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Melrose Arch | Corner Atholl Oaklands Road & Corlett Drive, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 684 1494
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Chicago, Illinois
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180 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Three friends and I stayed at African Pride Melrose Arch and ate at Europa located just down the street on September 28. The food was delicious (my friends are still raving about the Tuscan Chicken Soup!) but what we enjoyed most was the service. Our waitress, Noisipho was the nicest woman who was so patient with my Spanish-speaking friends. She... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

There was a good range of food and drinks. It had a reasonable priced menu. The waitress was very friendly and pleasant. Service was quick.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Atmosphere: outdoorsy chill spot, popular in both the winter and summer months. Great location in Melrose Arch for meeting up with friends for a coffee, cocktails, drinks and great food!

Thank jhnel
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. The calamari was excellent! It came with some wonderful toasted bread but beware that the condiment that accompanies it is not olive oil and basil but the hottest pepper concoction I have ever eaten! The king clip was cooked to perfection! The lemon pie superb. Great little find right around the corner... More 

Thank sparkle331
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We had breakfast at the Europa in Melrose Arch yesterday and it will definitely be my last visit there . Although our waitress was pleasant and efficient, the kitchen let her and us down very badly ! The eggs were cold and overdone and the toast was stale and tasteless. The coffees were cold too... Come on Europa - you... More 

Thank daltonb
Lenasia, South Africa
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345 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Visited the Parktown store about a week ago. As usual, seated fairly quickly. Fast becoming a favorite destination for brunch. Service is good and staff a good knowledge of the menu. The food quality, taste and presentation is always excellent. I tried the new addition on the menu, French toast with Macon. Not a real Macon fan but I must... More 

Thank AzTee
Herzlia, Israel
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Europe cafe is pleasant cafe with reasonably prices food, the atmosphere is very pleasant, the food is good, the value for money is good.

Thank Arieh E
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Could not believe that food swimming in oil could be served in Melrose Arch. Got the distinct impression that this place services a public not accustomed to any form of quality. I paid and even left a tip. I must have been in shock. I have always held Europa in pretty high esteem, but that's history.

Thank Faithfulldog
Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

For a no thrills looking place his restaurant did the trick. Lovely service, nice food and best yet the price was very good. For a quick, cheap and cheery meal you can't go wrong.

Thank larrymull
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

If I could rate this "zero" I would. We arrived after five on a Sunday afternoon and asked what time the restaurant was closing. We were told 8PM. We ordered coffee and cake, and shortly after that the staff started tidying up around us. Not only was this counter the answer we had just been given, but they started washing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, European, Cafe, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Melrose Arch | Corner Atholl Oaklands Road & Corlett Drive, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 684 1494
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?