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Basic Bistro

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Bistro Breakfast French Italian
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Attributes

  • Romantic
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wheelchair Friendly

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 Malay 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 Mixed Berry 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.

Reviews (194)

4.6 out of 5.0
Food 4.6
Value 4.6
Service 4.5
Ambience 4.6
  • Chantell R. Dined: 2 days ago
    3.8
    Food 4.0
    Value 3.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Wed 18 May 22
    Great place, friendly staff and cosy ambience. My partner had the best chicken curry ever. Unfortunately my vegan Drunken Thai noodles were not the best, but i think that's just my personal taste. Seems rice noodles are not for me. The sauce was great though. Will definitely go back.

  • Jordan B. Dined: 3 days ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Tue 17 May 22
    Waitress got my order incorrect

  • Celia S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Marenet J. Dined: 6 days ago
    4.3
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
  • Tarryn S. Dined: 6 days ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Sune M. Dined: 1 week ago
    4
    Food 4.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 3.0
    Ambience 5.0
  • Celia S. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Mon 09 May 22
    We thoroughly enjoyed our breakfast - food, service and ambiance. It made a family birthday celebration really special.

  • Louie Elizabeth K. Dined: 1 week ago
    5
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 5.0

    Reviewed on: Sun 08 May 22
    We had our first date at the Basic Bistro 8 years ago, and my husband commissioned a painting of Basic Bistro for me for our first anniversary. It is our absolute favourite restaurant - never disappoints, always feels like you're in a magical little spot far away from everything. There's just something special about the atmosphere that would always make it our go-to place for dinner before a concert.

  • Bart B. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.8
    Food 5.0
    Value 5.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0

    Reviewed on: Thu 05 May 22
    Excellent interesting menu, well prepared and presented. Compared with other venues in central Stellenbosch Basic Bistro represents very good value. Service willing and friendly

  • Louise s. Dined: 2 weeks ago
    4.5
    Food 5.0
    Value 4.0
    Service 5.0
    Ambience 4.0
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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Tuesday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Wednesday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Thursday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Friday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Saturday 08h00 - 20h45
  • Sunday 08h00 - 20h45
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