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Societi Bistro


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017, 2019 Winner

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Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
$4 - $14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Italian, French
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Three stars because the interior is very charming and the service was great; the food, however, fell short. The risotto and the pasta dishes were so over-seasoned that it almost felt like an entire salt cellar accidentally fell into the pot and the chef didn't...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Julie A
SocietiBistro, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Julie, Thank you very much for your constructive feedback, it is one of the most valuable tools for us to continue to strive to improve. We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Labia and dinner for two at Societi Bistro This was a great special and there are 3 restaurant options Societi Bistro, Knead and Diva pizza on different nights of the week! We had delicious pasta and wine and had a lovely table next to a...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank desireepaulsen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Cape Town for a week and went out for dinner at Societi Bistro 3 times! Simply because the food was perfect and the ambiance was warm and pleasant. Please visit this place, you won’t regret it!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank floorw655
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Sovieti were very welcoming and despite being heavily booked they fitted us in without a booking. The service continued to be excellent and the food was reasonably priced and very tasty. The menu is not extensive but covers most tastes. The ravioli...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Matildadreaming
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

We ate here five years ago, I had the mushroom risotto and have been thinking of this dish ever since. So on our return, we made sure to visit again with new friends. Everyone loved their food. And the mushroom risotto was still amazing! Love...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

It used to be good, but honestly I’d never eat there again. Some of the worst food I’ve ever eaten. Avoid this place

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 720marcoc
SocietiBistro, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Subject: Poor Experience Dear 720marcoc, We are very saddened and concerned by your review. Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Kind regards, Johan, info@societi.co.za

Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I have been eating at this establishment for years. Food is consistently excellent and fresh. Menu changes with seasons so there is always something new to try. Highly recommended for locals and visitors.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank vinnib2013
Reviewed April 11, 2019

Great service, Cape Town Atmosphere. Professional service, skilled and well trained staff. Good food and affordable. Old City charm and perfect City centre location.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MariusB1604
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

We went there twice during our vacation and had the fillet. The meat is awesome! And the price for it is very reasonable. The staff is very friendly and is paying attention. We never waited to be served! If it’s warm enough you can sit...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tamarab863
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

This was our first night in Cape Town & our guesthouse booked us in here. The staff were charming, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent as was the wine. Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2019
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Windolee K
December 10, 2017|
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Response from SocietiBistro | Property representative |
Thank you. We have no strict dress-code, smart casual is recommended.
November 29, 2017|
Response from SocietiBistro | Property representative |
Hi Sarah, Thank you very much for your message, and for emailing (please note our reply there). Kind regards.
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