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Le Bon Vivant

La Rochelle Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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Ranked #2 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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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wonderful place to eat for a special meal very reasonable prices for the food and service that you receive

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Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

There are two branches of this restaurant, one at a vineyard and the other in the village. We tried both and found them excellent. We particularly commend the chefs on the presentation of the food. The salad at the vineyard was a work of art- its was a pity to have to eat it and spoil the design! Excellent meals... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was invited by a local friend and spent an excellent evening with great food and excellent service. Friendly atmosphere and nice setting. Warmly recommended

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Cape Town
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125 reviews 125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We loved Le Bon Vivant. I made a booking via their website and it worked. We were given a lovely table near the fire place as it was a very wet and cold evening. The service was 5 star. Wine selection very good and very reasonable too. You can watch the chefs preparing the food and they do interact with... More

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NE US
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377 reviews 377 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was the second time we had been here for dinner. The place was packed so best to reserve a table. The portions were large and delicious. I started with the tempura prawns the beef main course. My wife had the trio of soups followed by lamb. We will eat here again next time we are in the area.

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Paarl, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Culinary entertainment at it's best! Garden of Eden flavour combinations. Immaculate presentation. Wine pairing perfect. Ambience and decor fun and entertaining. Had the fam over from Aus and had a feast/whale of a time they would certainly write home about twice!!

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England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are lots of very nice restaurants in Franschhoek but what a lovely recommendation by a fellow visitor to the Tram Wine tour. The service was prompt and courteous and food really freshly prepared and a variation to their menu was effortlessly accommodate. Portions are very generous and beautifully presented ; a mini desert in place of the menu was... More

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