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KCC – La Vie en Rose

KCC – La Vie en Rose
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Comfy & casual, Family friendly
Food
Burgers, Contemporary fare, Modern, Vegetarian
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Thulisa Martins

Food
This eatery is a breath of fresh air in the midst of the busy city. With almost every meal named after a pink rose, the innovative menu is trendy and very interesting, the kind that would make you want to come back for more. It’s the kind of spot to try out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start the day with their traditional English style breakfast, or opt for something more interesting like the shaksuka with two eggs in a piping hot homemade tomato crush with bell peppers, red onions and chilli, served with toasted ciabatta. Lunch and dinner under the trees would also be a sweet deal. For starters, try the ‘high five’, which consists of brown mushrooms topped with garlicky creamed spinach & camembert & baked in our oven. For mains, 300g of juicy rump steak rubbed in wholegrain mustard, garlic & olive oil & char-grilled, adorned with crisp shoestring fries & fresh salad, goes down a treat. Those watching their waistlines may opt for the skinny burger. Come dessert, this eatery does not disappoint at all. Options include the ‘first kiss’ – chunky homemade halva ice cream covered with creamy hot nachtmusik chocolate liqueur. Also worth noting is the ‘careless love’, which is Toblerone chocolate wrapped in phyllo pastry and then flash fried, served with a berry-mint coulis. The presentation of the food is beautiful and on trend.

Drinks
The decent wine list includes some local favourites from the likes of Haute Cabriere and La Motte.

Service
The service is friendly and welcoming.

Ambience
Guests enter into a garden full of tables draped in white tablecloths, matched by green and white chairs, which lends a sense of calm. Pops of pink décor and pink blankets when the weather’s nippy add charm. The atmosphere is very relaxed, although there is a definite buzz to the proceedings.

And…
There are some interesting cocktails, like a strawberry and balsamic martini; elderflower and basil spritz and, finally, the frozen ‘La vie en rose’, made from rose extract, fresh strawberry, lemon and natural lemon ice tea.

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User reviews

  • I love the outside garden area where you can have a good meal and still be outside, especially in the city. Lovely, friendly staff. The coffees do need some TLC to be excellent but very acceptable. The light lunches are great with tasty salad options.
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  • Everything about this eatery is splendid! From the attentive, friendly, pink-shirted staff who are incredibly familiar with the menu (and can make well informed beverage and meal recommendations) through to the delightful surroundings and the mouthwatering meals. All dishes are elegantly named after rose varietals, adding to the sophistication of this gorgeous restaurant. Set in gardens under the canopy of a majestic oak tree, the outdoor dining area is THE place to tuck into a Most Unusual Day salad whilst sipping on a perfectly chilled glass of wine from their well thought through wine list. My husband loves the Chic pasta and the Falling In Love Again iced tea (a delicately refreshing fruity iced tea). BUT No meal at La Vie En Rose is complete without a dessert...and boy, are you in for a real treat! From the First Kiss (home made halva ice cream dripping with Nachtmuzik chocolate sauce) to the Careless Love (parcels of phyllo filled with Toblerone chocolate and served with berry coulis to the incomparable Forever Young (deep fried Oreo cookies served with a glass of milk and trio of home made ice cream). We have dined here many, many times. Every meal at this establishment is well presented, is prepared fresh and is served by an attentive team who is dedicated to delivering fantastic service. I highly recommend a visit to La Vie En Rose.
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  • Went to dinner to La Vie en Rose on Friday July 17th, using a Groupon, and it was awesome. What impressed me the most was the very friendly service and the food all seemed to made from top quality ingredients. My wife had the mushroom starter while I had halloumi cheese - both delicious and my starter was accompanied by about 10 delicious olives. My main of fillet steak was large and melt in the mouth tender while my wife's chicken breasts were also very nice. The desert was again a substantial and delicious waffle with peanut butter, banana and ice cream while my wife's Tablarone pastry was also very nice. We will definitely be back!
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  • Lovely hidden gem in Johannesburg. The food was really fantastic, the service to the point. The waiters suggested great meals. You can tell they know the menu really well. They were very accommodative. The restaurant was very warm and cosy (it was raining and a bit windy when we went). The best part has to be the food though. Simple food but very tasty. My partner and I thought we were going to take some home, but we both cleaned out plates. :) If you are a chocolate lover then this is defnately the place. The choclotae desserts were incredible. Best "homey" restaurant. Will definitely go back for more....
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  • Wow! I finally found an amazing restaurant. Newly opened for dinner, this is a friendly restaurant with great staff that really made us feel welcome. The food is incredible with flavours that complement each other. From fried toblerone to strawberry ice-cream (both favourites), the desserts are out of this world. The starters leave you wanting more and mains are just as fantastic. This restaurant is a must!

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  • Had an ironically named 'crowd pleaser' steak sandwich at La Vie en Rose today. Unfortunately the steak tasted like it was about to go bad. Manager didn't really seem to care. Pity - won't be back.

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
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  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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