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“Good food and nice courtyard”
Review of Papa's Restaurant

Papa's Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 724 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
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Description: Papa’s Real Food in Duncan Yard, Hatfield has always been different and very special. The eclectic architecture and design in our outside Piazza area will make you feel as if you are in a different world. Relax under the trees whilst enjoying a delicious meal and drinks, or experience the ambience at the more formal Songbird indoor restaurant. Papa’s Real Pub serves amazing value-for-money meals in a very unique setting. Enjoy laid-back Blues music on Thursday evenings and Sunday lunchtime.
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We went late friday night. A good menu of various mediterranean style foods. I ordered the Calzone which was tasty and had plenty of foods. The mojitos are rather good too.

1  Thank CharlieRTH
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

We have been for lunch and we all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the shade. I liked especially the decor in the restaurant ... just a bit different to everything else which makes a difference. Food was nice, more or less the usual South African menu with a few meals up the "Mediterranean Road" which I really enjoyed. Service is friendly and efficient.One of us had a bit bad luck with a meal but it was no question for the waiter to change it when we brought it to his attention. Overall a nice experience and I would like to try it out in the evening too.

Thank Macaquinha
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

As you walk the entwined lanes of the Duncan Yard, you do get a rustic artistic impression and Papa's continues in that same mode.

Seating - both indoor and outdoor.
Outside - very rustic with interesting art pieces on the walls and a unique water feature. The tables are rather close, so would not say this is for a romantic intimate setting especially during the day.
Service - rather slow but you really don't go there if you are in a hurry to eat; this is not a fast food outlet - possibly if you just want coffee and cake; the waiter was very pleasant, smiling and had a brilliant sense of humor too!
Food - excellent value and delicious. Servings are not large but adequate. The fried fish was superbly done (you can have it grilled as well) -it was light and crispy on the outside and soft flakes on the inside! Their chips were not traditional chips but more like home-fries sliced with skins which were tasty and well seasoned served with a small side salad and a lemon wedge. The stuffed chicken with pepperdews was delectable served with a choice of starch - both dishes had appropriate smooth traditional sauces.
A good selection of beverages - hot/cold and alcoholic/non-alcoholic.

This is a very casual but arty place where the atmosphere is relaxing - and all in all a very pleasant restaurant!

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Thank sweetwaters
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

Had a nice lunch, and as it was raining we had to sit inside. Place was crowded, but you could barely understand each other while talking! An interior decorator should do something about the interior space regarding acoustics.

1  Thank DennisKTervuren
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Reviewed 12 September 2013 via mobile

Never my first choice in Pretoria but on route. Could not find parking so they have to do someting right, we thought. We parked a mile down the road and on arrival I was quite amazed how busy the restaurant was. Hungry as a starving lion we enjoyed the outside garden courtyard setting and rustic decor mixed with very little attention to detail. Festive and friendly nevertheless. Unfortunately the service was terrible and the waiter was completely incapable of explaining the menu options and possible alternatives. We had curry butternut soup (not bad but somewhat too sweet and too much cream.) We had to devise our own salad since the waiter could not assist and the peri-peri chicken was not too bad either. Later the oversized cappuccino was good but we had to move out of the way of a function being prepared for without anyone remotely explaining to us whats happening or apologising. Will I be back? Only on invitation if someone else is paying. But I can understand that the setting will make patrons return.

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Thank Cornel H
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