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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the mushroom risotto

Everything is amazing. We eat here often. You must try the mushroom risotto. Sounds blah - but isn't! You can thank me later.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Angel Blythe C
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Cape Town, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Everything is amazing. We eat here often. You must try the mushroom risotto. Sounds blah - but isn't! You can thank me later.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We did not have a reservation so had to sit at the bar for food. The waiter rarely checked on us, but the food we got was really good. I had mussels and a steak and will definitely go back. Worth a trip if you can get in and sit at a regular table, but if you are sitting in... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a must visit restaurant during your stay in CPT. Low key classy restaurant. Italian flare, with a great extensive bistro menu. Wines are good and reasonably priced. Overall, fantastic food at exceptional value for money.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were very disappointed with the food quality and the service. 3 of us ordered the Kamil's Spaghetti. Turned out one of us had way too much trout while our other friend didn't have a single bit of trout. At 125R/ meal, I'd expect a little more attention from the kitchen. On a side note, we were not served spaghettis... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The mushroom risotto and chocolate nemesis dessert are must-haves. Been on my list of favourites for years. Went for a girls dinner two nights ago and as always, everything was perfect.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very cozy and fun restaurant recommended by our hotel. The staff was superb and the food was great. We all had filets and chips - all cooked perfectly. Desert was delicious also.

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Jnb
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A big wooden door marks the border of the outside and inside part of the restaurant. Inside multiple entrances divide the space into cozy rooms. The management has achieved the most important of all things, faultless customer service. A numerical error on our side resulted in us not booking for three people in a full restaurant. With aplomb a drink... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Every year from the end of July to the end of September, Societi Bistro takes you through a tour through France with a different menu and wine pairing (linked to a particular French region) over the period of 10 weeks. After what I sampled at the launch event, this promises to be a gastronomic delight with items like Cassoulet paired... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went out with friend for a dinner on cold winter evening. Society Bistro does warn clients that it might get a bit smoky inside when it is windy...But that was too much. It was way to smoky inside. Very unpleasant. I had to take my coat to the Dry Cleaning next day because it smell like braai/barbecue because of the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Packed as always but still excellent service and exquisite food! Now a firm favourite, Societi's themed menus and lunch specials never fail to impress. Love it!

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?