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Pappas on the Square

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Nelson Mandela Square | Shop 120B, Level 1 Cnr 5th & Alice Streets Sandton Gauteng South Africa, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We had breakfast here. Managed to find something for everyone including two vegans in the party. Staff friendly. Service was good. The food was superb. I had the breakfast wrap - as good as I've tasted.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast here. Managed to find something for everyone including two vegans in the party. Staff friendly. Service was good. The food was superb. I had the breakfast wrap - as good as I've tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We arrived fairly late on Sunday evening from the airport. We were seated quickly, the staff were friendly and attentive. And the food was excellent. Enjoyable vibe and decor. Worth a second visit for sure.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Loved the grilled trout and roast vegetables. The oxtail was also good! Must mention that the excellent service by Godonlyknows who served us with a smile and showed mom a lot of respect and kindness.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My first experience with this restaurant wasn't the best - in fact it was as horrible as could be. I wrote an email the next day explaining to the manager what had happened and was so surprise to hear back from him. He also wanted a second chance to make a first impression and offered us a voucher to dine... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Excellent and friendly service. The restaurant is situated on the square and is immensely busy. Despite this the service is very good and the food is excellent. We really had a wonderful time at this restaurant and I will recommend it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice place, good service , central position over Nelson Mandela Square and awesome Kleftiko. No more to say , perfect. Recommended !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food at Pappas is amazing. It offers a unique and authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine that tastes great. They offer a variety of dishes from beef to fish to vegetarian dishes which caters for every preference. I can however fault the restaurant on its slow service. We had to wait ten minutes to be seated and the restaurant was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

We popped in for a quick lunch on a Saturday after a busy morning attending a workshop. We experience friendly, efficient service fabulous food nd I passable to introduce colleagues to the wornders of Darling beer. Thank you for a great experience

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We really looked forward to our Greek experience. My daughter ordered a hamburger, the meat did not even look like hamburger meat - it was very off putting. I ordered peri peri chicken which was ok but the chips were cold. This restaurant does not compare to other Greek restaurants where I have been. There is better restaurant choices on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Good food but not a mind blowing experience for the average Greek like myself. They do have dancers on Friday and Saturday evenings but phone and check. It's a great vibe. All in all It's great place to get a taste of the Greek culture.

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Additional Information about Pappas on the Square

Address: Nelson Mandela Square | Shop 120B, Level 1 Cnr 5th & Alice Streets Sandton Gauteng South Africa, Sandton, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 884 9991
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

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

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