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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
08:30 - 11:00
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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
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A "restaurant" totally devoid of atmosphere. A menu...? No that would be a misnomer: fried chicken breast buried under a mass of pasta; seafood boiled in a dilution of balsamic; vegeatable chunks swimming in curry sauce. The steak was good, if underdone. White chocolate mousse which, as far as chocolate goes, matched the atmosphere. The wine was pleasant, but tough... More 

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Thank Sean D
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to take my brother out there for breakfast. The service was top notch and the food was just too delicious to take more pictures than posted. Great place for breakfast. Take advantage of their Tuesday to Thursday breakfast specials,sadly I went there on a Friday. One of the best restaurants in Harare without a doubt.

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Thank Farai Gorden D
Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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
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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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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?