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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
Surrey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW via mobile

I only say good food as my pasta wasn't great, my partners fish was delicious, fresh, well cooked and good presentation. Our server was brilliant, timely, knowledgable about the menu and the wines and was a bug part of a memorable meal experience. Thank You

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Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This truly is a nice experience and not to be missed. The food is creative , fresh and very well prepared. You should visit.

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We made a last-minute reservation to go to Societi last night. Warm ambience. Attentive service. Great selection of wine-by-the-glass. Would love to go back very soon!

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Cape Town
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went for dinner on a Monday evening, the fire places were lit and they had even set up the outside area with candles and blankets, despite the colder weather. I love the cozy (intimate) atmosphere and the way the waiter explains the specials in very detail. Their bread is home made a brought to a table in a big... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Wow, we ended up at Societi Bistro purely by chance, and walked away with a new favorite on our list! A glorious day in Cape Town and we sat outside. Fantastic view of Table Mountain and the food did not disappoint. Brilliant cuisine, excellent service and the best Key Lime Pie in town. Yummyness!! Heaven on a plate. Definitely recommending... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This cosy and characterful restaurant is as perfect for a warm summer evening as it is for a blustery cape storm day. It resides in a warm, welcoming house with a pretty outdoor setting and an intimate interior with cosy, separate rooms. It feels homely and personal despite its enviable and deserved reputation for good times and good eating, without... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

While visiting Cape Town for four days in May, our guide, Zakkie Parker, dropped us off for an early dinner at this lovely bistro. We had just finished our first full day in CPT and were heading "home" to our rented apartment when Zakkie suggested we try this for an early dinner. It was about 5 pm and we were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Fun meal with the family! Pluses: Venison bourguignon and salads (Autumn salad a highlight, butternut salad also very good). Pnina Fenster pasta delicious. Chocolate Nemesis to die for. Rest of the meals were good without being great. I have had better lamb shank.. Quality was good, but I liked the sauces more in other Cape Town restaurants, including the Black... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had my Mom's 76th birthday lunch here. Its an old building so the restaurant is a few rooms which makes a cozy feeling. The fires were warm and soft warm blankets are provided if you feel cold. 3 of our group are vegetarians and choice for them was excellent.The service was friendly and the descriptions the waiter gave of... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A bit on the pricier end for Cape Town, but still on the very reasonable end for foreigners, especially given the amount of food you get. The food was outrageously good, the atmosphere was lovely, and the staff incredibly kind and hospitable. Societi Bistro is great for a fancy evening out (although we came from an art class and were... More

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