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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
12:00 - 23:00
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Thu - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Returning to Le Bon Vivant was not a disappointment. The food continues to be excellent and exciting. The staff are first class. It is difficult but DO try and leave some space for the amazing dessert, Strawberries & Strawberries❤️

Thank susiebrookes13
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Delicious food, homely atmosphere, great service. We have enjoyed each visit to Le Bon Vivant - highly recommended!

Thank vixstroud
Belfast, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not book early enough for dinner at Le Bon Vivant, so we decided to try a long leisurely lunch. we were so glad that we did. we had a fantastic lunch, although even during the lunch sitting there were people being turned away so do plan aghead an place a booking. Seating options are inside in a cool,... More 

Thank Polychrest
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's been 8 years since our last meal in Bon vivant and the place does not appear to have changed. It is still one of the best restaurants to visit in Franschoek and the food which is very good is cooked to perfection. It is all presented in the nouvelle style with big plates which accompanies the food. We booked... More 

Thank Astrabod
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a chance booking and you have to book, it was fully booked on a Tuesday night. Basically a 7 course set menu by master chef Pierre Hendrix from The Netherlands. If you attend regularly ask for the surprise menu to get something different. The best course for me was the loin of Springbok with shank of Springbok and... More 

Thank zzstop
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. What a wonderful chef! However the service is sadly very slow and felt disfunctional. We were not in a hurry but the gaps seemed very long. We chose the cured tuna which was exquisite in tastes, followed by the crayfish/pjrawn/veal dish which my husband felt although very tasty did not fit well... More 

Thank drjudymwhite
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a slightly disappointing dinner on our first night in Franschhoek, I was really looking forward to having dinner at Le bon vivant. Without having a proper look at the menu we both decided to go with the 5 course chef surprise menu (with matching wines), which according to our waiter would include the best dishes of the day chosen... More 

Thank Globe99trotter
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the 5 course surprise menu with wine pairings. Each course contained something interesting. The cooking in general was faultless, the ingredients of good quality and the selection of flavours was stimulating. The highlights were the semilion pairing with the duck (where the terrine was delicious) and the pinotage pairing with the springbok where the loin was cooked to... More 

Thank alecw222
Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the five course tasting menue. We just loved it. We also had the wine meny and it was a perfect comb! The service was perfect!! Thank you for a perfect dinner:-))

Thank katrinberlin100
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the restaurant doesn't normally welcome children but they took our booking for 4 adults and a 9 year old child and I'm so glad they did. Despite not being child friendly the meal they served her (from the regular menu) was perfect and she cleaned the plate. The four adults has an excellent meal, the quail... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
European, Soups, French, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2717

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