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“A “Wow!” experience!”
Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #6 of 82 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 20
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Went there with my wife for my birthday, and it was just perfect. We let ourselves be carried by the “Chef’s choice “, which meant the chef will decide on multiple dishes and there was a wine pairing associated to each dish... amazing beautiful place and great service. 100% recommended!

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were three people and got to the place at 7pm. It was already quite full, so we were lucky to have had a reservation. There is an a la Carte menu, but you can also order the great 5-course menu.
It is quite expensive for South African standards, but of very high quality. You can even look into the kitchen and watch the cooking happen.

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Thank Theresa J
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The five of us all opted for the surprise menu and could not fault it! From beginning to end it was a feast for the eyes and palate. The staff are friendly and well informed about the dishes they serve. The atmosphere is warm and elegant, yet not pretentious.

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Thank Werner N
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Having eaten at Le Bon Vivant 3 years ago on our last visit to Franschhoek and declared it the best meal of our whole holiday, it was the first place we booked for our return trip.

It was just as wonderful second time around, and remains one of our most favourite places to eat. Once again I had the chef's surprise menu with wine flight, which was fantastic value, and my wife chose from the a la carte. There wasn't a disappointing dish among any of them and we didn't want the evening to end.

Pierre came to chat with us and seemed genuinely thrilled to hear how much we loved everything about this restaurant. The service is superb, the atmosphere warm and welcoming, and the food flawless.

We both agreed that, despite having this time eaten at some of the finest restaurants Cape Town has to offer, this still ranked as our (joint) number one favorite. Many many thanks for another wonderful evening.

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Thank mb1605
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Our hotel concierge recommended Le Bon Vivant and we really enjoyed dining there. The atmosphere is low key and warm, the service is polite and unobtrusive and the menu is simple and sophisticated. It is exactly the type of food we adore - seasonal produce prepared by a chef who is obviously passionate about flavour and quality. My only criticism is that the dessert tasting platter is supersized and we found it too much of a sugar overload. An edited selection would be preferable, or petit four sized portions. Le Bon Vivant had not been on our radar, it was our first visit to South Africa and we'd spent a big week dining out in Capetown and the wine region, but it was far and away our favourite restaurant and we were so glad our concierge recommended!

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Thank Maria L
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