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

It's been 8 years since our last meal in Bon vivant and the place does not appear to have changed. It is still one of the best restaurants to visit in Franschoek and the food which is very good is cooked to perfection. It is all presented in the nouvelle style with big plates which accompanies the food. We booked... More 

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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a chance booking and you have to book, it was fully booked on a Tuesday night. Basically a 7 course set menu by master chef Pierre Hendrix from The Netherlands. If you attend regularly ask for the surprise menu to get something different. The best course for me was the loin of Springbok with shank of Springbok and... More 

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Thank zzstop
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is imaginative, beautifully presented and delicious. What a wonderful chef! However the service is sadly very slow and felt disfunctional. We were not in a hurry but the gaps seemed very long. We chose the cured tuna which was exquisite in tastes, followed by the crayfish/pjrawn/veal dish which my husband felt although very tasty did not fit well... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

After a slightly disappointing dinner on our first night in Franschhoek, I was really looking forward to having dinner at Le bon vivant. Without having a proper look at the menu we both decided to go with the 5 course chef surprise menu (with matching wines), which according to our waiter would include the best dishes of the day chosen... More 

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Thank Globe99trotter
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 5 course surprise menu with wine pairings. Each course contained something interesting. The cooking in general was faultless, the ingredients of good quality and the selection of flavours was stimulating. The highlights were the semilion pairing with the duck (where the terrine was delicious) and the pinotage pairing with the springbok where the loin was cooked to... More 

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Thank alecw222
Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the five course tasting menue. We just loved it. We also had the wine meny and it was a perfect comb! The service was perfect!! Thank you for a perfect dinner:-))

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Thank katrinberlin100
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the restaurant doesn't normally welcome children but they took our booking for 4 adults and a 9 year old child and I'm so glad they did. Despite not being child friendly the meal they served her (from the regular menu) was perfect and she cleaned the plate. The four adults has an excellent meal, the quail... More 

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Thank Libbi2017
Munich, Germany
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful evening at this Restaurant. The owner is heading this marvellous dining place since more than 10 years - with superb quality. We were 5 people and started with a large platter of starters (130 ZAR), including for example shrimps, duck breast and grilled vegetables. The second courses included springbock, chicken and pork - very tasty. The... More 

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Thank Frank W
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our third visit and our 5 overseas friends first. Wonderful food, ambience and world class service from the fantastic Raymond. Highlights include the taster starter, Veal & Crayfish main and taster dessert. Utterly exquisite!

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Thank mellie107
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned to Le Bon Vivant, this time to celebrate our 26th wedding anniversary. My husband and I were joined by our teenage son and all three of us were treated to a wonderful afternoon. As always, the service was great - warm, friendly and professional and the food and wine excellent. The first highlight was the wine we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
European, Soups, French, 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 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?