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Le Bon Vivant

Fine Dining Seafood Vegan Friendly Vegetarian Friendly
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Fireplace

Set in a converted house in central Franschhoek, the atmosphere at Le Bon Vivant is homely and relaxed, while reminiscent of contemporary French restaurants. The glass wall allows you to see Pierre Hendriks and his team at work. Tables are also available in the shaded garden next to the restaurant for lunch and dinner on warm summer evenings.

Reviews (43)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.7
Value 4.5
Service 4.7
Ambience 4.5
  • Julie T. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 29 Mar 20
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It tasted as good as it looked. All the staff were very friendly. We eat outside which was lovely. Would highly recommend

  • Ivo O. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Mar 20
    Perfect !

  • Karina R. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 23 Mar 20
    We are from Germany and visited the restaurant last time in 2013. We were looking forward to have a dinner plus wine again here as we really appreciated it the last time. Unfortunately due to Corona or rather the strange governmental regulations no alcohol is allowed after 1 p.m. which is a petty if you have a more course dinner. This and the fact that there were only 8 couples in the restaurant did. allow to make it a special moment for us. This is of course not a fault of the restaurant which from the food quality is still excellent. We will in any case visit La Bon Vivant next time again.

  • Mark L. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 22 Mar 20
    Stunning evening spent with my wife for her birthday, under corona conditions the staff still made it very special.

  • Martin K. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 20 Mar 20
    We visit Le Bon Vivant everytime we visit Franschoek. The chef's surprise menu with wine pairing is fantastic, great food, quality and a good amount. Lovely place, food and staff

  • Gair S. Dined: 2 months ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 4.0
    Ambience 3.0
  • Douglas C. Dined: 2 months ago
    3.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 1.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Sat 14 Mar 20
    Superbly prepared and presented food. The last “true” chef-patron in the Franschhoek valley and it shows in the excellence of the restaurant.

  • Mike E. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Fri 13 Mar 20
    Brilliant meal. Totally unique

  • Raymond R. Dined: 2 months ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 12 Mar 20
    We were well-served, well-fed and totally impressed with the beautiful presentation of each dish. In spite of the load shedding, the cozy ambiance with candlelight was memorable. We tried to meet personally and give our compliments to the creative Dutch chef but he had just left to take his parents to the airport. Highly recommend this restaurant. Family Rogers, Geneva, Seitzetlanf

  • Gary & Shelley B. Dined: 2 months ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 11 Mar 20
    Outstanding dinner especially the Franschhoek trout. Service was a bit too slow.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Tuesday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Friday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Saturday 12h00 - 22h00
  • Sunday 12h00 - 22h00
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