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Pappas on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 88 499 91
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Ranked #16 of 114 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Greek, Seafood, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food was quite reasonable here, I had a massive portion of ribs but it might have been better with a bit more finesse.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

While the food is not bad and the service cannot be faulted I think the restaurant gets away with a lot of walk in customers purely because of its great location overlooking the Nelson Mandela Square. Not bad at all for a quick dinner

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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137 reviews 137 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great Greek food No doubt what so ever !!! All is well until one requests something our of the ordinary ( the factor which exposes so many restaurants ) A 21 first birthday celebration I was meticulous in conveying this when booking a table for 7 Result No table available Hurtful disappointment yes hurtful and I am sure you empathize... More

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Bamako, Mali
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Had dinner there. My wife had the Pappas Chicken and it was excellent. We lived in Athens, Greece for 18 months so have a good idea of Greek food.. The waiter was knowable and answered our questions. I had the Beef Yiro, not as good as in Greece (on rotisseries), which I understand. But the french fries and onions rings... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love the food at this restaurant. I can't remember how many times I've been there and the food is on point every single time. I haven't had a taste if what some say is the best chocolate mousse on the square. They're always out by the time I order it so it must be amazing. Hopefully I get to... More

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Bergen, Norway
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74 reviews 74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Attending a conference in Sandton, Johannesburg, I visited Mandela Square and the shopping center. Strait behind the gigantic Mandela statue I found Pappas on the Square. The steak was fabulous and their red wine suggestion too. In addition their standard of service was extremely high. Great place!

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Roodepoort
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great atmosphere and food. Located on the square, just behind the Nelson Mandela statute. We had lunch here and the restaurant was full and had a lively atmosphere with every one having a good time. The pita bread and dips served on arrival was tasty and fresh. I ordered the Pappas chicken. It is a delicious and moist chicken breast... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Accommodated as a drop-in for two on a Friday evening and lucky to get in. Managed to secure a table looking out on to Square although felt cramped. Attentive service in noisy lively surroundings. Settled for some olives before ordering fish of the day which was trout. This was flavoursome but a bit overdone and dry. Meal salvaged by a... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Pappas is the de facto standard for good fantastic food, sterling service and a great atmosphere on the Square and in Sandton. There are 3 things on the menu that makes life difficult - choosing between the kleftiko, the prawns or the Pappas steak. The peri-peri sauce is the perfect complement to any meal.

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Copenhagen
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The food, service and atmosphere is great. Their pita with the starter dips are fresh and yummy. I had the steak special and can say that it was the best steak on my trip to Joburg and I did try the butchery as well. Pappas did not feel like a production line and quality of produce and presentation was excellent.... More

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