Eating Out in CrestaPlaka in Cresta
Where? Cresta Centre near the Pick n Pay, Cresta, Randburg, Johannesburg
When? Please enquire.
How? Call +27 (0)11 478-0392
Plaka serves good old Greek food in a thoroughly modern way, without the dancing or plate throwing. They describe their menu as ‘unpretentious food and meze’ served in a ‘contemporary setting’. The layout is all white - white tables and chairs, white menus and serviettes, waitrons all in white.
The food is excellent. Their meze platter for two came with a whole array of dips and other meze at a reasonable cost, and a couple of pitas to dip with (they didn’t charge for extra pitas either). Their wine by the glass was good, and their desserts a wonderful representation of Greek-style specialties, like baklava and halva. It’s real Mediterranean eating.
For a review of some of the best delis and places to eat in Jozi, see our article at "When in Johannesburg: great spots at which to eat".