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The Bistro

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$$ - $$$
European, Bar, Pub
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15 Cooper Road | Kisementi,Kololo, Kampala 2550, Uganda
+256 757 247876
Today
08:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 22:30
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Claire T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great ambience and food. A chill out in the afternoon amidst bad traffic is a must to calm nerves in this chic bistro.

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1 Thank Becky P
Loule, Portugal
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After rushing around Kampala on a Boda I had a meeting planned at the Bistro, and what pleasant surprise it turned out to be. I even went the next day for another meeting (arranged by myself to be at the Bistro). I had good quality coffee followed by some drinks on the veranda live good music ensued. Recommended for overseas... More 

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1 Thank stephenmichaelg
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered breakfast: a mini complete. It came with half a scrambled egg, 1 tomato, 1 sausage, 1 piece of bacon and 1 piece of bread for 21,000 UGX (talking about convenience). Anyway, I asked if I could have one more piece of toast, the waiter brought 2 pieces of toasted bread and put them on the bill for 5,000... More 

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1 Thank Chiaradallaglio91
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fries were amazing..can't say the same about my pork chops though.they were cold and not tender :(

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1 Thank Raninii
Kampala, Uganda
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bistro has this signature fish dish served in foil paper with Rice and vegetable..... Its a super delicious. I dine there quite often but I often struggle to order anything else other than that Fish in foil. I strongly recommend it.

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1 Thank Aggrey256
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great Bistro. It's been in Kampala a while. When did you last have Pork and Peanut Curry ? Never? Start now! My colleague had Tilapia steamed in foil - beautiful! Another Handa good steak. You can sit outside and ponder on life. It's very close to Acacia Mall. You may need to book.

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Thank Meltham57
nairobi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service, nice live music and good food! What else to say that I recommend The Bistro Kampala to everyone.

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1 Thank tobsgolf
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Bistro has constantly good food. They are also very child friendly with a nice menu for kids and always bring immediately colors to the table. Wide selection of salads, my favorite being the beef on rocket, nice main courses, love the burger and chips and always new deserts. Good and friendly service. Always worth a visit!

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Thank romina w
Kampala, Uganda
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We have tried this please 3times. The service is good, but the steak that we have ordered every time disappoints. It looks more like a boiled and then panfried steak. To to salty, flat and greyish. The vegetables that comes with it was good before, but now it is more Chinese inspired- with sesame seeds, garlic and I felt come... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
European, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:30
Thursday
08:00 - 22:30
Friday
08:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?