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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

I received 6 oysters that were still attached to their shell. Not sure how I am to eat them I asked the waitress who took them back to the chef and she came back at said the were ok. I asked her how I was...More

Thank Pauline B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried out the Spring Pecisl of a starter, main & dessert for lunch. The starter & mains were excellent, but I have to say the lemon meringue dessert was superb - the best I've ever had.

Thank Dianne C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a gem of a restaurant! This was by far one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! We ordered the chefs selection 6 course degustation with matched wines and we were blown away by the amazing food and service. We couldn’t believe...More

Thank Jjjeee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have enjoyed our visits to Le Bon Vivant over many years. Our latest was once again a delight. Great food, great presentation, attentive staff and a lovely atmosphere. Not the cheapest nor most expensive. Excellent value.

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owner of the place we stayed in and we were so glad that we took his advice! The place itself was very nice, warm and inviting. The food was just amazing, one of the best meals we...More

Thank Holiday-Sid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good we went there two days in a row! Presentation was superb and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The seafood risotto was one of the best I have tasted!

Thank hormones56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply put - excellent. Every meal we had was excellent. I can't find any fault with the dishes served. The prawn risotto was very good - properly cooked prawns (not chewy nor undercooked) with a nice risotto. The quail starter also was an excellent dish....More

Thank Jason8612
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was 100% fab. Decor, couldn’t get the style. Staff very friendly. Sat by the fire which was nice. Wine well priced. Went for a winter special 3 courses for R295.

Thank steveF3332
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent ambience and service was excellent. Complimentary aperitifs were a surprise and different. Main meal a little too meat heavy with not enough vegetable accompaniments the shared dessert taster platter was yummy. Fine dining well done

Thank SusanFormby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night. We had the 3 course set menu with wine pairing! I had oysters, and springbok. I really enjoyed the food and the service was relaxed yet excellent. The wine was fantastic also!

Thank Virg779
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18 September 2018|
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Response from Footprints184291 | Reviewed this property |
No. Don't know their corkage policy. Check website.
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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