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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (43 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 670 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Our waiter walked us through the menu, including the winter specials. We ate some from the special menu, some from the regular menu, and loved everything we tried. Staff was attentive but not intrusive. One of our favorite meals on our visit to Africa.

Thank revjcs
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Cosy restaurant with nice terrace. Food and service varies a little but pasta (primi) was delicious.

Thank Els T
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Three of us we to dinner recently without a reservation. They made room for us. Excellent Quick Service. Excellent Food. Excellent South African wine. Would recommend this place. I had the Pasta Carbonara -- it was outstanding. I can not get over the service they...More

Thank GolfGuy777
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We had the most lovely dinner with a really excellent wine. Staff was very friendly and professional. Atmosphere lovely. I truly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Capetown.

Thank AlexTedje2017
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Myself and my wife went for dinner on a Thursday night in June. The restaurant has a nice and cozy atmosphere. The fireplace was burning which filled the restaurant with smoke, but it wasn't too bad. Service was great and we loved the wine. Our...More

Thank Jimmy V
Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Jimmy, We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Thank you very much, Johan info@societi.co.za

Reviewed 29 July 2017

5 of us for dinner after a movie - services was great, choice on menu was OK - cutlery was really bad with three forks on our table needing attention - 2 guests chose the lamb shank, it was not melt in your mouth and...More

Thank Arlene P
Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear Arlene, We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Thank you, Johan info@societi.co.za

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, variety of wine, ordered lamb shank...that just melted when it hits the tongue...dark lady wine was cherry on top...will surely return!

Thank GarySib
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What a bad experience. We came in from the Winter cold, the Manageress literally left us in the passageway and took a phone call before we were finally shown to our table. The Waitress only recommended the most expensive food and alcohol- it was horribly...More

Thank Sophia88831
Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Sophia88831, We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Kind regards, Arran info@societi.co.za

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were in Cape Town for 4 nights, and Africa for 3 weeks. We went to Societi Bistro our last night, and the experience was very special. The atmosphere was upbeat but cozy. The food was excellent, especially the special of Dorado with saffron risotto....More

1  Thank 844Bob_
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Venison was nice, but the prawns were outstanding. The wine selection was wonderful and our server assisted us in finding a fabulous Pinotage. Dimley lit and very cozy, we were more than comfortable. I would recommend this to young foodies.

1  Thank Michael R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
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Description
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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