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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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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (73 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
“catfish” (34 reviews)
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 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 September 2, 2018 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 August 26, 2018 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
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Excellent wine, a bottle of Cabernet Franc, very nice service, ask for a table near the fireplace which really gives a warm touch especially if it is pouring outside! Each dish was excellent, we had pork belly as a starter and then springbock, cooked to...More

Thank asperret
Reviewed June 13, 2018

We enjoyed the 5 course surprise menu and wine pairing. Food was beautifully prepared and very tasty with all the components going together really well. Loved the variety from course to course. Very friendly staff and great service. Lovely cozy dining room with fireplace.

Thank monicad76
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The service at this venue was outstanding! The food made the experience memorable and the restaurant was able to cater for vegetarians in our group with skipping a beat. Fine Dining which was not always perfect, but certainly great.

Thank qitraveller
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September 18, 2018|
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Response from Footprints184291 | 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
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
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
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, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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