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“Very good food ... Disinterested waiters”
Review of The Pig and Plough

The Pig and Plough
Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Winterton
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Cape Town
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very good food ... Disinterested waiters”
Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

We stopped off for lunch. The deli and restaurant has great ambiance, and the owners have spent a great desk of time and money getting the feel right.

The food was exceptional, but the waiting staff were terrible.

Very nice pizza and the chicken salad was very nicely made.

Get the waiters right and you have a winner.

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Dakar, Senegal
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“good, reliable road food”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

A safe bet when heading into or out of the mountains. The pizzas are large and decent and good value for money - try the chorizo and feta option - and the otherwise fairly predictable menu also offers standard fare that is above average when compared with a lot of other roadside restaurants. The relaxed atmosphere is enjoyed by both travelers and locals - always a good sign - and the service is fast and friendly.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank awaferthinmint
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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A Beautiful tranquil Place”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an awesome stop over with a wonderful menu and a great atmosphere. A place that you need to stop over on your way the Berg or the last stop before you go home.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Gregory L
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Bergville, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lovely venue, good breakfasts, but sorry soup!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visit Winterton often, and the Pig and Plough is a reliable bet for a decent breakfast, good coffee and a bit of retail therapy. It's pretty, quite comfortable, there's a wide choice of common fare (breakfasts, pizzas, curry, pies etc) and its good value for money.
But on a recent visit, I asked for homemade soup, and was very disappointed: the sweet waitress said it was vegetable, and it was mildly greenish, but gloopy and thick, with no taste of any veg I'd ever had. The roll it came with was white, and not thoroughly defrosted. The butter was rancid. Even with a hefty dose of salt and pepper, it wasn't at all enjoyable. And that's a pity, but not the end of the world. My husband's breakfast was generous, with soft(ish) eggs, well-prepared toast (why is it so difficult in some restaurants, to get decent toast, I wonder?), and marmalade on demand. The sausages were a cut above the average, as was the bacon. We will be back, but I probably won't be ordering soup.....

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Allison A
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South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

Nice venue that offers breakfast, light lunches and a well-stocked deli. Food fresh, service good and menu reasonable, but deli products a bit overpriced in my opinion. They pride themselves on their pork, locally sourced, and the pork sausages that formed part of the breakfast were definitely not your ordinary supermarket fare.

  • Visited June 2013
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