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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
+27 21 424 2100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $22
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Bistro
Neighborhood: City Bowl
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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
Description: Unpretentious bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with awesome little bar next door: The Snug.
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Lovely decor, mostly pleasant staff, a nice bar area and some good outdoor tables. The food was nice enough, though they are not madly accommodating about switching a few ingredients for a vegetarian which in the modern world most places gladly and easily do. Very nice place and I do recommend it, just slightly below the exemplary places I have... More

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Dallas, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were in Cape Town late winter when evenings were chilly and a brisk walk to the the restaurant from our B&B left you craving the fireplace and comfort food! We were not disappointed and struggled to select entrees, so did as we often do - select very different things and sample from each other! Service was attentive and pleasant... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Meal with friends and one of their favourite places. Food and ambience is lovely and would recommend a visit. The only downside was the very smoky environment which was a bit overpowering at first - wood burning type of smokey smell. Unfortunately my clothes and hair smelled very very smokey when I got back to the accommodation - and smelled... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service, nice wine list, can be quite busy so go earlier unless you don't mind the crowds, but it's that good and that popular and well worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very pretty entrance with many tables, enchanting at night. Two lovely fireplaces warming the rooms in the chilly autumn and winter time. Good service, excellent choice of food and very good wine list. Does a mean pasta on a Monday night with Labia cinema tickets for 90 rand for two. All in all, lovely restaurant.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

service excellent! Food suppert. Sirlion done as nearly as possible to perfect and liver exquissed. As always a recurring visit worthwile!

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Cape Town
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I have celebrated many birthdays and special occassions at Societi Bistro, and have always thoroughly enjoyed the cosy atmosphere, excellent service, the fantastic wine selection and of course, the menu. There's always something for everyone (including our very fussy family members!), but at the same time it's a real food experience for foodies. I love knowing that... More

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Seattle, WA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lovely outside seating with blankets for cooler evenings. They offer a varied Menu and excellent wine choices. Very attentive and friendly waitstaff. I would definitely return.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I went to a dinner party at Societi Bistro and had just the best evening. The food was delicious and paired with divine wine. The service was superb and we were treated like royalty. While speaking to one of the dinner guests, it became apparent that he was the restaurant owner. He is friendly and unassuming. After... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Serving a group of 20plus is no small task and Societi pulled it off with flying colours. Fabulous service, delicious food and a perfect setting. My favourite was our Burrata, grilled peach and parma ham starter - perfect flavour pairings. What an experience and highly recommended!!

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Additional Information about Societi Bistro

Address: 50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 424 2100
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: French, Italian, Bistro

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