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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Cape Town
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

We loved Le Bon Vivant. I made a booking via their website and it worked. We were given a lovely table near the fire place as it was a very wet and cold evening. The service was 5 star. Wine selection very good and very reasonable too. You can watch the chefs preparing the food and they do interact with... More 

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NE US
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553 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

This was the second time we had been here for dinner. The place was packed so best to reserve a table. The portions were large and delicious. I started with the tempura prawns the beef main course. My wife had the trio of soups followed by lamb. We will eat here again next time we are in the area.

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Paarl, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Culinary entertainment at it's best! Garden of Eden flavour combinations. Immaculate presentation. Wine pairing perfect. Ambience and decor fun and entertaining. Had the fam over from Aus and had a feast/whale of a time they would certainly write home about twice!!

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England
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207 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

There are lots of very nice restaurants in Franschhoek but what a lovely recommendation by a fellow visitor to the Tram Wine tour. The service was prompt and courteous and food really freshly prepared and a variation to their menu was effortlessly accommodate. Portions are very generous and beautifully presented ; a mini desert in place of the menu was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

We ate there last weekend and had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My partner had the 5 course suprise menu with wine pairing, which was interesting and very tasty. I can recommend the prawn starter and pork main, the crackling is to die for! Service was efficient and friendly. Highly recommened.

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Thank Ilse Z
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314 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

Le Bon Vivant it within walking distance of nearly everywhere in Franschhoek which explains why it is always busy. The food is presented beautifully which enhances the tastiness of the dishes even more. It is a good venue for summer and winter months- in summer you sit outside under the trees sipping a chilled Sauvignon Blanc and in winter you... More 

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Cape Town
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

The food was really excellent although starters and desserts are expensive. Great service and lovely ambiance. Highly recommend this venue.

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Thank Renee B
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104 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

We ate here on a trip to South Africa in march and loved it. We had a fish starter and I had an excellent steak for my main. The food was of fantastic quality and amazing value. If only we could get the same in the uk!! I wouldn't hesitate to return.

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Thank Haeadie
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you don't like small bits of food served on big plates with masterchef style smears, then don't eat here! But if you want to spoil yourself with something unusual then this place is worth a try. Four of us ate 3 courses each with a few bottles of wine and the bill came to about R1800. Despite the presentation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was a recommendation by our inn keeper. On arrival it was very busy. After we were seated we received our menus but waited over 10 minutes for no one to take our order. We asked to be served, and a female member of staff who appeared to be part of management appeared shocked that our waiter had not spoken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 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?