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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (72 reviews)
“soups” (16 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 yesterday via mobile

Our hotel recommended Le Bon Vivant for a special wine pairing Tasting menu. All 5 courses were beautifully presented, tasted wonderful and a great variety. Service was excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

Thank MaryBeth M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent 2 nights in Franschhoek, dining out 1 of those nights. As it was Saturday night, all of the main street restaurants were booked. That certainly worked out for us, as we had our best meal of the holiday at Le Bon Vivant. I...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had one night in Franschoek, and chose to try Le Bon Vivant after walking around a few restaurants to look at menus. It proved to be a great choice. Service was excellent, the food was quite stunning in its presentation and absolutely delicious....More

Thank IanandMarionF
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my wife for my birthday, and it was just perfect. We let ourselves be carried by the “Chef’s choice “, which meant the chef will decide on multiple dishes and there was a wine pairing associated to each dish... amazing beautiful place...More

Thank Mauricio O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were three people and got to the place at 7pm. It was already quite full, so we were lucky to have had a reservation. There is an a la Carte menu, but you can also order the great 5-course menu. It is quite expensive...More

Thank Theresa J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us all opted for the surprise menu and could not fault it! From beginning to end it was a feast for the eyes and palate. The staff are friendly and well informed about the dishes they serve. The atmosphere is warm and...More

Thank Werner N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having eaten at Le Bon Vivant 3 years ago on our last visit to Franschhoek and declared it the best meal of our whole holiday, it was the first place we booked for our return trip. It was just as wonderful second time around, and...More

Thank mb1605
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel concierge recommended Le Bon Vivant and we really enjoyed dining there. The atmosphere is low key and warm, the service is polite and unobtrusive and the menu is simple and sophisticated. It is exactly the type of food we adore - seasonal produce...More

Thank Maria L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the suprise menu from the chef and it was fantastic! Also the wines which were served with every course were very good. The service was excellent. We would definitely visit this place again.

Thank DarkNinjo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying the food was really good--on that alone I would have given four stars. Unfortunately, the service really ruined the experience: it was slow, so slow, and haphazard. Our five course tasting menu took almost three hours to get through, for no...More

Thank Alexandra G
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Tessa S
1 May 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
28 August 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
US$ 15 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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