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Le Bon Vivant

La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (72 reviews)
“soups” (16 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 1,242 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We only had one night in Franschoek, and chose to try Le Bon Vivant after walking around a few restaurants to look at menus. It proved to be a great choice. Service was excellent, the food was quite stunning in its presentation and absolutely delicious....More

Thank IanandMarionF
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there with my wife for my birthday, and it was just perfect. We let ourselves be carried by the “Chef’s choice “, which meant the chef will decide on multiple dishes and there was a wine pairing associated to each dish... amazing beautiful place...More

Thank Mauricio O
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were three people and got to the place at 7pm. It was already quite full, so we were lucky to have had a reservation. There is an a la Carte menu, but you can also order the great 5-course menu. It is quite expensive...More

Thank Theresa J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us all opted for the surprise menu and could not fault it! From beginning to end it was a feast for the eyes and palate. The staff are friendly and well informed about the dishes they serve. The atmosphere is warm and...More

Thank Werner N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten at Le Bon Vivant 3 years ago on our last visit to Franschhoek and declared it the best meal of our whole holiday, it was the first place we booked for our return trip. It was just as wonderful second time around, and...More

Thank mb1605
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel concierge recommended Le Bon Vivant and we really enjoyed dining there. The atmosphere is low key and warm, the service is polite and unobtrusive and the menu is simple and sophisticated. It is exactly the type of food we adore - seasonal produce...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the suprise menu from the chef and it was fantastic! Also the wines which were served with every course were very good. The service was excellent. We would definitely visit this place again.

Thank DarkNinjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying the food was really good--on that alone I would have given four stars. Unfortunately, the service really ruined the experience: it was slow, so slow, and haphazard. Our five course tasting menu took almost three hours to get through, for no...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is difficult to put my finger on why I didn't particularly enjoy this restaurant....The food was ok, the service was ok, the atmosphere was ok....That was it though, it wasn't special, a bit bland.

Thank JoSaint51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. Intelligent fine dining. I was stimulated, twigged and simply had an amazing experience. This is more of the traditional experience, rather than the trendy. They are both equally important and share opposing markets. This seems to work perfectly. Raymond was our...More

Thank WCPT
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Questions & Answers
Tessa S
1 May 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekPierre41 | Property representative |
Dear Tessa, we thank you for your interest in our restaurant. Unforunately we are fully booked on Saturday 20th May. We do have availability for you on Friday 19th May. We are very sorry for any inconveniences. Kind... More
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Sharon L
28 August 2016|
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Response from Stellar876 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sharon. It is worth the visit and you can use a local tuk-tuk to get back to your accommodation. It will add to the experience. I suggest you book though for that time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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