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“Lovely ambience, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro
Ranked #45 of 1,144 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $21
Cuisines: Italian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, 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 bar, "The Snug".
Oakville, Canada
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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“Lovely ambience, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great meal, outdoor cafe, excellent bread. Good solid food with flavour- fun ambience. Nothing too fussy, but reliable and flavourful.

  • Visited February 2012
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Leicestershire
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A Special Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by our hosts at Lezard Bleu. We visited Societi on our first night in Cape Town and were not sure what to expect. When we walked through the door it was clear that this was somewhere special. The tables were set a reasonable space from each other and the interior lighting set the mood. The service was very attentative and the menu varied. We sat near to the open kitchen area and could see the food being prepared. We were a party of 6 tourists but most of the other diners seemed to be locals so they must be doing something right. The wine list was comprehensive and prices reasonable.
A great first night in Cape Town.

Visited September 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Quaint”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

The food, the service, the ambiance, it was buzzing. A good choice. We will definitely go back there again. Our friend had the Fillet au Pouri, delicious he said, another had the Sirloin, tasty, chips good and I had the Lentil Baboti. Very tasty. We shared a Chocolate nemisis. Totally delicious and the coffee was very good. A definite yes to go and eat there.

Visited September 2012
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

the ambiance here was really cool...sort of like eating in a library with style...great food, great wine. loved it. only a few blocks from Cape Cadogan

Visited May 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Love our local bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is our local hang-out spot with excellent fresh ingredients and a great diverse menu. Fireplace dining in winter, excellent outside area for summer.
Cant wait for the summer menu - Watermelon and feta salad with vodka.

If you want to go where to locals go - do Societi Bistro.

  • Visited August 2012
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