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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
Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner at Societi Bistro. The food was delicious--I had a fish special and my daughter had a chicken dish. Our server, Calvin, was attentive and helpful. Great atmosphere!

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unknown
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Quite an 'upmarket' restaurant but we had a lovely evening there with our four children aged 9 - 16. There was delicious food and drink to please everyone and the service was friendly and efficient.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Promising homy setting and taste full decorated place unfortunately that does not go for the food although sold very well as 'an excellent choice, the best on the menu' or the dessert is 'define' nothing of that all. From start to finish a huge dissapointment! The waiter made it even worse by persistently playing 'deaf' for the half full returned... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Our party of 4 had lunch here this afternoon (Saturday). Friendly reception, drinks ordered and served punctually. Food orders taken punctually and the table salad served in good time .......... And then the wait. Main courses eventually served - Yellowtail, Prawns and La Potée Lorraine (2X). All dishes were good and the French regional dish was quite special .............. And... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

At Societi Bistro you can experience different and exciting dishes in the heart of Cape Town. They have a great wine selection which also includes wines made from Italian Grape Varietals. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the different dishes on offer as well as the specials. He was very attentive and also able to recommend dishes which would go... More

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Reading
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Truth to tell, we ate well everywhere we went in South Africa, but this was one of the best in terms of the quality of the meal and the reasonableness of the price. A welcoming environment.

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new hampshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We ate here on the advice of our concierge, and found it to be one of our least favorite restaurants in South Africa. It is definitely trendy, a cute place with small areas for dining- somewhat intimate. So the atmosphere itself was quite nice. The wine selection was good as well. We started with the mussels and caesar salad. Both... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Had two amazing evenings in this cosy restaurant. Especially enjoyed the weekly special menu and the variety of wines you can indulge in. We also liked the vivid and young ambience. Would recommend it for everyone staying in Cape Town.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We sat by the fire try the Mushroom Risotto its to die for!Such great service, Food and Ambience. Lally(Sorry about the spelling) Was amazing

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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