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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 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
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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86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Roermond, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had dinner here, the restaurant was almost empty because it was low season, but we felt welcome the whole night. The food was absolutely delicious, sometimes with bold win combinations, always very tastfull. The service was great and the restaurant was a very pleasant and romantic vibe about it. When you're in the neighbourhood, definitely try and grab a... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went away for the Friday night (01/08/2014) to Franschhoek and looked on TripAdvisor for the best restaurants to go to. The Tasting Room was our first option but one look at the prices made me feel sick, since it cost almost as much as my accommodation. We definitely made the right choice going to Le Bon Vivant as not... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was our second visit. On both occasions we opted for the surprise 5 course menu paired with wines. What an experience. The food on its own is worth the money spend. It definitely opens ones taste buds to a new world. Paired with the chosen wines lifts it to a different level. The service is exceptional, knowledgeable and and... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant is a great spot for fine dining. The flavour and texture combinations were superb. Great in cold weather as well, is has a fireplace. For dessert get the all of the above platter!

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Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Le Bon Vivant is a charming restaurant on a quiet street corner in Franschhoek. Food is excellent, the restaurant clearly run by a Chef; The shrimp starter, the scallops, the springbok, Line Fish and of course the pork sampler, which is the one we came back for. The wine list has a number of fine wines at very reasonable prices.... More

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