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Le Bon Vivant

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French, Dutch, European
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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 637
    Excellent
  • 167
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our favourite

Consistently excellent, we have eaten here several times and always enjoy the food, the ambience and the value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
dave c
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Preston, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Consistently excellent, we have eaten here several times and always enjoy the food, the ambience and the value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I loved this meal from the beginning to the end. Every exquisite detail and delectable bite. The service was wonderful and the overall experience was totally wonderful. I hope I can go back to this restaurant as it is in another country. I would take the 24 hours of flying to come back it was that fabulous.

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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

we both had the surprise 5 course with wines absolutely delicious the staff are very professional. the service is excellent. Pierre is a fantastic chef and a wonderful person and as i don't eat red meat my main dish was beautiful duck.

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a surprise lunch (with wine pairing) here and it was absolutely amazing! Le Bon Vivant is for sure on our top 3 list of restaurants we have visited in South Africa.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Had 2 nights in Franschhoek and based on other Tripadvisor reviews booked dinner at Le Bon Vivant. Had a fantastic evening - great vibe for Bastille Day festival. Top tip: treat yourself to the tasting menu with matching wines - could not fault a single dish. The chef was pretty cool too - interacting with patrons both from the kitchen... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The surprise 5 course menue was delicous and tickled our taste buds. Perfect location, perfect service, perfect food. We thank Mr Hendricks and his team for the wonderful evening. Wunderbares Essen auf hohem Niveau! Sehr fein! Eine Geschmacksexplosion bei jedem Bissen! Wunderbar!

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Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

. . . will be returning later this year. Comfortable ambience where we enjoyed exceptionally good food and wine. Very friendly staff.

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Somerset West, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My wife and I had a Sunday lunch at le bon vivant. The reception was good, atmosphere of the restaurant excellent, but the food of chef Pierre Hendriks was a true masterpiece. The presentation, freshness and quality really outstanding. The portion were good and in terms of quality, it was good value for money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Our first time at this every and it was absolutely outstanding. The food and wine pairing was exceptional..and we loved how the Chef even took the time to say hello to outer little ones..it is the little things that make a difference.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were welcomed by very friendly staff. This restaurant has specialized chefs for starters, mains and deserts. We enjoyed wine from the region to complement the food to perfection. What can I say, the best of the best, every dish was made to perfection. Every person should have this experience at least once in their life. Thank you Pierre Hendricks... More 

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Additional Information about Le Bon Vivant

Address: La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys 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: French, Dutch, European

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Restaurant Details

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 (0)21 876 2717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French, Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
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

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