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George Papadopoulos’ places of interest in Illovo

1 Parea Taverna 

This place has been running for years and serves authentic Greek cuisine. They also have belly-dancing shows and host Greek-dancing sessions on weekends. 3D, Corlett Drive, Sandton. 011 788 8777 

2 Fishmonger Illovo 

This is quite an upmarket and well-run venue which specialises in fresh fish. I visit alone or in company and usually order kingklip. Thrupps Centre, 204 Oxford Road, Illovo. 011 268 0067 

3 Sophia’s Bistro 

They offer traditional home-cooked meals and feature chef’s specials as the owner used to be a chef. It’s a beautiful restaurant. 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo Square, Illovo. 011 024 0311 

Everything is within easy reach when you live here. My workplace in nearby Hyde Park is within 2.5km and Rosebank is less than 1.5km away. It’s easy to see my mother whenever I feel like as she runs her own business in Illovo. Other conveniences are the local BluBird Shopping Centre which has a top supermarket, a pharmacy and restaurants. My apartment looks on to the Wanderers Stadium and I will soon join my brother playing golf at Wanderers Golf Club as I can spare time to start taking lessons. – Resident George Papadopoulos
Picture: John Makoni

4 Yamato 

Japanese Restaurant It’s another restaurant that has been in Illovo for some time. They offer sushi-type cuisine, but I usually stick to traditional sushi. It has changed addresses and downscaled and seats maybe 30 to 40 patrons now, which also makes it special. Illovo Muse, 198 Oxford Road, Illovo. 011 268 0511. 

5 Illovo Mastrantonio 

This was the first Mastrantonio opened by the group. It offers authentic Italian cuisine in town. Shop 5C, Illovo Square, 3 Rivonia Road, Illovo. 011 268 6754 

6 Perron 
This is where you can drink tequila, cervezas and margaritas while you experience the authentic flavours of Mexican tradition. Illovo Junction, Corlett Drive, Illovo. 011 880 7296


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