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Societi Bistro

50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 2100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“lemon tart” (9 reviews)
“steak” (44 reviews)
12:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
50 Orange Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Good food, variety of wine, ordered lamb shank...that just melted when it hits the tongue...dark lady wine was cherry on top...will surely return!

Thank GarySib
Reviewed 5 July 2017

What a bad experience. We came in from the Winter cold, the Manageress literally left us in the passageway and took a phone call before we were finally shown to our table. The Waitress only recommended the most expensive food and alcohol- it was horribly...More

Thank Sophia88831
Societi, Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Sophia88831, 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, Arran info@societi.co.za

Reviewed 17 June 2017

We were in Cape Town for 4 nights, and Africa for 3 weeks. We went to Societi Bistro our last night, and the experience was very special. The atmosphere was upbeat but cozy. The food was excellent, especially the special of Dorado with saffron risotto....More

1  Thank 844Bob_
Reviewed 11 June 2017

The Venison was nice, but the prawns were outstanding. The wine selection was wonderful and our server assisted us in finding a fabulous Pinotage. Dimley lit and very cozy, we were more than comfortable. I would recommend this to young foodies.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Wow, what a treat! We decided to pop in for a quick meal and instead stayed for a bottle of wine and mains. The food was exceptional (chicken served with mash and mushroom as well as the Thai Vegan Curry)! The atmosphere was friendly and...More

Thank Natasja M
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I've been to Societi for dinner and drinks several times. I'd surely recommend it for a cozy night with friends or family. Having tasted several dishes here, I think that their vegan curry and fish of the day are among the best dishes on the...More

Thank Francesca B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The food was really nice, as well as the atmosphere. I had heard a lot of great stories about Societi Bistro, so definitely wanted to check it out. Unfortunately, we were served by a young unmotivated boy. He did not show any positivity or happiness....More

Thank Janna P
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is a trendy place for drinks after work and a bite to eat. Its close proximity to the Labia makes it an ideal dinner venue before a movie.

Thank Sureshinee
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I had dinner at Societi Bistro with some friends from Johannesburg down on business this Friday past and couldn't rate this restaurant more highly. Flawless service, fantastic wine selection and the good variety of dishes on the menu. I selected from their Tour Through Italy...More

1  Thank grantdsa
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This was a special family evening dinner. We each ordered Sirloin steak. When they arrived the steaks were all ice cold, so much so that I thought it was perhaps a joke. The steaks were all sent back. When they returned the plates were very...More

Thank Clifford R
Societi, General Manager at Societi Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Clifford, Would it be possible for you to meet with our chef and our owner at your convenience to discuss your experience? Kind regards, The Societi Bistro Team

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 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
  • E-mail
Casual and informal bistro in Gardens, Cape Town with an a great little bar, "The Snug".
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