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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%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (10 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 787 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, what a treat! We decided to pop in for a quick meal and instead stayed for a bottle of wine and mains. The food was exceptional (chicken served with mash and mushroom as well as the Thai Vegan Curry)! The atmosphere was friendly and...More

Thank Natasja M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Societi for dinner and drinks several times. I'd surely recommend it for a cozy night with friends or family. Having tasted several dishes here, I think that their vegan curry and fish of the day are among the best dishes on the...More

Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was really nice, as well as the atmosphere. I had heard a lot of great stories about Societi Bistro, so definitely wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, we were served by a young unmotivated boy. He did not show any positivity or happiness....More

Thank Janna P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a trendy place for drinks after work and a bite to eat. Its close proximity to the Labia makes it an ideal dinner venue before a movie.

Thank Sureshinee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had dinner at Societi Bistro with some friends from Johannesburg down on business this Friday past and couldn't rate this restaurant more highly. Flawless service, fantastic wine selection and the good variety of dishes on the menu. I selected from their Tour Through Italy...More

1  Thank grantdsa
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This was a special family evening dinner. We each ordered Sirloin steak. When they arrived the steaks were all ice cold, so much so that I thought it was perhaps a joke. The steaks were all sent back. When they returned the plates were very...More

Thank Clifford R
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Clifford, Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Kind regards, The Societi Bistro Team

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for an evening meal - starters were ok not great, the mail course was so bad we had to send three meals back - over cooked steak, prawns etc - have had previously good meals here but not on this occasion

Thank svholland1
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear svholland1, Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Kind regards, The Societi Bistro Team

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great romantic restaurant with warm and friendly atmosphere and even better food. Amazing and prompt service. The cheese cake was delicious. We can not recommend this spot highly enough..keep it up... we are proud.

Thank bennettbenny6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
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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