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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” (74 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a couple of meals in Franschoek and chose one to do here, at Le Bon Vivant, and it was here we realized that we could have a great meal for the fraction of the cost of what we had earlier in the week...More

Thank MaineEXPTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

The restaurant was recommend by our hotel and it was really great. We chose from the a la carte menu and everything we ate was top-class. The service was great too - friendly people who were very professional. A wonderful recommendation.

Thank Judi F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the tasting menu with wine, absolutely great. Impeccable service and lovely food with matching wines. Superb

Thank car0le61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend the 5 course Chef’s surprise menu with wine paring! Food is really delicious and high quality. Service is great and lovely to see the Chef and his staff so passionate about their job.

Thank neera2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Little bit quiet so a bit lacking in atmosphere ( however it was low season I suppose ) Other than that the place was perfect : good friendly service ,excellent food from a diverse and interesting menu, competitively priced A little tucked away , set...More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were always likely to struggle with this meal. My wife still recovering from a bad stomach and me fresh from the wine tram having experienced 19 different wines. So all credit to this restaurant for winning us over with very high quality food. The...More

Thank Barbet55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose the 5 course taster menu, one with wine and one without. First course was delicious and I was excited but everything went down hill from there. Second course was served on cold plates and was indeed stone cold and completely underwhelming. The next...More

Thank merryweather29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn't go back unless my choice was a tasting menu (now 500 rand+ compared to the website price). We had a main course each with a bottle of wine ( waitress originally bought us the wrong bottle and then seemed annoyed when we asked...More

Thank Sophie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended Le Bon Vivant for a special wine pairing Tasting menu. All 5 courses were beautifully presented, tasted wonderful and a great variety. Service was excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

Thank MaryBeth M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights in Franschhoek, dining out 1 of those nights. As it was Saturday night, all of the main street restaurants were booked. That certainly worked out for us, as we had our best meal of the holiday at Le Bon Vivant. I...More

Thank Mike F
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Tessa S
2 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
USD 15 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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