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 gerrit@lamouette.co.za.

La Mouette Festive Season

Let’s make it a magical Festive Season with La Mouette

With the Holiday Season fast approaching, La Mouette Restaurant is in full force making the necessary preparations to ensure your festivities are magical and memorable with new trading hours.

From Sunday, the 20th of December until Sunday, the 11th of January 2021, La Mouette will be open for dinner from 17h30 – 22h00, Mondays to Sundays and for Sunday Lunch from 12h00 – 15h00.

Your safety is important to us. To manage social distancing requirements seating has been limited, and booking will be essential at all times.

Guests can expect the highest level of safety procedures on arrival, including registration via QR codes, single-use and/or QR code menus, as well as sanitizing stations.

La Mouette invites you to indulge in a selection of Festive Menus created by Chef Neill Anthony to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.

Christmas Menu La Mouette

Christmas Eve dinner

Celebrate Christmas with us this year! La Mouette will serve a Christmas-themed Six-Course dinner menu for its guests on Christmas Eve from 17h00 – 22h00. Featuring an array of highly-acclaimeddishes created by Chef Neill Anthony, this menu is not one to miss out on.

The Christmas Eve dinner menu is R1195 p.p and with wines R1890 p.p.

Christmas Day lunch

La Mouette is the ideal spot for a relaxing and festive family lunch. On the 25th of December, we will serve a Six-Course Christmas Day lunch menu on from 12h00 – 15h00. Chef Neill Anthony has designed the menu around celebrating traditional Christmas dishes.

Our Christmas Day Lunch is priced at R1195 p.p and with wines R1890 p.p.

Click here for the La Mouette Christmas Eve and Christmas Lunch Menu

La Mouette New Years Eve

New Years Eve

Let’s ring in the New Year, with a day of celebrations! Join us from 16h00 to 22h00 and enjoy a delectable six-course menu showcasing only the best South African ingredients, with each dish paired expertly with a glass of wine to accentuate Chef Neill Anthony’s tailor-made flavours fully. What better way to bring in 2021, than by ending 2020 with spectacular food and wine!

Our New Year’s Eve menu is priced at R1750 p.p and with wines R2575 p.p.

Click here for the La Mouette New Year’s Eve Menu.

**Please note that La Mouette will be closed on Saturday the 26th of December.

 

Bookings are essential, as there are only a limited number of seats available for the Festive Season.

Kindly notify management of any dietary restrictions or allergens upon confirming your booking.

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

Book your dinner at La Mouette.

Telephone:+27 (21) 433 0856 or email: reservations@lamouette.co.za

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 info@clarendon.co.za.

CELEBRATE HERITAGE DAY WITH LA MOUETTE AND DEETLEFS WINE ESTATE

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

Canapés
Fire breads, marmite butter
Bobotie bon bons, raisin purée
Chicken liver peri peri Cornetto
Deetlefs MĂ©thode Cap Classique 2017
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“Pap en vleis” 
Polenta, home-made wors, borenkaas.
Deetlefs Pinotage 2016 
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“Vis n chips” 
Line fish, tomato fondue, potato crisps, Malay curry sauce
Deetlefs ‘Voyage’ White Blend 2018
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Braaied Wagyu beef cheek
Spritz cabbage
Deetlefs ‘Stonecross’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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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: reservations@lamouette.co.za

La Mouette’s New 5 Course Winter 2020 Special Tasting Menu

The introduction of our new 5 Course Winter 2020 Special Tasting Menu presents the perfect opportunity for our guests to experience an extraordinary culinary journey.

Each of the dishes has been carefully selected to provide a balanced menu, allowing Chef Neill Anthony to showcase his talents using only the very best local and seasonal ingredients. And to further enhance our guests’ dining experience, each wine has been skillfully carefully paired with each dish.

5 Course Winter Special Tasting Menu


5 Course Winter 2020 Special Tasting Menu

 

Canapés

Cornetto, chicken liver parfait

Truffles Mac & Cheese with grain mustard

Brioche, Marmite butter

Deetlefs ‘Voyage’ Cape White Blend 2018 (Breedekloof)

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Game Fish

Radish, fennel, yogurt, almond

Celestina White Blend 2017 (Cape Agulhas)

OR

Confit Cauliflower,

Mint, black garlic

Celestina White Blend 2017  (Cape Agulhas)

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White onion veloute

Tempura shallots, roast baby onions

Hartenberg Chardonnay 2017 (Stellenbosch)

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Lamb rump

Aubergine, lavender confit tomato, crispy quinoa

Morgenster ‘Lourens River Valley’ Bordeaux Blend 2012 (Stellenbosch)

OR

Line fish

Leek fondue, vichyssoise sauce

Jordan ‘The Outlier’ Barrel Fermented Sauvignon Blanc 2018 (Stellenbosch)

OR

Fresh linguini

Herbs, wild mushrooms

Kaapzicht Cinsaut 2018 (Stellenbosch)

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Warm chocolate mousse

Puffed rice, milk sorbet

Thelema Semillon Late Harvest 2015 (Stellenbosch)


The cost of our new 5 Course Winter 2020 Special Tasting Menu is R350-00pp for the full five-course menu and with wines it is R650-00pp.

Please be advised our Winter 2020 Special Tasting Menu is available for the whole table only.

Kindly notify the management of any dietary restrictions or allergens.

 

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

La Mouette


As part of the reopening, we have reduced service times, opening for dinner only from Tuesdays to– Saturdays from 17h30 – 22h00 and for lunch on Sundays from12h00 – 15h00.

To manage social distancing requirements, seating has been limited, and booking is therefore essential.

Guests can expect the highest level of safety procedures on arrival, including registration via QR codes, single-use and / or QR code menus, as well as sanitizing stations.

All guests will be required to wear face masks except when seated.

