Visit Papa's today to get some delicious food and drinks in their courtyard area under the trees!
Had lunch at Papa.s with friends. Ordered Haloumi Salad. Terrible! Some wilted lettuce, four thin tomato slices, 2 or 3 slices of cucumber and maybe a teaspoon of brown lentils. The grilled Haloumi was as tough as a piece of rubber.
Will never go there again.
Waiter unhelpful and not friendly when a friend asked for a cushion for the hard wooden bench - "we don't have" was the reply.
Sound was so loud when singer performed - couldn't have any conversation.
The place is completely overrated. Do yourself a favour and do not go there.
As a resient of Pretoria, I have had many excellent meals at Papas and have reommended it to many guets and friends over the years. However that is about to change. Two weeks ago I took a friend from CT out for breakfast. On that morning the service was terrible and it was clear that we had a 'trainee' waiter, although the restaurant was nearly empty. Staff decided to stand right next to our table and socialise at the top of their voices and when we asked them to 'take the conversation elsewhere' we were frowned upon. On top of that the food was really mediocre and we decided to go elsewhere. Yesterday a friend invited us to join her birthday celebration. Our booking was fo 12:30 and just after 13:00 we (12 of us) were ready to order. Her other guests travel from Johannesburg and Kempton Park. At 14:45 the waiter brought raw and soggy foccacia breads and told us the food will be 5 more minutes. By then we were really hungry and had to enquire about the food several times. The 12 dishes came out 1 by one from 15:00 onwards. By the time the last meal arrived, the first guests finished their food. Those who ordered fish and chips had over-cooked dark brown batter (sign of old oil) fish and grey, sogged with oil potatoes. Four of us ordered the haddock and mussels. My fish was over cooked, my partner's mussels were missing and the hosts fish was raw and the mussels smelt very bad - he is in fact not well today. The other meals looked OK, but nobody raved. The services was good, but at no point was any management around or available to talk to about the lack of cooperation from the kitchen. We are very dissappointed as Papas has been an icon in Hatfield and the setting is perfect, but something is seriously wrong.
We had a special birthday lunch at Papa's on Sunday 31 March 2013. My first time at Papa's and I was truly disappointed. Ambience is super and the music was terrific. Food was average (apart from my lamb chops which were super), the flies were horrendous. One fly ended up in a glass full of excellent cabernet sauvignon. Service mediocre. My take is that Papa's trades on its ambience - Duncan Yard is special. Papa's won't see me or any of yesterday's birthday group again.
Went to Papas for Sunday lunch for a special family get together. Waiters were fantastic, so helpful and keen to please. Generally the food was good but not memorable. My only comment is that we had a vegan in our midst. I called two days ahead to advise this. Essentially there was one pasta dish, a side order vegetables and a soup to choose from, I think the options were too limited. Regarding desserts, the hot chocolate sauce was cold on the ice cream and the chocolate brownie heavy and stodgy, however the milktart was outstanding. With a little more effort it could be a great restaurant. Also, please pay some attention to cleanliness of the toilets in the courtyard.