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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Amazing lunch ! Good location and very nice wine list. Waiter was bit rushed at the beginning but she adapted to our pace.

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philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

the entrees, fish dinners were excellent, the service was very good and the desserts were scrumptious. price ok for good food & service, recommend highly.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food! Great company! And great wine! Our waitron Monise was a pleasure and made the night so much better!!

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Prior Lake, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I suppose I should relax and enjoy, but after a long day of touring I was tired. It took a long time for each step of the process. The help was friendly but there were few of them. It was fun to watch and see the kitchen put together all meals.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on women's day with two of my friends and we had such a good experience. The service was great and especially the dessert "a little bit of everything" is worth a try! You will not regret having your dinner here,

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our first night in Franschhoek and it was fantastic. The carefully thought through and creative menu was all executed beautifully. We had two and half courses (we shared the dessert selection and frankly there was more than enough for two) with a bottle of wine and mineral water and paid R1100 with tip. It was outstanding... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has smaller rooms and we had a view into the kitchen through a large glass window, which was interesting. The service was attentive and knowledgable and we enjoyed the mixed started which had a great variety of delicious morsels. The soup was 3 small cups also very lovely. The main of crayfish, prawn & veal was superb and... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old house with wooden floors, lovely ambiance. Staff attentive and the food cannot be faulted. On the expensive side but well worth it.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 1 night in Franschhoek and after having read other reviews decided to book Le Bon Vivant. Do yourself a favour and just book this restaurant, the food was outstanding and the service top class. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu with wine pairings and were not disappointed at all. The combinations and portion sizes were perfect, leaving us... More 

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chef is extraordinarily good, creating every detail of the dishes with a lot of passion. Absolutely a must on your visit to franschhoek!

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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?