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The Bistro

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Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 77 463 0783
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11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 18:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 11:00
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Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I choose The Bistro as a venue for a birthday bash for a friend as we had had some good times here in the past under the previous management. The food was good (not spectacular) service excellent and prices very high - especially for drinks. When we tried to tell the management our concerns the attitude was one of general... More 

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Thank suebell2017
Harare, Zimbabwe
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly welcome. Excellent service. Delicious food and best desserts in town. Will keep going back.

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Thank Squirm2015
Harare, Zimbabwe
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely relaxed place, friendly and attentive staff, good food, excellent service. I can't believe that the last time I was there when they had just opened - over five years ago! Still as good if not even better. Pity the dessert we wanted ran out! I will go back for it.

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Thank maSibs
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went there for a business lunch and really enjoyed the food,it was delicious to say the least.The service was fast and the environment is serene and relaxing

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Thank Linda M
Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Under new management. Food was excellent, service excellent, and prices reasonable. I will surely be back!

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Thank Tony J
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went here with the whole family for lunch and were greeted warmly by our waiter who showed us to our table outside. The waiters were very friendly and delivered our food fairly fast after ordering. the food was amazing and good quality with lots of flavor. After we had eaten the owner of the restaurant came and had a nice... More 

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Thank Ryan2016
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We had such a special family lunch! Everyone was extremely happy with their choices, no one was disappointed! Highly recommend the slow cooked pork belly and the white chocolate cheesecake! Wonderful ambiance!

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Thank Heidi F
Harare, Zimbabwe
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

2 days later and I'm still salivating over my dinner! I ordered the fish with a few prawns. It was beautifully presented. The Bistro was busy (it was Thursday), and the owner came to apologise for the slow service which I hadn't noticed! Prices were high, but so worth it. Others near me enjoyed the duck starter, and fillet steak... More 

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Thank D L
Harare
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

A friendly setting with good food and average service. Prices were not cheap, menu selection was limited, and some orders were forgotten, which meant some of the group received starters after everyone else had finished. Despite this the quality of food was good and portions adequate.

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Thank kfl440
Harare
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had heard that The Bistro was very good and one of the best Restaurants in Zimbabwe. VERY disappointed in the VERY limited menu. Menu was printed on a thin sheet of card. For a "Premium" restaurant this could be improved. 3 starters to choose from and 5 main courses. Starters included and for one of the party: one with blue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 11:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 11:00
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 77 463 0783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?