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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 720 reviews

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 13 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

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We went tonight to this lovely restaurant, and were absolutely delighted with the staff, the service, the ambience and last but most importantly the food! The sirloin steak our daughter ordered was juicy and tender and cooked perfectly, the ostrich burger was delicious, we had...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here, we hadn’t planned as such and they were kind enough to give us a table despite no booking. The chocolate nemesis is to die for! I would fly back just for that!

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This place was around the corner from our hotel and definitely worth while. Big portions of attractively presented food and friendly waiters/waitresses. Great value for money and very affordable wine by the glass

1  Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We spent New Year’s Eve dinner at Societi. I was there with 3 of my friends. We were extremely disappointed with every meal that we had. The mushroom risotto was dry, the lamb pasta was dry with no sauce and the prawn linguine was dry...More

Thank marinam2018
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear MarinaM2018, 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

Reviewed 1 January 2018

It was New Years Eve and we went to Tigers Milk. Believe it or not it started to rain and as the Tables inside were full we were forced to leave. As the Society Bistro was on our walk home we decided to try it....More

Thank chrisbosie
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Dear Chrisbosie, 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

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Our guide brought us here for lunch and we are glad he did. Great food and service. In particular we loved the mushroom risotto and the seafood special. Service was great and the home baked bread was a lovely touch.

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We were only here 5 nights and our biggest regret is that we didn’t go here til our last night. Dinner was superb. My son had the lamb fettuccini and I had the ostrich burger. We shared the Caesar salad. All were excellent but the...More

1  Thank Mike K
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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.
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svholland1
29 November 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 21
Meals
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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