We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 62 Plettenberg Bay Restaurants

The Lemon Grass

Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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!
Write a Review

312 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    165
    93
    39
    12
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wilderness, South Africa
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I have found that usually restaurants with great locations on the beach etc, usually dish up average food and poor service, But Lemon Grass is different, as their food is great and so is the service. the location is fantastic, and apart from the beach right there, there is a small garden which attracts the birds also. I really enjoyed... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The location of the restaurant on the beach takes some beating. The food was very good, although the wine list was somewhat uninspired. We were tempted by the Caiparinha, but when we found out it was not made with Cachaça, we passed. Apparently they used to have local wines on their wine list but no longer do, which is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Ordered the pad thai but was extremely disappointed. It was more like shrimp spaghetti. Otherwise, the place seemed great. Fast service, nice ambiance, and a great view. Be sure to ditch the sandals and tank top, it's a pretty swanky joint. Oh and if you're 50+ you'll fit in great.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Whilst staying at the Milkwood, went to this adjoining restaurant and it was great. The service excellent and choice of menu very good. Very lively and great views.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somerset West, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wonderful ambience, exceptional food, excellent service, great value, what an experience. Great setting. Top quality. I rest my case.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We arrived in Plettenberg after a long drive from PE. After a fantastic walk with the cheetahs at Tenikwa we drove and found this amazing restaurant. Best zucchini soup ever and Thai green curry for me and Malay curry for him indoors. The banana spring rolls with ice cream that he simply had to have were sensational. So fabulous and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Delicious food in a luxurious spot. Great waiter and loved the ambience. The view was amazing. The manager solicitous.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Fab meal last night, great service. You must listen to the fish of the day, fresh sole was wonderful! Great start to the holiday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed 3 nights at Milkwood. Never before have we stayed at the same, guest house´s own restaurant and did´nt even try other restaurants nearby. The reason was simple: the food was top class, service too. The only problem was: is springbock carpacchhio better than impala beef... The only restaurant ever where we had enough randis to have Mum "formula-champagne" as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marietta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lovely restaurant, great setting, reasonable food, but a very long wait. It took one hour and thirty five minutes to get two simple starters and two fillets. Maybe its the luck of the draw as the couples to or right and left were seated after us but were served before us. We orders a half bottle of bubbly and two... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Lemon Grass also viewed

Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
 
Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay
 

Been to The Lemon Grass? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Lemon Grass

Address: Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Phone Number: 044 5335520
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Things to do Nearby