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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 11 June 2021

Great food, with both local and international cuisine. A great find for locals, tourists and business visitors.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 29 October 2020 via mobile

I discovered this gem through a friend and I can't thank him enough. We met for dinner and I enjoyed the hospitality, service & overall attention from the owner, Barbara. The food is great & can be cooked anyway you ask. I'm on a diet...and she worked magic to make something to my specification. Love this place 👌More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

The restaurant is very cozy and intimate. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Barbara is very lovely and her service is superb. She goes out of her way to make sure you have a lovely time. The food is delicious and very “homely.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

Barbara’s was indeed a surprise! Great ambience and the food was exceptional. Very good carpaccio and lamb shank. And Barbara our host was truly engaging.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Easily one of the best European restaurants in Botswana. Friendly and personal owner who takes pride in ensuring you have the best experience possible. We will be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Found Barbara's many years ago and it's still the place to go to in Francistown. Unassuming and you are always welcome. Food is good and the owner will let you know exactly what you should eat. She is quite priceless to say the least!

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 October 2019 via mobile

We found this cozy restaurant and were amazed about the quality of the food and the service. The meat was amazing, we had the tomahawk and the steak au poivre and both cooked to perfection. Thanks to Barbara for an amazing lunch!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

What a surprise; we walked in for an early supper and found perfectly laid out tables including water and wine glasses, linen serviettes, decorative lamps on tables, attentive waiters. The menu offers a selection of good wines, which were served cooled or/ and appropriate. Sparkling...water equally was served cold. The menu offers a very good selection of different meats, fish and poultry. However, if one of us would be a vegan or vegetarian the choice would have been nil, to gap this, not even a pasta dish was on offer. In all fairness we never asked....we shall do that next time. The evening was wonderful, this restaurant I felt, was not just an eatery, it was a place where you are welcomed with an open heart by the german owner herself. The food was excellent. The wine was very good. The restaurant with atmosphere and the prices absolutely reasonable. Anytime again.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

What to say, Barbara was amazing, the food was an awesome experience and surprise, definitely the spot to go when in Francistown.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 25 July 2019

This lady Barbara the owner is just a GEM. She made it her point to make us feel welcome. She sat down and chatted to us and because of her we decided to see more of Botswana instead of going home. She recommended a awesome...place in Kasane. Thank you for your hospitality. Your place has so much HEART. If ever we are in Francistown again we will surely be back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Yes, Barbara's Bistro offers takeaway services.

Barbara's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5