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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
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:30
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is special, quite a small restaurant, but this just adds to the great service, really nice vibe and the food is out of this world. I have been here quite a few time and this place never disappoints. TIP: Also a good place for a date, but be sure to be serious about where the relationship is heading... More 

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Thank OneBigAdventure2016
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed dinner here last night. friendly/quick service, my Captain Jack's Soup had great flavor - creamy, bacon-y, and tangy. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

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Thank Tony C
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I are visiting Cape Town from California. We went to Basic Bistro for lunch and got a wonderful surprise - we all four though the food was best ever.

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Thank nelsonbye
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good burger. Was definitely good for a casual lunch. Servers were very attentive and nice as well.

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Thank Megan H
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately it took 45 mins for our rump steak and steak sandwich to arrive and we were there early so not very busy. The rump steak wasn't best quality with a big chunk being the tendon and therefore not eatable. The sandwich came with the homemade sauce which was supposed to be subtly hot but that was the predominant taste.... More 

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

Hi Sandra So sorry to hear about your experience at Basic Bistro. This is certainly not the standard we aspire to! Tendon in steak is difficult to spot and does sometimes slip through in the cutting process - we apologise about this and will gladly make you another one. Our steak comes from a supplier that is top rated in... More 

Durbanville, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has become our favourite place to eat in Stellenbosch. The food is always flavourful and beautifully presented, and excellent value for money. We love sitting outside to watch the world go by. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive.

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Thank estrydom8
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there on Sunday night, the service was excellent and the food fantastic! Their chips were outstanding and the burgers were well cooked with delicious toppings. We found Basic Bistro on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed! We will definitely be back and recommend this to anyone wanting a cozy, welcoming place.

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

Dear Michelle We are glad to hear you have had a great time at our restaurant and enjoyed our food. Thank you for your encouraging comment. We take much pleasure in serving our guests with good home-style food and great service. Thank you also for referring other friends to our bistro. We appreciate it. Kind regards Rico More 

Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific for lunch, dinner, or just a drink. We visited a few times - always impressed and very satisfied.

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

Dear Mr Edgson Thank you for your review of our bistro. We are pleased to hear that you have had a satisfactory experience everytime you visited us. We hope to see you in the near future. Rico More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming. They are busy but staff still take time to chat. We had questions about the town and the wine. Had a wrap and a glass of wine which was really tasty. We will be back!

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

Hi Fredrik Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico More 

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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with exceptional food, atmosphere and service, what a lunch treat with the family.

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

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Cuisine
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?