Societi Bistro has received some good reviews and accolades over the past year or so, for this reason I’ve been quite keen to try it. I had dinner there the other night with 3 friends.
The place was not very full, but despite that it retains its warm ambiance. The service was good, but obviously that could change when the restaurant is full. We didn’t order a bottle of wine but I had a glass of red for R35. There are several options available by the glass and if I remember correctly, the wine list was small but diverse and not too badly priced.
Now for the food. I had the Pork Neck (R96), it was pretty good, but nothing to write home about. It came with a sprinkle of green beans which were still slightly crunchy (the way I like my veggies), and a few baby potatoes. The sauce was very rich. One person had the Kingklip on the bone (as opposed to those I&J type steaks) (R95) and the feedback was that it was nice but not great. Another person had the Sirloin steak (R93), nice but not great. The 4th meal was the Chicken Salad (R74), quite good but too much dressing.
We didn’t have any starters or desserts. Overall, I would say it’s quite expensive for what it is. I can’t see any driving reason why one would choose Societi Bistro over the other above average restaurants in the Waterfront.
50 Orange St, Gardens (they have moved from the Waterfront)
Tel: 021 424 2100