Dine With a Breathtaking View by the River at This Tennyson Hidden Gem

Photo Credit: River La Vie/Facebook

Experts say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but when you find this hidden gem in Tennyson, every meal is going to be pretty much significant. 

River La Vie at 197 King Arthur Terrace is an all-day brunch restaurant serving Australian fare and it has an unbeatable fantastic view of the Brisbane River.

Every spot to sit on at River La Vie is the best corner as it has an al fresco dining area surrounded by airy and beautiful greenery and flowers. It’s no surprise then for guests to linger while eating here because the place is so conducive for a wonderful dining experience.



Equally pleasant is the food’s flavour and presentation. River La Vie serves Australian fusion in its menu. The list is simple and short but the food servings are generous. Among its popular meals are the Kimchi Buchimgae (Korean Pancakes), Twice Cooked Pork Belly, gluten-free Tandoori Lamb Cutlet and Zuchini and Halloumi Fritters. 

Photo Credit: River La Vie/Facebook
Photo Credit: River La Vie/Facebook

River La Vie was formerly Alfreds Tennyson. Its new owner, who fell in love at first sight with the place, transformed the restaurant into this homely, eco-conscious establishment.

This restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On weekends, trading hours extend to 9:00 p.m. 



 “Been twice for lunch recently. Great quiet location with a beautiful outlook. Food and service were outstanding. I will be back.”

~ Brian McMillian, Facebook

“Across from Pat Rafter Arena, this cafe is amazing. Love how it’s so close to nature. Costs about $40-$50 for meal and coffee for two. The food presentation is gorgeous and the decor is lovely too. The service was amazing, and child-friendly. Will definitely be back!”

~ Natalie Murray, Google Reviews

“Tucked away near the tennis centre in Tennyson, River la vie has a lovely outlook onto the Brisbane river. We visited for brunch, and found pleasant and quick service. My favourite dish was definitely the three-cheese Benny. Think of eggs Benedict but with hash browns instead of bread! Excellent idea! Haven’t had such a nice brekky in some time.”

~ Spice Dad, Zomato