The wide-ranging menu at Prosopa in Waterkloof Heights in Pretoria means everyone will find something they like, whether in a group with friends or on a romantic date night, says Eat Out critic Mokgadi Itsweng.
Prosopa’s imaginative Mediterranean menu boasts a range of dishes from Greece, Portugal and Spain. A variety of very pleasing starters will form the ideal base for a tapas evening with friends. Try the fried brinjals with a creamy dip, or the delicious croquettes stuffed with feta and gruyère cheese. For mains, there’s a wide selection, but I recommend their signature dish, the lamb kleftiko, and the chocolate-chilli beef fillet, which is served with spiced cabbage and lemon potatoes. If you’re out with kids, the bifteki burger is perfect for light eaters: the patty comes stuffed with feta and is served with marinated peppers, zucchini and fried potatoes. For dessert, try the galaktoboureko, a Greek milktart-type dessert made with custard, phyllo pastry and honey syrup, served here with fennel and citrus ice cream.
They stock an extensive selection of local and international wines, most offered by the glass. Should you want a bottle that is not included on the list, a corkage fee of R98 is charged per bottle.
Very good service, with a hands-on manager present to ensure the quality of the dining experience.
The atmosphere at Prosopa is formal, yet still relaxed and intimate. The white tablecloths create an elegant ambience, and the fireplace in the middle of the restaurant adds warmth and intimacy in the colder months. Private booths make this a cosy and romantic spot, perfect for date night.
The restaurant hosts monthly food-and-wine pairing evenings.
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