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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $21
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: 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
Description: Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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English first
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Societi Bistro is one of the most consistently good restaurants in cape town. The menu is seasonal so there's always something new to try. The actual restaurant is wonderful in summer (really spacious outside area) and in winter (warm cozy inside area). Meals can be quite pricey but definitely worth it and the staff are always on top of their... More 

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Cape Town
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great food, wine and service. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Cape Town. Try to get a table outside in the early evening so you can stare at the mountain!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I used to come to this restaurant a lot. I had a really bad experience about a year ago so last night was my first return to this restaurant since then. The setting outside is really nice on a hot summer's evening. The restaurant was almost full but service was still good. Their wine list is one of the best... More 

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Dubai
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Well done on the attentive friendly service Societi Bistro. Calamari starter is delish. Will definatly come back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

For having my first dinner experience at Societi Bistro I was very impressed with the high calibre of service. Our waiter (Daniel) was so attentive and alert that it felt like we were the only table he was serving. I was also pleasantly surprised by the quick delivery of the food. The menu had a lovely selection of meals, although... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a bottle of wine, ostrich burger and thai green curry for 200 rand. Both dishes were beautifully prepared. Waiter was great. Setting quite good too.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We tried the Labia theatre special for the 1st time, R90 for 2 pastas at Societi and get 2 theatre tickets. At Societi the pastas were just that, pasta, the herbs you cannot mention really as they were scarce. Extra's may be ordered with the pasta like chicken, feta, capers etc at about R15-R25 each. I would not recommend this... More 

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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Brilliant atmosphere for a magnificen Christmas' Eve dinner!! Nice waiters and excellent wine and food. We enjoyed the dinner a lot. I would recommand it a lot, apart from being walking distance from our hotel (Pepperclub). Really so good! Thanks

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My husband and I came here for dinner during our December travels and it was one of the best meals we had while in Cape Town. Kelly Rose was our server and she was so kind, patient and informative. She helped us choose what to eat, giving us great recommendations and assisted with wine pairings. We sat outside, and the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

Relaxed Cape Town bistro serving up excellent South African food and wine. The staff were brilliant! Fun, welcoming and attentive. The ambience was easy with spectacular views of table mountain (we were there for a long lunch). Would highly recommend it!

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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
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 3 - 21
Cuisine: Bistro

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