Enjoy Perfect Portuguese Cuisine, But Don't Lose Your Tie!
Parreirinha is a favourite amongst Portuguese South Africans living in Johannesburg and serves some of the best seafood around!
A small, former jail is the home of the restaurant, which makes use of one of the jail cells as one of the dining rooms. As you walk into the restaurant you're welcomed with a tavern like ambiance and entering the court yard you're treated to a sea of neck ties hanging from the rafters... remnants of an old tradition that required patrons to leave their ties behind. The tradition no longer applies these days as there's simply no more space, but if you feel like you want to leave a tie behind as a sign that you'd been there, then they'll gladly take it off your neck!
The food at Parreirinha is quite simply amazing! Heck, even the Protuguese bread rolls are divine! On this occasion I shared a Seafood kebab, meant for one, with my friend and we were both definitely full as the last scraps made their way into our bellies. If you're stuck on something to choose, I'd highly recommend something with prawn. The prawns are great!
If you're not looking for a meal, you can always take up a spot at the bar and enjoy the drinks on offer.