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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
Food
Service
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We booked a table at Basic Bistro and weren’t disappointed. The food was good and the service excellent - would recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chrishF5450VO
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hello Chris! ______________________________________________________________________ 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! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We ordered 2 beef curries and were really disappointed that there was hardly any meat. Little bits only. We brought this to the attention of the waitress and she promised free coffee! Huh? We didn’t have a proper main course!!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BrianS992
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

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: - curry lacked...More

Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Great little place. Was booked out when I enquired but managed to squeeze in a little later. Had the Malay curry and chocolate mousse for dessert. Both delicious. Great craft beer and great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank garry4366
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Hi Garry Thanks so much for your review! We are glad you loved it here at Basic and we hope to see you again soon! Cosy regards and safe travels! Rico

Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

There’s a reason they’re always busy! Hard to get a bad meal here. We ate here twice and tried something from every section of the menu. The butternut soup and the Malay curries are standouts and the sandwiches are similarly excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tonye822
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Hello Tony! ______________________________________________________________________ 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! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe...More

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Just spent a week in Stellenbosch and was looking for a small, intimate restuarant. The decor is delightfully antique. The menu covers all food types steaks, curries, pastas, burgers and salads. I had a chicken, olive and mushroom pasta and my daughter had a Thai...More

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

Hello Vicciks! ______________________________________________________________________ Thank you for reviewing us on TripAdvisor! ______________________________________________________________________ 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 3 October 2018

We had a great lunch at Basic Bistro. Friendly service and great food. A special thanks to Lydie the friendly swiss gal, made us feel part of the family during our lunch. If you are in luck you could meet the little man with the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank WorldTraveller_77X
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Good day to you! ______________________________________________________________________ So great to hear from you on our TripAdvisor page, thank you! Will pass on the kind messages! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with...More

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across basic bistro, as we were visiting Stellenbosch on a monday, so many restaurants were closed. It looks very cosy both inside and outside so we decided to try this one. Very good choise, both the curry and the Italian melted aubergine were...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank annakamphorst
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Hi Anna ______________________________________________________________________ So great 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 dine with you again very soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and...More

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Had to make a reservation the day before, as this place gets packed in the evening. I can see why. The food was really awesome and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Brought a wine we bought in a local shop and the corkage...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SnTinEU
Rico W, Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hi ! Thanks for your review. It is greatly appreciated !! We are looking forward to your next visit. !! Thanks from The Basic Team !!

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Popped in for lunch. Went by a few times before and noticed it was always busy. A good sign. Cosy interior, had a lovely chicken Malay curry, very flavoursome, not too piquant and tempered with Greek yoghurt. Missus had a tasty pulled pork curry with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank danielbalkwill
Rico W, Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hi ! Thanks for your review !! It is appreciated !! We the Basic team are very happy that you had such a great experience !!! The Chocolate Cake really makes our customers happy.!!!

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

My partner and I popped in for dinner (be sure to make a reservation) and we're warmly welcomed and seated. Charming and on the road giving you a feel like you are not quite in the country! Delicious, well priced menu with lovely staff. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Macayla B
Rico W, Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

We at Basic thank you for your review and your support at our shop. It really means a lot to us. Thanks the Basic Team.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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