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Cafe, British, Scottish
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Reviewed 16 March 2024

The meal we ordered was nothing special I had a burger and chips husband had a steak and mushroom baguette and we had a coffee each. The coffee arrived quickly and was very nice but then we waited ages for meal. Place was very busy...but for the price they charge they should employ more chefs. Won't be back any time soonMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Sadly this was probably the worst meal I have ever experienced in Elgin. The service was poor the food was poor and the cost was high compared to other lunchtime venues in Elgin.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 29 September 2023

Food was awful, could tell it was just chucked together the cheese on the toasty was hardly melted the Ham has jelly bits in it which isn’t pleasant to eat the chips tasted like oil and again barely cooked the macaroni dish was stained and...again could tell it has been made days before and not brought up to the correct temperature to reheat food. If they are happy to present the food like that I don’t even want to think about their kitchen hygiene standards. The prices of the food was again terrible £30 for two meals and three drinks that were hardly touched, should’ve went to a nicer restaurant with bearable food just all over a terrible experience DO NOT RECOMMEND.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 August 2023

We took our granddaughters out for lunch here, having ordered sharing Nachos and pancake stacks . The Nachos arrived with the pancakes which seemed crazy , the pancakes themselves were the same you can buy in a cheap pack in Asda , we expected that...they would have been pancakes cooked on the premises but obviously not. All in all an expensive disappointment.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 August 2023

Staff very unpleasant since previous manager left and place really gone downhill. Ate their Monday lunchtime and have been ill the last few days since! Wont be going back and wouldn’t recommend anyone else to either. Took forever for the food to come out too...and when it did it was luke warm like it was just sitting around.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 6 August 2023

A group of us visited on a Sunday afternoon when there were few other options open in Elgin, However we were not disappointed whether we went for the all day vegetarian breakfast (which I had) or stack of pancakes. Portions were generous - so much...so after the breakfast I had no space for any pancakes. There are plenty of seats inside; service was friendly and all food is cooked to order.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

Shocking service, 2 soups warm 1 freezing all 3 watered down & no taste. Pancakes took 3 complaints, last being a manager and eventually the food arrives. Food was bad, turns out they had no maple syrup so they added a spice to golden syrup...& tried to pass it off as maple syrup 🤮 & thought no one would notice. Go elsewhere, too expensive for such bad service & horrible food.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Lets start with a positive the staff in The pancake place are lovely but that's the only positive I can offer. This once great place is now over priced but under whelming. The food is average at best but nothing special. Best advice.....find somewhere else...to visit as the one thing you will definitely get at The pancake place is disappointment.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Ordered the bacon cheese burger, dry and tasteless sums it up. Really disappointed with the food considering for the price you can get way better quality else where.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 April 2023 via mobile

Loaded chips, we’re just chips covered in what looked like a dollop of macaroni cheese, pancakes were dry and tasted shop bought, cheese and onion toastie was flat with hardly any cheese and very little salad, & had no dressing. Even the coffee wasn’t good,...whole thing was overpriced and very disappointingMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

Over the years when we have visited Elgin we always have lunch at the pancake place but not now. Where do you start as nothing good to say about our experience.... I suppose its OK if you like rubber eggs , flat disgusting pancakes and...chilli that just tasted off tomato sauce.....OK I'll say something good the toast was perfect.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 January 2023

If you love pancakes then look no further than this place, after driving up from Aberdeen we decided to stop and have some breakfast. I decided to try the bacon stacker which consists of pancakes, bacon & maple syrup. It is always a firm favourite....The restaurant itself was quite cold and felt a little run down but the staff were great and really friendly. When my bacon stacker came out I was blown away by three full sized pancakes finished off with a slice of bacon in-between each, I was expecting small pancakes but they really did go all out. I do love pancakes and these were freshly made, the only downside is that it was served with golden syrup instead of maple syrup and that the portion size could have been shared. Pricing is a little expensive for what it is but if you are looking for a treat, definitely worth giving them a try!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Nice pan cake, but the food was not good, I had hot dog with chips which is disappointed. Service was so so. The place could be better in term of cleaning.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

I previously had a 5 star review for this place. But after our last experience, we won't be back and I've decided to delete my old review. Unsure if it's changed hands/management/chef, but it's just mass cooked microwaved/hotplated mass. My wife sent her rubbery fried...eggs back and asked for fresh replacements. New ones did come but again, rubbery. My wife (a chef) said that only happens if you grill or microwave them, not when you fry them. I wouldn't mind paying for mass cooked greasy spoon crap, good somedays its needed, exactly what you get in a weatherspoons! But weatherspoons wouldn't charge me 40 quid for the privilege. with all that's available in Elgin now, I can't see us going back.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022 via mobile

The service isn’t the best, when we first walked in nobody really comes to take you to a table. There are tables not yet been cleared. Our drinks came for half the table and not the other half. Food took even longer, had to query...the bill as was overcharged for some drinks. the pancakes themselves are niceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3