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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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

American Abroad
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reviewing several menus, we returned to get a table at Basic Bistro. Was the best choice!! Deluxe burgers of good minced beef. The World Peace Burger has a delicious Italian sauce ( like something an Italian grandmother would slow-cook all day) which really compliments the beef and the caramelized onions and cheddar cheese. The Boksom Bende had bacon and... More 

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Thank mlhfoley
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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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop to see the world go by on Church St Stellenboch. Amazing shakes, smoothies and good selection of burgers. Well cooked and seasoned delivered by attentive staff. A good option if you are trying g to avoid the finer dining establishments in the areas and wineries if travelled by with kids.

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Thank Andrew B
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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether I go alone, with friends or family Basic Bistro always provides a welcome, warm environment for any meal. Chicken dukkah pasta is incredible!

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Thank Pam D
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 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a friend, we had great food, great service, definitely nothing basic about this place!

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Thank yellowyaz
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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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When travelling alone it is sometimes hard to find a restaurant that feels right. This one does. Had chicken kebabs with crisps and a lovely salad. Washed down with a Peroni. All cooked really nicely. Sat on the veranda and watched the world go buy.. What more could you want.. Staff were very friendly and accomodating

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Thank Tim D
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 

Lancaster, Virginia
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372 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic Bistro provided a needed break from wandering about Stellenbosch. We had a comfortable outdoor table. I had a a good beef burger and beer.

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Thank Ernjack1972
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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely my No 1 Place to eat in Stellenbosch. The meals are delicious ( tasty, healthy and perfectly cooked) and very generous servings. The flash fried Calamari was the best we've ever had! The wine list is excellent - good variety! Elbe (Elizabeth) looked after us so well - she is a delight! The overall service - from making our... More 

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Thank AnniefromAus
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 

London, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything at breakfast was so delicious we came back for the Malay curry. TOTALLY UNFORGETTABLE. Top 20 in my lunch list. We may even come back for dinner tonight

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

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are so happy that you enjoyed everything we have to offer here at Basic!! We 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
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, Romantic, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?