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Country life: It is out with the ‘New’ and in with the ‘Old’ at Old Cash Store

By Natali Iverson - Sep 18, 2015
Country life: It is out with the ‘New’ and in with the ‘Old’ at Old Cash Store

The famous Old Cash Store, situated on the Sardinia Bay road, has reopened under the ‘old’ owner management of Mandy Wattam and her family.

This popular weekend country restaurant offers diners home-style, country cooking with their bountiful buffet, wood-fired pizza and a pub menu.

“Our regulars loved my buffet when I ran Old Cash Store up until a few years ago. We were well known for our hearty, delicious Sunday lunches, so my current menu has most of the buffet favourites,” said Mandy, remembering the days when she ran the restaurant.

Other items on the menu that old hands at Old Cash Store may remember are the venison pies, French beef and Mandy’s chicken curry.

“A lot of our products are organic and home-grown. We also offer meals for the Banting diet, and, in that respect, nothing is cooked with sugar and there are no artificial additives. Our food is very natural,” she explained.

The Old Cash Store offers inside seating as well as on the deck outside. Being a family restaurant, they have a kiddie’s play area, right next to the deck, so you can keep an eye on the kids.

Every Friday and Saturday evening from 4pm is ‘Bring and Braai’ day at the restaurant. You and your family can bring your meat and braai it yourself in the courtyard, and enjoy a relaxing time in the garden with a beverage from their well-stocked bar. They can even cater for rainy days, as they have an indoor braai area as well. You should however make a booking to avoid any crowding at the braai area.

Mandy and her family are passionate about Old Cash Store and will make sure that you, your family, and friends have an enjoyable time visiting them.

“The Old Cash Store is in one of the most beautiful settings in Port Elizabeth. Now that it is back to being family run, there is heart in it. We treat our place with respect and we treat our customers with respect,” she stated.

They also have a bar area with a big screen television and offer venue hire for functions and conferencing.

To experience a hearty, country-style meal in a rustic and tranquil setting, call Mandy on 083 611 1355, or email her at mandy.oldcashstore@gmail.com today to make a booking.