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The Lemon Grass

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French, Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro
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Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Lemon Grass Seaside Restaurant is beautifully situated at the water’s edge...
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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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best schnitzel I have had

Lovely position overlooking beach. Really good service. Chicken schnitzel thin with just right amount of coating and a lovely thin cheese sauce. Not the usual "gloopy" sauce.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
PENELOPE A
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BOREHAM STREET
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Westlock Alberta
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great food and service the restuarant is right on the ocean so you can have your meal within 100 feet of the beautiful bay.or you can sit inside if the weather isnt nice.

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We diner here while staying at the hotel that is attached, Milkwood Manor. The Lemon Grass is owned separately from the hotel. German ex-patriot Erik is the owner and host. The food and the service here are outstanding. The menu covers local fish and South Africa's remarkably high quality beef. we had breakfast and dinner here and found it outstanding.

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ate here as it was convenient as staying at Milkwood Manor. Has beautiful views but the meal was ok - average which is disappointing in SA where the standard of the food is fantastic.

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The view over the beach and Indian Ocean is stunning. Lovely entrance and nice terras. The food is only average with ready made sauces / the juice I ordered was definitely not freshly squeezed but straight from the carton - jammer.

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BOREHAM STREET
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely position overlooking beach. Really good service. Chicken schnitzel thin with just right amount of coating and a lovely thin cheese sauce. Not the usual "gloopy" sauce.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Whether you sit inside or out, you wont be disappointed. I liked the cleanliness of the place even the outside deck was very clean. Now here is my gripe, there is a sign in the window along the lines of - absolutely no dogs - no matter how cute! - inside there is another sign, life is short so break... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very nice location by the ocean. The meals were well prepared and plentiful quantities all around. The servers all seemed to be very attentive to their clients and ours server was no different. The meals were very fresh and tasty. The open atmosphere was quite enjoyable. This could be a nice family evening or a romantic one with a window... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked a beachfront table..on arrival they were unable to accommodate us as there were 3 of us stuffed into a corner table for two.. We were obviously disappointed. They made the best of a bad situation. However I felt as if we were being "indulged". The food was really delicious...I had an amazing Mossel Bay sole. So we went... More 

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Franschhoek
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We asked for 2 tables to be joined near the window. The waitress said she was not allowed to do this.I ordered tea while we waited for friends and encountered the'Manager' of the place- obviously not suited to the job and really hating every minute of it.Go elsewhere in Plett- the vibe and service is so much nicer at the... More 

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milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at The Lemon Grass, responded to this review

Dear Michie05 Your waitress says that she proposed to take your steak to the kitchen. If found to be indeed tough, you would have received a replacement. However, you apparently told her to leave it - it was fine. By the time management knew about it, the evidence was gone. You must have been very unfortunate to receive a tough... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

After pointing out to at least 2 Staff Members that the steak was tough, the Complaint was dismissed with limited interest from one staff member. The other staff member indicated he'd check in the kitchen, but didn't take the steak back, leaving us confused about what he was going to check. He failed to get back to us. Generally the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: 044 5335520

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 21
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?