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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 5 days ago via mobile

This is a great spot to spend a warm evening outside. In real bistro fashion, the menu is short and the quality great. Service is quick if a little inattentive

1  Thank Mark I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nothing beats Societi. The most consistent restaurant in Cape Town for brilliant atmosphere, superb quality of food and impeccable service! (Don't take my word for it – just view the endless accolades and awards on the wall before you enter the courtyard). It always feels...More

Thank Rogelio76
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival we were greeted with a glass of fizz as table booked by our hotel. Tried ostrich burger (a first!) which did not disappoint. We were seated in the outside orangery where chairs had blankets on despite it being Spring however we didn't feel...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Societi as a group of 5 and had an absolutely incredible evening. From the start we were well looked after by our waiter who gave us some great suggestions on food and drinks and knew how to entertain his audience. All of...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on our last night in Cape Town!! We were very fortunate to call for a reservation and find out someone cancelled and we could dine there. Super meal. Host was lovey and accommodating. Our sever Brendan was great. Excellent meal. The...More

1  Thank Laurie G
Reviewed 2 November 2017

After good experiences in the past we decided to return to this establishment a good few years later. What a disappointment. First impression: The entrance is looking a little tired. We ordered the special salad (Caprese) for R84. 00. The presentation was disappointing to say...More

1  Thank CIndyCapeTown
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Dear CIndyCapeTown & Martin, 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

Reviewed 23 October 2017

The restaurant has a wide rage of suggestion in terms of food and Drink, Friendly staff, and if you are ever in the city at a cold day a fire is set up to keep you warm and cozy. Over all an amazing experience

Thank Franmaruna
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Societi bistro is a great French restaurant. All of the dishes that we had were very tasty especially the fillet and sirloin dishes. The desserts were also delicious- especially the butterscotch, chocolate nemesis and lemon tart. I highly recommend it.

Thank albert m
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place, adorable service, excellent opportunity if you are looking to relax and enjoy a good day with a good company.

Thank Marcelo T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Food was good, location was good, prices no problem. The old house that its occupying was great. But what made it special was the manager who took the time to turn our meal into a experience, What a nice man! Thank you.

Thank eric s
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Questions & Answers
Windolee K
11 December 2017|
Response from albert m | Reviewed this property |
There is no formal dress code.
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
USD 6 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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