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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

This is the 4th time in 8 years we have revisited Franschoek and each time we have visited Bon Vivant. This was the best yet and no meal in Franschoek has been as beautifully crafted as the one we’ve eaten tonight. I’ve never been offered...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had made a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. We opted for the a la carte menu rather than take a chance with the chef's five course surprise menu, though no doubt that would have been very good. The food served...More

Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on TA reviews we had high hopes and not disappointed Friendly welcome, small but really interesting menu and great wine list. Bread, appetiser and starter excellent. Really tasty and presentation! Then the world stopped! Waited about 45 minutes for the main course to arrive...More

Thank MickDWinchesterUK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 6 years of regularly holidaying in Franschhoek this is still my favourite restaurant! Food is amazing, beautifully presented. Excellent service, always good ambience. Looking forward to returning!

Thank C4610THdonnad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to Franschhoek almost annually and will always book well in advance to make sure we can get in. We have eaten there once this trip and are looking forward to our second booking before we return to the UK. Wonderful food in a...More

Thank Trusler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't normally review here... I always think I should when I have great service, then forget. This is different. I'm reviewing because I was bitterly disappointed in the service and think others should be informed. My husband and I arrived early, as they were...More

1  Thank YRPLisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here before and again we had a superb meal in a lovely romantic ambiance. The menu, food and service was excellent. Highly recommended and we will visit again

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Franschhoek several times before and never been to Le Bon before, so it was a surprise and a great choice. Beautiful garden and on a warm night just the place to sit, we went early and had the choice of tables,...More

Thank Peterhug27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Le Bon Vivant based on concierge recommendation, was a good choice. On the positive side I would mention the rapid and very friendly service. What stands out is the dish presentation which is modern, colourful and appealing to eye as much as the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there, very good food, best Springbok steak I've ever had.Well worth a visit but must book weeks in advance.

Thank Ian R
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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
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
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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