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Societi Bistro | Cape Town

Societi Bistro is a neighbourhood “local”, a sanctuary for Capetonians and visitors looking for a home from home, taking time to savour a meal and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Head Chef Stefan Marais describes the restaurant as being a mixed French/Italian style bistro with more slow braised, creamy French style dishes in the winter and in the summer outside alfresco with dining with olive oil, tomatoes and herbs.

The menu is described as simple, rural food without trying to be something that it’s not with a heavy focus on the taste and contents of the dishes as opposed to crazy presentations.

Special dining includes:

The Snug, an intimate space that embraces you with leather wing backs, transporting you back to a time when you could enjoy a drink and a secret puff at leisure.

The Chef’s Table in the House Kitchen seats 8 to 12 guests where you can create an exclusive feast with the chefs, using seasonal ingredients. Dishes can be individually plated, or shared at the table.

They recommend meeting with the chef a week in advance, to discuss your menu and wine selection.

To reserve a Chef’s Table,  a minimum spend of R200 per person, excluding beverages is required.

Kitchen UNconfidential is a “tenderfoot” programme, where you won’t only learn to cook but also get the chance to work in a real restaurant kitchen. Packages include “Welcome to Hell’s Kitchen”, “Three Day Demi Chef” and “Five Day Chef de Partie”

More: Stefan Marais Recipes

Societi Bistro
50 Orange Street
Cape Town
South Africa
Telephone: 021 42 42 100.

Opening Hours: Lunch & Dinner, Mondays to Saturdays 12:00 – 23:00.


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