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The Bistro

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15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
+256 757 247876
08:00 - 22:30
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely love the Bistro! It's a great location to grab a coffee, juice, or cocktail - alongside any of their delicious tapas or larger plates. Their wifi is reliable and the service is impeccable, as well. Highly recommend!

Thank Cate W
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fourth visit to Kampala and my fourth visit to this restaurant. It NEVER disappoints! Conveniently located across from the Arcadia Mall, this makes Uber pick up and drop off much easier and quicker. (Uber drivers tend to hang around this area) For as long as I need to come back to Kampala, I'll continue to dine at The Bistro.

Thank kenkkchu
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a brunch while out shopping and touring the city. Excellent food, the bubbles given to us however was terribly sweet. Excellent that these guys donate to Hospice Uganda from their water sales

1 Thank edw421
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got a warm welcome from the Manager and waiters. Ordered the Tilapia Papilotte which came with rice and a freshly-squeezed apple-passionfruit-orange juice. The food was excellent and the portions big. I asked for a take-home package and got it for an extra 1000 Ugx. Prices seem reasonable ranging from about 25 000 Ugx to 45 000 Ugx. In terms... More 

1 Thank MaMguni
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has to be one of the BEST restaurants in Kampala! From decor to ambiance, through to food and service! Nothing to be faulted. And hey, guess what? The manager is constantly visible! No surprise then, that The Bistro is so highly rated! Well done, The Bistro team.

1 Thank John C
Kampala, Uganda
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I had a nice coffee morning at this place a couple of times and a working lunch too. The coffee is always great. Staff are very friendly too. The salmon is good.

1 Thank poonambhatia1975
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Beautiful beautiful place in the middle of Kampala right across from the Acacia Mall, how nice to sink into the leather sofa inside and chill and enjoy healthy fresh food. Lots of vegetarian options as well as vegan. The avocado smoothie is a must.....Foodgasm : ) at its best. Great super-friendly service Chilled atmosphere, interior is very tasteful inviting and... More 

1 Thank Nicoline P
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely brunch with a glass of bubbly after some great shopping on Bukoto St at Kampala Fair, Good Glass and Kona.

1 Thank Cheryl B
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

great food, but the fact that a busy parking lot is right outside across from the mall means that it is convenient but it is noisy. However, the butternut squash salad is delicious, and the drink that has pineapple, chili pepper, and mint in it is the best you'll find in town!

1 Thank cpl1775
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

If you crave a burger in Kampala, this is the place. We had a lunch here, everyone had a burger (different ones), and everyone was happy. Portions were big, even for men. Their menu has also other nice things, and prices are reasonable.

1 Thank 161kirsin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Bar, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?