bird prolific in the area – La Mouette is a renowned Cape Town institution, with over a decade spent serving local and international diners. As stated by the current owner Gerrit Bruwer, “After just over 10 years in the restaurant industry, the time has come for me to hand over the reins as I embark on a new venture”

Housed in an original feature Tudor-style house, La Mouette was once the local mayor’s home. A spacious 90 seater restaurant, spread across two stories and four dining rooms – offering both versatility as well as ample room for socially-distanced dining – the restaurant boasts six fireplaces, original wooden floors, a bar/lounge area and an outdoor cobblestone courtyard with a stone fountain; making it ideal for al fresco summer dining under the stars.

La Mouette’s French-inspired menu has always focussed on seasonality; incorporating the finest, freshest produce from local suppliers, while delivering world-class service in a spectacular setting. While the ownership has changed over the years, Bruwer says that this vision has not. “Our ethos remains timeless, which is why La Mouette enjoys the lineage it does, and as evidenced in the ongoing feedback from our guests.”

Since opening in 2010, La Mouette has been awarded a number of international and national accolades, including TripAdvisor’s 2020 list of the 10 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in Africa, the 2018 Writer’s Choice Top Rated Restaurant and many more. The team has brought in many strong online reviews including 4.5/5 Google reviews, 4.8/5 Facebook reviews and 4.5/5 reviews on TripAdvisor.

While admittedly a difficult time for the global hospitality community, history has shown that once a threat lifts, the economy benefits from a massive boom.

Says Bruwer, “We have seen this pattern time and time again – trade is revived and reinvigorated as consumers celebrate a return to some degree of normality. This is anticipated to be especially true of the hospitality industry, with all of us having missed travelling, dining out and spending time with the people we love.”

La Mouette’s spacious layout, expansive outdoor area, loyal customer base and stellar, long-standing reputation make it extremely well-positioned to weather the storm, and Bruwer believes that this is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for restaurateurs, who see the opportunity for future growth.

“While the past few months have been challenging for our industry, we are fortunate in that La Mouette has a strong legacy and deep roots within the gastronomic landscape of Cape Town, which is sure to remain a culinary destination on the global map well into the future.”

Bruwer and his team thank the community, their valued guests and vendors for making
La Mouette one of the most successful fine-dining restaurants in South Africa.

For more information about the sale of La Mouette, please email

La Mouette & The Clarendon

Experience the best of Sea Point with La Mouette & The Clarendon Hotel

This accommodation package is perfect for those who want to experience fine dining combined with a luxury stay at a lavish hotel located high on the slopes of Lions Head, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Your experience starts by enjoying French-inspired cuisine at its best with a delicious five-course dinner on the evening of your arrival at La Mouette Restaurant, often described as one of the best dining experiences in Africa.

La Mouette

La Mouette

To complement your dining experience, stay in one of The Clarendon Hotel’s beautiful guest rooms for the ultimate tranquil escape before moving on to treat your taste buds with their delectable breakfast the next morning.

The Clarendon Hotel

The Clarendon Hotel

The ‘Luxurious Dinner, Bed and Breakfast’ package is available Tuesdays to Sundays and priced at R2900 and based upon two people sharing until 15 December 2020.

The package includes:

  • One-night stay in luxury accommodation at The Clarendon Hotel in Fresnaye
  • Full South African breakfast
  • A five-course dining experience with wine pairing at La Mouette including the 12% service charge for two people
  • 1 Way Transport via UBER Black to La Mouette

Terms and Conditions:

  • Based on two adults sharing
  • Not available in conjunction with another promotion and/or special rate
  • Subject to availability and to change without prior notification
  • Quoted in South African rand (ZAR), inclusive of 15% VAT and inclusive of 1% Tourism Levy
  • Package inclusions are non-refundable
  • Seasonal rates and blockout dates apply

For bookings contact Emmy at 021 434 6853 or email


Take an extraordinary culinary journey around South Africa, this Heritage Day, Thursday 24 September at La Mouette with Deetlefs Wine.

La Mouette provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate our nation’s rich cultural heritage at a historic venue with a wine and tasting menu specifically designed to give our guests a chance to explore and experience what makes South African cuisine ‘so lekker’.

Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a complimentary glass of Deetlefs Estate MCC and canapĂ©s. They will then spend the rest of the evening savouring the exquisite pairing of Deetlefs Wine with La Mouette’s culinary delicacies.

Chef Neill Anthony has created a special Heritage Day five-course tasting menu celebrating South African traditional cuisine which takes inspiration from the flavours found all over our beautiful country.

La Mouette Heritage Day

Five-Course Heritage Day Special Tasting Menu with Deetlefs Wine Estate

Fire breads, marmite butter
Bobotie bon bons, raisin purée
Chicken liver peri peri Cornetto
Deetlefs MĂ©thode Cap Classique 2017

“Pap en vleis” 
Polenta, home-made wors, borenkaas.
Deetlefs Pinotage 2016 

“Vis n chips” 
Line fish, tomato fondue, potato crisps, Malay curry sauce
Deetlefs ‘Voyage’ White Blend 2018

Braaied Wagyu beef cheek
Spritz cabbage
Deetlefs ‘Stonecross’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2017


Corner of the malva pudding
Ultra Mel custard ice cream

The cost of the 5 Course Heritage Day Special Tasting Menu is R450-00pp and with wines it is R785-00pp.

La Mouette Heritage Day

Please be advised the Heritage tasting menu is the only menu available on the 24th of September.

Vegetarian options are also available.
Kindly notify the management of any dietary restrictions or allergens.

A discretionary 12% service charge will be added to your bill.

La Mouette will be open for dinner only on Thursday 24 September from 18h00 – 23h00.
Bookings are essential, as there are only a limited number of seats available for the evening.

Book your dinner at La Mouette.
Telephone:+27 (21) 433 0856 or email: