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Bistro 365

Bistro 365
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Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Special occasions
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R30 wine, 50 champagne (corkage only permitted if wine is not already on their wine list; limited one bottle per two people)

Critic's review

Ingrid Jones

Food
At Bistro 365 the food is unpretentious and delicious. For them country cooking means you are here for a wholesome plate of food that will leave you satisfied in taste, presentation, quantity and quality. It also means you get to taste what this coastal region has to offer like pickled fish, snoek pate, fresh line fish made like the locals do. The lamb chops never disappoint, and the deliciously flavoured bobotie pie with just the right amount of bite has fast become a must-have on the lunch menu. The gorgonzola souffle remains a favourite, because it consistently delivers on taste. There’s something for everyone. Pringle Bay is a tourist-frequented town and the kudu and springbok will give them a broader taste of local cuisine.

The restaurant consists of two sections. One that is a coffee shop/bistro that serves breakfast and lunch and an upstairs area for more formal dining. Serious coffee lovers are in for a treat with imports as far as Vietnam served the Vietnamese way.

Drink
The wine list pays homage to carefully selected wines from the region and has grown in variety so much so that they are delighted to have just won a Diner’s Club International Wine list 2016 Platinum Award. It’s not extensive, but it’s focussed and targeted. A generously stocked bar carrying most hard liquor brands is also on hand should you want a craft beer, gin and tonic and if you ask nicely a cocktail can be whipped up.

Service
The service is friendly and efficient because the owners are on hand to lavish everyone with personal attention. It’s not a sleek city space, it’s homely and comfortable with 360 views of the mountain and the sea. There’s a big open deck that could be wonderful for cocktails and canapes on a balmy summer’s night.

Ambience
At the upstairs restaurant it’s homely, with enough space to breathe, it is at the seaside after all, friendly, unpretentious, and on entertainment nights it’s buzzing like a city joint. Downstairs it’s always vibey, because it’s family focused.

And…
Dinner becomes even better when on certain nights a twist is added with live entertainment showcasing South African talent like Manouche, Irit Noble, Sarah Theron and Heinz Winkler or dinner and movie during winter.

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • Fantastic food and service! What a taste sensation!
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  • Fantastic food and service! What a taste sensation!
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  • WOW! I am a rather picky customer when it comes to dining. I can absolutely say that my husband and I had the absolute best meal of our lives here! It was absolutely amazing. The place is unpretentious but still of the highest standards. The pricing of the meals I feel is extremely good value for money. My husband had a special which was Eishbein, it literally fell off the bone. The food is so good I wondered if cheff Ramsay was hiding in the Kitchen somewhere. I had the Pork Belly. I will definitely be back and I am singing their praises to anyone willing to listen. They also surprised us with a Happy Anniversary dessert which was a nice touch. We will definitely be back. Well done
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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