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“Pottery and Pancakes at the Pantry” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pilgrims Pantry

Pilgrims Pantry
Main Street DOWNTOWN, Pilgrim's Rest 1280, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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“Pottery and Pancakes at the Pantry”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Staying at Crystal Springs up Robbers Pass we decided to lunch in Pilgrims Rest some 10 kms away. We decided on Pilgrims Pantry in Downtown Pilgrims Rest. Great choice . The savory pancake with a feta and spinach filling was superb and the beef burger was a great homemade beef patty. Élna the hostess told us a lot of the history of the area and how Robbers Pass got its name. The details relate also to the name of the business next door, The Highwaymans Garage. We were encouraged by Sharon the owner to visit the Potter next door and the Pottery and Stainglass Shop next to that . We did just that . We watched Charles the potter work his magic and at the shop we saw lots of beautiful pottery . We bought 4 coffee mugs as a gift for our daughter . This restaurant and Pottery Shop is a "must" visit for anyone in the area

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ponieskrantz, Owner at Pilgrims Pantry, responded to this review, May 24, 2014
Thanks so much for the review. Much appreciated. We try to do our best and will continue to be of great service, homemade wholesome food within a great atmosphere and tons of stories about Pilgrims Rest and its past. Until next time. Take care
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“Fantastic atmosphere, great stories, and TASTY food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Wow - After a day trip gone wrong (we took a trip to Sabie to try Petena's pancakes - epic fail) we were hungry and chose to visit a very cute little place on the side of the road in Pilgrims Rest. Best decision of the day!!

The beautiful setting is enough to make you happy - a garden atmosphere with birds all over, and old school style long benches for seating.

The restaurant itself was built as a home in the early 1900s so it holds a lot of history, which the lovely hostess will tell you all about. There are so many great stories that she shares with you over your meal or as you order or pay.

We ordered a home made pepper steak pie and a home made ginger beer (him) and a prego roll with an orange juice (her). Both meals were tasty, generous and looked beautiful. They were served with a myriad of sides (chips, beetroot salad, normal salad, coleslaw). The bread that my prego was served on was absolutely delicious; crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.

There is also a very cute pottery studio and store with the restaurant.

5/5 for Pilgrim's Pantry.

Visited March 2014
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