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Life Grand Cafe - CLOSED

William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 325 4350
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“paella” (5 reviews)
“seared salmon” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Cafe, European, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had an unplanned Wednesday dinner at Life Hyde Park. Impressive winelist and very interesting menu, mostly Italian. Pasta, especially, was very tasty, and all the dishes were well presented. Service seriously slow

Thank ljkilian777
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This noisy place, situated in a corridor of Johannesburg's fanciest shopping mall, is not to be recommended for discerning diners. It is drafty and noisy, with unbearable pop music. The service was erratic, seemingly split between several waitrons. The virgin strawberry daiquiri was so sweet...More

Thank Musicofnote58
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It was a late night during a trip to Joburg as my wife and I were peckish and rather exploratory of the new mall and it's uncharted restaurants. We inadvertently came across this large open-spaced venue with an inviting atmosphere which was tastefully. We ordered...More

Thank Jerome P
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very good spot to have a bite to eat over a good conversation. The food is freshly prepared and tasty.

Thank Phakama M
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

All in all a good experience. Service on Par, waiter Pastor offered great service without being "in your face" all the time. Had a problem with over cooked Fish, however, the manager handled it very well and offered an alternate dish and it was delivered...More

Thank Sudhir M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Arrived in Joburg 5 days ago and today found ourselves at Life Grand Cafe in Hyde Park.... it was our lucky day. Lunch was just delicious and the service excellent so much so we returned the same evening for supper. The Manager Kiki was friendly...More

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Hyde park was not my ideal spot for a reunion with friends and birthday celebration, but because of our locations, it proved to be most practical. Well.. it was incredible!! Sipping our champers, we enjoyed tappas to start, followed by paella, seared salmon, a taco...More

1  Thank lereato25paleesa
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is very difficult to get a cafe atmosphere in a Mall, but I think they have succeeded in this upmarket elegant Mall. We went for breakfast and we had eggs benedict one with extra ham on the spinach and asparagus. Both were very. good....More

Thank watchman2015
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Great place to relax and have lunch. Lovely ambiance especially on a warm day. Service was good as was the food. The portions were huge and great value for money.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Being from Durban, my wife and I expected that we would have to re-mortgage our house when eating out in the upmarket suburb of Hyde Park, Johannesburg. We were certainly pleasantly surprised when we scanned the menu of Life Grand Café and noted that the...More

Thank astute_travellerSA
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: William Nicol & Jan Smuts Drive | Middle Mall Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 325 4350
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