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“Agree, great pancakes and coffee.”
Review of Margate Train

Margate Train
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ventured upon the Margate Train, we needed a coffee and thought we’ve passed it many times, why not have a look this time. To our surprise we ended up in the Pancake Carriage, and having a pancake each, me a cup of coffee, and the wife a milkshake. I can report we both enjoyed our pancakes, the wife’s being a sweet one and mine savoury. The coffee, milkshake and service were also very good, worth a look when passing.

Also worth having a look at the other carriages, and the brick a brack store down the far end.

Thank Rob T
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Ok there were 10 of us that ventured down there today to the pancake train , it was quite busy been the last day of the school holidays and the sun was shining in the middle of winter so everyone had the same idea. They were very short staffed and because all of us turned up and hadnt booked , they didnt know how busy it was going to be, and our huge order of pancakes had really put them out! We waited and waited for ages for our pancakes to arrive and when they finally did the order was very mucked up, I was given someone else's order and others had there order not done at all and when we did get our order we weren't given cutley so we went into the kitchen and got our own ! We had our pancakes on the table but nothing to eat with ! ? I had ordered a lime mineral water and the waitress decided to tip the bottle up before opening the lid so of course it spurted everywhere ! The pancakes were very yummy though and worth waiting for ! The lollie shop is very typical of any lolly shop...overpriced, but my kids loved it none the less and it's a holiday treat , you don't go there all the time so you really don't mind paying! The only thing I can suggest with our pancake experience is you really should book first so then you can have your table reserved and the owners can work out how many casual staff to put on ! Cheers !

1  Thank Annette G
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This is worth a look with several venues, shops in the one location. Has a good second hand antique store that's worth a look around.

Thank ChrisDHobart
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

A unique idea that promises a gold kine and delivers the shaft.
We wandered into the lolly shop, overpriced treats that can be purchased elsewhere for half the price, complimented NOT by a surly male lurking behind the counter. Fair enough we thought so we moved onto the pancake restaurant.
We were duly seated and two menus dropped on the table. Whilst perusing the obsenely priced menu we waited for an offer of drinks service. Needless to say this was not forthcoming. We sat, waited, waited and waited longer. During this time various staff busied themselves cleaning tables, preening themselves in the kitchen and generally doing their best to avoid us.
After half an hour we walked out in disgust. A savoury pancake with some red kidney beans sells for $20, the definitive gouge. Apparently serious coffee is served there, needless to say we can't pass comment on this claim.
We then had a look in the antique store, reasonable priced nick nacks there.
We squandered an hour of our day off there. We won't be back
As I've said the idea is novel, but the usual lack of Tasmanian customer service struck again. We drove down to the Citrus cafe in Kingston Beach, where the experience was at the other end of the spectrum.

2  Thank Russ W
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

We stopped at the Margate Train, where the carriages have been converted into shops. On a hot day enjoyed an ice-cream, browsed the bookshop, antiques and an imported food shop

Thank Max W
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