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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 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Whitby, Canada
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were directed to a quiet corner on the patio by the Maitre D, we sat down whereupon our drink order was taken. The very first thing that we noticed was the beautiful fragrance coming from the lavender hedge, very relaxing. We ordered our lunch, caprese salad followed by mushroom risotto and an ostrich burger, all of which were excellent.... More 

Thank dougandjan
Weimar, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and wine were excellent if maybe a little overpriced. Location is easy to find and the patio is very inviting.

Thank SevenFouteen
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten here before and enjoyed very much was happy to book a week in advance for friends who had not been. How very disappointing, lots of items were not available and when eventually were given food it was cold and had to be returned to kitchen. We were told they had been very busy the night before hence low... More 

Thank porterUk
London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our travel agent booked a table for our family of 8 for dinner at Societi Bistro and among the dozens of fabulous meals we had in South Africa, this was a standout! Fabulous food, great wine suggestions, friendly and attentive service...I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our experience at Societi Bistro. HIGHLY recommend!

Thank Anne G
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Girls, if you like nifty waiters in shorts this is the place (so says my wife!). Actually, the staff are really good, very welcoming, helpful, attentive without being overbearing, interesting and very friendly. The restaurant has a good ambience being dimly, but not too dimly, lit. The food of course is of excellent quality and of generous proportions, although that... More 

Thank Brian L
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent staff make this bistro really friendly and welcoming. Waiters know how the food is made and explain without being pretentious! Outside setting with views of table mountain. Delicious mushroom risotto!

Thank Angela d
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We held my nieces dinner there. Good food, attentive but not invasive. They accommodated our party of 18 people easily. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank fionah956
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99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again a fabulous evening. The food was excellent and despite moving tables three times the staff were so charming and couldn't do enough for us. An excellent place to eat and hopefully we will be back next year on our visit to Capetown.

Thank MairinaandTonyWilson
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we are full...sure? Well there is the bar..ok let's try. Do want a view fast courteous and knowledgeable service with an active vibe? Then you will not be disappointed. The fish was better and better value than elsewhere and something not quite right was corrected and all forgiven.

1 Thank albert l
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try to sit at a "chef's table" - cozy area where you can see the kitchen hard at work. Food was delicious and they have a nice wine list. Our waiter was adorable but not knowledgable. We had a langoustines special that was delicious and the filet from the menu. Champagnes were great option. The burrito appetizer is terrific.

Thank cmk29

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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
USD 5 - USD 20
Italian, French, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?