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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%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (74 reviews)
“malay curry” (12 reviews)
“tequila chicken” (10 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 564 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 Jane73586
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wow... Never a disappointment that is for sure. In our top 5 for stellenbosch The food is beyond amazing. The service impeccable. Atmosphere so pleasant. Booking required. Top meals.... All!

Thank V7781GGamyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table at the Basic Bistro to meet up with friends we have not seen in a while. The reviews on Tripadvisor created the impression that the Basic Bistro is something special, which is what we were looking for. Although there was nothing...More

Thank Arnold B
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Arnold 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 Kind regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place for drinks, snacks and more substantial meals. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Indoor and pavement area.

Thank Peter_guest
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here for a quick bite on Thursday afternoon. We sat outside (with heaters) and had a great banana smoothie, a beer and one of the best burgers I have ever tried, seriously amazing. I hope we can visit again soon.

Thank Doosage
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 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 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for great diiner at nice small venue, go to Basic Bistro. Just be aware - this place is very popular and you MUST book!

Thank Johan S
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 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 5 weeks ago

After an epic lunch at a local winery we wanted something simpler for dinner. We’ve been to Basic Bistro before when visiting Stellenbosch and it remain a solid option for a simply prepared meal (we had pasta dishes) and a glass of wine.

Thank Mark C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 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 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on Oct 15th on our hotels recommendation. We both had a wrap and both were delicious. I also had the “Basic Blanc” white wine cocktail which was delicious and so refreshing. Service was good and friendly and the place was busy. The...More

Thank Cathie F
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 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 15 October 2017

if you're looking for a casual, easy supper, look no further. Lovely pastas. Burgers are also good. They said the Cape Malay curry was their most popular dish, but we found it quite forgettable. Delicious waffle! Overall a very pleasant little restaurant.

Thank Janbg
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thank you for the review. We will investigate the Malay issue asap. Chat soon Rico

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here our first night in Stellenbosch. Nothing fancy, but a nice place with good food and good service. Perfect for a casual dinner. It is advised to make a reservation!

Thank Lisanne6
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 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
US$5 - US$14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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