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Platia brings the charm of the Greek Islands.

10 November 2009

Traditional Greek Taverna, Platia opened its doors on 12 October in the newly revamped Emporium at ultimate family entertainment and dining destination, Emperors Palace.

Guests of Emperors Palace can now enjoy authentic Greek cuisine in true Mediterranean style, right in the heart of Gauteng.  

Platia serves a range of signature Greek dishes that will gratify even the most discerning palate. Some of the delectable dishes that Platia has on offer include Kleftiko, a melt-in-the-mouth, slow roasted marinated lamb shank packed with aromatic herbs; Moussaka, a traditional combination of tender layered aubergines, tasty mince and rich béchamel sauce; ocean fresh whole line fish grilled on an open flame; as well as an assortment of meze dishes. To top it off enjoy Galaktobouriko, a decadent baked custard dessert wrapped in delicate phyllo pastry. Platia is adorned with Fresco paintings and mosaics, offers the finest Mediterranean cuisine, and dining entertainment provided by belly dancers


"We are an authentic Greek restaurant that prepares delicious and generously served Greek food in the same way that our yayas (grandmothers) and mothers used to prepare for us. Platia, for us, is reminiscent of warm summer days out on the platia (town square), and we hope to bring out little bit of Greece to Emperors Palace", says Christo, owner of Platia.     


Nearly R100 million has been spent on Emperors Palace's new Emporium to create what is now surely Gauteng's ultimate family entertainment destination. Families and friends can escape to the Palace of Dreams where Emperors Palace offers a diversity of things to see, taste and do  and experience, whether you are young or old.  From sensational restaurants to world-class gaming and entertainment facilities - it's all happening under one roof at Emperors Palace. Already opened at the Emporium is the popular pizzeria, Col'Cacchio; the exotic Taste of Mumbai; traditional Greek Taverna, Platia; Tribes African Grill and Steakhouse; Ocean Basket; and family favourite, the Gold Rush Spur. State-of-the-art playground and entertainment facilities on offer for the younger members of the family are Jupiters and The Magic Company. It's no surprise that Platia, a successful international restaurant with a global presence that spans three continents, has opened at the Emporium.


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