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Le Bon Vivant Restaurant

La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“scallops” (36 reviews)
“tasting menu” (71 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

In a town where some restaurants are over-fussy Le Bon Vivant delivers quality food and excellent service without pretension. There are nice extra touches such as bread and tapenade and an amuse bouche. We ate a la carte rather than the tasting menu (which looked...More

Thank manorfarmnf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed the fairly easy-going atmosphere at this restaurant. Food and wine and service were all very good. One-course dinner and wine for two: USD62.

Thank Zippy22
Reviewed 2 July 2017

One of the best meals we have ever had anywhere in the world. Big call but well deserved. I am still dreaming about the desserts. A must if you are in the area and definitely a reason to go to Franschhoek.

Thank frog0101
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We stayed 2 nights in Frranschoek on our way down to the Garden Route from Capetown. Lots of restaurants to choose from. The second one we booked was style over substance and did not live up to our expectations. The first one Le Bon Vivant...More

Thank Simon R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had a fabulous lunch. The food was exquisite and service was faultless. Rather bizarrely we were the only people in the place at lunchtime and yet they were fully booked for that evening. Perhaps not being located on the main street of the town...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant, always a special treat. Keep up the great work, Le Bon Vivant! Love the coquets and all the fabulous flavours.

Thank hannahmostert
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Two couples of us spent almost a week visiting wineries and well in advance made selected dinner reservations. Our ninth trip to Franschhoek and their first. We started with dinner at Le Bon Vivant and had four other good dinners at highly thought of restaurants....More

2  Thank TxBamaEx
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very good food; you can see the kitchen through a glass window. Service was perfect. Certainly a place to recommend.

1  Thank Myriam C
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

We had a spectacular dinner with our family and the presentation was only outdone by the culinary delight! One of the best dinners ever! Can't wait to visit again!

1  Thank mcalpin11
Reviewed 30 May 2017

The staff at Le Bon Vivant are excellent to start off with. Our waitress was very attentive and our glasses were topped off frequently. The presentation of the food was not as I would have expected and if I have to be totally honest, I...More

Thank Jacques R
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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