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Basic Bistro

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31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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09:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:30
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Extensive choice on the menu, something for everyone. We ate there twice, and it was excellent both times. I ate the malay curry (spicy) and the camemburger. I am definitely going to try the camemburger combination at home.

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Thank elineb475
England
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178 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited midweek, a busy night in the kitchen. Our waiter was new to the role, but his polite conversation and attentiveness made up for his lack of training, i.e. he was going to remove my main course from the table as everyone else was still eating. We had a vegetation dish which was very tasty, a pasta dish which... More 

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Thank WineHighlander
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Good day Thank you for your comments online - we take note and will give attention to the issues mentioned with immediate effect. If you would like to correspond more in-depth you are welcome to send us an email: info@basicbistro.co.za Hope to see you again soon for a meal to the standard we expect our staff to deliver. Regards Rico... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Crowed bistro but with quick and friendly service. Large choice of tasty food and good wine list. Good choice for uncomplicated dinner without prior reservation, (unless you wish to sit outside)

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Thank Uwe S
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that excellent review! We hope to dine with you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It really does feel like a basic bistro, but everything we ate here tasted good. And it was not all simple, either, but some quite inspired dishes. Recommended for a good value for money lunch or dinner!

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Thank theloveling
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for that excellent review! We hope to dine with you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Again, being in the quaint and favourable Basic Bistro last night was without a doubt the best choice of the week. Having an idea on impressing visitors from out of town, the food was spectacular, the ambiance soothing and the service great! Having ordered the pesto and the tequila pastas (a must try), prego on ciabata, salad and the Bruce... More 

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Thank Claus O
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Wow ! Thanks so much for that fabulous review!! The Bruce Lee is certainly one of our favourite burgers, we created it for those Asian food lovers and added we added some decent KICK to it! Hope to see you all again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for somewhere to eat and my wife spotted basic bistro popped in and they just had a table for two what treat unfolded Nice music the waiter we had was marcel what a nice guy and very helpfull we ordered chicken curry and a steak fantastic the whole experience was great best meal so far in the cape area... More 

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Thank Bignige53
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate it and I will let Marcel know! Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visited here a few years ago and returned to find it was under renovation. I would not like to judge at present as there is quite a bit of renovation and change going on. The Eagles sanctuary was there and it was interesting. Once the place is back fully renovated I'm sure it will be a great spot... More 

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Thank Albert S
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Good day - this review belongs to another establishment - Basic Bistro is not close to an Eagle Sanctuary and we have not been closed for renovations Kind regards More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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312 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Student food at student prices. Your 19 year old university son or daughter could rustle this kind of food up. Charming staff though!

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Thank steadyslack
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Not sure you visited Basic Bistro - please contact More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going here regularly for more than a few years now. Their staff are helpful, friendly and trained. The food never differs in quality and the menu caters for all. The food is always very nicely presented with affordable pricing. Great place to go to with seating inside and out.

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Thank Kazialil1
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small bistro, with good range of local specialities, reasonably priced and flexible on menu choices. Food served all day, popular with the locals, especially at breakfast time. Good value for money.

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Thank asmallfamily
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate it! Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?