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Societi Bistro

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$$ - $$$
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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food, wine and service are all very good. My steak was cooked perfectly medium rare and the dessert was excellent.

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Thank dunbro
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This bistro is a part of Capetown because it has been there for ages and is well known by Capetonians looking for quality they can trust.Although the menu changes by seasons the old favorites remain,ie fillet steak au poivre or the ceasar salad.The owner,Peter has a sweet tooth so the deserts although I try to avoid them are irresistibleGreat service... More 

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Thank KatrinePuttick
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here in winter because of the fire places in Societi but few things beat their garden for a sunset drink and a meal from their amazing menu. I will return to Societi over and over and never get tired of the food, setting and brilliant service.

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Thank SkyeGrove
Phila
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel staff We waited well over an hour for our entrees and were mostly ignored by the staff. The brick chicken was over cooked with a soggy skin. When we told our waiter he apologized but never returned to our table. The rest of the meal was very average.

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Thank Barbara S
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I'm vegan and they are very accommodating! The food is amazing as well as the atmosphere. If you're visiting Cape Town, you must go here.

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Thank MsShannonElizabeth
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I had such a love afternoon on the patio of Societi Bistro. The service was 10/10 and they seved Antonij Rupert wine - which is my favourite wine in the Cape. The food was delicious and the setting was perfect. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank taralouw
Warwick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This restaurant was suggested by our Guest House and came up with full marks.There was a great atmosphere and the waiters were really enthusiastic about the menu. Couldn't fault it.

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Thank BRIDGE18
Staines, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Eaten here several times, the food and staff are excellent. Portions are a good size and the food is all very fresh.

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Thank Denise W
chester
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Two separate groups of friends from the UK recommended Societi Bistro and we were so glad they did. The setting of the restaurant was delightful and service enthusiastic, fun and knowledgeable by the irrepressible, smiling Harry Potter loving Meredith (three pronunciations, Welsh Mum from Llandudno, Scottish Dad) The food itself was a treat - every course locally sourced and beautifully... More 

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Thank brynsdad
Cape Town
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have eaten here a few times but will think twice about going back. The evening was cool and they had fires going in the various rooms as well as the air conditioner set at 25 degrees. We were sweltering in there..our service was not so good and we had to wait ages for someone to take our wine order.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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$20
Cuisine
Italian, French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 2100
Description
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?