KCC – La Vie en Rose

6 Reviews
Burgers, Modern, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0112686144 Opening Hours

Mondays 7am to 4pm; Tuesday to Sunday 7am to 10pm


Menu - A La Carte Menu - Updated January 2020    


R100 avg main meal
Burgers, Modern, Vegetarian
R100 avg main meal
Groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Breakfast, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Tayla Foong


Tucked away in the lush gardens of the picturesque Killarney Country Club, KCC La Vie en Rose is reminiscent of old Houghton charm, complemented by 21st-century nuances. Each dish has a touch of East meets West, underpinned by head chef Rony’s Moroccan heritage.

For breakfast, choose from the scrumptious à la carte menu, which includes Mexican-inspired guacamole served on rye or seeded bread, topped off with creamy cottage cheese, fresh tomato and crunchy gherkins, as well as fluffy vegetarian or meat omelettes.

If you prefer to start your morning with a splash of sweetness, dive into the impressive range of waffles – from the Marley Dee with its crispy maple-coated bacon, peanut butter and banana to the Emily, covered in nutty goodness with hints of almond nut butter, green apples and honey.

The à la carte menu extends to a selection of lunch and dinner dishes – from tasty burgers, including a vegetarian grilled feta delight, to juicy rump steaks and grilled olive oil-infused chicken breasts, accompanied by a bed of wild rice, wilted spinach and rosa tomatoes.

For mains, try the Moroccan-inspired spiced fillet accompanied by Moroccan date, a baby spinach salad and home-made sweet-potato fritters. If you’re in the mood for seafood, try the Flamingo, a fresh, delicate piece of pink Norwegian salmon paired with baby potatoes, cumin yoghurt, and a wild rocket and ricotta salad. The menu also includes delicious sandwiches, wraps, salads and pastas.

La Vie en Rose is serious about dessert, especially when it comes to the deep-fried favourites, with choices including deep-fried Oreos, churros, or phyllo pastry-filled Toblerone goodness, served on berry mint coulis and fresh cream. If you prefer a home-made touch, the pecan nut squares served with vanilla pod ice cream are a must. The waffles are also worth travelling for – opt for the peanut butter, sliced banana and maple syrup waffle topped with a scoop of Noogie peanut butter cookie-dough ice cream.

La Vie en Rose’s intimate atmosphere also makes it an ideal venue for occasions such as high tea – for which it has a separate menu – as well as birthdays and corporate events, with buffet-style options for 15 or more guests.


A comprehensive cocktail menu includes a range of creative drinks based on chardonnay, bubbly, gin and vodka, as well as a few non-alcoholic options. Wines, beers, soda drinks, teas and fruit juices are also available.


Service is pleasant and welcoming. Waitrons are attentive and are able to provide menu suggestions and recommend bestsellers and signature dishes.


Perfect for hot summer days, with seating available in Killarney Country Club’s exquisite gardens. On cooler days, indoor seating provides cosiness and warmth, brightened by rays of light shining through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors that surround the cove-like venue. While the setting lends itself more to a brunch outing, fairy lights create a magical, tranquil dinner setting.

Best for…

An anniversary, birthday or celebration.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    I always have a great time here! The garden aesthetic is perfect for brunch and taking in some sunshine. The food is generally reliable and service is always good. My default order is pretty much always the shakshuka but I've heard the rest of the menu is fabulous too. La Vie en Rose is the perfect family brunch spot!
    We love going to La Vie En Rose. The food is delicious and the ambiance and service are wonderful. It is one of the few nice restaurants in Joburg that isn't based in a shopping center or that looks onto a road or carpark. We love this about La Vie! At night the fairy-lights create a beautiful setting and in the day the grass and trees give you a small escape from the bustle of the city.
    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.
    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.
    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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