We celebrated A’s birthday this year in Mollymook on the South Coast of NSW. In my research for great food options around the area, I came across Pilgrim’s in Milton, a few kilometres up the road from Mollymook. During the day, Pilgrim’s serves wholesome burgers, breakfast dishes and juices however every Friday and Saturday night at Pilgrim’s is Mexican night, where this little funky café transforms into a cute Australian-style Mexican taqueria. I decided to take A for her pre-birthday dinner, falling on a Friday night.
For Pilgrim’s Mexican nights, the menu consists of the stereotypical Mexican favourites – burrito, tacos, quesadillas and nachos. However, Pilgrim’s focuses on wholesome, simplistic, tasty food and our Mexican dinner was just that.
To start with, A and I ordered a glass of the house red each. The wine list is small but has enough to choose from, with sangria and frozen daiquiris also available.
A ordered the North Shore Plate, featuring Mexican black bean brew served on a bed of organic brown rice and sides of sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, tomato salsa and a slice of toasted corn bread. A loved this dish, which was simplistic but had a lot of natural flavour. A loved that all the ingredients were very fresh, but A thought that the cornbread was a winning element.
I ordered the Enchilada – soft tortilla filled with spicy red beans, topped with cheese, sour cream, guacamole and tomato salsa, served with brown rice and refried potato. I loved this dish, which was simple but had lots of flavour due to the different elements within this dish.
If you’re aiming for a five star dinner, Pilgrim’s isn’t your venue. However, if you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with wholesome, flavoursome food then head to Pilgrim’s. It’s a great venue to have a simplistic dinner and a few glasses of vino. Pilgrim’s also offers a kids menu and a few choice desserts.
If you’re interested, you can read about A’s birthday dinner at Rick Stein’s Bannisters Restaurant here.