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Pappas on the Square

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Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste...
For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim. We are conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Our extensive menu consists of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty. We are also Halaal friendly. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. We can comfortably seat up to 300 people and we're able to arrange an assortment of entertainment such as belly dancers, traditional Greek dancers as well as plate breaking. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pappas so you may enjoy every generosity our restaurant and experienced staff have to offer.
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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 13
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, love the patio, excellent service!

The sauce on the prawns was delicious, the prawns themselves were just slightly overcooked, but still delicious. The ribs were the best we's had in a long time and the portion was huge!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
haw2016
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The sauce on the prawns was delicious, the prawns themselves were just slightly overcooked, but still delicious. The ribs were the best we's had in a long time and the portion was huge!

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Thank haw2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going to Papas, my favorite is the bread and dips they serve as you eagerly await your food. My favorite dish is the delicious lamb burger with yoghurt sauce. Papas is one of the finest restaurants and the decor is worth bragging about.

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Thank 368christyw
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If feel that Pappas is my local away from home! Great staff! All welcome me with a smile! Good selection of beers and excellent well priced menu! See you Saturday!

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Thank Phil H
Edmonton
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a great view, overlooking Nelson Mandela square. Easy to get to and nicely decorated, this restaurant totes Mediterranean/Greek cuisine. We arrived later in the evening... Took a while to be greeted. Menu was easy to read and there were decent selections. I had the filet, the fiancé had the house specialty oxtail stew. Food was good, but... More 

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Thank Exodus99
Sandton, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

good food in sandton south africa has the bast plas to visst lots of plas to go kroker nasol park suncyit darben and cap touwn and god rif ciyt them parc

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Thank NiCOLAS H
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy place with lots going on. First floor level with view over square very good. Food standard reasonable but service better. Good value wine list but white wine should be served much colder and without need for ice. Enjoyed first visit.

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Thank Brian D
Northampton
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice welcome, good menu, good location. Book ahead if you want one of the table over looking the Square. Had the Greek Salad and Calamari which were both very good. Also good choice of beer & wine

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Thank Oracnoid
County Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon arriving we were made to feel so welcome. We opted for a table on the terrace to make the most of the sunshine. The restaurant was very busy and had a great atmosphere! Our waiter was called petrus (sincere apologies for the spelling ). He was totally charming and super efficient. We had deep fried halloumi served with a... More 

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Thank Deb N
Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is very nice. The food is great, especially the lamb chops. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Great location.

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Thank 634vijayj
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the simple flat bread with olive paste and their awesome periperi sauce is lovely. the usual 12 prawns served in a hot plate is always a hit... only thing i don't like is the way the serve the chips in the basket i feel that the chips are too oily.. the sesame brittle on the way out is something really... More 

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Thank 458luqmaana

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nelson Mandela Square, Shop 120B, Level 1 | Corner 5th street and Alice street, Sandton 2000, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 884 9991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Greek, Seafood, Mediterranean, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

For more than two decades, Pappas has been dishing out Mediterranean taste sensations and memorable dining experiences. Pappas has been in the family since the 80s and is now run by the second generation of restaurateurs, husband-and-wife team Charles and Ria de Olim. We are conveniently situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, a hop, skip and jump away from the Sandton Gautrain station. Our extensive menu consists of delicious Mediterranean fare combined with traditional Greek tastes and flavours that will take you on a culinary journey fit for royalty. We are also Halaal friendly. All our meals are homemade daily to ensure the freshness and quality you deserve and expect. We can comfortably seat up to 300 people and we're able to arrange an assortment of entertainment such as belly dancers, traditional Greek dancers as well as plate breaking. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Pappas so you may enjoy every generosity our restaurant and experienced staff have to offer.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?