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Pappas on the Square

Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 88 499 91
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Ranked #13 of 111 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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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After been eating meat non stop we needed a change, we had kingklip and it was really good. And the chips and the creamy spinach. I wasn't expecting anything special from a very touristy restaurant, and it turn out really good. Service was just ok, it was a Saturday lunch, I'm sure they've been very busy, but they could make... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was one of our favourites for a while until a manager patronised our guest when he complained about a sirloin steak that was really tough and tasteless. There are enough restaurants that serves consistently good fare and care about their regular customers. One should not have to go to ones that do not.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The food and cocktails were good but noting to write home about. A bread basket with two dips were placed in front of us without explaining what the dips were, and whatever they were, they were bland with no flavor. The staff were attentive but the table was small and the staff didn't bother to remove the unnecessary clutter. It... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The large inside dining space has less atmosphere that the covered terrace overlooking Mandela Square, but wherever you sit the restaurant has some great Mediterranean flavours, although slightly adapted for local ingredients. Service is polite and efficient - whilst waiting for starter course they serve warm pita with humous and taramasalata - the humous was knockout with a kick of... More

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south africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Everytime we return to Pappas we enjoy the wonderful and lively vibe! The food is excellent, the service fantastic.Even the staff join in the festivity of the Greek dancing by clapping to the beat of the music!

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Alexandria, Egypt
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant's real asset is the service team who is trying by all means to make you enjoy the hours you are spending there. The view from the balcony is marvelous, the taste of the food along with the price/quality and on top of that the magnificent service makes you feel really enjoy. It is just not suitable for romantic... More

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went here for a birthday a few years ago. The food is really excellent. I ordered a lamb kleftiko that was excellent value for money

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food was really good, service was fine and overall a good experience. The restaurant is pretty loud so not the spot for a romantic, quiet, candle-lit dinner. There are good choices of dish so if you don't want to spend. Fortune, you can still get a decent enough meal.

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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The best thing about this restaurant is it's location, we had a table overlooking the square, the food is also good and the service friendly, I had a lamb shank and it was the biggest I've ever had.

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Kempton Park
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

My experience at Pappas was undortunately not that exciting. The food was average and the service was ok. I will rather go elsewhere. Sorry Pappas

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