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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

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

Thank Donhumphrioni
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious food! You only find great food in Franschhoek but this was up another level.I had a summer set menu as this is what I had already identified on the menu- it was great value and the dessert finished it off perfectly. We did drink...More

1  Thank joolsyT1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic three course meal here on our first night in South Africa. I had the tuna for starter, and springbok for main and I would give both dishes 10/10. It was my first time having springbok, cooked medium rare on recommendation from...More

Thank Stephen0711
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Earlier experienced were mixed: high ambitions in the kitchen, but operations in the restaurant area were somewhat offhandedly. Now there is more balance. Service is very efficient, too efficient actually. Staff is literally running around (while not even having a full house on a Monday...More

Thank 326philipd
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short walk from the Leeu House. Service was slow because of a large party, but we were not in a hurry. We went on a mid-week night, yet they were very busy. Good idea to reserve ahead.

Thank Peggy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have dined here before and had the most fantastic dining experience so we booked well ahead for this Sunday evening experience and were met by a friendly waitress and quickly shown to our 'corner of the room' table, where we could view other's dining...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Le Bon Vivant a few times over our twice yearly visits to South Africa. The food is fantastic and the presentation stunning. Have the soufflee...it is amazing

Thank DaveM6
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 October 2018 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 47diannec
Reviewed 8 October 2018 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
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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
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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