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Le Bon Vivant

La Rochelle Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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Ranked #3 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dutch
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Lancs
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely menu - not huge but enough choice. Dessert selection was brilliant .... Friendly staff and all on we paid about £55 for 3 courses with wine (for 2 of us). Highly recommended. And look at the unusual light fittings whilst you are there !!!!

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food at Le Bon Vivant was very good. We had a starter, main and dessert and they were all equally flavorful and creatively presented. It is just a shame that the service didn't match the high standard of the food. The person who looked after our table was polite but did not show much enthusiasm and clearly had not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Seriously good food, beautiful location, fabulous service & great wines knowledgeably suggested. Lunch is exquisite, dinner not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We took a drive out to franschhoek on Sunday for a light lunch and landed up at this gorgeous restaurant because the garden seating area looked so inviting. I can honestly say we were completely blown away by the quality of the food. And the presentation.... Wow! I had a chefs "meat and fish salad" which included a battered prawn,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A bit away from Franschhoek's main street, Le Bon Vivant was a pleasant surprise. The chef is Dutch (!) and enjoys preparing unusual combination of food. It seems he was not there when we visited and the food was good, nothing more. Still, I give it 4 stars for the amazing service we got and the attention to details.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We came here with our teenage sons in August, on the recommendation of the owner of the B&B we were staying in. The restaurant has a more upmarket feel to it than some of the other places in Franschhoek, and is a great place for a more special meal. You can see the kitchen (behind glass, so no smells) from... More

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Victoria, Seychelles
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Absolutely amazing on all fronts. My wife and I ate here on the evening of the 16th Aug. I had the Springbok as my main, two ways with beetroot 5 ways. Absolutely perfect and only 150 Rand... Seriously... the presentation and meal were perfect. My wife had the pork two ways which she loved. For dessert I had the 'little... More

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Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Exceptional flavours, creative, harmoniously presented qualityfood in a fine, 'gezellige' atmosphere. Suitable for adolescents.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The B&B in which we were staying made this reservation for us and we arrived on a cold, rainy evening. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The food was superb and the service attentive. We had scallops, prawns, foie gras, duck, pork, lamb so pretty much everything on offer and it was beautifully fresh and well presented. The chocolate dessert... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place was recommended and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, well presented, superbly cooked and delicious. The service was fantastic and attentive. The whole experience was first rate. I don't usually recommend but in this case I will make an exception. If you are looking for top quality food with superb service at reasonable prices, this is the... More

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