For starters, learn some Greek words

WHILE enjoying authentic Greek fare at Spartan Eatery, patrons can get to learn a bit of Greek as well.

The Greek language has the longest documented history of any living language, spanning 34 centuries of written records.

TASTY MORSELS: Souvlakia, grilled Greek-style at Spartan Eatery

The Greek word for language is “glossa”, which directly translates to tongue.

Some Greek words you can teach yourself or your friends:

Yia Mas – used when saying cheers or toasting, directly means, “to our health”. Some other Greek words are:

Kalimera – good morning

Kalispera – good evening

Adio – goodbye

Ti Kanis – how are you?

Parakalo – please

Efharisto – thank you

  • Open for lunch, Monday to Saturday

Spartan opens daily from 11am. Enjoy brunch or lunch and try the new lunch special, souvlakia (kebabs), grilled Greek-style.

Choose from pork, chicken or “mixed” skewered meat with roasted veg. Served with chips and tzatziki, for R69, between 11am and 2pm Monday to Saturday.

The word souvlaki is the diminutive of the word Souvla.

Grilled souvlaki dates back to ancient Greece, where wooden skewers were used to cook meat over a fire as far back as 17th century BC in Santorini.

  • Spartan Souvla

Join in on another Spartan Souvla on Saturday March 25, from 6pm.

It includes roast potatoes, vegetables, dolmades, tzatziki, and spanakopita for R120 per person.

A number of prizes will be given away on the evening. Book a table early to avoid disappointment.

Of course there will be chilled Ouzo too!

  • Greek platters and deliveries

Order a take-away Spartan snack platter that feeds eight to 10 people (perfect for business functions), which includes halloumi, spanakopita, beef dolmades with vine leaves, beef Greek meatballs, crumbed mushrooms, calamari, pork and chicken souvlakia, and more for R280.

Pre-book to allow for preparation.

Spartan can deliver Monday to Saturday from 5.30 till 9pm. Find the full menu on Spartan’s website at:

  • Functions and bookings

If you would like to book an event or function at the restaurant, call (043)726-6808 or e-mail:


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