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Societi Bistro

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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Monrovia, Liberia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We celebrated my birthday there after a long, cold day hiking up table mountain. The fireplace warmed my frozen fingers as I ate the best mushroom risotto that I've had in my entire life. The accompanying cheesecake did not disappoint. My wife also raved about her decatant chocolate cake. Perfect end to a perfect day!

Thank NFF77
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my 5th or 6th time coming to this restuarant. I have never been disapointed with the service , food or ambience. Beautiful place warm and friendly service . Excellent food. Great waiters who know there menu. We went to Labia for a movie and phoned for a dinner 3 hours prior to arriving for dinner. They managed to... More 

Thank michmk66
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing. Particularly the chocolate torte. The service was good. Very romantic setting with white table cloths. Great up market bistro with very nice wines and coffee.

Thank Lile P
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had just arrived in Cape Town and didn't fancy eating in the hotel so wandered into the first resaurant we encountered. It was a French-style bistro and they had to search for a table for the two of us. Not sure what to expect we assumed that the standard of food would be bistro-like but what a pleasant surprise.... More 

Thank Sean S
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my wife there to celebrate our first year anniversary and we had such a bad experience that I won't even recommend it to any visitors... Wonder why, the food was tasteless , even my wine was served so short that I thought the waiter(whom we tips very well) never came back to refill it.. What also stroke me... More 

Thank Tresor F
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Tresor F, 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 owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Once again, thank you for your constructive feedback. Kind regards, The Societi Bistro Team More 

Austin, Minnesota
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the sirloin with bernaise sauce. Was tender and delicious. Our waitress was ever so polite and attentive. A very nice wrap up to day one in Capetown. Very happy, and you couldn't touch a meal like that in the states for twice the price.

Thank RetiredGramps
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very alternative small menu, yet the most sumptuous meals...I had the Vegan Thai Curry and recommend it to anyone... The Ostrich Hamburger was awesome, only compliments for the Fillet... All in we had a wonderful evening, the only small gripe was they didn't have any ice tea cool drink... So I had water instead. Certainly will go back, wonderful atmosphere... More 

Thank Jonathan L
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We arrived late afternoon, friendly reception and a view of Table Mountain. Starters were OK with a prompt check that everything was fine. For mains, partner ordered ostrich burger & I chose the venison at twice the price. Menu description is “organic venison, room temperature, medium rare, apricot & almond couscous, harissa …… “ Perhaps I should have guessed that... More 

Thank sonoscozzese
Cape Town
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120 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely to sit out on the patio, with blankets if needed, on a warm evening in summer. The food is good, I wouldn't say excellent. But incredibly pricey. Whew - perhaps the foreigners don't mind paying these prices, but for a local this was particularly sore on the pocket. Nice wine list for by-the-glass order. Staff were super friendly and... More 

Thank Jane W
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Four of us ate here and I must say the food was really excellent. My pasta and prawns was delicious as was the meals that my companions had. The cheesecake was one of the best I've ever tasted. So what went wrong? The service was indifferent verging on arrogant. The food was just plonked in front of us and side... 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$21
Italian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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?