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Le Bon Vivant

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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 (0)21 876 2717
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time of eating here and it only gets better. The service and attention to detail, the chef is happy to part with ideas/secrets if asked.

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Thank Vaughan B
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is like a good book Great Starter, Great Middle, Great ending. I will be booking again Feb 17

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Thank alanmcculloch8888
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This must be the best restaurant in Franschoek at the moment. We come to Frranschoek at least once a year and we have tried most of the restaurants but Bon Vivant was something special. The food and wine pairing was spot on. Even if you do not have the tasting menu, eating there is a gastronomical experience. Kevin our sommelier... More 

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Brescia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is located just off the Main Street of Franschhoek and we found it thanks to Tripadvisor. The dining room is nothing fancy but there are are nice little touches here and there and a big window to the kitchen. We could see how dedicated the cooks were and the end result was excellent. I tied fish as starter... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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106 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived a bit early for the evening service and were readily accommodated by a wonderful manageress. She accompanied the service for the rest of the evening and made sure it was impeccable. The food was simply outstanding as you could feel in every bite that someone had put his heart and more into it. Obviously only the best ingredients... More 

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Thank Horst B
Haslemere, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique combination of dutch, french and south african food beautifully presented and with lots of flavour. Whilst an upmarket restaurant, the atmosphere is friendly as well as professional. The staff were knowledgeable about the menu and wine choices.

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Thank Louisa M
Glasgow
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to South Africa every year and never miss a stop in Franschhoek and our favourite restaurant, Bon Vivant. As always, the food was exceptional this trip. The surrounding area has plenty of 'top end' choices of places to eat, some more experimental than tasty and some who concentrate on "wow" over substance and true quality. We never leave... More 

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Thank skipacker
Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate dinner there, had king klip and a glass of wine. The meal and preparatory courses were wonderful. Very moderately priced. Staff was friendly and attentive. Wine list is very nice. I had heard about this restaurant for years. It is well worth the visit.

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Thank William J
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great dinner at Le Bon Vivant in Franschhoek. All 3 in our party went with the tasting menu with wine pairing and we were all very satisfied and impressed. Restaurant was full on the evening we visited and staff were friendly and efficient. Dinner room was warm and cozy on a cold night. We started off with bread... More 

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Thank Joshua R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the reviews was expecting a lot more. Review rating based on like for like fine dining. We had the tasting menu with flight of wines. Excellent table near the glassed in pass but suspect that was only because, overall, restaurant was quiet. Nice dining area. Wines were good match and generous pourings for a flight. Overall I found the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
French, European, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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?