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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