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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
“tasting menu” (73 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
“catfish” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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Value
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LOCATION
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

This was by far the most expensive meal we had in 2 weeks in South Africa. However we had the tasting menu and all the food was very lovely - but he price was on a par with what I'd have expected to pay for...More

Thank suziem00
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Whilst on holiday I've been to many fine dining restaurants but this is by far the best. The food was excellent and the wine very enjoyable. You will be paying more than most places to eat here, but if you want attentive staff and delicious...More

Thank Alex B
Reviewed March 27, 2018

A spur of the moment decision for my partner's birthday lunch - and what a great find. The food is delicious with lots of interesting flavours and artfully presented.

Thank ConstantTraveller77
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful evening with friends. The staff are welcoming, knowledgeable and friendly. The food across the board is delicate, vibrant and packed with flavour. The restaurant also has a superb wine list and great ambiance and a must for a return visit.

Thank Russell P
Reviewed March 24, 2018

Lovely meal as always. There were 5 of us and all enjoyed our choices. good choice of wines too. Pleasant service We will come again.

Thank Derek Gordon F
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

This is the 4th time in 8 years we have revisited Franschoek and each time we have visited Bon Vivant. This was the best yet and no meal in Franschoek has been as beautifully crafted as the one we’ve eaten tonight. I’ve never been offered...More

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We had made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. We opted for the a la carte menu rather than take a chance with the chef's five course surprise menu, though no doubt that would have been very good. The food served...More

1  Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Based on TA reviews we had high hopes and not disappointed Friendly welcome, small but really interesting menu and great wine list. Bread, appetiser and starter excellent. Really tasty and presentation! Then the world stopped! Waited about 45 minutes for the main course to arrive...More

Thank MickDWinchesterUK
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

After 6 years of regularly holidaying in Franschhoek this is still my favourite restaurant! Food is amazing, beautifully presented. Excellent service, always good ambience. Looking forward to returning!

Thank C4610THdonnad
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We come to Franschhoek almost annually and will always book well in advance to make sure we can get in. We have eaten there once this trip and are looking forward to our second booking before we return to the UK. Wonderful food in a...More

Thank Trusler
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steveF3332
September 18, 2018|
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Response from Footprints184291 | Reviewed this property |
No. Don't know their corkage policy. Check website.
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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 21 876 2717
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