Pashas: The Small Restaurant with the Big Menu

and Elna Bachmann recently celebrated their first-year anniversary at the helm
of Pasha’s Restaurant in Glenashley. The
little Italian restaurant and take-away, though, has been a part of the Durban
North community for much longer than that. The Bachmanns, who have lived and
worked in the area for 30 years, were patrons of Pasha’s themselves. It was
their own go-to pizza place and they knew many of the other diners. So, when
the opportunity arose for them to buy the business in April 2017, they did. Robbie
and Elna are perfectly qualified to run an eatery and work well as a team.
Robbie is a Swiss Master Chocolatier by trade. He grew up in Switzerland and
was involved in his family’s hotel, restaurant, bakery and dairy from a young
age. He went on to study under the Swiss masters and then worked in the hotel
industry in Europe, Asia and Australia. The first restaurant he opened in
Switzerland was followed by a ‘Little Switzerland’ restaurant in Richards Bay,
and then a number of other restaurants in Durban. South
African born, Elna, studied nutrition and practised as a nutritionist and
therapist in learning disabilities. Together with Robbie’s restaurant
experience, Elna’s nutrition knowledge has honed the focus of Pasha’s menu.
This has meant introducing vegan, banting and gluten-free options, catering for
food intolerances, and ensuring the freshest ingredients are used. Pasha’s
runs weekly specials so be sure to visit, check out what’s on the menu, catch a
glimpse of the ocean and enjoy a meal in this friendly environment. Visit them
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