Henry Vigar

Henry Vigar

Current Chef-patron, La Mouette; co-owner, Upper Bloem
Born 4 August 1980, Lincoln, UK
Training Lincoln College NVQ
Work history Worked at top-ranked and Michelin-starred establishments in London; head chef at Kensington Palace in London; opened La Mouette (with wife Mari Vigar) in 2010; opened Upper Bloem (with chef André Hill) in 2018.
Inspiration “Ingredients, history, culture.”
Restaurants La Mouette; Upper Bloem

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Massimo’s Hout Bay
Best fine-dining restaurant Foxcroft
Best wine farm restaurant Overture
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Thali
Best new restaurant FYN
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time 95 Keerom
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Indian Oven, Hout Bay
Best hole-in-the-wall South China Dim Sum Bar
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants he rates in 2019

For a casual meal Bouchon Bistro
For a special occasion Foxcroft
For a guilty pleasure The Indian Oven in Hout Bay
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant
For authentic cuisine South China Dim Sum
Best new restaurant Riverine Rabbit
Best “oldie but goodie” Willoughby & Co.
The best restaurant overall La Colombe