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Le Bon Vivant


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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner


$15 - $20
European, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After months of planning my birthday trip to South Africa, my husband and I decided to spend my birthday visiting Franschhoek and eating lunch at Le Bob Vivant. The reviews and menu drew us to this location and needless to say, it was absolutely worthwhile....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Hedra68
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

A most enjoyable lunch celebrating a wedding anniversary. Main course was good but the star of the day was the pudding "but of everything" platter. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Nico19560716
Reviewed June 5, 2019 via mobile

We, BendelsWineRoute, shall return and hope to have many more enjoyable meals and hope we can bring clients to enjoy the restaurant. While we have not fully curated Le Bon Vivant yet, having been there on fewer than 5 occasions, we feel confident, based on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank eugenebendel
Reviewed June 3, 2019

We had the most delicious lunch. The setting is peaceful even though it's literally one block away from the main street! The service was great and the food truly inspired and beautifully presented. Will definitely go back. Do yourselves a favour and explore this gem.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank anna v
Reviewed May 26, 2019 via mobile

My family and I loved Le Bon Vivant for our dinner. All of our food was flavorful and beautifully prepared. Each plate was decorated with care and artistry. The mushrooms & mozzarella and gnocchi starters were especially delicious. The staff was friendly, welcoming and accommodating....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Was recommended and booked by the guest-house we were staying in. Obviously it was very busy but I guess they are used to it as the service was impeccable. Very modern and sophisticated with very good al la carte menu. We didn't go for the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Allmac06
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Visited South Africa for my hubby's 60th birthday and spent the actual evening of his birthday at this super restaurant - I am so glad we did - it was a recommendation from our host (James) at Maison Chablis B&B and what a good choice...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Annette H
Reviewed April 26, 2019 via mobile

Probably the best meal I’ve ever had - the food was just outstanding. Staff were exceptional and the restaurant itself is beautiful. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank TomSaunderson
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Good location. Available parking. Great service. Excellent choice of food and preparation was A-One. Wine selection was extensive and well priced. Added little extras throughout the meal. Watched meal preparation through large window and the kitchen was immaculate. Chef-owner operation and when not busy goes...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Donald M
Reviewed April 24, 2019

Share seared prawns risotto as a Starter and Main was loin and shank of Venison. A massive square plate of assorted desserts on a nearby table. Looked lovely and would probably satisfy six people! Very popular Restaurant with exemplary service. Best restaurant so far. Excellent!

Date of visit: March 2019
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February 25, 2019|
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Response from molarman_2 | Reviewed this property |
Not a clue why don't you email them
September 18, 2018|
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Response from FoodTravelN9 | Reviewed this property |
No. Don't know their corkage policy. Check website.
Tessa S
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
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