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Le Bon Vivant

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La Rochelle Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 584
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 71
    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
We keep returning

5th time visiting this restaurant when on holiday fro UK. Always excellent food and service. Will return when next back in Franschhoek.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
acbNorthernIreland
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Northern Ireland
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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866 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

5th time visiting this restaurant when on holiday fro UK. Always excellent food and service. Will return when next back in Franschhoek.

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Found the food to be good and certainly will recommend the restaurant. However at the same time the restaurant's food was a bit bland to our taste, but admittedly we like more spicy and exciting food. Service was very good and a lovely setting sitting outside

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I highly recommend this restaurant in Franschhoek. The meal was superb. Springbok was delicious. Best of all was the dessert - go for "all of the above" option which is a wonderful treat. Good wine list too. Enjoyed being sat outside in the garden. Service was excellent with friendly waiters. I hope to go back to Franschhoek and will definitely... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been trying to get a booking here but it's often fully booked. Finally, last week I was able to have lunch there with clients. It's always worrying to go somewhere new with clients because my choice reflects on my company and the service I provide (Tours du Cap). My clients had the Springbok which they loved and said was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had booked from UK but as I was ill on the day we arrived in Franschhoek, we called to see if we could postpone by one day. Nothing seemed to faze their friendly & professional staff and they fitted us in on what was a very busy evening. We arrived rather early but were warmly welcomed and this set... More 

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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fantastic. Highly recommend Le Bon Vivant. We sat outside in the garden and enjoyed a delicious tasting menu with fantastic local wines. The service was friendly and well timed and the ingredients and food of a very high standard

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

On a very hot night we sat outside in the garden and enjoyed a delicious dinner with fantastic local wines. The service was friendly and well timed and the ingredients and food of a very high standard

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Fantastic Springbok filled with great wines and dedicated service. Scallops for starters were delicious. Chamonix rouge was the perfect wine with Springbok main course. Definitely a recommendation!

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Hamburg
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Just to start with: we had been there twice, because already the first evening had been such a pleasure. The interior design and the ambiance convince you right at the beginning that you have selected the right place. Stylish, but with heartbeat and not over the edge. Regardless whether your choice is the 5 course surprise dinner or just one... More 

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Houston, Texas
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43 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ate here for dinner with my husband. The food served always looked like a piece of art and the portions were HUGE. We liked almost everything we were served. Best things we ate: the pork belly and the springbok. All vegetables beautifully cooked and served at perfect temperature. However, did feel that the brownies on the chocolate plate were a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Rochelle 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: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?