Tammy Botbyl and Peter Weetman of Societi Bistro, in conjunction with their partner at Jonkershuis at Groot Constantia, Chris Coetzee, have opened Societi Brasserie on the border of Tokai and Constantia in Forest Glade House.

Inspired by classic Brasseries this unpretentious space includes a huge bar, kitchen counter dining, al fresco dining in the walled garden and an intimate bar. Retaining the ethos of Societi Bistro, seasonal products are locally sourced and much emphasis is placed on small local artisanal producers.  The chicken and eggs are free range and pork is sourced from Happy Hogs as at Societi Bistro.

We had the pleasure of having breakfast at the newly opened Brasserie last week and yes, we were impressed. The space is beautiful and continues the welcoming embrace of Societi Bistro.  We felt right at home, making the trek from the City Bowl absolutely worthwhile.

The Navigator was very impressed with his Eggs Benedict (R68) – a huge portion with two of everything –  and my Bacon & Egg Chiabatta (R50) was a stand out with the bun being soft and not chewy (a pet hate). The menu also includes Eggs in any style with toast (R36), Croquet Monsieur (R65) and a myriad other options including pastries and cereals (R28 – R54 for home-made granola with fresh fruit and yogurt)

Service is of the usual high standard we’ve come to expect from Societi Bistro: warm, friendly and efficient.  The Brasserie is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 9pm.  Please make a reservation as they are full already!

We’ll be dining at the Brasserie soon – more feedback to follow.


021 712 1363

Shop 1, Forest Glade House, Tokai Road, Constantia.