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The Bistro

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15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
+256 757 247876
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got a warm welcome from the Manager and waiters. Ordered the Tilapia Papilotte which came with rice and a freshly-squeezed apple-passionfruit-orange juice. The food was excellent and the portions big. I asked for a take-home package and got it for an extra 1000 Ugx. Prices seem reasonable ranging from about 25 000 Ugx to 45 000 Ugx. In terms... More 

Thank MaMguni
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has to be one of the BEST restaurants in Kampala! From decor to ambiance, through to food and service! Nothing to be faulted. And hey, guess what? The manager is constantly visible! No surprise then, that The Bistro is so highly rated! Well done, The Bistro team.

Thank John C
Kampala, Uganda
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a nice coffee morning at this place a couple of times and a working lunch too. The coffee is always great. Staff are very friendly too. The salmon is good.

Thank poonambhatia1975
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful beautiful place in the middle of Kampala right across from the Acacia Mall, how nice to sink into the leather sofa inside and chill and enjoy healthy fresh food. Lots of vegetarian options as well as vegan. The avocado smoothie is a must.....Foodgasm : ) at its best. Great super-friendly service Chilled atmosphere, interior is very tasteful inviting and... More 

Thank Nicoline P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely brunch with a glass of bubbly after some great shopping on Bukoto St at Kampala Fair, Good Glass and Kona.

Thank Cheryl B
Level Contributor
113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

great food, but the fact that a busy parking lot is right outside across from the mall means that it is convenient but it is noisy. However, the butternut squash salad is delicious, and the drink that has pineapple, chili pepper, and mint in it is the best you'll find in town!

Thank cpl1775
Level Contributor
87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

If you crave a burger in Kampala, this is the place. We had a lunch here, everyone had a burger (different ones), and everyone was happy. Portions were big, even for men. Their menu has also other nice things, and prices are reasonable.

Thank 161kirsin
Nairobi, Kenya
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Nicely decorated bistro/bar with live music on some evenings. Good drinks and food. The friendly managers will help to make a selection from the menu. I liked the tapas and pork chops.

Thank Florian G
Side of the Hill
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

They called it a classic, but it was very finely ground beef (too fine for my texture) with herbs and seasoning. It was good, nice salad and fries/chips.

Thank backone
Kigali, Rwanda
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

This really is a lovely place. Seating is in a tucked away terrace, and the vines will block the view to the parking lot. Very enjoyable lunch with a good glass of wine, and a seafood ravioli from the specials menu. Good service.

Thank Ilse020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 757 247876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?