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Le Bon Vivant

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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (35 reviews)
“tasting menu” (74 reviews)
“lamb” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The service at this venue was outstanding! The food made the experience memorable and the restaurant was able to cater for vegetarians in our group with skipping a beat. Fine Dining which was not always perfect, but certainly great.

Thank qitraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you go to this restaurant, you have to go for the tasting menu with wine pairings. Well worth the money with 5 courses and 5 wines. The staff are lovely and I really enjoyed the glass screen between the kitchen and restaurant. You WILL...More

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 6 days ago

It has a great atmosphere with the food to match.I found the deconstructed Paella quite a nice idea and especially assorted starter plate was worthwhile.

Thank hanns b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pierre is an amazingly creative chef. His food is visually breathtaking and is always delicious. We love to go to Le Bon Vivant in summer when the jacaranda is in bloom in the courtyard. One is always surprised by a complimentary tiny taste of a...More

Thank Robert and Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was at Le Bon Vivant with a group of 19 traveling in S.Africa. The food is spectacular, both in quality, presentation, portion size and flavors. Each dish was prepared with care and artistically offered. I had the vegetarian main dish and each bite was...More

Thank Rita P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In case Michelin is slow to shine here - I assign 4 Boer stars - will beat any M* hands down in food Top notch, well presented, delicate taste, finesse - all here Mouth watering taste, combinations - small portions (unlike SA) Wine was limp...More

Thank Aruni S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the surprise menu, including the wine pairing. This was really exceptionally good. The food was really a feast for the eyes and mouth. Can recommended this restaurant to anyone who appreciates good food and good service.

Thank EllenZ-dutch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked Le Bon Vivant for our first night in Franschhoek and it was everything we had hoped for. We took an outside table in the spacious courtyard. The ambience was calm, professional and sophisticated. We had a lovely Angel fish amuse bouche followed by...More

Thank RacingAl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and attentive staff. Initially I was a little disappointed - no vegan option for starter but when I asked for a salad, the chef whipped up the most magnificent garden veg salad with beautiful dressing! I opted for the (only) vegetarian main which was...More

Thank dontcallmelee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place in Franschhoek to have Springbok. We travel to Franschhoek quite regularly and Le Bon Vivant is one of the established places, which has great food to offer. This time I had the Springbok and it was marvellous. The starter portion was slightly too...More

Thank Alexandra G
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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
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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