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Papa's Real Food

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Duncan Yard, C/o Prospect and Jan Shoba St | Hatfield, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 362 2224
08:00 - 23:00
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ordered the lamb shanks that are so highly recommended and they were delicious and came really quickly. There's quite a list of beers to choose from, too. Good, friendly service.

Thank Mark R
Louis M, Owner at Papa's Real Food, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, We are glad you enjoyed our food and friendly service. We hope to see you here again, soon! Regards from the Papa's team. More 

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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Papa's with friends. Lovely ambience sitting in the leafy courtyard listening to live music being played in the background. The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

Thank lizboath
Louis M, Owner at Papa's Real Food, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! Hope to see you back soon! The Papa's team. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Cool in both senses of the word! Duncan Yard itself is an intriguing little collection of businesses most of which are concerned with creativity from a music studio to high quality glass products. It occupies a small assembly of buildings that seem left over from a bygone age. Some of them seem complete whilst others simply retain the shell of... More 

Thank Emarbee
hout bay
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205 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We went there for lunch on a sunday. The Blues Man entertained us with the music on a level that we could easily talk. The waiter (very helpful) twisted our arms and we had the recommended lamb shanks and the oxtail, very nice but not outstanding. A good place to meet friends and chat.

Thank hanns b
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a must go if you are in Pretoria. Food is great with lots of choices from wraps, pizza, pasta and meat dishes. Decor is amazing and one can sit outside and have drinks. Great place to go for a quick bite to eat or drinks with friends. You can even browse the nearby shops for added enjoyment.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Knysna, South Africa
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Hatfield for business and visited this restaurant after a very hot day out. The outdoor tables under leafy green trees, and gentle water fountains made it seem like the coolest, most peaceful restaurant ever! A couple of things I asked for off the menu weren't available, but the lasagne I ordered was tasty and good value... More 

Thank Nicci D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

What a stunning little place! The outside vibe with all the cool tables with local loved brands on them make the place super quirky. We had our colleagues farewell dinner here and it really did not disappoint. Our waiter was super helpful and the lighting made for a perfect night out.

Thank Hlengiwe Z
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Really authentic and quaint in appearance. We arrived for a quick drink in the small comfortable sidewalk pub. After a drink or two we realised they had live music in the outside restaurant so we moved there and ended up having dinner. Food was fantastic and the prices very reasonable. Wine list is almost non existent and it strikes the... More 

Thank Jana Marco v
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. We also enjoyed the atmosphere with a guy playing live music in the back ground.Perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch.

Thank 514neillh
Louis M, Owner at Papa's Real Food, responded to this review

Dear 514neillh, We are delighted that you enjoyed your Sunday at Papa's. We also do laid-back live music on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday lunches. We hope to see you again soon. Please visit our website for more info. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This is absolutely a gem in the city! The restaurant is in Duncan Yard and really worth paying a visit. The food is delicious and the vibe is great with incredible music being played. You wouldn't think that you are in Duncan street because you don't hear any cars. This was a very pleasant surprise!

Thank SvdMerwe
Louis M, Owner at Papa's Real Food, responded to this review

Beste SvdMerwe, Baie dankie vir jou positiewe terugvoer! Ons probeer ons bes, en hoop om julle spoedig weer te sien. Groete Louis Minnaar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Duncan Yard, C/o Prospect and Jan Shoba St | Hatfield, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 362 2224

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