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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by RemiE » Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:14 pm

I like Pretoriouskop only for it's charm. Wimpy, well it aint my first choice, I might go there for their coffee and maybe for the breakfast...........only if I have to (Like at the airport wiaitng for my flight). But if there is a unreasonable complaining person spoiling the little bit of fun I am trying to have in Kruger.....I will record you with my video camera and cellphone......and then............I might get up and and ask you to stop spoiling the peace and joy of everybody else..I will offer to pay your bill as is..........and then I will ask you to go be rude elsewhere. I will also be contacting Wimpy HQ and complain about a certain unreasonable complaining person. People should know they are in the bush, if the chips it too 'pap' or the bacon not crispy enough go have a sami in our bungalow and spare the rest of us..........unless the food was really bad and the coffee disgusting.....and the waiter and the manager rudely refuse to sort it out.........only then throw your toys out of your cot :naughty:
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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Elsa » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:13 pm

Remi! :D

But bottom line is you are never going to please all the people all the time and there will always be some that can't/won't be satisfied.
Not an industry I would like to be in to be honest.
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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:54 am

Wimpy is seldom my first choice for meals, but there is always something to find on their menu. I have also found their service to be pretty good. My usual stops at Wimpy have been while traveling. The service has been pretty consistent.

I find that many people need to adjust expectations. Service is often slower in the bush... so what? This is where nature resets the balance. There are no meetings, no deadlines... just chill. Listen to the birds, look at the trees, see the little things making a home around you. I have learnt to love the waiting.
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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Grantmissy » Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:12 am

Meandering Mouse wrote:Service is often slower in the bush... so what?
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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Lepardfan » Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:00 am

I will rather wait longer for a meal in Kruger :mrgreen: than spending time in traffic in jhb :whistle:

But as RemiE also mentioned if you don't like the food or Wimpy follow the self catering route, braai is still my preferred option.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Hippotragus » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:22 pm

Lunch at Mugg and Bean at Letaba on Saturday was good. Friendly prompt service and tasty food.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by DinkyBird » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:07 pm

Popped in for take-aways to the newly opened Cattle Baron here in Skukuza. Service was good, it was jolly busy. All looks great! Still some building going on on the river side; the deck etc is not yet opened. Note that the two thatch lapas are now gone and the lovely new gardens there.

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:17 pm

Thanks D, looks good, big changes and must look so different with the thatch lapas gone!
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Carol g » Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:09 pm

Thanks for the pics DB, looks great, a bit different without the two lapa's but I'm sure the gardens will be lovely to sit next to
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Lepardfan » Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:17 pm

Looks very nice DB.

Won't mind having dinner there right now. :whistle:
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by JimS » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:22 pm

My wife and I plus two friends had dinner at the Cattle Baron last evening, the opening night. The décor of the dining area is very nice, dark wood and leather. The seating was comfortable. The service was good, a little inexperienced for the new staff but the senior staff ensured things went well. The menu was very comprehensive, maybe the same as the other Cattle Baron restaurants. We all had steak meal which was cooked as requested, medium rare, and delivered without too much waiting time. Prices for a steak start at around R140. Other dishes such as chicken were much less expensive, as were the burgers. We all thought the meal was good value for the money.

We wonder what happened to the bats that lived in the thatch lapas that have now been removed. Our friends from the UK are gurus when it comes to bats, and in the UK it is illegal to move any roosting bat and they were very surprised the bats had been moved. Apparently fines of up to 10,000 UK pounds per bat can be levied on people moving bats. Does anyone know what has happened to the bats.

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by JimS » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:37 pm

A second quick restaurant review. In addition to eating at the Cattle Baron we also had meals at Mugg and Bean at Lower Sabie, Olifants, and Letaba, all the meals were meals were good, delivered promptly, with good service. We also had a pizza at Satara which was also good, waiting time 8 minutes.

IMO the previous food outlets were nothing less than disgusting at times and an embarrassment to SanParks.

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:26 pm

Glad you enjoyed all your meals Jim, thanks for the update. :thumbs_up:
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by bert » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:52 pm

In addition to Jim
We had the first meals when the M&B opened at LS in march
Can gladly announce that after having had 2 meals in october this year quality and standards are still the same

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Re: Wimpy at Pretoriuskop

Unread post by Hippotragus » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:26 pm

I am, at this very moment, eating a takeaway burger and chips at Pretoriuskop. When I went to order I was greeted by smiling faces and given a menu to peruse. I ordered and went to have look at the shop. When I returned my burger was ready. I opted for takeaway because I didn't feel like sitting in the restaurant on
my own.

The burger is tasty and no complaints. There were several people eating in the restaurant.
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