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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 1 week ago

Ok, we were in a large group, spread over three tables, but the kitchen and waiting staff failed to take account of this and sent dishes out by what had been ordered, instead of by table. Consequently some at our table of six were served...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food which is well presented. Central town location. Good sugestion for wine to accompany our meals. Pleasant ambiance.

Thank Buncrew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited 12 months ago we just had to return here and it was well worth it. This time we were lucky it was a warm, still evening so we could sit outside on the attractive stoep. As before we went for the 5 course...More

Thank mabel98
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked down a side street in the centre of Franschhoek. We literally stumbled across it while looking for somewhere to have dinner,without having booked. The staff were so friendly and helpful and found us a table immediately. The ambience is great. Food very very good,...More

Thank LGPL M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the surprise menu and was happily surprised! Wonderful tour of the menu selected by the chef and well look d after on service. Would definitely recommend this please. Not the top of my SA lost but I think a safe choice that will...More

Thank rsavage009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for a treat evening and what a treat it was! For the professional, friendly and attentive service, to the presentation of each dish, to the exquisite flavors of each dish. The combination of starters did it disappoint, the lamb was full of flavour,...More

Thank vixstroud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt the best restaurant in Franschhoek in our opinion. Over the last 4 years we have eaten here 5 times and we have never been disappointed. The menus are always imaginative and the flavours are superb. Great care goes into each dish and the...More

Thank james t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met friends here for dinner....didn't have any expectations...and were very pleasantly surprised!!!.....Nice ambieance.....very capable and friendly staff....and the food was fabulous.....from the simple Bitterballen to the amazing springbok shank with croquettes....very, very tasty

Thank osdoerr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Le Bon Vivant has been one our our favourite restaurants in Franschoek, we always make sure we have a reservation as it can be very busy, especially on the weekends. The style of the food offering is different, it's excellent in all respects, and it...More

Thank Guernseylink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No words. Go there. Enjoy. Try the suprise menu with wine, it is worth the price for sure. Sit outside if possible.

Thank hanss500
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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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