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Barbara's Bistro

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1149, Francistown, Botswana
+267 71 603 486
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place! A landmark in Francistown with the infamous Barbara as you host. You will always remember this experience because when you go tho this Bistro it is like visiting a long lost friend at home. The food is spectacular . Best lentil soup ever . We will be back.

Thank Miracles_d0_Happen
Francistown, Botswana
2 reviews
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Good food, great vibe plus personal attention from owner makes this place a one of a kind in Francistown. Definitely one to go for should you be looking to dine at a proper restaurant in the city. Highly recommended.

Thank stephencc2001
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Barbara's bistro is one of only a couple actual restaurants in Francistown. I would highly recommend the Tomahawk steak! Barbara herself is always very warm and welcoming and the food is always delicious.

Thank Leigh F
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2017

After a generally welcoming and amazing experience in Botswana, heading for Zimbabwe, I was driving to Francistown, and called Barbara's Bistro to find out if they would still be open by the time I arrived. According to the internet, I had about 10 minutes left before they closed, and I anticipated that I would only make it to Francistown in... More 

Thank Williamz902
Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We used maps.me to locate the Bistro and although they weren't open yet, they offered to help and create our own breakfast - we opted for their specials instead. Barbara was so nice and guided us to nice places across Botswana.

Thank Rozelda P
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is every meal I have had here has been delicious. Sometimes it's a bit slow but worth waiting for.

Thank Michael F
Kasane, Botswana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2016

Good choice of a variety of food on menu, starters, main course (large portions) and dessert. Ice cold drinks, and good wine list. Good friendly service. Well worth a visit for lunch or dinner.

Thank Botstraveller2014
London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

the owner i think is the greatest asset of this business, she is very friendly and help full, did visit 2 restaurants on my trip trough Francistown. of the 2 this was by far the best. service was great and food excellent. Pricing was ok, maybe bit expensive but service and quality makes up for it.

Thank lordfinsbury
Bulahdelah, Australia
1 review
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This hidden away gem of a restaurant has the biggest menu with the biggest servings you've ever seen. The service was outstanding, especially when Barbara sat down with us to go through the 'specials of the day' - there was so much to choose from! The meals were amazing, food came out quickly, plenty of atmosphere and some wickedly fun... More 

Thank nancmar
Francistown, Botswana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed June 27, 2016

I used to have my dinners there, its very romantic and the food is very nice with dim individual lights on the tables

Thank kuti954

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1149, Francistown, Botswana
  • Location: Africa  >  Botswana  >  North-East District  >  Francistown
  • Phone Number: +267 71 603 486

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

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