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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
12:00 - 23:00
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Wallace, North Carolina
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139 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here after playing golf at Pearl Valley. Walking the town was a nice experience and I wish we had allowed more time to visit. The food here was excellent. I had Springbok and the preparation was very tasty. But my best recollection of Le Bon Vivant was the dessert. It was a souffle' that was out of this... More 

Thank daz1249
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb food. We got the 5 course menu including matching wines. Good waiter who told about the food and wine very enthusiastic.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant with a great ambience. Staff attentive and knowledgeable. We did book a few nights before we wanted to go but had been advised to do so by some friends who had recommended it. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank A D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is undoubtedly one of SA's best restaurants. Pierre is a gifted master and very talented Chef. His food is beautifully presented. The tastes and textures are great. Service is good, attentive but not intrusive. Thank you Pierre and team for yet another awesome evening.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner over the Easter weekend and really enjoyed the interesting menu, with plates of food that were all beautifully presented. The combination starters and combination desserts are really recommended, each plate containing a little bit of everything on offer. The wine list was also interesting with mainly Franschhoek wines, but also some lovely wines from a garagiste winemaker... More 

Thank Philip R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just been to this restaurant to try & get a table for 4 the restaurant was nearly empty & the head waiter had the brass neck to say that it was full we certainly will not be going back to give them our business

Thank John S
Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently located just off the main street in Franschhoek this restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating in a nice setting. We opted for the Surprise 5 course menu with wine pairing, and the surprise was definitely a pleasant one. Everything was beautifully created and portions well adjusted so that there was room enough to enjoy the dessert. Very good... More 

Thank Birgitte E
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

another visit at Bon Vivant. Consistent quality of food, excellent smiling service. Really a place to visit

Thank Philippe V
Alresford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, but the evening was spoilt by the incessant questioning by various members of staff as to how much we were enjoying it. In fact, by the end of our meal, I wanted to scream!

Thank Jill P
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every dish we had looked like a work of art - so much attention to detail! Food was very tasty - my only let down was that I wished I ordered the lamb dish my partner had as that was delicious! What was also lovely was that the chef came out to say hello and to wish us a good... More 

Thank Kelly S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?