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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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a really awesome chilled solo supper. Tempura prawns and the grilled tilapia was very tasty. Very nice atmosphere.

Thank alistair b
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13 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is easily accessed with very tasty food but the staff are very slow in service I have gone to this place with my friend a number of times even when you order a bottle of soda it will take over half an hour to deliver . Recomend this restaurant for people with alot of time to wait

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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As it is well known that Indians are so good when it comes to food , Bistro have great food great environment but didn't like the way the bosses were rude at the server hence making him provide poor service so I think you want to go eat and leave but the meals are perfect

1 Thank Muhumuza K
Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Thank you for the excellent service. We had dinner recently, as a group of 6 and the food was great. The manager in particular was very professional and kind in dealing with our needs. (To remind the manager in case he reads this: we brought our own xmas cake and you may remember the rest)

1 Thank phyllis199
Kampala, Uganda
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A very nice atmosphere with lots of options on the menu , but on the pricier side for sure. I had a great salad and a latte . The service was very quick and all of my friends enjoyed everything they had. I would return for sure and be there more often if the prices were more reasonable.

1 Thank MDW789
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant sits in a nice setting. The menu is interesting. I will recommend the burgers but the fish and chips are a safe choice. I had the fillet, but it should be avoided if you have a western palate. It was tough but tasty. Enjoy if you are in Kampala.

Thank Rudi C
Kampala, Uganda
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

The Bistro is a really nice, quiet place to spend a lazy afternoon, quiet morning or a Friday evening hangout. It's cleverly set up so as to morph into what's appropriate for the occasion. My last visit there I enjoyed brunch with friends and it was lovely. The food was tasty and filling plus the service was friendly.

1 Thank Apache-plume
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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

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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
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?