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Le Bon Vivant

La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (36 reviews)
“tasting menu” (71 reviews)
“soups” (16 reviews)
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European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this restaurant, always a special treat. Keep up the great work, Le Bon Vivant! Love the coquets and all the fabulous flavours.

Thank hannahmostert
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples of us spent almost a week visiting wineries and well in advance made selected dinner reservations. Our ninth trip to Franschhoek and their first. We started with dinner at Le Bon Vivant and had four other good dinners at highly thought of restaurants....More

1  Thank TxBamaEx
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food; you can see the kitchen through a glass window. Service was perfect. Certainly a place to recommend.

1  Thank Myriam C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a spectacular dinner with our family and the presentation was only outdone by the culinary delight! One of the best dinners ever! Can't wait to visit again!

1  Thank mcalpin11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Le Bon Vivant are excellent to start off with. Our waitress was very attentive and our glasses were topped off frequently. The presentation of the food was not as I would have expected and if I have to be totally honest, I...More

Thank Jacques R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at this restaurant for a dinner function at which all the guests were served the five-course tasting menu with paired wines. The first thing that was impressive was the fact that all 39 guests were served at pretty much the same time for...More

Thank WanderingLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I made the reservation, I made sure to tell them my wife was celebrating a BIG birthday. They surprised us with South African bubbles, every bit as good as French. We had a lovely, meal, well cooked and presented with amazing attention to detail....More

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had dinner at le bon vivant last Friday during the Franschhoek Literary Festival weekend – a booking made two months in advance, and looked forward to with great anticipation. But what a nasty experience (left the proverbial bad taste in my mouth) – not...More

Thank Darryl B
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

My absolute favourite restaurant in Franschhoek - have been back there as many times as possible. Chef Pierre always has a surprise up his sleeve with a beautifull and tasty dining experience waiting on you. The surprise menu with wine pairing is really an absolute...More

Thank kordaat33
Reviewed May 12, 2017

We had an inside table at this restaurant but if you are there in good weather book an outside table on the terrace. We were there on a windy evening and had to move inside. The food and service was good. Our starter which looked...More

Thank susieplum2017
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Tessa S
can we book for Saturday 20th May for 4 people approx. 8pm Is it an al alcarte menu
May 1, 2017|
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Response from FranschhoekPierre41 | Property representative |
Dear Tessa, we thank you for your interest in our restaurant. Unforunately we are fully booked on Saturday 20th May. We do have availability for you on Friday 19th May. We are very sorry for any inconveniences. Kind... More
Sharon L
Hi We are going to be staying at The Ivy Apartments over New Year and are looking for a restaurant nearby for New Year's eve ? You have wonderful reviews. Will you be open ? How far away are you from Kruger Street ?
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Stellar876 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sharon. It is worth the visit and you can use a local tuk-tuk to get back to your accommodation. It will add to the experience. I suggest you book though for that time of year.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 21 876 2717
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