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The Bistro

Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 77 987 8548
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (8 reviews)
“bream” (2 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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Hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the food, waiters were so friendly and very patient too. We went through the whole lunch menu asking and our waiter was so friendly and funny! Gave us great recommendations and i must say they have the best peri-peri chicken I’ve ever had....More

Thank Moselyn M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I've been to this restaurant twice and both times have been excellent! The food is sublime, although the last time the alcohol list was not as expansive. All in all though fantastic!

Thank Zane981
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

$3 for a bottle of water!!!! Come on !!!’ This is $6 per litre 4 times as expensive as petrol! All because it could in a bottle with a Bistro label. They obviously recognise that it is over priced, because the menu comes without prices.We...More

Thank Charlie M
Rory L, Manager at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Good Day Sir, I am sorry you left disappointed, the only reason we don't print prices on our menus is because of the current economic environment, we cant keep re-printing Menus at $300 a run. Hence why we monitor the rate of exchange which chops...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018

Been there for Dinner and the best of chicken, Calamari and Pasta with best home made freshlime juice. The service was awesome. Not very pricy.

Thank Duraisamy
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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

1  Thank Jaynedogee
Rory L, Owner at The Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Many Thanks for the review! I am glad you had a good meal with us and more importantly thanks for the feedback on the service. We will be sure to make the experience non rushed going forward. We hope all is well that side in...More

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 11 January 2018

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 11 January 2018

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

1  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

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 11:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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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