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The Bistro

££ - £££European, , Gluten Free Options
Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
+263 77 987 8548
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Corner of Kingsmead Rd. & Barrowdale Rd. | in the Garden Genius Center, Harare, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Paul C
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have been to the Bistro for breakfast, lunch and dinner and cannot choose which menu is my favourite. The service is always attentive, friendly and second to none. The food always beautifully presented, hot, good portion size and, above all, very tasty meeting expectations...More

Thank missyo989
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Many Thanks for the review, In all honesty this is why we are in this industry, when we have feedback like this, it really is encouraging especially in these testing times! We look forward to seeing you soon and taking good care of you again....More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I only had the main course for dinner and it was well presented and very tasty. My meal was the steak with spinach sauce. The menu didn't have a wide variety of options under each course but in a way I think less is more....More

Thank AndrewZimbo
Management response:Responded 16 August 2017

Many thanks for the review Andrew, We really appreciate the kind words and we hope to see you back soon. Regards Rory

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Four of us had dinner at The Bistro - two of us visiting from England; two who live in Harare. Menu choices were good and hard to select from. Starters were good - two butternut soups, one vegetable soup, one curried beef in filo. Main...More

Thank malawi40
Management response:Responded 4 August 2017

Many thanks for the review, We are glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you back soon.

Reviewed 4 July 2017

I have been there for breakfast lunch and dinner, with and without my 3 children. The food is top class as so are the staff. Would recommend 100%

Thank Alice F
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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...More

2  Thank Sean D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank Farai Gorden D
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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....More

Thank suebell2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 11:00
11:30 - 14:00
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 77 987 8548
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