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“wonderful experience, great for families”
Review of Pancake Train

Pancake Train
Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $23
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Launceston, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“wonderful experience, great for families”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went here on weekend family of four, for breakfast. Coffee was really great, and the pancakes were amazing. Very friendly service from all the staff and great experience for the children to dine at a restaurant in a train. Kids loved playing on the front of the train after breakfast. Jam made on the train was delicious. Also a number of other great little shops in other carriages of the train. The lolly/chocolate shop is really good too. Would definitely return to this pancake restaurant when we are next in Hobart. Margate also has a wonderful playground, a short 2 minute drive from the train.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Central Coast, NSW
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Must visit!”
Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

We boarded the 'Pancake Train' for breakfast after catching a morning ferry back to 'mainland' Tasmania following a short stay on Bruny Island.

For the size, quality and presentation of the meals the food was terrific value. The experience - having a meal in an old converted train carriage - is something of a novelty and enjoyable. The pancakes were yummy and the presentation of the meals was lovely also.

I'd love to visit again and sample something different from the menu. So many choices to choose from. Not to be missed if passing through (or nearby to) Margate!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank dream2explore
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Melbourne
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is one of those places which is an unexpected enjoyable experience. It is a great place for young families and the cooking, service and prices are all in the "value" category. The mushroom pancakes are definitely in the OMG class. Will definitely return.

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank tomskis
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food, worth the wait”
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Slow service, small kitchen. But well worth the wait. Will be back for sure, good setup. Friendly service

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1 Thank Brendan N
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, nice surroundings, slow service ”
Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch in a former train car--dessert pancakes and lovely scones and coffee. Allow at least an hour for lunch. Kitchen is very small!

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