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The Lemon Grass

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Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro, Latvian
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Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 49
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  • 23
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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
Nice atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
kat v
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a three course meal and each meal was superb!...The sole, fillet and creme brulee are the best we have ever had. The waiter was brilliant and reallt added to the evening. It may be on the pricey side but so worth it! Highly recommend a meal here while in Plett.

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Alberton, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Lemon Grass was our very first Plettenberg Bay experience upon arrival, and I must state unequivocally that it set the bar very high. Firstly the view reveals both Lookout Beach and the river's inlet to the ocean. Dogs and people walk the beach and play with great gusto-great fun to watch. The welcome at the door was very warm... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good food in a modern restaurant with great views of the sea. Staff were attentive and seemed pleased to serve us despite a birthday function in the main part of the restaurant

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Spain ...... but Scottish
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150 reviews 150 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The BEST tuna steak ever! So good I had it twice! Once for lunch and then on another day, for dinner! Also good curry and excellent sole. My husband loved the mashed potato! Service was good and staff very pleasant and helpful. We had a power outage one evening but the restaurant and staff were well prepared with many candles... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had the prawn, mango and orange salad and my wife had the fish soup to start: both were excellent. My salad had a light lime and chilli dressing, which was interesting. We then both had the Thai fish: we opted for the kingklip, which was apparently fresh off that morning's boat - and certainly tasted very fresh. A nice... 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 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro, Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

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