With a seasonal menu featuring amazing local produce, Societi Bistro is a welcoming neighbourhood bistro serving delicious home-style cooking

Societi Bistro is a sanctuary for visitors looking for a home from home. The heart and soul of Societi Bistro remains its menu – adapted seasonally – proving their love for seasonal produce, accessible food and offering exceptional value. Restoring their Georgian-style home, built in 1813, in Cape Town’s Orange Street has inspired creativity and the process seems to have been infectious. From fresh seafood and organic vegetables to locally-sourced meat and more, the menu at Societi Bistro features the best of Cape Town served in a welcoming and casual urban setting!


A bistro is, in its original Parisian incarnation, a small restaurant serving simple meals in a modest setting. Bistros were defined mostly by the foods they served: French home-style cooking, and slow-cooked foods. As time has progressed, the definition of bistros has evolved to encapsulate the fact that they are establishments that serve rural food in an urban setting, welcoming more cuisines than just French. We echo this very homely environment by serving un-garnished humble fare in our warm moody-lit space. Our guests, like us, are festive, casual and, like the Parisian children of the revolution, occasionally exuberant! We love fine dining, but that is simply not what we are about.

Wherever possible, our dishes are prepared with the finest, locally-sourced, organic ingredients. One of the few exceptions is our prawns which are procured from the north Indian Ocean, and are therefore frozen. For fresh meats, fish and seafood, however, we maintain the cold chain right up to the point of preparation to ensure the freshness of your meal, which if ordered medium-rare or less, will be cold in the centre. Our beef is aged for approximately 21 days, allowing the meat to drain, thus improving the tenderness and enriching the flavour of your steak. Though the source of our inspiration is European, we have found the local palate more attuned to a pasta or risotto cooked beyond al dente. Should you prefer al dente, our chefs will gladly oblige.

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Monday 12.00 - 21.30
Tuesday 12.00 - 21.30
Wednesday 12.00 - 21.30
Thursday 12.00 - 21.30
Friday 12.00 - 21.30
Saturday 12.00 - 21.30
Sunday Closed

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50 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town


+27 21 424 2100