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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” (73 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
“catfish” (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 1 May 2018 via mobile

We had the surprise menu, including the wine pairing. This was really exceptionally good. The food was really a feast for the eyes and mouth. Can recommended this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food and good service.

Thank EllenZ-dutch
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We booked Le Bon Vivant for our first night in Franschhoek and it was everything we had hoped for. We took an outside table in the spacious courtyard. The ambience was calm, professional and sophisticated. We had a lovely Angel fish amuse bouche followed by...More

Thank RacingAl
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff. Initially I was a little disappointed - no vegan option for starter but when I asked for a salad, the chef whipped up the most magnificent garden veg salad with beautiful dressing! I opted for the (only) vegetarian main which was...More

Thank dontcallmelee
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Best place in Franschhoek to have Springbok. We travel to Franschhoek quite regularly and Le Bon Vivant is one of the established places, which has great food to offer. This time I had the Springbok and it was marvellous. The starter portion was slightly too...More

Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting Bon Vivant in November last year,we returned this week. The choice of starter was very difficult and in the end we had a mixed plate between us. The tastes were fantastic and the presentation was as good as any of the one or...More

Thank james t
Reviewed 18 April 2018

A bit off the main road with easy parking, which might not sound like an amazing thing but our few days in Franschhoek taught us parking is a premium. Had a quiet dinner here and to be honest could not fault it, was an honest...More

Thank 333Cape
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We arrived mid lunch and where greeted by an awkward waiter. Lunch was average to be honest and having had some great meals in the town. Hard to match up. Wine list very good and I would think that this restaurant deserves a try

Thank GreatExplore456
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner with our three daughters and had the most amazing experience. We chose the taster menu and the food combinations were utterly to die for. The service was attentive and informative and it was the perfect end to our stay in...More

Thank David K
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This place is, along with Foliage, a must eat destination in Franschhoek. The food, wine and service are all excellent. The beef fillet was without doubt one of the best, if not the best piece of meat I have ever experienced. Good wine list too...More

Thank leslie1667
Reviewed 11 April 2018

From the very beginning this restaurant opened we had dinner almost every year. Over the years, this restaurant has become better and better. The dishes are still delicious. For us still one of the top restaurants in Franschhoek.

Thank sebregts
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18 September 2018|
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Response from ConstantTraveller77 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so but why not call them and ask?
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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