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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central, South Africa (City Bowl)
021 42 42 100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $18
Cuisines: French, Italian, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: City Bowl
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87% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Food was great, just needs a bit more variety. The night we went it was lovely hot and clear. Its nice to sit outside under the stars. Wine menu is very good. The kitchen fell behind, which was a bit of a let down, but these things happen to the best of us, I forgive you, and you will definitely... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

An interesting experience here. We made a reservation and the service started off well. Good selection of food and introduction to the specials. That's where things went slightly out of touch with reality. It seemed expected that wine would be ordered and we got an odd response to asking about other choices. I tried a steak special which turned out... More

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Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I only say good food as my pasta wasn't great, my partners fish was delicious, fresh, well cooked and good presentation. Our server was brilliant, timely, knowledgable about the menu and the wines and was a bug part of a memorable meal experience. Thank You

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Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This truly is a nice experience and not to be missed. The food is creative , fresh and very well prepared. You should visit.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We made a last-minute reservation to go to Societi last night. Warm ambience. Attentive service. Great selection of wine-by-the-glass. Would love to go back very soon!

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Cape Town
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went for dinner on a Monday evening, the fire places were lit and they had even set up the outside area with candles and blankets, despite the colder weather. I love the cozy (intimate) atmosphere and the way the waiter explains the specials in very detail. Their bread is home made a brought to a table in a big... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wow, we ended up at Societi Bistro purely by chance, and walked away with a new favorite on our list! A glorious day in Cape Town and we sat outside. Fantastic view of Table Mountain and the food did not disappoint. Brilliant cuisine, excellent service and the best Key Lime Pie in town. Yummyness!! Heaven on a plate. Definitely recommending... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This cosy and characterful restaurant is as perfect for a warm summer evening as it is for a blustery cape storm day. It resides in a warm, welcoming house with a pretty outdoor setting and an intimate interior with cosy, separate rooms. It feels homely and personal despite its enviable and deserved reputation for good times and good eating, without... More

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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While visiting Cape Town for four days in May, our guide, Zakkie Parker, dropped us off for an early dinner at this lovely bistro. We had just finished our first full day in CPT and were heading "home" to our rented apartment when Zakkie suggested we try this for an early dinner. It was about 5 pm and we were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Fun meal with the family! Pluses: Venison bourguignon and salads (Autumn salad a highlight, butternut salad also very good). Pnina Fenster pasta delicious. Chocolate Nemesis to die for. Rest of the meals were good without being great. I have had better lamb shank.. Quality was good, but I liked the sauces more in other Cape Town restaurants, including the Black... More

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