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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

Small restaurant with both inside and outside seating on Church Street in the middle of Stellenbosch. Food was average, but nothing special. If you want something cheap and cheerful or a snack then it’s worth a visit but I wouldn’t recommend it for dinner, there...More

Thank PeterMirfield
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2017

Hi Sad to hear you did not enjoy our bistro Peter. We would be happy to make some menu suggestions for you, just let us know what you like. Hope to see you again soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed December 15, 2017 via mobile

Had a light lunch of wraps and a stir fry. Exceptional quality at excellent pricing. Really enjoyed the balsamic vinegar and herb chips. Sooo tasty. Will be my go-to place in Stellies from now on.

Thank On A C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2017

Thanks so much!

Reviewed December 7, 2017

How pleasant to visit a restaurant that caters for Vegans and Vegetarians with a intensive and seperate menu! We ate there for my daughters 11th birthday. The kids loved the burgers and mom could enjoy a Vegan Burger! Everyone was happy! Ps. It is a...More

Thank MarleenSny
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Hi Thanks so much for the great review! And we are very happy you enjoy our vegan menu! Hope to see you again soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed December 4, 2017

This was a great option for lunch on a pleasant Sunday afternoon. Nice location to sit outside, and quick efficient service. Recommended for something more informal. Good value.

Thank mark294318
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Hi Mark Thanks so much for the great review! And we are very happy you enjoy our little bistro! Hope to see you again soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed December 3, 2017

If you’re looking for a breakfast venue with an wide variety, this is the place, it did get a little busy, so best to book, as it’s popular with locals! Food & service was good, but had to wait 20 mins to pay! If they...More

Thank JS_in_Bangkok
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Hi Thanks so much for the great review! Apologies for the waiting time - all is back to normal now. Hope to see you again soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We booked a table for lunch, based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Although the waiting staff were all lovely, they were far too quick to take our plates away after eating. I had hardly put my fork down and my wife was actually still eating...More

Thank dzy79
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Hi Derek Sorry to hear you did not enjoy our bistro. If there is anything we can do to make up for your experience, please send me an email: info@basicbistro.co.za We will investigate the saltiness of the Asian Stir-fry immediately. In true casual bistro fashion,...More

Reviewed November 22, 2017

We had dinner here and really enjoyed it. They have amazing burgers with creative toppings. All of the food was really tasty. They also had a decent wine list as you would expect from a restaurant in Stellenbosch. It was really busy so you may...More

Thank Robert K
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Hi Robert Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little bistro and we surely hope to see you again soon! Wishing you a great day! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely breakfast...wheat toast with avo, poached egg, rocket, bacon thoroughly recommended! Hubbie had traditional cooked breakfast. Good coffee and orange juice. Cozy and warm inside, terrace outside. All for £10.

Thank 513Sarah
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Hi Sarah Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little bistro and we surely hope to see you again soon! Wishing you a great day! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed November 19, 2017

My wife and I both enjoyed a light starter followed by steak. My 300g steak was well cooked and one of the best tasting I have had and at an amazing price. Staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and looked...More

Thank Leonard G
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2017

Hi Leonard Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little bistro and we surely hope to see you again soon! Wishing you a great day! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here after seeing other trip advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The food was very tasty and the restaurant had a lovely intimate atmosphere. The food is fabulous.

Thank Jane T
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2017

Hi Jane Thanks so much for the great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed our little bistro and we surely hope to see you again soon! Wishing you a great day! Cosy regards Rico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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