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The Lemon Grass

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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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  • 179
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
overrated but OK

During my last visit to Plett somebody recommended to have a dinner in the Lemongrass restaurant. Unfortunately, after the nice welcome the dinner ended with a surprise. The meal I wanted to enjoy was a completely overcooked Spicy Thai Beef, and a fish which was pretty much too dry. For all meals... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
hdharry_11
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Hamburg, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hamburg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

During my last visit to Plett somebody recommended to have a dinner in the Lemongrass restaurant. Unfortunately, after the nice welcome the dinner ended with a surprise. The meal I wanted to enjoy was a completely overcooked Spicy Thai Beef, and a fish which was pretty much too dry. For all meals you have to order additions at extra costs.... More 

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Somerset UK
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate twice here on our return visit and food is always excellent. Only a small criticism that it was the only restaurant in our experience which charges extra for vegetables which are not included. Otherwise highly recommended, once more.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best meal we had in plett. Can't wait to go back. Good selection of food,Something for everyone. Cooked to perfection.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely stating right on the beach or sandbank Sat outside but resented sitting on picnic tables The waiter we had was abrupt and felt he couldn't care less Food very average with no one saying a thank you or good bye when we left

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We had a good eating experience at The Lemon Grass on a cooler evening when all the guests were inside. Lots of activity and an almost full restaurant gave the place a pleasant ambiance. Our waiter was helpful and efficient and outlined the dishes on offer with a good level of knowledge on fish. Our meal of hake was delicious... More 

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hamburg
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

it is a bit difficult to get a booking in this restaurant, but if it is a lovely day you can sit outside on the verandah. inside better lighting, but i am told a bit noisy. the food is outstanding and good value for money . still one of the better restaurants in plett.

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New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Nice view of the surfing waves and the splendid Look Out Beach. Yes, as reported earlier, the owner may seem distant at first, but he was very accommodating, professional and helpful. by our second visit, he was very warm to us, and we very much appreciated his assistance and service. The trio of fillets is not to be missed, with... More 

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Les Arques, France
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed for three days at Milkwood Manor and booked well in advance to ensure that we had a lovely table for our first evening at Lemon Grass. Stories of an indifferent owner were initially reinforced on our arrival for a glass of wine whilst waiting for our room to be ready. It was if we did not exist. Our... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Well worth a visit. The food was very good and the service was excellent with really pleasant and helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Very relaxed, and spacious - but more for lunch than dinner as after dark the beach becomes less important and removes its greatest feature.

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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: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?