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The Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
+256 757 247876
08:00 - 22:30
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Great live band on Friday nights. A variety of tasty cocktails and very good wines to accompany delicious food. The menu is constantly being tweaked. Friendly and efficient service. I have heard that the music on Thursday nights is very good too.

1 Thank Elizabeth Ó
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Love to come here for the salads and wraps! The little shop attached has a range of tasty cheeses and sauces that you just won't find anywhere else. The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxed creating quote a leafy green oasis in the middle of Kampala.

Thank Claire T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

great ambience and food. A chill out in the afternoon amidst bad traffic is a must to calm nerves in this chic bistro.

1 Thank Becky P
Loule, Portugal
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

After rushing around Kampala on a Boda I had a meeting planned at the Bistro, and what pleasant surprise it turned out to be. I even went the next day for another meeting (arranged by myself to be at the Bistro). I had good quality coffee followed by some drinks on the veranda live good music ensued. Recommended for overseas... More 

1 Thank stephenmichaelg
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We ordered breakfast: a mini complete. It came with half a scrambled egg, 1 tomato, 1 sausage, 1 piece of bacon and 1 piece of bread for 21,000 UGX (talking about convenience). Anyway, I asked if I could have one more piece of toast, the waiter brought 2 pieces of toasted bread and put them on the bill for 5,000... More 

1 Thank Chiaradallaglio91
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The fries were amazing..can't say the same about my pork chops though.they were cold and not tender :(

1 Thank Raninii
Kampala, Uganda
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Bistro has this signature fish dish served in foil paper with Rice and vegetable..... Its a super delicious. I dine there quite often but I often struggle to order anything else other than that Fish in foil. I strongly recommend it.

1 Thank Aggrey256
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is a great Bistro. It's been in Kampala a while. When did you last have Pork and Peanut Curry ? Never? Start now! My colleague had Tilapia steamed in foil - beautiful! Another Handa good steak. You can sit outside and ponder on life. It's very close to Acacia Mall. You may need to book.

Thank Meltham57
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, nice live music and good food! What else to say that I recommend The Bistro Kampala to everyone.

1 Thank tobsgolf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Bistro has constantly good food. They are also very child friendly with a nice menu for kids and always bring immediately colors to the table. Wide selection of salads, my favorite being the beef on rocket, nice main courses, love the burger and chips and always new deserts. Good and friendly service. Always worth a visit!

Thank romina w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Central Region  >  Kampala
  • Phone Number: +256 757 247876

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