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Societi Bistro

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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little...
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 227
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Convenient location and great service

We walked past this place one night and decided to stop the next. We were happy we stopped. This restaurant has great food, service, and the location was right down the road from our hotel. There is both inside and outside dining, with blankets on the chairs outside for those chilly nights. Highly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
mattwest78
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We walked past this place one night and decided to stop the next. We were happy we stopped. This restaurant has great food, service, and the location was right down the road from our hotel. There is both inside and outside dining, with blankets on the chairs outside for those chilly nights. Highly recommended.

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Cheltenham
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Enjoyed a good meal here. The service was good and the setting outside was lovely. Our starters were great and the mains good too. Small downside was that some customers smoked at the tables rather than leaving to go outside the gate. We will return here during our stay.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

first night in cape town and this was recommended by the Hotel. Service Excellent, Wine OK. Food was OK but not exceptional other than a dish of Line Fish on a tomato based risotto. However, I would go back

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windsor
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I strongly suggest this restaurant .. The food was excellent with an interesting line of specials. The staff where knowledgeable and we enjoyed both outside and inside dining

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

went with my wife while we were in Cape Town and it turned out to be one of our favorite places for dinner, good menu, nicely prepared and a large range of wines by the glass, attentive service by staff who knew the menu. We were there on a Monday and it was very busy so booking is essential unless... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went for an informal family dinner while on holiday. The place is casual but very nice. We sat outside on a lovely evening. Service was great and the food delicious. Worth to try

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Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I was very excited to finally go to Societi for dinner. Beautiful venue, and my girlfriend and I were seated in a quiet romantic corner, which was lovely. Our waiter, Daniel, was impeccable. His knowledge and passion for the menu was a delight, and his recommendations for wine was also spot on. However, the food could not match the service... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were a party of 6 visiting this restaurant and had an enjoyable evening. Service was good and staff friendly. The menu is varied and we found the portions a good size if anything the salads were too large. The duck was particularly good but the veggies were a bit too al dente for our liking We sat inside the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Went with friends for a relaxed evening meal. Certainly came up to expectations. Innovative menu with lots of game. Well cooked and well presented. An impressive wine list. Not the cheapest place to eat but well worth the cost. Booking essential. This is a very popular haunt.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The ONLY nice thing about this restaurant is the venue. The food was tasteless and the portions tiny. I had pasta (something close to some slightly glorified maggi-two-minute-noodles) and another friend had a burger (which was an extremely dissapointing burger...and it is not even that easy to mess up a burger). The food is excessively overpriced for what you get.... More 

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Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Brandji, We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner, in person, at your convenience to discuss your experience? Please can we enquire who your waiter was? The name will appear on your bill, did they enquire how you are enjoying your meal timeously? Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?