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“Tasteful and alluring dishes”
Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #5 of 78 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Quito, Ecuador
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Tasteful and alluring dishes”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

It is a fancy and cosy restaurant to have a nice dinner.
Most of the restaurants were closed because of low season and fortunately we found Le Bon Vivant open..
We had the 4 course dinner option with an amazing semillon from the region.
Food was amazing, nicely decorated, service was great. One of the best things was the anchovy paste with bread. The courtesy entrée was delicately decorated and tasteful.
We definitely loved the food in there.

  • Visited August 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Windham, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Incredible meal”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

Based upon our hostess recommendation, we ate at Le Bon Vivant and were not disappointed.
The food was beautifully presented (so much so that we photographed it!) and delicious.
Our table faced the kitchen and we were able to observe the chef working his magic..quite a treat!
The local wine accompanying the meal was perfect for our courses and we were especially.thrilled with our desserts, again artfully presented. Overall it was an excellent meal and the service outstanding.

  • Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“lovely dinner”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

we went to Le Bon Vivant following our guesthouse' recommendation. it is a fine dining restaurant where it is all about the food and service. we could not manage the five courses 'surprise' menu but it looked great. both our starters and mains were unusual and tasty, and our waitress was lovely. all in all a very good evening, i would go there again!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We chose Le Bon Vivant based on the good reviews it received on TripAdvisor and I must say, I wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent and the food was even better! I can recommend the "Combination Starters" and the Springbok! Will definitely return in the future....

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely meal”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

We had a lovely meal here. The restaurant was slightly set back from the main street and there was a nice atmosphere. The service was good- our waitress was happy to recommend a suitable wine to go with our meal choice. We had a good table, with a view into the kitchen which was nice. The food was good and the puddings were particularly impressive.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Katy378
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