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Restaurant • Fine Dining

Vive la Vie

Restaurant Vive la Vie

Restaurant Vive la Vie is located only a few steps from the Martini Tower in Groningen. The restaurant has been completely renovated by the owner and chef Jeroen Sportel, giving it a cozy atmosphere in the busy city center. The open kitchen is the beating heart of the restaurant. Here, the French classics combined with Asian flavours from Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, paired with the perfect wine by the sommelier, make this restaurant a real gourmet treat.

Vive la Vie

Groningen, Netherlands
G&M 14
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Jeroen Sportel

Jeroen Sportel
JRE Jeunes Restaurateurs

Chef Jeroen Sportel’s passion for cooking starts at a part-time job in a steakhouse. Sportel hopes to become a chef and starts gaining experience in some of Groningen's best restaurants.

Modern French cuisine

Local seafood

14 Gault Millau points

Restaurant Vive la Vie

Restaurant Vive la Vie is located only a few steps from the Martini Tower in Groningen. The restaurant has been completely renovated by the owner and chef Jeroen Sportel, giving it a cozy atmosphere in the busy city center. The open kitchen is the beating heart of the restaurant. Here, the French classics combined with Asian flavours from Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, paired with the perfect wine by the sommelier, make this restaurant a real gourmet treat. 

Vive la Vie’s cuisine

For chef Jeroen Sportel, cooking comes straight from the heart. He always aims to be innovative with his dishes. French cuisine is the starting point, but global influences provide ever-new taste combinations. In his culinary travels around the world, Jeroen has acquired the knowledge and skills that he uses daily. Examples of the menu are a composition of sea bream with octopus, artichoke, basil and antiboise, which create a tasty connecting whole. Or a dish around rosé fried wild duck breast finished with pistachios, which chef Jeroen further enriches with celeriac, goose liver and salty blackcurrant sauce. The sommelier will pair each dish with the perfect wine, with a wide variety of options from the extensive wine list. Your taste buds will be amazed by the creative cuisine of restaurant Vive la Vie. Good to know: vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request.

Groningen surroundings

Located in the heart of Groningen, the surrounding area of the restaurant has many sights to offer. For example, you can enjoy contemporary art at the internationally renowned Groninger Museum, or take a stroll through the gorgeous Renaissance-style garden Prinsentuin.

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WHERE TO FIND

Vive la Vie Oosterstraat 39 9711 NP Groningen Netherlands

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Opening times

DAY LUNCH
Monday
Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday 18:00 - 21:00
Friday 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday

Special offers by Vive la Vie

Mastercard Priceless Experience

Sightseeing flight in a Cessna 172 above the 'Wad' with chef Jeroen Sportel, 7-course ALL-IN dinner at Vive la Vie (only on reservation via secretariat)

€ 475 for 2 people

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