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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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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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UK
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184 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked but didn't love our dinner at Le Bon Vivant. And we'd become accustomed to loving our food in South Africa. The room was pretty and modern, and the most of food was very good. A few dishes were surprisingly blah. But what really detracted from our evening was the service. Don't get me wrong-our server was pleasant. But... More 

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Thank Chris H
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant after it was recommended to us by the guesthouse. The place was very quiet but the service was great nonetheless. Our table was set up near a cosy fire. We were presented with some homemate bread and pickled vegetables as well as a lovely complimentary small starter. The main courses chosen were beautifully presented and tasted... More 

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Alton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate the tasting menu - really enjoyed it and we were grateful to be able to ask for certain items to be ignored. Very good service and we were delighted when a special plate was offered to my wife in honour of her birthday which was unexpected. Only downside was being too close to the open fire which was too... More 

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Thank Nick W
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made a reservation via their website. Received a confirmation email. We went at our time and restaurant is closed. Hours posted on entry says they should be open. I am not sure if they are still in business. Call before going.

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Thank Bob S
San Clemente, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish the meal was a wonderful journey. The ambience outside was romantic, the wine fabulous, and the evening was memorable. We splurged and also shared the large dessert platter that did not disappoint! Such a gem, so worth it :)

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Thank C Y
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Ate here in October for the tasting menu - superb. Great variety and imagination, staff were brilliant and very informative and the chef a really cool guy. Real value for money, especially compared to Tasting Rooms. Return visit in May just for one course this time, which was again very good. If you have the appetite the tasting menu is... More 

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Thank Cameron S
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

This charming restaurant came highly recommended and lived up to all expectations. The front of house welcome was as warm as the welcoming fire and cosy ambiance. As we were celebrating our daughter's graduation, we splashed out on the five course tasting menu, paired with wines of the area. And what a treat it was - the range of flavours... More 

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Thank Jackie S
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Professional from the start. Lovely innovative food with use of the local produce. Portions were reasonable and all comes together in a charming and cozy atmosphere. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food took a while but like all goods things are worth the wait. Desert was define and enjoyed next to the fire place

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