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The Lemon Grass

Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
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Price range: $6 - $25
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Lemon Grass Seaside Restaurant is beautifully situated at the water’s edge in Plettenberg Bay, with uninterrupted views of lagoon, mountain and ocean. The restaurant’s open, warm atmosphere is coupled with an exceptional location making it one of Plettenberg Bay’s top restaurants. Visual feasting aside, the award-winning dishes at Lemon Grass are equally delicious. From the freshest dish and seafood to mouth-watering meats and game, all drawing influence from international and traditional local cuisine. Each dish is carefully prepared from the freshest ingredients by our chefs to ensure that you are smiling from the first bite to the last!
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Mellor, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great location, excellent calamari salad starter-a meal in itself- and the I had fish, my wife had a lamb curry- all very tasty. A lovely bottle of wine....good service throughout,- exactly what we were looking for on our last night in Plettenberg. Thanks!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You came highly recommended... Not sure why.. Meet and greet on arrival.. 0/10.. Took my own menu and seated myself.. I was one of three tables, so no pressure.. Took a while to place drinks order, and took another while to receive a simple Amstel with dash of Lime.. Ordered Chicken Schnitzel .. Presentation average, tasted like deep fried Hake..... More

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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Excellent menu and attentive staff. Nice atmosphere. Light and airy with outside dining in good weather. Very good wine list. Worthy of a visit. Booking essential especially in summer.

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Marondera, Zimbabwe
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A very disappointing meal at a wonderfully located restaurant - the restaurant itself is set on the Lookout Bay area and given the prime location of it, we really would have expected a better meal. Service also disappointing.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Lemon Grass has a wonderful modern look, however still creates warmth that invite you in to enjoy the time spend here. The food is great, with enough choice. Wine list is great. Service is also brilliant.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food and drinks were excellent. Staff were excellent, although the proprietor(?) seemed disinterested to the point of rudeness. Unfortunately as the sun had already set, the views over the bay could not be seen. A large and spacious restaurant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When visiting the coast, I generally expect to struggle because most meals are unsurprisingly sea-food related which makes sense so to find a place willing to create a meal for me based on my likes and dislikes is pretty awesome! And your view is of the ocean...need I say more? Definitely a memorable meal!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here when we stayed in Plettenburg Bay. I was very disappointed about the fish. Had Line fish with red curry - terrible. The fish was not fresh at all. Did not finish the dish. Would not come back here again.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, great views, one of the best servers ever.. wish I knew his name..Tall, lanky guy.. Incredible food.. Had the East Coast Sole.. not always available.. Delicious! My friend had lamb curry.. Most tender lamb I've ever eaten.. Cocktails and wine selection great also! We were a table of 8 fun, which means LOUD, (haha) Americans! And they took... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our small family of three enjoyed the evening in this beautiful Plettenberg Bay restaurant. The service was efficient, the view superb and the food met the expectations, specially the fish dishes. The atmosphere is a bit formal and the prices are higher then in some other restaurants in Plett, but it's a worthwhile spot if you are staying in town.

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