Pop in at Life Grand Cafe in Pretoria for a few drinks and try some of their meals on offer while you're at it.
Totally incompetent waiter - please train your staff - she was not up to standard.
For a classy restuarant like Life - very dissapointing.
Therefore you will not see my face again.
The service was good but the food was extremely dissappointing!
Dry chichen breast. Not even a cherry tomato as garnich. Similiarly priced restaurants offer some veggies as a side.
Small scrumpy lamb lollipops.
The small crayfish served with a pasta dish had almost no flesh.
The menus were falling apart, dirty and sticky.
All agreed tha McDonalds would have been a better option, and that's bad.
Raise you act, you might not survive much longer with Pachas around the corner now.
Sonja van Putten
Last night my family took me for dinner to Life Grande Café in Hazelwood for my birthday. How lovely the place looked - it was my first visit and I looked forward to an excellent meal! And indeed, my meal was excellent - I, as did my younger daughter, ordered the fish and chips: crisp and flavoursome. We had commenced our meal with a focaccia for the table - delicious. My husband enjoyed the fish pie - just lovely. Then there was the grilled Cajun chicken ordered by my son-in-law: this would have been delicious if only it had been cooked with one or two Cajun spices. However, fortunately the thoughtful waiter had provided tabasco sauce, so the lack of flavour could be manually remedied. My elder daughter ordered the gourmet boerie roll, also lovely. But as with all the dishes that came with chips, it was accompanied by what was claimed to be a homemade tomato sauce. Well, unless Life Grande Café's chef works in a his spare time for All Gold, that was not quite the untrammelled truth.
And then it was time for dessert. I ordered lemon meringue - excellent. My husband, crème brulée - sorry, none. Alright, said he, red velvet cake - sorry, none. Never mind, said he, cheesecake- success at last. Son-in-law - death by chocolate: pity about the lack of chocolate. Younger daughter - nutella brioche with vanilla pod ice-cream. O dear. The brioche turned out to be focaccia minus the garlic and herbs. We knew this because we had eaten the focaccia at the beginning of our meal. And there it was again. However, hope springs eternal: maybe the vanilla pod ice-cream would be good - we all know that Dairymaid makes good vanilla ice-cream and so it proved to be. Not a vanilla pod in sight. So, perhaps this café is well named: it is very like life in its fare - a little good, and a little bad and really quite expensive. Good thing Cynthia's is not far away.
Love this place. Perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon out on the town. Awesome food (try their tapas) and and good wine list. Service is attentive, the decor absolutely beautiful and the vibe adds to the wow factor.
Karin van Eck
Great vibe. Great for Sunday brunch. Burgers is tasty. Pasta not their thing