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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

The best good, service, and ambiance in Franschhoek. The two course menu was superb and excellent value for money - we both had the tuna tartare starter and my wife the had the line fish and I had the venison. All the dishes looked beautiful...and tasted wonderful. After these, we couldn't resist the souffle dessert with glasses of a lovely dessert wine - a perfect finish to the meal. The wines we had with the first two couses weren't cheap but they were very high quality and good value for money. It was great to finally meet Pierre Hendriks after our meal and to be able to thank him for so many memorable meals through the past 10 years.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 6 March 2022

An excellent find! From the outside so unassuming but don't be fooled. The food was just wonderful and so artistically presented. The staff were lovely and the price so reasonable. Unfortunately we were not in Franschhoek long enough to visit for a second meal. Definitely...our loss!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 March 2022 via mobile

We stopped here on a whim on the way home to our hotel. We were given a very warm welcome despite the fact we just wanted a very light supper. Very friendly team, lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Incredible value. Glad we stopped by!

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 22 February 2022

We ate in Le Bon Vivant last night. The outside tables were full, but they managed very well with all the diners. I had the soup three ways, which was delicious and very different. I then had the Crayfish and calamari. A great evening with...some lovely Viognier wine.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

A Franschhoek treasure! So happy to see it thriving as Covid recedes. The quality of food is still second to none and served by a slick team of waitresses. All our choices were outstanding from the freshest oysters to start, onwards. But the dishes that...really stood out were the bouillabaisse (de-constructed) and the desert board selection (including an orange soufflé that was unbelievable). For a premium class meal, I rate it as the best value for money in the town.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 27 December 2021

It is nice to see the chef preparing the dishes behind the glass wall and we can see how passionate he is and also very friendly he is with his staff. Refined food of good quality. They have 2-course and 3-course menus which are good...value for money.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 17 December 2021

Great place to have dinner, the best in Franschhoek. Very friendly staff. We will be back next year, or every time we will be in Franschhoek.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 23 November 2021

We loved the food here, great value for money and absolutely amazing flavours. It was a nice evening so we sat in the garden. A special thanks to Silvia our waitress for making us feel at home.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

We sat in the courtyard for dinner. Good was fantastic, great wine list and the staff very good. This was our first visit but we will be back. Crayfish and sweetbreads!

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 12 November 2021

Truly this is one of the best meals I had during the month we spent in South Africa. I would give it 5 stars if I didn't have to have things taken back that I can't eat. I told them I'm gluten-intolerant, and need a...gluten-free meal, and I was told it would not be a problem. My gf bread was brought on a tray in a pile of other breads...directly against them which I can't do. The next dish was brought with soy sauce on it. I asked if it were gf soy sauce, which resulted in that being replaced as well. The waiter, continued to work with me, and listed all the ingredients for me, so that I could continue to be aware of potential problems. The returns made the meal much slower. However, did I mention this was an amazing meal? The flavors were wonderful, and dessert exceptional! I loved this meal. Would have loved it more if it hadn't been necessary to be concerned.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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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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Le Bon Vivant Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5