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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Societi Bistro was recommended by the Manageress at our Hotel and how right she was!! We ended up going there twice in a three day stay. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, even when we asked for all sorts of changes to...More

Thank 75AndyB75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super poached prawn and pea puree starter, lovely lamb although the tabbouleh with it was a little lacking in flavour, gorgeously lemony tarte au citron but pastry a little heavy. Very friendly waitress and other staff and good recommendations for wine. Dimly lit, bistro look...More

Thank Camper817643
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for pre-movie dinner. Lovely little spot for dinner, staff friendly and efficient and attentively. We Ordered the Snails and risotto for starters - nice, good portions although snails were cold and were sent back, but staff sorted out the hiccup and were very...More

Thank Sophia M
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome salads and great wine made for a great afternoon. What made it better was attentive and friendly service!

Thank GertdeBeer
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Wow!!! Words can not put into perspective what an AMAZING experience I had as a SOUTH-AFRICAN tour guide , bringing my Japanese guests to Society Bistro today. Being my first time , I wasn't sure if they would be up to the task of serving...More

Thank Mari-Elois B
Reviewed 21 August 2018

I was fortunate enough to win a prize and could invite 20 friends for canapes and bonbons in the snug bar. We had a great time. The snug bar was, as the name suggests, snug and cosy. Comfortable couches, warm fire, TV for the sports...More

Thank BJStevens
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

First visit in some time and arrived in heavy smoke from fireplace. Could barely see across the restaurant and should have left immediately. Clearly an ongoing issue that should be resolved for winter and totally unacceptable . Food was ok, as was the service.....but couldn't...More

Thank ynot12345
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Dear ynot12345, Thank you for your constructive feedback, it is one of the most valuable tools for us to continue to strive to improve. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience?...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We came for a friend's birthday party in the Snug bar. We had a great night with delicious snacks and lots of bubbles in the private area. Lots of friendly staff made sure we always had a full glass.

1  Thank ExtenP
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We had a business dinner here - an unassuming place from the outside with a big personality that delivers great food and service. For starters I had the butternut soup with fillet as a main. The portions are borderline fine-dining, so choose something that's appropriate...More

1  Thank ryamarim
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff and delicious food. Would definitely recommend the venison. Great value for money, especially the wines !

Thank anonymous0002018
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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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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