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“One of our best meals (among many good ones) this trip”
Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #5 of 79 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations
NE US
Level 6 Contributor
574 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“One of our best meals (among many good ones) this trip”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

This was the second time we had been here for dinner. The place was packed so best to reserve a table. The portions were large and delicious. I started with the tempura prawns the beef main course. My wife had the trio of soups followed by lamb. We will eat here again next time we are in the area.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Paarl, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The BEST!!!!”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Culinary entertainment at it's best! Garden of Eden flavour combinations. Immaculate presentation. Wine pairing perfect. Ambience and decor fun and entertaining. Had the fam over from Aus and had a feast/whale of a time they would certainly write home about twice!!

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England
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Stylish eating and surprises”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

There are lots of very nice restaurants in Franschhoek but what a lovely recommendation by a fellow visitor to the Tram Wine tour. The service was prompt and courteous and food really freshly prepared and a variation to their menu was effortlessly accommodate. Portions are very generous and beautifully presented ; a mini desert in place of the menu was a lovely surprise.

  • Visited April 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Highly recommended!”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We ate there last weekend and had a fantastic experience. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. My partner had the 5 course suprise menu with wine pairing, which was interesting and very tasty. I can recommend the prawn starter and pork main, the crackling is to die for! Service was efficient and friendly. Highly recommened.

  • Visited May 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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“Visual delights”
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

Le Bon Vivant it within walking distance of nearly everywhere in Franschhoek which explains why it is always busy. The food is presented beautifully which enhances the tastiness of the dishes even more. It is a good venue for summer and winter months- in summer you sit outside under the trees sipping a chilled Sauvignon Blanc and in winter you stay inside in the cosy wooden floor house with a cab. The steak and pork were great and the soups came in mini martini glasses- a feast for the eye. A favourite spot of locals and foreigners alike.

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