La Mouette is now taking reservations

Happiness is!
We are excited to announce our doors are opening again!

La Mouette reopens on Friday 28 August 2020!
Lamouette-Restaurant-outside-area

As part of the reopening, we have reduced service times – opening for dinner only from Tuesday – Saturdays from 17h30 – 22h00 and for lunch on Sundays from 12h00 – 15h00. To manage social distancing requirements, seating has been limited, and booking will be essential.

Guests can expect the highest level of safety procedures on arrival, including registration via QR codes, single-use and / or QR code menus, as well as sanitizing stations. All guests will be required to wear face masks except when seated.

In June this year, we announced the appointment of Private Chef Neill Anthony as the restaurant’s new culinary advisor. Within this role, Neill will oversee the fulfilment of La Mouette’s culinary vision and operations. He has spent the last ten weeks developing new dishes, aiming to unveil his first full menu once La Mouette opens on Friday, 28th August 2020.

3 Course & 2 Course Menu by Chef Neill Anthony

La Mouette

3 Course & 2 Course Menu by Chef Neill Anthony

*Menus are seasonal and change regularly

 

3 courses R450 + Wine R775

2 courses R350

 

Truffle and cheese croquettes- garlic aioli R90

STARTERS:

Prawn ravioli – fresh peas, coconut bisque

Leeuwenkuil Reserve White Blend 2017 (Swartland)

 

Crispy chicken terrine – pickled turnip, potato purĂ©e, chicken skin salt

Hartenberg Chardonnay 2017 (Stellenbosch)

 

White onion risotto – tempura shallots, fresh herbs

Paul Cluver Riesling 2018, Elgin

 

Cured yellow tail – almonds, yogurt, fennel veloute

Hermanuspietersfontein ‘Kat met die Houtbeen’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Sondagskloof)

 

MAINS:

Ricotta gnudi – root vegetable purĂ©e, hazelnut butter
Stark-CondĂ© ‘The Field’ White Blend 2018, (Stellenbosch)  

 

Line fish – potato terrine, tomato fondue, braised fennel, basil

Rijk’s Chenin Blanc 2017 (Tulbagh)

 

Lamb rump – Aubergine, lavender confit tomato, crispy quinoa

Vriesenhof Pinotage 2009 (Stellenbosch)

 

Braised beef – confit cauliflower, mint, black garlic

Morgenster ‘Lourens River Valley’ Bordeaux Blend 2012 (Stellenbosch)

 

DESSERT:

Orange parfait – almond crumb, milk chocolate ice cream, warm chocolate mandolins

Thelema Semillon Late Harvest 2015 (Stellenbosch)

 

Warm chocolate mousse – puffed rice, milk sorbet

Peter Bayly Cape Late Bottled Vintage 2008 (Calitzdorp)

 

Raspberry tart  – creme diplomat, raspberry sorbet, white chocolate snow

Thelema Semillon Late Harvest 2015 (Stellenbosch)

 

South African cheeses –  (R80 supplement)

Peter Bayly Late Bottled Vintage 2008 (Calitzdorp)

 

Kindly notify the management of any dietary restrictions or allergens.

Please be advised 2 or 3-course menu is available for the whole table only

Our menu is fresh, seasonally inspired and changes often.

Garlic, onion, and seasoning form the base of our cooking, and nuts are present in our kitchen.

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

Sunday Lunch Cooking Class

LIVE Sunday Lunch Cooking Class with Chef Neill Anthony

La Mouette is pleased to announce that Private Chef Neill Anthony will be hosting his 2ndfree LIVE Sunday Lunch Cooking Class featuring Crown National’s Six Gun Grill Seasoning and Deetlefs Wine this Sunday LIVE on Instagram.

“Sunday Lunch with La Mouette and Chef Neill Anthony” will be broadcasted LIVE on Chef Neill Anthony’s Instagram on Sunday, August 2ndat 1 pm. The class is in English and doesn’t cost a cent.

This week Chef Neill Anthony, whose clients include Madonna, Victoria Beckham, Elton John, and U2, will be cooking up his Bavette Salsa Verde Tomato dish featuring Six Gun Grill Seasoning and Deetlefs Stonecross Merlot Pinotage and Deetlefs Estate Pinotage 2016.

If you’re unable to tune into the live Instagram show, recording of the episode will be available on Neill’s IGTV so you can bookmark them for later, where you can share your recipe and win an awesome prize hamper to the value of R4700!

Live Sunday Lunch Cooking Class

Chef Neill and Deetlefs Wine will also launch the exclusive Deetlefs Chef Neill Anthony Pinotage Wine Box which includes 6 of Chef Neill Anthony’s favorite Deetlefs Wines and his cookbook Private Chef which will be on sale exclusively through the Deetlefs Online Store for only R1280-00 (inclusive of delivery & 20% discount).

#SundayLunch #LaMouetteXNeillAnthony

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Live Sunday Lunch Masterclass with Chef Neill Anthony

Chef Neill Anthony is hosting a cooking class on Sunday 19th of July via his personal Instagram page to help bring a dose of culinary inspiration into your home.

While popping over to La Mouette to try out one of the fabulous dishes designed by Neill Anthony might be out of the question until the end of July, the chef is bringing his world-class white onion risotto straight into your kitchen!

Make sure you get your ingredients and Deetlefs Wine before Sunday and come cook along!

Sunday Lunch Neill Anthony

Click here to order your Deetlefs x La Mouette Wine Box before Monday 19 July

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New on our 3 course menu

Pan-fried scallops (R50 supplement)
Peas, ham hock, samphire, pickled onions and mint oil

Locally caught line fish – Malaysian fish curry, tempura courgette flower and tamarind glaze

Pineapple and coconut – Fermented pineapple grantia, coriander oil and sorrel