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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” (68 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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21 - 30 of 1,250 reviews

Reviewed 22 September 2017

Five years since we were last ate at Le Bon Vivant and its still impressing me with its individual menu, great service and warm surroundings. We visited on a chilly September evening and the log fire was very welcoming. Great to see the chef /...More

Thank Miles7000
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We had an amazing meal at Le Bon, the service setting food and wine top notch. The chef waves from the kitchen making you feel very much at home. Little treats keep coming, a selection of fresh breads with dips, a smoky cream appertiser, all...More

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had been recommended this restaurant and indeed it was a very good meal, but it wasn't quite in the exceptional bracket that we were expecting. One thing that the restaurant should note, the chairs are not comfortable with a ridge cutting into the back...More

Thank Jill121
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We visited in low season hence restaurant was not totally booked. Chef greets you with complimentary appetizer. Our meal was delicious and service was excellent as well. I had line fish of the day and my husband oysters and tuna. All dishes were fabulous.

Thank RBLfamily
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended by the manager at our hotel. I thought my meal was excellent. The cauliflower appetizer was delicious and unique. My spring bok entree was succulent and the best I've had. The problem was with my friends lamb which was tough...More

Thank gramma-Jill-S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Something seemed to be missing at this restaurant. The restaurant was close to empty the night we went and the service was indifferent. Despite the chef having a window into the restaurant the 2 main staff chatted over near the door rather than providing attentative...More

Thank Jacarandar
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We stayed at La Fontaine across the road from La Bon Vivant and saw this cool looking restaurant. My wife and son decided to go with the surprise tasting menu which was a five course meal chosen by the chef. It was a great way...More

Thank Nicolas P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

In a town where some restaurants are over-fussy Le Bon Vivant delivers quality food and excellent service without pretension. There are nice extra touches such as bread and tapenade and an amuse bouche. We ate a la carte rather than the tasting menu (which looked...More

Thank manorfarmnf
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the fairly easy-going atmosphere at this restaurant. Food and wine and service were all very good. One-course dinner and wine for two: USD62.

1  Thank Zippy22
Reviewed 2 July 2017

One of the best meals we have ever had anywhere in the world. Big call but well deserved. I am still dreaming about the desserts. A must if you are in the area and definitely a reason to go to Franschhoek.

Thank frog0101
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Questions & Answers
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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