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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 14 September 2018

Experiencing the Stellenbosch vibe of Dorp Street, whilst enjoying some family time with excellent food and friendly service by Natalie. The steak, burger and pasta were all delicious. As 'regulars' we also enjoy a Saturday morning breakfast. Looking forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Compass815240
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Andreas ______________________________________________________________________ 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 14 September 2018 via mobile

The food is good and waiters friendly. Probably the best burgers in town with crispy fries. Would recommend anytime.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nico O
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Nico ______________________________________________________________________ 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 13 September 2018 via mobile

Great food and my waiter James was very nice and efficient - I Highly recommend Basic Bistro for a great evening filled with fun and great food!More

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

Hi Jodie ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for this, really great to see your comments here, 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...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

I went for lunch the other day and ordered a Pulled pork curry and it was probably one of my favourite meals i've had in a while. My waitress, Lydie, gave great service and was very nice. Basic is definitely one of my favourite restaurants...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Roam814942
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi James ______________________________________________________________________ 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 13 September 2018 via mobile

We go as a few friends twice a week for Breakfast and visit often for coffee or other meals in between- our true local for locals - it is a comfortable space with great people serving - Lydie and Elbe make the experience more special...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travellingpete6
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi there! ______________________________________________________________________ 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 13 September 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Thank you Lydie for the fantastic service! Warm atmosphere and good coffee .More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank edwins47
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Hi Edwin ______________________________________________________________________ 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 12 September 2018 via mobile

Had an great time there under the wonderfull heaters outside in this magical Stellenbosch. Food is delicious and service is the best with Elbe, our waitress... 🙂

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank peterlambert2018
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Peter ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for this! ______________________________________________________________________ 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 12 September 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Good food,lekker vibe and good prices.Elbe was our server and she was excellent. Thank you 😊More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nikkilouiseliebe2018
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Nikki ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much, will pass the message on to Elbe! ______________________________________________________________________ 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!...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

We come for lunch at least once a week, and they never disappoint! Quality ingredients, abundant portions, fresh flavors! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Guide814746
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Nadia ______________________________________________________________________ So cool to to see your review here! ______________________________________________________________________ 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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Had yet another wonderful experience. Best food in Church street. Thanks to team Liddie and Belinda.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HennieB158
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Hennie ______________________________________________________________________ Overjoyed that you come here so often and reviewed us here 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...More

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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, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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