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Emily's Restaurant at Emily Moon River Lodge

PO Box 1936, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
+27 44 533 2982
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, French, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley. Where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains and where the call of the Fish Eagle will forever remind you of the vast skies of Africa .
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What an amazing setting for a restaurant. The views are incredible, the décor gorgeous and the staff are decent. It's a huge pity about the extremely poor food quality. Sadly, for this reason I cannot justify returning to Emily Moon for a meal.

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EmilyM00n, General Manager at Emily's Restaurant at Emily Moon River Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nicholas Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear of your bad experience at Emilys. Please could you inform me when you visit our establishment and what food you ordered. I would like to deal with this matter. Please email me directly on alex@emilymoon.co.za ' Kind Regards Alex Olivier General Manager alex@emilymoon.co.za More

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is such a great place to have dinner, very romantic with wonderful food. The wine list is very average and I thought the service could have been better. We had a great evening.

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Scottsdale Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Just had an excellent experience at this little hideaway - views, candles and eclectic environment - such a nice place for an evening out - thanks!!!

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Riebeek-West, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our 2nd visit and once again a very pleasant experience marred only by the fact that the cream had not been delivered that day, so our much-longed for Irish coffees were not a possibility. The maître d (or owner?) recommended a really lovely bottle of red wine (in our price range) which we enjoyed with the meal. Delicious starters (wrapped... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Magnificent views of the sunset and great service making our experience special. Will recommend to friends

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Tucked away back from the main road Emily Moon is a lovely setting. Food and welcome from the staff is also excellent.

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Knysna
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The setting is pure romance, the views just stunning (of the Bitou Valley). Candles, lamps, fairy lights. Dinner only. Great service, winning ambience. Moroccon, Indonesian, African – chic and matched perfectly. A fireplace inside for winter and a fireplace outside, with a few “lounge” seating areas in the garden. Very good wine options, and a special list with a few... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

This is a must visit if you are anywhere near! The alfresco dining area is very beautiful. Go in time to see sunset. They have outside fires and the food is excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

This place is a real find. Boho meets africa. The food is superb, from starters to mains to desert. I have to rave about the mussels - without a shadow of doubt the emily moon starter mussels are just incredible, maybe the best sea food dish I've every tasted (that or crayfish on the braai).. the setting is so special,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Emily Moon is always a firm favourite of ours when we visit Plettenberg Bay - lunch out on the deck or an early dinner in summer provide a true out of Africa view and a great atmosphere to enjoy a good time. The food has been consistently good together with attentive service. We will be back

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