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La Rochelle Street | 22 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2717
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 23:00
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place with outside terrace, unfortunately due to the windy weather we ate inside. The Springbok and fish dishes were really good but the selection of starters and shared deserts stole the show. Our waiter was excellent and gave us lots of information about there wines, which throughly enjoyed.

Thank Carol W
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant lives up to its reputation as one of the finest in South Africa. We had a splendid lunch - all the dishes beautifully presented and served in a relaxing atmosphere on a terrace shaded from the midday sun. Thoroughly recommended and best to book.

Thank Vivien G
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the tasting menu along with the suggested wines. All the courses were good but my hi light was springbok which I had not eaten before. It was so tender and tasty. The glasses of wine were very generous; fortunately we were not driving!

Thank AnnCo26
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119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is in the middle of Franschoek. It is small one but really really want to deliver the best of the best. They do not always do that but I just love them for trying. We had a tasting menu with 5 courses. Three of those were absolutely amazing. One was ok, and one not so good. Give it... More 

Thank Bootsyfan
Elstree, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our South African friends and is not to be missed. Portions are large so would recommend sharing a starter and leaving room for dessert.

Thank kennethk939
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on our first day in South Africa. Excellent food could recommend the lamb and steak steak. The chef was knowledgeable about mygkutenfree diet. Food was excellent as was the wine. Thank all the staff for a very good start the our holidays. Food was very reasonably priced too

Thank Sue K
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a superb dinner here and would really recommend it to anyone who likes good food well presented and served. We went to 5 other restaurants and this was our favourite.

Thank richb1232015
Kansas City
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379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First, book well in advance as this is a popular place. We ordered 2 glasses of champagne to go with our oyster starter. The champagne was barely chilled at all. We asked our server about it and she offered to bring us 2 fresh glasses which fixed that problem. The oysters were good but the only Tabasco sauce they had... More 

Thank dixiepeach
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So it's a Monday....I know! Tasting menu was lovely and oh so reasonable. The weather was a bit windy so we sat inside but had our puds(cheesecake and sorbet in case you were wondering) outside. Delish

Thank Michelle B
London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We couldn't get in here last year and so I booked ages ahead for out recent visit. Le Bon Vivant is an unpretentious place. It just serves excellent food. I think it is right to rate it in the top echelon of Franchhoek eateries. Go there. You can't be disappointed.

Thank Casata2014

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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, French, 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, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?