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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 38
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  • 21
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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
Great evening!

Recommend booking. Local bistro where we sat outside - if you get chilly they provide red blankets! Very reasonably priced - excellent food and great service - especially by Daniel who looked after us! You aren't rushed and can't enjoy a lovely evening with some great food. Would recommend the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
ClaireyBee83
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We sat in the 'kitchen area' which we were warned would be noisy, but it wasn't too bad at all. The food is good but I personally found the portions too big for three courses. Prices are on the high end but I suppose relative to the size? The Autumn menu is a bit boring and predictable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Recommended by our Guest house, we had dinner at Societi Bistro on our first day in Cape Town. The restaurant looked very cosy and inviting, albeit a little dark inside. I wanted a glass of red wine and our waiter Craig kindly allowed me to taste two of the three reds on offer. After this, things just deteriorated...... I opted... More 

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

Dear Nicholas, Thank you for your constructive feedback, it is one of the most valuable tools for us to continue to strive to improve. Our staff are trained to enquire within a few mouthfuls from our guests, how everyone is enjoying their meals. This enables us to deal with any dissatisfaction immediately. Craig failed to do this and as a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Recommend booking. Local bistro where we sat outside - if you get chilly they provide red blankets! Very reasonably priced - excellent food and great service - especially by Daniel who looked after us! You aren't rushed and can't enjoy a lovely evening with some great food. Would recommend the steak and chocolate nemesis!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

with my fiance in Cape Town and LOVING our time here. one of the best restaurants we have found is Societi Bistro. as we walked towards the restaurant the moon was full and there were all these little fairy lights and candles in the restaurant garden. so beautiful and romantic! inside is cosy, old style bistro food but nothing at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food excellent Servis fantastic Menu great ambiente nice Wine super And prices very convinient To miss such great place is more than pity TNX for fabulous experience

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Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Because there was no electricity when we visited the Societi, they put candles everywhere as well as a cosy fire. Was very romantic and delicious food.

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Senior Reviewer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had such an amazing dinner at Societi with my husband. A wonderful warm atmosphere, great food and friendly waiters. Felt like home from home... Will definitely be back for another date night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We called a couple of hours in advance to reserve a table,pretty happy about that otherwise we would only have had a table outside. The atmosphere inside was great, cozy and festive with birthday celebrations around us. Service was still perfect, especially considering some of the larger groups around us. There are many wines by the glass and Lucas our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We dined twice at societi because it was that good. The staff is very friendly, wines great and the atmosphere in the garden perfect.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

AMAZING VENUE, BRILLIANT STAFF AND GREAT FOOD - The snug was a fantatic venue, with a lovely fire going. The staff were quick and sleek and never in the way, Carl headed the staff and just managed everyone like I have never witnessed before. The food was just perfect and presented so well. Really made that extra effort! I look... 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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?