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“A delight to the palate.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #5 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: European, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“A delight to the palate.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Whether you sit outside or inside you are in for a gourmet delight.Fine food that is consistently good not just over months but years. If visiting Franschhoek this is a must visit

Visited January 2013
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Found the restaurant by pure chance , with a friend. we were not expecting the awesome food, service and ambiance !!
Best ever spot for lunch .. as it appears its always super busy at dinner ...
The garden is lovely and being behind the main road , makes it for a quiet relaxed meal

  • Visited March 2013
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Bromley
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good food(great dessert)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

We went here for our last night and it was obviously one of the best restaurants in Franschhoek- indeed it worked out to be the most expensive one at about £65 for two people(not a great deal for the UK but pricey for SA). Food was delicious and the finale was the sharing plate of the dessert which was spectacular.

Visited March 2013
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Manchester UK
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“An excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

We have dined here on each of our six stays in Franschhoek, and even though we are in the village for typically only 4 days and spoilt for dining choices, we always include a visit to this restaurant and it's never failed us. Pierre and his team put a lot of effort into delivering fine food which is documented in many posts. The garden area is a pleasent spot to eat on a warm day/evening. This year the restaurant was (as usual) busy and we noticed an improvement in the service levels which on some previous visits has been our only slight area for criticism. Speaking to a local person they understood the staffing ratio had been increased and if so we appreciated the effect. ps the soufflé dessert is worth the wait!

  • Visited March 2013
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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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669 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
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“Super value for a Chef's Taster Menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013

Welcoming, everything beautifully presented, each dish interesting and flavoursome. My wife was not very keen on the fish course (she thought it was undercooked) otherwise a great meal and lovely evening.

Visited February 2013
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