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“Life, in the slow lane...”
Review of Life Grand Cafe

Life Grand Cafe
Ranked #324 of 1 206 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A two hour shuffle around the newly opened Zeitz museum of contemporary art across the bridge left us hungry, so the Life Grand Café appeared in front of us at just the right time.
It’s quite a large place on more than one level with great views from above, but tables were freely available even during peak holiday lunchtime. We sat in the shade under a whirling fan, very welcome on a hot day and ordered glasses of Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay to help cool off.
Not feeling too hungry in the heat, a tartare of salmon caught my eye. It came with a quail’s egg, sliced avocado, rocket and aioli, nicely presented with fish eggs on top and a squirt of balsamic dressing across the plate; it hit the spot perfectly.
The family’s choices of wagyu burger, seafood ceviche and a Banting pizza were also well executed examples of their kind.

There are lots of staff bustling around but service wasn’t fast, it didn’t bother me but I imagine on a busy day it could suffer. I would guess the dishes we chose demanded a degree of extra attention to detail so may take longer to produce from the kitchen? but the quality was there, so that’s OK then.
Prices were reasonable given the location.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Direct inside the harbour, you can look to the traffic of ships and boat, while you're waiting.
The service was very good, always looking for us.
The food... Well, sometimes the fish is not fresh. Should not happen in the harbour.
The drinks were good, nothing to complain.

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Thank frank_zillmann
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great ambiance, very nice restaurant with live DJ (lounge music). Waiting time for service and food was long but this was compensated by the entertainment / site watching. When we were there a party was ongoing making it in total quite busy. Food was good so we enjoyed our stay!

Thank Marita d
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We went here last night and had a great time! oysters were superb as was the Biltong Steak.Try the margaritas and Caiprahinha. Good service, we recommend!

Thank SFMAA H
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This was the nicest place we found down the V&A Waterfront for both food and drinks.
Really good diverse menu with plenty of choice of really good quality food.
Service was excellent, food was delicious, cocktails & drinks fabulous, the staff super friendly and the bill was really good value.
We had a table up on the balcony on a sunny day so enjoyed the beautiful view down on to the marina.
Would highly recommend for will definitely return.

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Thank InstaDub
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