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“Don't bother”
Review of Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro
Ranked #102 of 1,257 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Price range: USD 6 - USD 21
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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 it. My tuna was overcooked in a dish that was utterly tasteless.
The venue is nice enough, though has a slightly jaded air about it.
An extremely disappointing dining experience, and not worth the money paid.

Thank kalgran
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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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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 a spaghetti with shrimps and tomato that was very tasty, the chocolate desert scrumptious!
We highly recommend this place, we will definitely go back soon!!

Thank Maria M
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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!

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Thank SarahP7800
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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
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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 with fresh cut up tomatoes. The waitress, who was amazing, explained that the manager will come and talk to us, but they passed the buck to the chef, which was extremely rude He was extremely embarrassed and he embarrassed us. The chef never apologised, and kept making excuses and telling us that it’s our interpretation of Italian food. One of the friends is Italian, and this was NOT an Italian meal. Utterly disappointed. We will never be back. The fact that the manager never came and spoke to us put a very sour taste in our mouth.

Thank marinam2018
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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

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