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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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Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a late meal here, but it was worth the wait. From the pumpkin Risotto to the lamb shank to the venison, the food was stellar through and through. Staff were spot on and attentive.

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1 Thank gavisphere
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good points: Service was fantastic, waiter went and picked a wine for my mum and the waiter and the manager took complaints about the food well. Bad points: Starters About 1/3 of the muscles in my mum's starter were unopened and my goats cheese and beetroot salad was uninteresting. Lamb shank for the main was cooked well and fell off... More 

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Thank Sarah D
Somerset West, South Africa
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent went for the first course pasta more than enough. Service tops. Good pricing for top food. Sat outside.

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2 Thank SchalkVisser
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic service every single time. The menu is fun and the wine list is a great and the fireplace in The Snug in winter...goodness me... what a delightful place to finish off some work, meet friends for after work drinks or go on a first date.

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1 Thank Natalie J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible food, a fine venue to stimulate all senses, with food good enough for the epicurean and great wine to pair!

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1 Thank 2travelsoon
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With lovely fireplaces, it's a good venue for a cosy lunch. The food was mostly good, but I really didn't enjoy my Pnina Venster pasta, very plain, quite frankly I can do better. The lemon pasta was much better and the risotto with apple was delicious. Maybe I just made a bad choice. Lovely wine, and a sublime chocolate tart... More 

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Thank Champagnia
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere in Societi is warm and cozy. Our party of three sat by the corner next to the fire place. I found it a bit too dimly lit which made it abit hard to read the menu. The service was great, our waitress attentive and polite. For main course we ordered the Cape fish, the prawns and chicken. All... More 

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1 Thank Phunziro
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

When I looked at the menu, nothing really caught my attention. In my opinion the French cuisine is respected but not really the Italian. As a starter I had a mozzarella sandwich which was on the Italian menu of the day... Very poor in taste. They served it with plain rocket salad and a sandwich that they cut in two.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great food, the staff was helpful...just great service, great ambience, food is excellent enjoyed lamb shank

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1 Thank Coenraad M
Wolseley, Western Cape, South Africa
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Lovely intimate setting in different rooms. Seasonal fresh food. Lovely bar area. Outside seating area in the summer. Fireplaces in the winter!

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1 Thank Natasha D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $16
Cuisine
Italian, French
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".

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