Fodor's Expert Review Societi Bistro

$$ Gardens French

This much-loved neighborhood bistro offers a reliable and seasonally adapted menu of French- and Italian-style classics. In a renovated 19th-century Georgian-style home just off Kloof Street, the dining room is all exposed brick and wooden floors, with roaring fires in the winter and a large, lovely garden in the summer. Classics like Caesar salad, spaghetti carbonara, and mushroom risotto are all consistently excellent. The roasted half chicken with crispy potatoes or sirloin with hand-cut chips and béarnaise sauce are also winners. A small but well-chosen wine list and perpetually convivial atmosphere add zing. The adjacent snug bar is a great place for a pre-dinner cocktail or post-prandial whiskey, though be aware that smoking is allowed.

French Lively Lunch Dinner Bistro $$

Quick Facts

50 Orange St.
Cape Town, Western Cape  8001, South Africa


Known For:
  • Roasted chicken with crispy potatoes
  • Excellent wine list
  • Convivial atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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