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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Inyati » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:08 pm

Greetings... :mrgreen:

I agree 100% that the M&B are and have been great since they were introduced, and certainly does allow for choice and tasty food.... BUUUUUTTTTT......

NOTHING BEATS A BREKKIES BEING COOKED AT ONE OF THE PICNIC SPOTS.... :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by catman » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:52 pm

Review of my experiences at Mugg and Bean over the last week.

Satara , used the quick option of just getting muffin and hot chocolate . 15 minutes with only one person in front of me. Person assisting was not very helpful and difficult to communicate with. rating 4 out of 10.

Lower Sabie . Had a breakfast. Food and service quick but quality was sadly lacking compared to my last visit in September. still a great setting. 5 out of 10 rating.

Olifants. Great setting , must be best view in the park . Food took a while , but was worth the wait. Rating 9 out of 10. (was very hot outside. , they should consider putting in the fine mist spray devices)

Still believe the introduction of the franchises is a 1000% improvement of what was there before.

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Deeds » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:07 am

Not sure if this is the correct forum but don't know where else to post my question.
I am a diabetic so cannot eat muffins or pizzas, or any bread rolls or pitta for that matter. Does M&B or Wimpy have any quick options?
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:15 am

Best option is to google their websites where you can see their menus.....and even ask questions if you need to. They offer the same menus in the park.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by lucbo » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:42 pm

I noticed that at Mopani a 'boma braai' is offered. Has somebody tried that already?

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:11 pm

As its a new activity I'm not sure if its the same as the Bush braai's already offered by many of the camps,
but if so you can read about them Here

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Goggo EJ » Tue Jan 13, 2015 5:59 am

BnD used to do a boma braai.....It is a braai in camp at a big boma area and really just a different option from a restaurant meal. Suspect Mopani may use the day visitor area for this.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Deeds » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:13 am

I am now confused (and that happens easily :? ) - is there a Mugg & Bean at Mopani, or only a Tindlovo?

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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by DinkyBird » Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:17 am

deeds wrote:only a Tindlovo
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Tindlovo are in the camps that do conferences as they cater for these.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Deeds » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:08 am

The Mugg & Bean at Olifants is very good; the food is well prepared and the waiters are very friendly and well trained. The Tindlovu Restaurant at Mopani is still not good -see previous posts. We also had the chef come out and apologise for the badly cooked pizza. By the time it had been cooked three times it was eatable as well as edible. We mostly self-cater which I personally think is the best option. The kitchenettes are usually well stocked with cooking utensils, casserole dishes which can be used on stove tops and in the oven, frying pans of one kind or the other and crockery, cutlery and glasses.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Deeds » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:09 pm

The M&B at Letaba is also very good; the new menu is definitely worth a try. It is really super to have fresh fresh salads and tasty choices. Well done to all involved.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Hugh » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:56 pm

On our KNP trip earlier this month we ate out at a few of the places
M&B on the move at Lower Sabie did not have what I wanted which was a health Sandwich ... pity
but we also ate at the main M&B a few nights later and the food was good and service quick and waitron most pleasant.
We had a take away sandwich from Shingwedzi and it was delish .
We were going to eat at Satara M&B but were told what we wanted was not available so we left hungry .
At Punda we had a fish and chip supper and it was the best Fish and chips we had had in a long time. It was served with blanched veggies that were very tasty. The staff were very friendly and everything was so professionally done. We had a evening meal at the cattle Baron in Skuks .. Very posh and very professional . Our Waitress was a delight I wish I had taken her name . I think she will go far.The food was extremely tasty .I even had a cheesecake .
So things are looking up just a few things still to iron out .
Most of the restaurants were busy except for Shing and Mopani as they seemed very quiet .. ( though the park was very quiet overall)
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Lepardfan » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:02 pm

Hugh I take it that the fish and chips, and also the cheesekake, was a healthy option. :mrgreen:
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Hippotragus » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:15 pm

That is good news regarding the Cattle Baron at Skukuza. We used to have a branch near us, but it closed down. We enjoyed it and I hope we will be able to try the new one at Skukuza when we are there in a few days' time.
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Re: New Franchises for Restaurants from 1 December.

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:29 pm

We also had a most enjoyable meal at the Cattle Baron in Skukuza last week.
Good service, great food and a lovely cool atmosphere inside on a scorching hot day.


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