When I first moved to Milnerton I was always under the impression that Wang Thai was the only decent place to eat in the area. It seems a very common concept, even today, that if an eatery is in Milnerton it must be dodgy.
To be honest, a lot of the more well known places don’t help to dispell this idea. Some take advantage of their fantastic view to serve bleh food and give horrid service (Not unlike most of the restaurants in Cape Town with great views, to be fair), while others don’t try any harder than they need to because sticky tables and grimey bars are expected.
With many opportunities coming and going to set up an exceptional place in a spot with relatively low overheads and a captive market, many come and go either falling into the above traps or not marketing well enough to get people through their doors.
Enter, Pitmasters. Relatively new to the neighbourhood, they have had a food truck going for a while. We saw them by the lighthouse but went to an old favourite, we saw them at an expo and in the Mr Delivery options but still, we were weary of the little restaurant in the corner.
How wrong we were to ignore them for so long, how many delicious things could we have tasted by now? From the first bite of deep fried brisket (yes it’s a thing, yes it’s delicious), I realised the mistake we had made and have been cultivating a plan to get foodie friends together in such a way that we can taste EVERYTHING.
The menu says it all, including the fact that you won’t have space for desert simply by only having ice cream and chocolate sauce as an option. The husband didn’t even ask me what I wanted he just said “Take the Trinity platter” and the only choice I had to make was how to split my 300g of meaty goodness. Kids are also well catered for and honestly, I want most of the things on their menu too 🙂
Since we had brisket in our starter and The Husband had the brisket burger, I decided to take only pork. 100g pulled pork and 200g of ribs. For me it was the perfect combo and together with the salad, coleslaw, texas toast and deap fried potato wedges, too much deliciousness. I was stuffed.
For the drinkers there are craft beers & ciders and the usual SAB stable as well as a small winelist and the usual spirits.
The restaurant get’s 4 out 5 hearts from me for 2 reasons. If you are not a pork eater you will be limited to fried chicken or brisket for now but there is a plan to add lamb to the menu (not fish, never fish).
So if you are keen on a nice lazy lunch, or early dinner (they open until 8:30 generally but additional time can be organised) then pop down to the Milnerton lighthouse, service is not the speedest but they do warn you about it on the menu, this is not fast food.
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