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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 12 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent service here at Basic Bistro. Lydie, friendly as always, never fails to make me feel at home.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Traveler822360
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Johan ______________________________________________________________________ Very happy to see your review here on our 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 travels!...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Favourite spot in town! Great for breakfast and romantic dinners with your significant other. Ask for Lydie to be your waiter. Great service!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MarthinusH5
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Marthinus ______________________________________________________________________ We are so happy to see your review here on our 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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Consistently the best breakfast place in town. Been coming once a week the last two years. Thanks Lydie.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Relax814869
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Hi Johan ______________________________________________________________________ We are so happy to see your review here on our 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...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

I'd stay away from the Beef Curry - was a bit watered down and very fatty. Maybe should have gone for a burger or pasta. Calamari starter was great.More

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

Hi Ian ______________________________________________________________________ We have acted immediately and repaired the broken curry - the meat was indeed very fatty! ______________________________________________________________________ Our new batch is back to the standards our customers know... ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with you again very soon! ______________________________________________________________________ Cosy regards and safe...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I had a lovely meal, the Malay Beef curry, at Basic Bistro. They use beef shortrib which makes a lovely curry. The supervisor, Anna is very friendly and professional. I’ll certainly be back to this intimate restaurant with excellent food and service.More

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

Hi Travelbug! ______________________________________________________________________ We are so happy to see your review here on our page - we are particularly proud of that curry! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ Hope to dine with...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Met for sime friends for a breakfast... but ended up ordering wine and staying for lunch. The management was welcoming and helped some friends order off the menu..and was intuitive enough to keep the glasses filled but not overbearing. The restaurant is small and tables...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Colleen H
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Hi Colleen ______________________________________________________________________ Very happy to see your comments here on our 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 travels!...More

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Had a quick dinner at Basic Bistro. Service was prompt and food was tasty and portion size just right. Could find something healthy and fresh, which is often not possible. Will be back soon.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Trip795473
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Good day to you! ______________________________________________________________________ So nice to hear from you on 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...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We had the Malay chicken curry for dinner and what a pleasant surprise. Normally curries are all burn and no flavor, but this is completely different. Loads of flavor and just the right amount of burn. Excellent! And the service was not too shabby either....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SeppieE
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Good day Seppie! ______________________________________________________________________ So nice to hear from you on 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 19 August 2018 via mobile

Came out looking for a very casual dinner and found this gem. Friendly staff, good value menu, and nice atmosphere sat outside on the (heated) terrace. Would come back...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike W
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hello Mike! ______________________________________________________________________ Very happy you came to our page and brought some feedback! ______________________________________________________________________ Your review is much appreciated and we love it that you love it here with us! ______________________________________________________________________ We hope to serve you up a great meal again very soon! ______________________________________________________________________...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Dont go anywhere else!!! This is my gavourite spot!! I had the Asian Stirfry with Chicken and it was amazing!! I recently visited Thailand and this got me all longing back. Just note that the soy they have is a bit spicy so ask for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RainierB21
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Hi Rainier ______________________________________________________________________ Thanks so much for your fabulous online review! ______________________________________________________________________ We appreciate your feedback and 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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