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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“malay curry” (17 reviews)
“tequila chicken” (11 reviews)
“pasta” (54 reviews)
Open Now
07:15 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This casual, cozy restaurant was recommended to us by locals and we really enjoyed our tasty dinner. On a Saturday night we sat outside on the front porch and had a fun street view that occasionally included entertaining street performers. Great place!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Terri A
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there Terri! ______________________________________________________________________ It was so great to see your post here, thank you! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that YOU love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Such a cosy, warm, friendly little place. The hospitality was top notch. The food was honestly to die for - cajun chicken salad, crispy ciabatta, dukkah, basil pesto, and then the desserts.... say no more!!! 100%+ Will be back!!!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JayneCan
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Jayne! ______________________________________________________________________ So nice to see your post on Tripadvisor! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that YOU love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our burgers were affordable & delicious. The service & venue experience was great! Keep up the good work!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ADSaaiman
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good day Mr Saaiman! ______________________________________________________________________ Thank you. So nice to hear from you on Tripadvisor! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that YOU love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was comforting and the waitstaff was efficient and friendly. It's a great small spot to get a view of the people in Stellenbosch.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tc917
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good day to you! ______________________________________________________________________ So nice to hear from you on Tripadvisor! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that YOU love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little restaurant with Jazz-related interior. We had a burger and dessert which were really yummy. Great option for vegetarians. Service was very friendly. Definitely a recommendation.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jan B
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Jan! ______________________________________________________________________ So nice to hear from you on our Tripadvisor page, thank you! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent meal, friendly staff, great place to feel the world go by. A must visit when in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 290 558
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for the great review and your kind words! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place, full of ambiance, terrific food. Very good wine too. Great location in Stellenbosch. Friendly service by Robin - thank you! We’ll come back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1or2YoungSwedes
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for the great review and your kind words! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Truly one of the best things in Stellenbosch, my standard date night treat and a hidden gem. This is truly one of my favourite places in Stellenbosch. Cosy setting, great prices and amazing foodMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DavidC20122
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello David! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for the great review and your kind words! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small and intimate restaurant in the centre of Stellenbosch. Great food, atmosphere and valueMore

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andrewmallas
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Andrew! ______________________________________________________________________ Thank you for the compact and fabulous review! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels!...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular Stellenbosch venue, always busy with locals and visitors. Great range of food and drink, friendly service. Booking advised specially for the evening.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter_guest
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Peter! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for reviewing us online! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe travels! ______________________________________________________________________ Rico Wessels

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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