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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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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (76 reviews)
“soups” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Been there on numerous occasions and with friends Food always exciting and the Dutch Chef takes a lot if care and effort in preparing the food. I would say it is one, if not the best culinary experience’s in Franschhoek!

Thank peter c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Waitrons were efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. nice choice of seating inside, outside under cover or truly outside which is a boon given that the weather, particularly at this time of the year, can be very warm.

Thank 436gaving
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ohh Le Bon Vivant. Every time we eat with you the food is divine - tonight the quail in particular was a delight. The wine list is also fabulous. We can't give you less than 5 stars but can we give you one constructive suggestion?...More

1  Thank Gansyandd
Reviewed 4 days ago

An exquisite dining experience! Our meals were extraordinarily delicious and beautifully presented by a knowledgeable staff. The setting is charming and the wines recommenced perfectly paired with the food. Had we been in Franschhoek any longer than an overnight we would have returned to this...More

Thank NewJerseyNomad
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate at 3 restaurants in Franschhoek and you will see from the other two reviews it’s not been great. This was absolutely first class from start to finish. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about both the food and the wine. The food was just...More

Thank Coombe99
Reviewed 6 days ago

The surprise menu is the best in town. This chef is Michelin star worthy. Again had a great experience here.

Thank Myjo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This had been my favourite restaurant so far in Franschoek. You must book in advance. Unlike other restaurants they gave us a lovely table for two.

Thank 1goingonhols
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this restaurant weeks in advance but found it very disappointing. After being shown to our table and being asked if we wanted water, no-one came back, with the water or to take our order. Finally waving down a waitress who had passed by several...More

Thank GrannyMaz723
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to eating here. The food when it came was very good but the service was appalling. We were shown to a table and asked if we would like water, we said yes. We were given menus then sat waiting for...More

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on the recommandation of one of our fellow guests in the hotel, who considers Le Bon Vivant the best eatery in Franschhoek. Arriving with high expectations, we were (inevitably perhaps) disappointed. Our waiter took fifteen minutes to serve us anything at all or...More

Thank Jan Q
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Meals
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
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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