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“Do the wine tasting with lunch”
Review of Rendezvous Bistro - CLOSED

Rendezvous Bistro
Price range: US$0 - US$400
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Our Fine Wine and Food Experience triggers all your senses! We spoil you with eight tastes of our best wines together with tastes of six specially-created, matching dishes presented on our renowned Tasting Palette. Guests are then invited to select one of the pairings from this “live menu” as their main course. Seating is available inside or under the Oak tree in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. Booking is essential
Reviewed 16 February 2014

After the Japanese disaster that was Okama, Bon Vivant do a much better job. The setting is marvellous and the winery is our favourite anyway. On two occasions we had the tasting with the food, which is a nice way to do it.

The spicy dishes are better than the bland risottos, but the wines remain the stars of the show.

Thank SeanIlkley
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

The Tripadvisor listing is very confusing, Le Bon Vivant has nothing to do with the previous Okamai, these reviews should be ignored. We have been 3x for lunch now to Le Bon Vivant at Glenwood. The menu is very nice, there are tiny portions, small portions, and normal main course portions. The prawn lasagne is very tasty, the crab wontons as well. Nice thing is that you can do wine tasting with or just before your food. Views are amazing, very quiet as well. The road is very narrow so no chances of seeing big busses with loads of tourists there.

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1  Thank Choccywoccydooda
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Although Glenwood is a lovely little winery with exquisite wines, the new Bon Vivant branch here was a big disappointment. We've never been a big fan of their main restaurant in Franschhoek (for the same reason as in the title of this review) but the @Glenwood was kind of presented as being slightly more relaxed, so we had hopes for a nice lunch. But the Crab Won Ton had zero crab taste, the Salmon Fish Cake was big and boring with a Sauce Hollandaise with no taste. Finally we ordered a Duck Salad in an attempt to save the day, which was kind of ok but also lacking the wow. Where was the chilli that was supposed to be there? For us to come back they should pay more attention to taste and less to fancy presentation!

1  Thank C-and-T-swallows
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Made reservation as we could not get in to Le Quartier Francais. Glad we did. Very nice dining room. Service was well paced, attentive but relaxed which fits the mood of the restaurant. The starters and appetizers were excellent - particularly the duck and the springbok. Presentation very good. Nice selection of wine with a heavy emphasis on Franshhoek which is nice to see. Dessert platter was a bit mixed but had some nice elements to it. Would certainly make sure we went back next time in Franshhoek.

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Thank Neil G
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

As a regular visitor to Franschhoek it is always a pleasure to discover something new.
The views are to die for ! And yes it may not be the fastest service when they are busy ,but who needs to rush whilst on holiday ! Enjoy the view the great food and delightful wines .the staff are a credit to Le Bon Vivant .

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Thank flygoose
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