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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
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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Beautiful setting, super tasty food and staff who really go the extra mile. Great wine list with every single wine available by the glass. Make sure you leave space for dessert, they're incredible.

Thank Jonathan Z
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Our guesthouse manager made dinner reservations for us for our first night in Cape Town and we're so glad we went. They had an excellent wine list and a chalkboard full of specials. I chose an appetizer special, which in hindsight, could have been my...More

1  Thank lemur_chica
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Recommended by our guesthouse, we were slightly put off by some so-so Tripadvisor reviews, but there was no need. We were offered the choice of an inside or outside table, and chose to sit indoors, which was quieter and cooler than the front terrace area,...More

1  Thank gibbinspm
Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

Visit this bistro before, with not top assessment. But charming with a touch of pixilated staff. This time! Rush hour . The only important was to get in and then out for new guest. The staff was constantly running in the dinning room and the...More

1  Thank Danne5701
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I have never had a waiter get so many things wrong. We were the for the labia special so the order really couldn't get more simple than that. I assume the waiter was still in training but definitely not ready to serve customers yet. We...More

Thank AC E
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Dear AC E, Thank you for your constructive feedback, it is one of the most valuable tools for us to continue to strive to improve. If you do not mind, we have few questions please; Did you ask your waiter or anyone else to speak...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a restaurant we always go to a couple of times when we come to Cape Town.. Great food and service.. A lovely atmosphere. I highly suggest it

1  Thank wandering155
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This restaurant was recommend and booked by Peter at our hotel and I am so happy that he did. The restaurant is lovely - you can sit inside or out and the staff were friendly, attentive and very helpful with food and wine choices. We...More

1  Thank Jellybean29923
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Societi Bistro is an institution on the dining scene in Cape Town and in a prime spot. I have been there a number of times over the years. This time around I was let down a bit by this much loved venue. It seems to...More

Thank David John E
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Our whole family enjoyed a wonderfully restful and delicious Christmas lunch at Societi Bistro and it felt like it was a real home from home for the oldies and the kids.

1  Thank StyleGuideCT
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

This review gets two instead of one star only because one of our party thoroughly enjoyed his meal and because the service was good. Two of the three sirloins ordered were overcooked. The squid ink pasta had the oddest texture, dried out might best describe...More

Thank kalgran
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Dear Kalgran, We’re very saddened and concerned about your review. Would it be possible for you to please meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Thank you very much. Kind regards, Johan

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Windolee K
11 December 2017|
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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