After 25 years as SA’s favourite Greek restaurant, Plaka refreshes its flagship Cresta store
For over 25 years, Plaka has remained South Africa’s go-to Greek restaurant and now the family owned restaurant chain has given its flagship Cresta a facelift. The refreshed décor and a new menu pays tribute to Plaka’s long-standing philosophy of modern traditional Greek fare.
The name Plaka pays tribute to the old historical neighborhood of Athens and the heart-beat of the Greece’s modern capital on the slopes of the Acropolis. “It’s this tapestry of traditional culture within a modern society that we continue to bring to Plaka in South Africa,” explains Angelo Haitas, founder and owner of Plaka
The menu still includes many traditional favourites like calamari, pastitsio, kleftiko, whole grilled linefish, prawns and lamb chops. But it also includes some new, more contemporary dishes such as honey-mustard pork fillet and a delicious family-sized portion of fisherman’s pasta.
The menu also offers street food such as yiros, souvlaki and toasted pitas are of course on offer for quick meal on the go.
“We’ve designed our menus around the Greek way of life and Plaka’s ethos of “eating together” says Adel Nofal and Nishall Iswarlall, Plaka Cresta Franchisee Partners. “So, we’ve include a number of family meals – “The Family Table” is a selection of popular, hearty meals generously served with a variety of salads and side orders for family or friends to share whilst offering unbeatable value.” The bottomless soda is also a nice touch. Each dish has a special dose of Greek magic to make it authentic and delicious.
Currently rated as number five on TripAdvisor for Johannesburg restaurants, Plaka’s Greek heritage now extends from the plates to the décor – fresh blue mosaic, touches of bright bougainvillea and soft wood finishes are part of the new look for Plaka.
Customers can also take home a small piece of Plaka – there’s an in-store retail section selling a variety of Greek delicacies including olives, olive oil, pastas, and many other Greek delicacies. “We look forward to welcoming all friends, families and work colleagues to come and enjoy our flavourful and vibrant atmosphere to eat together,” concludes Adel.
For more information, and bookings call them on 011 478 0392, and find them in Cresta Shopping Centre, Entrance 12.
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