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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
12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank BRIDGE18
Staines, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Denise W
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank brynsdad
Cape Town
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190 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank travelbabe40
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous and memorable meal at this Italian restaurant. Everything we tasted was well prepared and presented. Very tasty meals especially the pasta dishes. The mushroom risotto was also great. Service amazing and friendly and the waiter advised us as to what wine we should try. Left very happy.

Thank cs098
Townsville, Australia
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Societi Bistro for dinner tonight and came a way pleasantly surprised with entire dining experience. I selected off the Special's board, starting with the Fennel & Orange soup and the main of the Yellowtail main. Do yourself a favour and drop in if you're ever in the area.

Thank Mark_Fitzgerald
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with some friends and were pleasantly surprised to find a charming atmosphere, friendly servers and delicious food. The risotto was a highlight for sure and so were the desserts. Don't forget to consider the daily specials as these dishes were some of our favorites. Very tasty food, reasonably priced, casual yet elegant candle lit space.

Thank LaViajeraRubia
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by in the middle of the afternoon. Alone. Had a great prawn, wine and great chocolate cake. It cost 300. Beside that they put me at a small table at the corner although the place was empty, otherwise the service was nice.

Thank Zsirfeka2
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly service, interesting menu, food us delivered very, very quickly without a chance to relax between plates.

Thank Lonelyvoyageur
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Is it the best meal you will have in Cape Town probably not but it is always consistently good. We have had lunch and dinner there this week and both times the food service and wine were great. We had pasta for lunch homemade and great flavours. I had a steak for dinner tonight and cooked to perfection with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
Italian, French
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?