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Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront

Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, 8002, South Africa
+27 21 205 1902
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (20 reviews)
“lamb chops” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
LOCATION
Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, 8002, South Africa
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great buzzing vibe
"Loved it here - brilliant vibe and a buzz."
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were impressed with the ambiance and the energy at this place. We had dinner and the DJ was playing some great tunes. The food was of excellent quality and also had great presentation. We will go back there again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Santarosadoc2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

We were drawn to this place by the Veuve Clicquot frontage, being one of our favourites we had to take a look. It didn’t disappoint, great setting at the V&A waterfront, great menu, food was delicious, and so reasonably priced, as well as the drinks,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank k_whelehan
Bonny S, Manager at Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Hi, Thank you for your rating and feedback. We are always delighted to hear we are meeting our guests expectations. We look forward to your next visit. Regards Bonny

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went there this holiday. What a awesome place. Great setting. Great people. Definitely be back. Great

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Schalla_landscaping
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had lunch at Life Grand Cafe with a friend and was left feeling very disappointed. I felt the whole place was rather tatty and grubby and unfortunately the food didn’t redeem it at all. The food was mediocre and badly presented. I got the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 362laurenj
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of went for this meal and all had a great experience. Lovely setting on the harbour. Wide choice of food; excellent steaks and fish. Recommend the fish pie. Relaxed friendly service. It was a bit chilly, but blankets provided. Definitely go again

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JohnMT_Manchester
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local we loved to go to Grand Cafe for many reasons, the food, the service and then the stunning view. On our most recent visit the food was great, but the service was slower than usual, although the restaurant was only about 30%...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank christol2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going out for dinner is always an opportunity to have great food in a beautiful place with people you love or at least want to share time with. A bad meal is a wasted opportunity and is never made better by an apology or even...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WorldtravelerZAR
Reviewed 1 week ago

If relaxing, vibrant atmosphere and trendy, elegant interiors is what your'e after, this is the place to visit. The spot at the V&A Waterfront is a meeting place for sundowners and light meals. The day we visited a DJ was doing a fine job in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FBCalitz
Bonny S, Manager at Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Thank you for your rating and feedback Regards Bonny

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars for years when they had the Hyde Park store as well as at their Waterfall store. We brought our overseas guest to enjoy a late lunch at Life and show him one of our favorite restaurants. We waited for over 15...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank PatchChaps
Bonny S, Manager at Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi, Please accept my sincere apologies regarding your underwhelming dining experience. You have my guarantee that we take our comments very seriously and are working hard at improving in every area, which we hope you will experience some time in the near future. Regards Bonny

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been regulars over the past two years - our favourite restaurant in the Waterfront - but in the last 3 months or so, service has deteriorated appreciably. There seem to be enough waitrons around but they’re never at your table and attentive enough. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mandyae
Bonny S, Manager at Life Grand Cafe V&A Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Mandy, Firstly please accept my sincere apologies regarding your dining experience. We have ongoing staff training, food tastings and service audits, monthly mystery guest service we pay for, and for this reason we are constantly working on improving every day. Once again please accept...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haul Road | V & A Waterfront, 8002, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town
  • Phone Number: +27 21 205 1902
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Description
Relaxed Cafe dining on the waters edge, a blend of Mediterranean influences with an African heart serving breakfast, lunch and diner
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