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“Lovely spontaneous lunch ”
Review of Basic Bistro

Basic Bistro
Ranked #9 of 308 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$14
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came by spontaneously and hungry - ordered the Santorini Burger and a glass of bubbly and was more than satisfied. Good quality, awesome taste (little salt missing and a little much garlic still tasty) and a very nice waitress named Natalie! Give her a bottle she deserves it

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 534marenm
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Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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So nice to hear from you on our Tripadvisor page, thank you!
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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!
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Cosy regards and safe travels!
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Rico Wessels

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed all food here - pasta, salad, a meat dish and a wrap. They just lose a point because we waited 40 mins for food (which they were unconcerned about). Hopefully that's a one off as the food was good enough for us to want to return.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank samandgabysmum
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Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there
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Thanks for the review!
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Will investigate the slow service issue asap, this is definitely not our standard!
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Hope to serve you with some bistro classics again soon!
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Cosy regards and safe travels!
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Rico Wessels

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Stellenbosch late over Christmas and walked round looking for somewhere for dinner. Basic Bistro was delicious. Great food. Wonderful service and a good setting outside.

Would highly recommend.

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

Hi Matt
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So nice to hear from you on our Tripadvisor page, thank you!
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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!
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Rico Wessels

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little streetside venue with great food. Kyle was an amazing waitron as well and made us feel extremely welcomed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kousies
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Rico W, Owner at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Kousies!
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Thank you for posting a review here for us!
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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!
______________________________________________________________________

Rico Wessels

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food, cozy place, charming and kind waiters and owner. This restaurant is a superb choice for people looking for healthy gourmet food.

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

Hi there!
______________________________________________________________________

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!
______________________________________________________________________

Cosy regards and safe travels!
______________________________________________________________________

Rico Wessels

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