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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything was very nice about this restaurant. The food was very good. And the portions are a very good size. They were very accommodating when we change our order from a entree and main to two entrees. We just felt we would be too full. I had a cauliflower and beet appetizer that I am still not sure how it... More 

Thank denalda
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In October 2016 we visited Franshook for 2 nights. We had booked Foliage and our host had booked Le Bon Vivant ('LBV'). We eat at the 2 restaurants on consecutive nights and found out afterwards that they were ranked 1st and 2nd of restaurants in Franshook. I thought it might be useful to compare them. Firstly the atmosphere. LBV seemed... More 

Thank Kiteperson
Skarinou, Cyprus
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booked online and sent a message that we required gluten free for one diner - this was noted in the reservation book when we arrived as we could see it. Unfortunate the message did not reach other staff - twice we reminded the waiter but they brought dishes containing gluten luckily it was noticed and sent back. When... More 

Thank MrQ1953
Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food and service was great. The chef is a true artist. We enjoyed our dinner. The lication is Central in the town center and parking is safe

Thank Ofri H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service in the restaurant is very good, with nice friendly staff. However the important part is where it goes wrong. The food is all about the presentation and lacks flavour, and this was not one dish or one course it was across the board. You leave the place feeling let down. It's a shame

Thank andyj42016
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Beautifully presented and exquisitely prepared. Imaginative and nuanced. Service was good, ambience contemporary and clean without being clinical.

Thank Paanks
Zurich, Switzerland
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474 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a very nice meal here during our stay. It wasn't michelin star, but then we weren't paying michelin star prices. the food was modern, innovative, well presented and tasty. service was good and there was a good wine selection. I did take some photos but because of the dim light they didn't come out very well... The one... More 

Thank Swisswifey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pea soup tasted as good as my bottled water. Prawns were rather salty. Crawfish was over cooked. There was a bug in my water! Flies circling the window into the kitchen. Overcharged for my food without notifying me. Maitre d was unable to help and did not seem to care

Thank Alan G
Pretoria, South Africa
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57 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot fault this restaurant. The service was excellent & the food imaginative, beautifully presented & great value. We all had the surprise menu with paired wine which was completely delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Franschhoek. You also feel a sense of interaction with the chefs, as you can see the kitchen team through a glass... More 

Thank missechsinclair
Chester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful five course tasting menu with wine pairing. Good service with friendly staff. If in Franschoek this is must.

Thank stuandmo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?