Aussie foodie visits one of the last all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut buffets in the country – and has VERY mixed reactions about the menu
- A health coach visited one of the few all-you-can-eat Pizza Huts left in Australia
- Bec Hardgrave and her boyfriend had mixed reviews about the buffet restaurant
- The pizza and dessert was ‘top notch’, but the sides were a bit ‘sour’ and ‘weird’
- She posted a video on TikTok of the experience
- Her followers were nostalgic for the chain, and wished there were more left
A fitness coach and her boyfriend visited one of the last all-you-can-eat dine in Pizza Hut restaurants in Australia.
Bec Hardgrave, from Brisbane, paid $14.95 for all-you-can-eat pizza, sides and dessert at the once wildly popular American franchise.
The pizza and dessert were ‘top notch,’ however they had less luck with the sides, which tasted a bit ‘sour’ and ‘weird.’
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Bec Hardgrave, a health and fitness coach from Brisbane, visited the only all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut in the state
Ms Hardgrave said the pizza was ‘top notch,’ but was left unimpressed at the sides. She loved the desserts bar, where she got the soft serve, jelly and sprinkles
Pizza Hut was once an iconic spot for kids birthday parties and family gatherings in Australia, offering all-you-can-eat pizza and pasta, a salad bar, dessert bar and bottomless drinks, but there are now only 12 left.
‘Come with us to the only dine in Pizza Hut in Brisbane,’ the food vlogger said in a TikTok video.
‘It’s been there since I was a kid, and it hasn’t changed. It literally has the same furniture, the same cups, the same bowls, everything is the same, which is kind of concerning.
‘The pizza was really good. It was freshly made.’
How many all-you-can-eat Pizza Hut’s are left in Australia?
There are over 270 Pizza Huts in Australia, but only 12 if these are all-you-can-eat buffet Pizza Huts
Their locations are:
Ballarat dine in
Bendigo dine in
Shepparton dine in
Browns Plain restaurant
Gympie dine in
Toowoomba dine in
Willows dine in
New South Wales:
Lake Haven dine in
St Andrews restaurant
Orange dine in
Windsor dine in
New Town dine in
(source: Triple M)
She and her boyfriend didn’t eat the pizza crusts to ‘save room’ for the other foods, though the side dishes turned out to be disappointing.
‘We didn’t touch the salad. It had been sitting there for about a week I reckon,’ Ms Hardgrave said.
‘We did get the pasta, it was weird because they have like plain pasta in one bowl, sauce in another bowl, and then cheese in another bowl and you add it all together yourself. We didn’t really like it.
‘The potato gems did have potential, but they were a bit cold. The pizza on the other hand, top notch.’
The video brought back nostalgic memories for many Aussies who visited the iconic spot as kids
South Australia’s last dine-in Pizza Hut closed
* South Australia’s last dine in Pizza Hut closed in June
* The restaurant operated for 44 years in Marion, Adelaide
* Locals were devastated to see the restaurant go
* They described the closure as the ‘end of an era’ and over 3000 fans expressed their sadness online
The coach also wasn’t very impressed with the potato salad.
‘It was a bit sour,’ she said.
‘We were in a proper food coma at that point but we couldn’t stop until we had dessert.
‘Obviously I had to get the soft serve, jelly and sprinkles. It was 100 per cent a sizzlers dessert and I loved it. We ended it on a high note.’
The foodie was flooded with comments about the iconic childhood restaurant.
‘My gosh, when I was a kid this was life! I’m from Melbourne and I miss them. I wish they didn’t close down!’ one woman said.
‘I miss those. There used to be one near me, but it shut down a few years ago,’ another commented.
Some fans thought the meal looked delicious, ‘No way! I’m gonna eat everything there’, one man commented.
Others were not impressed with the all-you-can-eat buffet.
‘Wow did you give them the heads up because that’s the cleanest I’ve seen it,’ another man joked.