Meadow Green: Bubbly Breakfast Buffet At Its Best

Overlooking the manicured African Pride Irene Country Lodge gardens on one side and the serenity of swans gliding on a dam on the other side, Meadow Green Restaurant’s breakfast buffet is as picturesque as it is scrumptious. Offering early birds a great variety of quality breakfast items, served elegantly on crisp white tablecloths, Meadow Green’s bubbly breakfast buffet is definitely one of the best the Jacaranda City has to offer.

The hardwood floors, classy yet comfy décor and calm surroundings lend a relaxed ambience to this sophisticated restaurant. As one of African Pride Irene Country Lodge’s premier dining establishments, Meadow Green sets the breakfast bar pretty high.

Take your pick from freshly brewed plunger coffee, tea, fresh fruit juices or a glass of bubbly to kick off this enjoyable buffet. In the cold section there are flavoured and plain yoghurts, cereals, crunchy mueslis and an array of fresh fruits from which to choose. The selection of cold cuts – including pastrami, Italian salamis and smoked salmon, cheeses and pâtés – make for an appetising start to this marathon meal.

The hot section of Meadow Green’s breakfast menu has everything you need to dish up a proper English breakfast plate, with a South African twist. Bacon, all kinds of sausages, fried herbed mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, potato rosti and baked beans are but a few of the options. The egg station doesn’t disappoint either. Order your eggs any way: poached, scrambled, sunny side up or opt for an omelet with any, or all, of the traditional fillings. You may well have the option of ordering a quail egg omelet, if you dare.

The skilled chefs who manage the egg station can also take your breakfast waffle order. Add some cream and berries as toppings and you’re set for a delicious treat. If you’re more the pastry-loving type, make your way to the tiered setting of fresh croissants, muffins, scones, jams, chocolate spread and other tasty breads and pastries. The pain au chocolat is delectable.

The cherry on top of this delicious breakfast cake is the stellar service. The restaurant staff are friendly, efficient and serve guests with refined restaurant decorum.

Meadow Green is a cashless establishment. The breakfast buffet is served seven days a week from 6:30am to 10am at R255 per person. Make sure to book in advance, especially on weekends.

Details: African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Nellmapius Drive, Irene / 012 667 6464 /

By Jana van der Linde