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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“malay curry” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
African, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

A pleasant little restaurant located in the historic heart of Stellenbosch. Visit here quite regularly. Do wait to be seated however, to be sure that the staff are aware of your presence; I see this issue has appeared in one review. Otherwise very cosy and...More

Thank MikeDCJ
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much Mike! ___ We appreciate your fab review and we hope to see you again very soon! ___ 'Wait to be seated' is important to us because once we have seated customers, we like to give them some special love and attention before...More

Reviewed yesterday

My family and I go there every Sunday morning, great coffee and brilliant breakfasts. It's warm and cosy, friendly staff and delicious food!

Thank staceyvk101
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much Stacey! ________________________________________________________________________________________ We appreciate your fab review and we hope to see you again very soon! ___ Hope you have a glorious week! ___ Cosy regards ___ Rico ___

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Basic Bistro has everything a good restaurant should have, tasty quality food, warm atmosphere, excellent service and value for money. Their curries are always awesome.

Thank Braam J
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Braam! ___ We appreciate your fab review and we hope to see you again very soon! ___ Hope you have a glorious week! ___ Cosy regards ___ Rico ___

Reviewed 3 days ago

Second time here. We booked on line, you do have to book if you want to eat here as it gets very busy. It's only a small place. We had a Chicken Tandoori skewer to share for starter. It was good but a little too...More

Thank Carol C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Carol ___ Thanks for the review! ___ In response to your key notes: Chocolate Cake, noted but cannot change the size at this stage, most of our customers loooooooove having this cake and to share it. ___ The chicken: already changed our chicken to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very cosy restaurant on Dorp Street, they are often full so recommend reserving in advance. The pastas are great and the service was friendly.

Thank _Hanne_M77
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi ___ We at Basic extend our sincerest gratitude for posting your online review here! ___ We appreciate your feedback and we hope to dine with you again very soon! ___ Cosy regards ___ Rico Wessels ___

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Family of 4 just visited this quaint little restaurant for lunch on a cold and wet day. Not greeted when we asked for a menu. As 2 of our party of four are over 6 feet tall we were conscious that we were obstructing the...More

Thank 40ish
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Good day Kindly send us your email address, we would like to find out what exactly happened, who the guilty waitress was and how we can remedy this dreadful situation. This was certainly a mistake and not standard treatment I assure you. Send to info@basicbistro.co.za...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A cosy, friendly restaurant serving comfort food and well priced quality wines. The outside tables can be a little chilly in winter, although blankets are provided. Best to book ahead and secure an inside table on cold days.

Thank GlenwoodDurban
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi We at Basic extend our sincerest gratitude for posting your online review here! We appreciate your feedback and we hope to dine with you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and on recommendation of the manager of our B&B we decided to go to this popular place, for which one has to make reservations as it is rather small. And cramped, as they try to fit in more tables...More

Thank 960maartenr
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day Firsty, I can totally understand how you feel... after being expectant of great meal at Basic. Thus we sincerely apologise for this and we assure you that this is not our standard. In repairing this blunder I discovered two things: - The coconut...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has fantastic meal options and at really resonable prices.It has great service the peolpe that work there are very friendly.😃👍👌🍴

Thank Phumza S
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi...! Thanks so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to write an online review for us. Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards, Rico

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An extremely cozy, comfortable little restaurant with a basic but variable menu. The chicken skewers are great and the crisps that accompany the dishes are a hit.

Thank Karin K
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi...! Thanks so much for the great review. We appreciate you taking the time to write an online review for us. Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards, Rico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:15 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:15 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:15 - 22:00
Thursday
07:15 - 22:00
Friday
07:15 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3629
  • E-mail
Description
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 Mountain Tea, produced by the tea experts at Nigiro. Have a romantic evening in the corner or invite your friends for a Burger and Craft beer - whatever you do, we hope to make you feel right at home.
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