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Societi Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jacksonville, FL
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our waitress was fabulous. She gave excellent suggestions and she seemed genuinely concerned about our experience at the restaurant. The manager was very hands on and made eye contact. From our appetizer to our desserts, everything was beautifully presented and delicious.

Thank Connie999
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This a restaurant that is very good from start to finish. We had the fennel and carrot soup to say it was excellent is an understatement, creamy (but not too much)and smooth is the best way to describe it. Seared tuna in a meso sauce cooked to perfection with vegetables . Last the lemon cake had what I would call... More 

Thank PeterH001
Tempe, Arizona
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor during our first visit to Cape Town. We were a group of 8 and everyone loved their meals. The ambiance was warm and the service very attentive. We highly recommend it here.

Thank drubano
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Societi Bistro is one of the best Restaurants in Cape Town. It is a MUST stop when you cone to this city It has an elegant cozy environment , Food is spectacular and service outstanding Highly recommended

Thank Ricardo P
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous meal, fresh local produce, beautifully prepared. Staff attentive and friendly. Looks bland from roadside on exterior but lovely inside and very nice garden dining in the evening. Strongly recommend, you will not be disappointed. I had asparagus to start...fabulous with perfect poached egg, parmesan shavings and lemon ...followed by fresh tuna with roasted squid on a rocket salad.

Thank Allison H
The Villages, Florida
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us went here with a reservation tonight due to a recommendation from our travel agent. What a pleasant surprise! Although a tad dark inside after the sun goes down, it ended up being a perfect event The service was top notch with menus delivered immediately and drinks arriving shortly after ordering. The wine & champagne were priced very... More 

Thank Brad F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed trying out different menus (actually, had dinner there twice). Service was a bit slow, perhaps understandably given the weekend. Highly recommended overall.

Thank webtraveler99
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Offered to let us taste the wine before ordering. We arrived much earlier than our reservations but they were able to accommodate us. The place has a good energetic vibe. Casual space. Food was good. The chocolate nemesis cake was so good. Reasonable prices, a good value. If I lived here, I'd go back.

1 Thank David F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As you leave the main road and walk up the front path of this restaurant through the outdoor seating area, nothing can prepare you for the laid-back sophistication that will greet you inside the front door. It is chic and stylish in an understated way with an efficiency and professionalism that will make your dining experience a delight. The food... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hotel management recommended this place to us and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a 200 year old mansion. Our waiter, Lucas, was extremely service oriented. My wife wasn't sure what wine she wanted and Lucas brought her at least 5 different wines to try. We enjoyed our meals very much and would eat here again... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $16
Italian, French
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?