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“Great food - if you can stand the wait”
Review of Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro
Ranked #45 of 292 Restaurants in Kampala
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Kampala, Uganda
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food - if you can stand the wait”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

this excellent and unassuming little restaurant next to the busy main road is very popular. They do great steaks ( so my meat eating friends tell me) with different side dishes, including chips, saute potatoes or mash. How us volunteers used to drool at the thought of this home-made food! house wine is served in carafes. Everyone is given a free starter salad, heavy with garlic but delicious. Groups are given free portions of garlic bread. prices are extremely reasonable.
BUT, regardless of how many people there are, the food always takes a long time to come. I've been there many times in the last three years and it's always the same. If you're going in a group, have a snack before you go! That said, you can order olives etc. The kitchen is tiny and everything is freshly prepared, but suggest you either go in a small number, or go early. expect to wait an hour for your main course if you're in a group.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Sure, but not different than any other place”
Reviewed May 9, 2012

The food didn't seem so much better than any other place to warrant the higher prices you pay there than at other average restaurants. Not good, not bad, but definitely not great. You won't be disappointed if you go, but you may save a few bucks if you go somewhere else.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Nina A
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Less French than it sounds.”
Reviewed March 27, 2012

Excellent steaks. Ambience OK. On the Ggaba Road so hardly a quiet night out.

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Thank Elisabeth R
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Kampala, Uganda
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent food but a little slow in coming - worth the wait though”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

The food is excellent here, some outstanding French/Belgian meals are served. Not the cheapest meal in Kampala, but the quality is really good and the price is not excessive. The wine list is also very good.
The menu is not huge but there is something on here for everyone, and I would really recommend it. Only (minor) criticism would be that the location makes any view not over-scenic.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Phil C
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Kampala
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great value for money”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

When you love steak or fish (whole tilapia), this is a great place to go. It is not expensive at all, the food is great, and the atmosphere is easy-going. You might need to be a bit patient sometimes, so don't go there when you are really in a hurry...

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank Ekeni
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