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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%
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CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

good Service - good Food - affordable Price - central in the City Centre - small Restaurant with some tables outside Make a Reservation!More

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

Hello Stefan! ______________________________________________________________________ Such a short and sweet review, 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 regards and safe travels!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been trying to get a table at Basic Bistro for two weeks on a walk in basis and today was my lucky night. The restaurant is small inside with cosy interesting decor and a lovely small outside patio. I tried the most fabulous sloooooowwww cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kimfT2156UX
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Kim! ______________________________________________________________________ What a great review thank you! ______________________________________________________________________ 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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I found this little place by chance walking on the vibrant Church Street. They were fully booked but they made room for us! My wife enjoys vegetarian meals and they had a delightful menu purely for vegans and vegetarians. We were served...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MatthewW3737
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Matthew! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks very much, it is so nice to hear from you on our our TripAdvisor page! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon,...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

Our lunch-time stop to meet with a friend at Basic Bistro was a good choice. The service was friendly and quick and the food very good.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wim V
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Wim! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks very much, it is so nice to hear from you on our our TripAdvisor page! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon!...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Wanted to have a snack downtown Stellenbosch after a round of golf. The bistro was already pretty packed and we had no reservation but we got a very friendly welcome. Instantly we got a table for 4 persons. Food was good but the atmosphere and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jens_diersen
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks for the great review Jens!

Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely meal with great taste, complemented with a very friendly waiter, Danielle. She is such a heart-warming person, welcoming to the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Excursion46919142478
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! Rico

Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had a very tasty breakfast of French toast with bacon and banana. Would recommend. The location is great and very welcoming

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elmarieg2014
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thanks for the great review Elmarie!

Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Really good food, reasonably priced, really great service! A real gem in the heart of stellenbosch A rare findMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LouiseC4049
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hello Louise! ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks very much, it is so nice to hear from you on our our TripAdvisor page! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon!...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We booked in as a table of 8 and received very good service - waiter happy to explain menu items and cope with one person changing their order.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank csptraveller
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Hello Traveler! ______________________________________________________________________ It is so nice to hear from you on our our TripAdvisor page! Thank you! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon! ______________________________________________________________________...More

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We were inside, which was good on a hot night. We had the carved steak which was nice - although it had a mound of fat around it. Chocolate avocado mouse was nice but not sure why you would put squirty cream on top. Wine...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AGMStAlbans
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Good day So sorry to hear about your experience! I will investigate the steak, mousse and service issue immediately and make the necessary changes. Please send us an email, we would like to invite you back! info@basicbistro.co.za Best 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, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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