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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%
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“tasting menu” (73 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
“catfish” (34 reviews)
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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 March 4, 2018

I don't normally review here... I always think I should when I have great service, then forget. This is different. I'm reviewing because I was bitterly disappointed in the service and think others should be informed. My husband and I arrived early, as they were...More

1  Thank YRPLisa
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We have eaten here before and again we had a superb meal in a lovely romantic ambiance. The menu, food and service was excellent. Highly recommended and we will visit again

Thank Dave S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We have been to Franschhoek several times before and never been to Le Bon before, so it was a surprise and a great choice. Beautiful garden and on a warm night just the place to sit, we went early and had the choice of tables,...More

Thank Peterhug27
Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

We booked Le Bon Vivant based on concierge recommendation, was a good choice. On the positive side I would mention the rapid and very friendly service. What stands out is the dish presentation which is modern, colourful and appealing to eye as much as the...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018

Had dinner there, very good food, best Springbok steak I've ever had.Well worth a visit but must book weeks in advance.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

This is one of these places, where you would like to give an extra point. 😍 We chose the sampler menu with wines and it was really amazing. The staff was very attentive, making sure you’re ok, but not in you face the whole time,...More

Thank Mike_Heidi
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Best tasting menu with wines I had in 8 years living in Cape Town. Staff and chef Pierre are amazing.

Thank Saskia v
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Le Bon Vivant is our favourite restaurant in Franschhoek where we have visited several times. This visit was outstanding. The food is delicious and the presentation is beautiful. Our server, Chris Bob was efficient and friendly. We felt he was genuinely interested in filling our...More

Thank Keepongoing
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We four were looking forward to this meal and another a couple of days later in this, our favourite Franschhoek eatery. Our table was fine, right by the kitchen. The menu is, as ever, quite short, but I was happy with my choice of lamb....More

1  Thank grahamee
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Been there on numerous occasions and with friends Food always exciting and the Dutch Chef takes a lot if care and effort in preparing the food. I would say it is one, if not the best culinary experience’s in Franschhoek!

Thank peter c
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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