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LaVida Bar and Restaurant

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178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
+61 2 6622 4664
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon 15:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 16:00 - 21:00
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Gladstone, Australia
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a few Tapas and then mains. I had the Jamon chicken and risotto. Was nice though too much risotto as it's very over powering with Parmesan. Nothing to fault with the Tapas dishes. Lovely atmosphere.

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Thank kimmy_kmr
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly service the food was full of flavour beer nice and cold ,love the water dragon that walks around .will tell friends and other about the great food and return again. good job chef......

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Thank leeroy a
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't review just one visit to La Vida as I have been there many times for many different reasons, work functions, author events, with family and friends, Christmas parties, birthday parties, lunches, dinners, feasts! It is always amazing, Dave and his staff are fabulous and atmosphere and food are delicious. They are always accomodating of dietary needs (not that... More 

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Thank Caz G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Food, Great setting and friendly staff. One of the best restaurants on the Northern Rivers in my opinion.

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Thank Slade P
Lismore, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my husband and 2 of our friends. We decided to have tapas only and could not fault the food, it was fantastic. We were all really hungry so ended up ordering 10-12 different plates. I'm trying to not eat meat at the moment so a lot of them were vegetarian or seafood, there was a great selection of... More 

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Thank Naomi W
Lismore, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I have been there quite a few times....we keep going back. Beautiful meals. Service is second to none. Once you are greeted you are spoilt for the night. Tapas are great, Italian meals are to die for. Dave certainly hand picks his staff. Geoff and Pam

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Thank Geoff B
The Channon, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is consistently very good, with an excellent wine selection.Set in a very relaxed atmosphere with great service :)

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Thank gaill477
Lismore, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a Xmas party here with a large group of around 40. The menu was suitable for a large group great choice of food catering to all tastes. Tapas are huge. Overall a great time had by all.

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Thank Maria P
Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great seating outside , nice and cool . Nice food but big serves, would be good to have smaller serves offered . Service ok but would be better with more enthusiasm and interested wait staff. The barramundi was really good with the green mango salad - couldn't see nor taste any crab that was supposed to be included and the... More 

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Thank Julie L
Ballina, Australia
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas party with colleagues was made better at LaVida. Steak was cooked perfectly and an excellent choice of wines are available. Staff efficient and helpful.

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Thank beryl k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
15:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Keen Street, Lismore, New South Wales 2480, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Lismore
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6622 4664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?