We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Nearly Excellent”
Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #9 of 94 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Dutch
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We enjoyed a very pleasant dinner at Le Bon Vivant. Service was very friendly and the menu imaginative. Presentation of the food was excellent. Unfortunately the standard of cooking did not quite match what we had enjoyed elsewhere in Franschhoek and Constantia. The Springbok was slightly overdone and tougher than expected - had a feeling maybe this plates were left under a heat lamp just a bit too long before being served up. But would happily recommend and try again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Baronsboy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,601)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

776 - 780 of 1,601 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2014

We had dinner at Le Bon Vivant and the food was excellent and well presented. On the downside the service was very slow and it took nearly 3 hours for a starter, main and dessert. A good address overall.

Thank new_world_travellers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 April 2014

We have been going to The Bon Vivant for lunch and dinner for many years now and Pierre and his team keep surprising us. The variety of dishes and their presentation are consistently topnotch and even after his favorite soccer team in The Netherlands kept losing game after game Pierre managed to maintain his high standard and good spirits. Even though the service seems slow at times we really enjoy the slower pace, for us nothing is worse than being served one dish straight after the other and be out of the door in one hour. Because one of us cannot have any of Pierre's deliciously rich desserts we asked for a plate of fresh fruit and got served the most wonderfully made up plate of fruit we have ever encountered anywhere, bravo Pierre, we'll be back!!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank AC-Crew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic evening with another couple. The food was excellent, perfectly prepared as requested. For starters we all had the the 'starter platter' which consisted of a small sample of every starter dish. Steak and Samon were our respective mains and these were delicious. Desert was equally good.
Unfortunately the waitress didn't know the menu at all which made it difficult to make an informed selection.

Thank Roberts-Candice
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 April 2014

A return visit for us after three years and the standards were as high as ever. The staff were friendly and helpful and the menu and cuisine were excellent. Congratulations to Pierre and the team!

Thank John T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Le Bon Vivant also viewed

Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 
Franschhoek, Western Cape
Franschhoek, Western Cape
 

Been to Le Bon Vivant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing