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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
$$ - $$$
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This was the second time my wife and I ate here - this time as good as the first. Fully booked but made a plan for us to eat. Friendly service - nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food at good prices - definitely value...More

Thank jamespH7852HA
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had a group dinner here - about 18 of us. Overall - excellent! First - our server was fantastic. He answered our questions on food and wine; from our novices to our wine experts. He did a great job. I had the ostrich burger:...More

Thank professorroyhinkley
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Honest, delicious food. Amazing mushroom risotto with osso buco to die for. The weekly changing menu is really recommendable.

Thank Y8168OGmarkk
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Went on a Friday evening with friends. Waiter was obviously new and a little too quick but otherwise friendly. The fish of the day arrived cold. Upon enquiry, we were informed that it is served at "room temperature" - we should have been informed of...More

Thank SamNas
Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear SamNas, 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 24 April 2018 via mobile

After a rather damp day in Capetown a wonderful recommendation by friends. What a find. Wonderful chicken liver parfait, chicken and lamb specials amazing, great wine and fair price and a chocolate pudding to curl up and die for.

2  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had lunch here on a lovely fall day. We sat outside because the inside smelt a little musty and it was a lovely day. Food was fine and the beet carpaccio very good. Local wines and beers were very good and we had a...More

Thank V7533OBstephenc
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We had a great time at this atmospheric restaurant. The food and service were good. Interesting menu and building.

2  Thank JaneHerts123
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We enjoyed our meal here. There was a good choice of food and wine. Staff were helpful. Price was reasonable. Atmosphere was pleasant.

2  Thank Diana N
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We visit every year (10 now!) and the standards are excellent every time. Food is well cooked, interesting and served by waiters that know their stuff . It's wonderful sitting on the terrace watching Table Mountain fade into the night. We shall certainly return next...More

2  Thank MairinaandTonyWilson
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went there some years ago and vowed never to return. This time we went as guests and our experience of the restaurant was even worse. My Caesar salad comprised two or three tired and geriatric lettuce leaves, bite resistant croutons - nearly golf ball...More

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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
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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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