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All 62 Franschhoek Restaurants

Le Bon Vivant

La Rochelle Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Dutch
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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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Not knowing where to go for 'a decent' dinner, we asked our host at 'The Last Word' for some suggestions. Among others, he advised 'Le bon Vivant'. Fortunately we decided timely to make a reservation and as the weather was fine we enjoyed the evening on the terrace. We can highly recommend this restaurant which we would give at least... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

First came here seven years ago and was impressed. Returned with friends this time and still the same excellent food and service. We also ate at the Tasting Room which I know is something entirely different but for me I enjoyed Le Bon Vivant more.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had been promising our grown up sons a very special treat - Infact, rashly, the best meal they had ever had! It was, therefore, a great relief to be proved infallible once more. Our dinner, five surprise courses with accompanying wine, was nothing short of ambrosial. A truly super feast, excellent service - hard to better we'd say.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Divine restaurant. We had lunch on the terrace today, each course that arrived was a picture to the eye. The food had flavours that blended together to please the palate. The prawns, lamb and pork were cooked to perfection. We managed a dessert and the "taste of all above" is not to be missed. A very talented chef, best restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We eat here every year and always eat very well. Quiet location, amazing warm staff, and an unpretentious chef that really can cook with subtlety and skill. Well done, and thank you!

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beijing
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Tucked away from the main drag, it is well worth the detour. A small lunch menu is actually helpful in my view when you do not want to spend hours deciding. Every dish was superb. The wine recomnended excellent and the staff an absolute delight. I have recommended this restaurant to friends who are going to SA for Xmas.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

My wife & I were so looking forward to eating at Le Bon Vivant which had been highly recommended to us by an accomplished South African chef. When seated at our table we asked for a glass of sparkling wine whilst we studied the menu. Our waitress didn't know what sparking wine was & had to go & ask advice... More 

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Dunblane
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This place was the culinary highlight of our stay on our last visit to Franschhoek 4 years ago and remains top of the pops on this occasion. The food is superb, as is the service and there is a buzz about the restaurant, which really enhances the dining experience. I had the scallops, followed by the duck and foie gras.... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Can see why this is up there in the top 3 places to eat in Franschhoek! We had the most amazing meal there last night. Charlene was our waitress and she was very friendly and professional. I had the combination platter as a starter and it was just delightful! Full of variety and flavour and so beautifully constructed. For mains,... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I think we've visited Le Bon Vivant on every occasion we've stayed in Franschhoek and we've yet to have a less that excellent meal. Nice to see that whilst both the menu and the wine list have had a makeover, they still remain a little quirky.

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Additional Information about Le Bon Vivant

Address: La Rochelle Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0)21 876 2717
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Dutch

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