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“Delicious Greek food, with a view to match!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pappas on the Square

Pappas on the Square
Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 884 9991
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Ranked #17 of 133 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Seafood, Greek, Grill
Dining options: Late Night Food, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night Food, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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“Delicious Greek food, with a view to match!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

I've always been slightly doubtful about this place, so imagine my surprised when I finally went there and thoroughly enjoyed myself. We climbed those stairs behind the madiba statue with the intention of just having a look at the menu and then moving on. When I encountered the fresh, Mediterranean look, I just had to sit down and taste something! The staff is very friendly and attentive, but our waiter was not very well versed on the wine. Other than that, the service was excellent. My chicken breast layered with halloumi and grilled vegetables, was fantastic. In true Greek style, they even allow you to break a few plates for a mere R8 a plate! This is a great place to eat and I can't wait to come back and try some of the lamb dishes:)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“excelent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

service is always top notch and the food really good, i always leave with a doggie bag and a very full stomach

Visited December 2012
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Gaborone, South-East, Botswana
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“Over Madiba's Shoulder”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

If you stand in front of the statue of Madiba in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton and look over his right shoulder you'll see the balcony of Pappas on the Square; don't hesitate, climb the stairs and enjoy excellent hospitality and food. We wouldn’t miss lunch at this delightful restaurant when in the Johannesburg area. When you arrive, you will more than likely be shown to your table by Carlos; he’s the man in the blue shirt with cigars in his shirt pocket and one of the fixtures that makes this restaurant a pleasure to visit. The waiters are friendly and attentive as is the Maître d’, who looks and is the part. The menu offers a good selection of Greek Cypriot style food along with a selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes you would expect to find in a good restaurant; all beautifully cooked and served. The wine list offer a variety of choice that will satisfy the most discerning palate and desserts and coffee are essential to the whole experience. When you are next in Johannesburg don’t miss a meal at Pappas.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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“Thankfully I listened to the Maitre d'”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

An amazing leg of lamb with roast potatoes and veg. It has a good view of the square and a nice atmosphere. The meal was really good and I'm glad I listened to the recommendation. The staff were nice and service very good. It was a fairly quiet night (weeknight), so no reservations needed. We just walked in after our conference.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“An enjoyable peaceful meal...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I went to Pappas for a late lunch while in Sandton and was pleasantly surprised. The grilled chicken with grilled halloumi cheese and veggies was excellent. I also took a takeout chicken gyro to a coworker and he reported it was quite tasty. Everything was fresh and made to order. Friendly host and staff as well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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