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Basic Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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About
Basic Bistro is cosy restaurant right in the heart of Stellenbosch. We have been making locals and strangers feel at home for many years, with a dedicated focus on using quality ingredients to prepare all meals while setting a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for our guests. We focus on creating Gourmet Burgers, Bountiful Pasta Dishes, Flavoursome Lamb Curry, Matured Steak and Espresso Based Coffees of International Standard. We also pride ourselves in a finely selected and intimate wine list that ranges from 'Easy Drinking' to 'Connoisseur Wines'. Cool down with a White Wine Cocktail, Iced Coffee or Real Fruit Pulp Milkshake topped with whipped cream. Or perhaps calm down with a pot of High
PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
African, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food and staff are fantastic. The prices are so good and you get more than enough on your plate. Eating at Basic Bistro is like having a meal at home..... You leave the table feeling satisfied and happy. Julian, thank you for treating us...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank noramari
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Nora-Mari ______________________________________________________________________ So cool to hear from you. Thanks so much for your fab review! ______________________________________________________________________ We love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great little restaurant with tables inside and out. Is it 'basic'? Definitely not! A good choice of starters and main meals, food is to a high standard with generous portions, how can you call this 'basic'? The service staff were friendly and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank keithY651
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Keith ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for your fab review! Much appreciated! ______________________________________________________________________ We love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to this restaurant. Food never disappoints and service always good. My favorite restaurant to have a burger.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rinac808
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there ______________________________________________________________________ So cool to hear from you. Thanks so much for your fab review! ______________________________________________________________________ We love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious iced coffee, friendly service. Unfortunately a very limited variety for vegans and vegetarians on the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Julian G
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi there ______________________________________________________________________ So cool to hear from you. Thanks so much for your fab review! ______________________________________________________________________ We are working on our vegan menu as we speak... watch this space! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like my title suggests, there is nothing basic about Basic Bistro. Nestled alongside the Church street they offer delicious meals. Be sure to try their breakfast!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PeterPentz
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for your fab review! ______________________________________________________________________ Really happy that you enjoyed it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is outstanding. The service is so good. The food is out of this world....is the pork shoulder curry proper barbecue or curry...who cares because it’s amazing! The starter soup was delicious and the dessert was fabulous! The wine list is great and regional...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Aroundtheworld03
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks for the review! Much appreciated! ______________________________________________________________________ Really love that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best spots in Stellenbosch. Worth the visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Lydie and George gave some excellent service. This place makes you feel at home.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank daneel71
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Daneel ______________________________________________________________________ So cool to hear from you on TripAdvisor, thanks! ______________________________________________________________________ Really happy that you enjoyed it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went because of the TripAdvisor reviews but the menu was pretty average. 50 minutes after arriving we were starving and asked where our food was. Literally 30 seconds later our food came out. Our meals had clearly been sitting under a grill for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank just_me_314
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks for the review! ______________________________________________________________________ I have addressed this issue with the waiters and owner - we are also having a full staff meeting regarding this to make sure it never happens again! Please email me I would like to invite you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here twice after my hotel recommended it to me. I first tried a curry, then treated myself to a steak the second time around. Both were delicious, and Elby and Rania were friendly, helpful and very professional!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RHR1507
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks for the review! ______________________________________________________________________ Really happy that you enjoyed it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for supper, sat inside on a warm night and didn't think the aircon was working? The menu is basic bistro (pasta, burgers, salads, curries etc) and the prices are reasonable. However the greek salad was served in a hot bowl to so the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Colleen D
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Colleen ______________________________________________________________________ Thank you for bringing this to our attention on TripAdvisor. ______________________________________________________________________ Your comments were taken to heart and an investigation is starting today, seeing that those are some of our top sellers our locals love! Maybe our kitchen had an off day...More

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