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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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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (73 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 1,357 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Excellent ambience and service was excellent. Complimentary aperitifs were a surprise and different. Main meal a little too meat heavy with not enough vegetable accompaniments the shared dessert taster platter was yummy. Fine dining well done

Thank SusanFormby
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night. We had the 3 course set menu with wine pairing! I had oysters, and springbok. I really enjoyed the food and the service was relaxed yet excellent. The wine was fantastic also!

Thank Virg779
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dead of winter so only ones dinning. Still treated us they were happy to have us. Great combos. If you order pork you get a mini chop, pork belly and ribs; all with sauces that underling the whole dish.

Thank Footprints184291
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I might be biased as we visited during the winter special but I can truly say that its the best food, value for money and service I have had in Franschhoek in my life!! Bob the waiter was professional and courteous and even though I...More

1  Thank Leonard D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our host at our b&b. The restaurant was very clean and modern inside. Our waiter was fantastic. Very friendly. We received a couple of dishes complimentary from the chef, (others in the restaurant did to). We went on...More

Thank Victoria_Roche
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious 3 course pairing. The tuna starter was incredible, springbok main was exceptionally tender and dessert soufflé was mouthwatering. Our waiter provided excellent service and it was interesting watching the kitchen through the large glass window. Only negative was the female waitress who...More

Thank Jacqui R
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Great experience and even better than our previous visits . Never disappoints with excellent beautiful innovative food creations . The dessert of apple fondant was hands down the best dessert I have ever tasted . Seeing a Pierre work his magic in the kitchen also...More

Thank tanyap810
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Just like last time some of the dishes were wonderful and the service was still good. This time around unfortunately the only reason for the 4 dots, and not 5, is that we ordered oysters, which were on the menu, about 15 minutes later the...More

Thank sokriw
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

First visited Le Bon Vivant in 2013 and this was our 3rd visit. A wet Monday in April meant the place was barely half full whereas in Jan/ Feb it would be full. That said the food was excellent. Prawn starter and Springbok main. Very...More

Thank ron_cameron7
Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We ate on the last evening before the winter break, eating the winter special menu, it was delicious, the fish, bok and cheese soufflé all first class, restaurant was quite empty and service could have been sharper but lovely evening

Thank john m
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steveF3332
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Virg779 | Reviewed this property |
They served wine, not sure about other drinks!
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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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Sharon L
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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 21 876 2717
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