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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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“tasting menu” (75 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
“tuna” (34 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 2 days ago

This is a nice, intimate restaurant; very good food, would have given 5 stars - service was good, other than we often sat with empty wine glasses because the wine was placed away from the table. If a restaurant has this policy, they need a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jan59Essex
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our second visit to Le Bon Vivant (the first being in 2014). It was exceptional back then and it still is today! The menu is wonderfully varied and everything cooked and presented faultlessly. The springbok is possibly one of the best things I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rob_J_B_85
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved the restaurant. Creative vegetarian options beautifully presented. Every course we ordered was cooked to perfection. The staff as wonderful. I would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lmfref
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tasting menu (Spring Special) is very confusing, You do not select three items from Starter, Main, Desert. Only a very few items are included in this special. The food was just ok. The crayfish tail was tough but the veal sweetbreads were very tasty....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terence M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off the Main Street in Franschhoek - lovely place, friendly knowledgable service and unbelievable food. We both had the Spring Set Menu - three courses of 2-3 choices from the main menu with Homemade bread and appetiser included. Fresh, beautifully presented and excellent value....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JWRug19
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hair in main course plate had no taste, in other hands the food was not good. If you going to try, wish luck

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 429luizrobertoc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a recommendation from our hotel, couldn’t have asked for more. The ambience was superb, the food was on the way to a Michelin star and looked like some of the master chef dishes! I can recommend the fixed menu which was a choice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curious269289
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard GREAT things about Le Bon Vivant and made a reservation for a romantic dinner for two. We had very high expectations, because of what our family told us about the place. They were also very thorough with confirming that we will arrive for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mine_c353
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had the 6 course surprise menu with wine pairing...…..outstanding food with flavour combinations I have never tasted before or imagined would go together

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C7MWW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is very popular so ensure that you make a reservation. The food is really good and the staff are friendly, attentive and helpful. Would definitely recommend a visit

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Donhumphrioni
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18 September 2018|
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Response from FoodTravelN9 | 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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