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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch here on a lovely fall day. We sat outside because the inside smelt a little musty and it was a lovely day. Food was fine and the beet carpaccio very good. Local wines and beers were very good and we had a...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time at this atmospheric restaurant. The food and service were good. Interesting menu and building.

1  Thank JaneHerts123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal here. There was a good choice of food and wine. Staff were helpful. Price was reasonable. Atmosphere was pleasant.

1  Thank Diana N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit every year (10 now!) and the standards are excellent every time. Food is well cooked, interesting and served by waiters that know their stuff . It's wonderful sitting on the terrace watching Table Mountain fade into the night. We shall certainly return next...More

1  Thank MairinaandTonyWilson
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went there some years ago and vowed never to return. This time we went as guests and our experience of the restaurant was even worse. My Caesar salad comprised two or three tired and geriatric lettuce leaves, bite resistant croutons - nearly golf ball...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

My husband and I recently visited Cape Town and had The most interesting and delicious meal at Societi Bistro. We were very impressed by the interesting menu and the wonderfully helpful and knowledgeable staff and have no qualms about encouraging everyone to book a table...More

Thank chipsey
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We used to come to this place 2 years ago and the food was amazing. Now it seems the chef changed as the food was quite poor. Not worth the price. Still good service but the main was just not good.

Thank Lucie C
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Went here in the past and had high expectations. Completely disappointed with the new chef and his approach of seafood dishes. In Afrikaans they would call it kak.

1  Thank zakmans
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautiful setting, unexperienced staff and the food I would say "average" - it was a suggestion from a good friend - but to be honest - I was disappointed

Thank th0mas1960
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This was our first visit as recommended by friends. The choice of specials was very good, creative with dishes from various parts of the world. The Carne Apache starter was very tasty, spicy Mexican tartare. Our other guest had the watermelon and mint salad, again...More

Thank Paul T
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Questions & Answers
Windolee K
11 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Societi | Property representative |
Thank you. We have no strict dress-code, smart casual is recommended.
29 November 2017|
Response from Societi | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for your message, and for emailing (please note our reply there). Kind regards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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