La Vie review
La Vie has always disappointed me. The food has been average, the service below average and the place just seemed a bit dingy. So when a friend asked me to meet her there prior to Green Drinks, my first response was to try and get her to meet me somewhere else (like La Boheme). Anyway, due to time constraints, I agreed to meet her there. My consolation would be that I get to write a review about it and warn everyone else about the place.
Unfortunately my consolation was taken away from me. The place has been revamped and is actually looking quite nice. Inside, they have a lounge to the one side and the outside seems to be mostly built in now. It makes it a lot cosier (in winter, not sure what it will be like in summer). They also have another lounge/chill section to the one side of the outside section.
I couldn’t complain about the service, although it wasn’t very busy so that could change under stress. We both ordered pizzas. I went for the bacon, avo and feta (R56) so I could compare it to the Morituri which is my favourite at Colcacchios. I’d still prefer a Morituri but this wasn’t too bad and is R20 cheaper. My friend had a vegetarian pizza (R42) with peppadews and some other vegetarian stuff which I can’t recall, she was quite happy with it.
There are quite a few options on the menu, I checked out the burgers but had recently had a burger at Hudson’s so wasn’t ready for another one just yet. The pasta’s also seemed quite appealing. I didn’t look at the wine list as we just had a bottle of sparkling water.
The other thing I noted is that they have Lonesome Dave Ferguson playing there on Sundays, which is pretty cool. They’ve definitely upped their game.
Wait, I’m not finished. There is one thing I can complain about. My menu was so old, tattered and dirty it nearly killed my appetite. The other menu was quite clean and new, so I don’t know why they don’t just toss the old ones instead of grossing people out like that.
205 Beach Road, Seapoint
021 439 2061