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Prosopa Restaurant

6 Reviews
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Bistro fare, Greek, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Portuguese, Seafood, Tapas
Phone Number 0124601663 Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 12noon to 10.30pm

Menu

Menu - Prosopa - Menu - Updated June 2018

Details

Cost
R120 avg main meal
Food
Bistro fare, Greek, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Portuguese, Seafood, Tapas
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Business meetings, Groups, Special occasions
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Eat Out reviewed, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food, Smoking, StreetSmart affliated, Takeaways, Vegetarian, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights, Pretoria 0181 South Africa

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

khanya Mzongwana

Prosopa is a gorgeous restaurant with a uniquely modern yet classic edge. This sophisticated venue is spacious and exquisitely furnished; guests are made to feel welcome immediately and the feel of Porosopa embodies the relaxed nature of the Mediterranean.

Food
The head chef, Dino Fagas, engages deeply with his ingredients to produce simple and traditional but magical plates of food. He has his favourite dishes (they’ll be yours, too)which he clearly indicates on the menu in case you’re prone to mild forms of option paralysis when presented with a menu. His picks on the meze-style category of the menu are labneh, a type of hung cheese made from Greek yoghurt and rolled into balls and slathered in cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil (R35). The subtly flavoured Greek feta marinated with evoo (a type of cold pressed olive oil) and garlicky, herby sundried tomatoes is also a winner, a portion costs R35. Tie those in with some piquant marinated roasted peppers (R35), freshly baked mixed herb pita (R22) and baba ghanoush (R35) and you’ll have yourself a healthy start to a really good lazy lunch or dinner. Vegetarians are suitably catered for in this unassumingly health-conscious but
flavorful meze menu. The croquettes are incredibly delicious, served hot and crammed with feta and gruyere cheese (R48), budget for two portions! There is an array of reasonably priced meat-free meze fare. Dino also recommends (to the fish fiends) the delicately crisp beer battered whitefish goujons served with an utterly delicious skordalia mayonnaise for R68. The portions here are not huge, but they’re substantial, and the trick is to take your time and slowly but steadily eat your way through the menu like a champ. The penne a la med is almost like a classic puttanesca but with a hit of fresh chilli added (R88) it’s one of very few main courses for vegetarians, though. There’s certainly room for a couple more veggie mains on the menu that aren’t pasta. The prawn curry (R188) comes highly recommended and the restaurant likes to pair it with the Simonsig Gewürztraminer. If you’ve made rom for dessert, which you absolutely must, the galaktoboureko (R62) is the most appropriate way to end a beautiful Mediterranean feast –glazed phyllo encasing a smooth custard (much like a milk tart) and served with an exhilarating fennel and orange ice cream, made in-house, of course. Ask a waiter to recommend an appropriate dessert wine pairing.

Drinks
Prosopa has an extensive drinks menu, with an adequate list of choices from local wines through to classic cocktails. Look out for the Cape Atlantic Sauvignon Blanc and the Simone Zorgfliet. Prices are available on request. Try the ouzo to begin (or end) your meal in an authentically Greek way.

Service
The service here is great – the waiters are alert and don’t keep guests waiting. The staff show a keen interest and understanding of Greek food and Greek life, and are well versed in the entire menu. Dino speaks with guests and passionately recommends his favourite dishes for the week; the enthusiasm is reassuring and also infectious. You’ll walk out of Prosopa feeling like you spent a romantic week in summertime Cyprus.

Ambience 
Prosopa gives off the initial impression of being highly astute, almost too beautiful to approach, but upon entering and being greeted by the plush white interior, drapings and bold accents of crimson, you’ll find that the high quality setup isn’t something to be intimidated by, but rather something to relish in and enjoy. Every quirk, nook, cranny and fitting seems as though it was built in the interest of the guest’s comfort. The setting here is unequivocally romantic with its moody, warm lighting and soft Spanish music. Prosopa is wheelchair accommodating, and listed as a pet-friendly restaurant (you might want to phone ahead and make sure before bringing your furry friends over). It’s also child friendly and there’s a beautiful verandah to languish on during the warm, sunny months. If you’d like some privacy, there are private dining areas available for large and small groups.

Best for...
Modern classic dining with a taste of the Med.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    We got my birthday dinner at Prosopa. Nice restuarant and friendly service. They made special meal for my son, and provided drinks for my birthday. Place looks very pleasing and relaxing. We will go back for another round... we meet partner who took time to explain the interesting history of his establishment...15 years of great service..
    I took my girlfriend for dinner at Prosopa on Friday evening. We drove 2hours for this special dinner and boy were we surprised. The quility of wine they have is unbelievable. We had a nice Red Cab Sauv with the special of the night. 200g of the best beef fillet, a slice of cheese and a perfect black peppercorn sauce. It came with the most amazing little potato squares which had a hint of lemon and fresh greenbeans cooked in garlic. The meal was to die for. The best part came with the dessert. I had a soft smooth chocolate cheese cake. My girlfriend had one of their special deserts. A berry meringue. O wow, what a treat that was. I even put my finger in the plate after she finished. Dino came to great us at the table. We had a nice chat and after hearing it was our first time at his restaurant, he sent us an amazing starter. A crispy eggplant sliced chips with garlic and cheese on top. He converted me to eat eggplant after trying this starter. Our experience was truly magical and would recommend everyone to go and try some of his food creations. Thank you Dino!!
    After reading about Prosopa in Eat Out, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves for our 14 year anniversary and what better place as we love Greek / Mediterranean food. The food was perfection. I had the lamb kleftiko and my hubby had the chocolate chilli steak. The meals were both cooked to perfection and we will most definitely be visiting them again...next time with our kids
    We were recommended Proposa by friends when looking for a good Greek restaurant in Pretoria. All the food was well-prepared and brought to our table timeously. We couldn't fault the service from our waiter or the manager Duncan, who is very knowledgeable about their wines and what to pair it with (they also have monthly wine pairing evenings). They do not only cater for the Greek experience, but Mediterranean as well, so you have a wide range of choices from the menu, or if their is something specific, ask the staff and they might be able to help. We had to change our reservation from the Saturday evening to Sunday lunch, due to conflicting appointments, but still managed to get a booth (would recommend this). They weren't too busy when we did go on the Sunday, but ambiance was still great, and would like to pay them a visit in the evening to compare.
    My husband and I went here on a Sunday evening for our wedding anniversary and had the place almost entirely to ourselves. The ambiance was elegant and romantic and the food was delicious! We had a question about whether there was any MSG in the food as I am allergic and the chef came out personally to assure us that he is very careful with the ingredients he uses and does not believe in using MSG in his cooking. We felt very reassured. I ordered chicken stuffed with pesto and feta in a creamy tomato sauce and the flavors were amazing. So yummy. My husband had their specialty of stuffed lamb wrapped in leaves which was also perfectly done. We were very happy with our experience at Prosopa and will definitely be visiting again.

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