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The Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, , Gluten Free Options
Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 77 987 8548
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked to go here with friends on the last night of our holiday in Zimbabwe. As a returning resident Now living in the UK, I’m sure this restaurant used to be in Avondale? We arrived and I was immediately impressed with the layout and...More

Thank Jaynedogee
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Took my fiancée for dinner for his birthday and we really had a romantic moment. The food was fresh and tantalizing. Services staff were hands on.

Thank Rutendo L
Rory L, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for the review! We hope to see you soon possibly for Valentines Day? Visit our Facebook Page and watch out for our Menu for that special occasion!

Reviewed 19 October 2017

We went early to the Bistro on a Friday evening, and were the first people to be seated. The service is impeccable, and the food extremely tasty. Not a wide range of options on the menu but I believe all are delectable. The only complaint...More

Thank ADTLilongwe
Rory L, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks very much for the review. I will look into adding some lighter options this year. In fact we are already working on kit and our new menu launches 1 feb 2018! Please swing by and visit soon! Regards The Bistro

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I was looking for somewhere special for my last night in Harare and I found it at The Bistro. Fantastic beef and a dessert to die for. The atmosphere is relaxed and I was fortunate enough to chat with the owner, a great guy. If...More

Thank Paul C
Management response:Responded 19 September 2017

Many thanks Paul, Good to meet you! We hope you are doing well and taking good care! Cheers for now

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The bistro offers a great setting and the food is excellent at reasonable prices. Under new management the level of excellence has not differed. Service is good, but recommend you book.More

Thank Mark V
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Many Many thanks Mark, I truly appreciate the feedback, be it good or bad which basically keeps us pointing in the right direction. I hope to see you soon and now that its warming up our tranquil garden awaits on long summer afternoons and nights....More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The Bistro's food is really delicious indeed. The service was impeccable and the atmosphere really enjoyable.

Thank Marshall R
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Hi there, many thanks for the review, we here at The Bistro appreciate your feedback and we are looking forward to seeing you in the near future. kind Regards Rory

Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have been to the Bistro for breakfast, lunch and dinner and cannot choose which menu is my favourite. The service is always attentive, friendly and second to none. The food always beautifully presented, hot, good portion size and, above all, very tasty meeting expectations...More

Thank missyo989
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Many Thanks for the review, In all honesty this is why we are in this industry, when we have feedback like this, it really is encouraging especially in these testing times! We look forward to seeing you soon and taking good care of you again....More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I only had the main course for dinner and it was well presented and very tasty. My meal was the steak with spinach sauce. The menu didn't have a wide variety of options under each course but in a way I think less is more....More

Thank AndrewZimbo
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Many thanks for the review Andrew, We really appreciate the kind words and we hope to see you back soon. Regards Rory

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Four of us had dinner at The Bistro - two of us visiting from England; two who live in Harare. Menu choices were good and hard to select from. Starters were good - two butternut soups, one vegetable soup, one curried beef in filo. Main...More

Thank malawi40
Management response:Responded 4 August 2017

Many thanks for the review, We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have been there for breakfast lunch and dinner, with and without my 3 children. The food is top class as so are the staff. Would recommend 100%

Thank Alice F
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Peddie M
2 November 2017|
Response from ADTLilongwe | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain, but I suspect young children would not be welcome at this restaurant (and please note it is not mine!). For one adult to order a two-course dinner, the price is probably around $30, with one drink. It has... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Harare Province  >  Harare
  • Phone Number: +263 77 987 8548
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