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“Fun atmosphere, decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Societi Bistro

Societi Bistro
Ranked #45 of 1,142 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: Italian, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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".
Hong Kong
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, decent food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2013

The restaurant's setting and presentation make you feel at home, and the atmosphere is cozy and full of life. Maybe our expectations were high given the reviews we had read, but we found our food to be somewhat average as the dishes seemed to lack a certain refinement. The service was very good. I'd be willing to try to give the place a second chance given all the other positives about our experience.

  • Visited April 2013
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Top eatery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Another top eatery that is high class, highish priced (but still very very cheap for Europeans) and offers lovely modern cuisine in quite bustly but friendly surroundings. A bit of the beaten track so go and come back by cab at night

Visited September 2013
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Thank Jonathan V
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Hong Kong
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“LOVED IT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

A charming and intimate setting in a stand alone house, combined with fantastic food. We loved our appetizers, mains and dessert. The service and pace were also done very well.

I could go on and on, but I would just be echoing the reviews below.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank charlieNjessica
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good place to celebrate.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We went there for a birthday celebration. The wine was slow to arrive after others at the table had their beers, bubbles etc. We wanted to propose a toast and I had no drink so the evening got off to a slow start. However the food made up for it except the beetroot salad which I was disappointed in. I like the fact that there are small portions of certain dishes like the risotto. The pork belly is absolutely delicious, the ostrich burger highly recommended, lamb excellent and the vegetarian was well pleased with his veg curry. The desserts especially the chocolate nemesis are rich, creamy and most enjoyable.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank KNEES13
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Springfield, Virginia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A "Happinin' Place"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Made a reservation through the concierge at the 12 Apostles Resort. Arrived at 6:30 and we were seated immediately. By 7 pm, the entire restaurant was full and the place was alive with the wait staff taking and filling orders. The food was excellent, the service prompt but not overbearing and the atmosphere "alive". Also, the price for value was exceptional - a not too expensive yet memorable evening meal.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Al H
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