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The Lemon Grass

Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $26
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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217 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is the place to be for sundowners by the sea. Lemon grass is situated on Lookout Beach in Plett. There is ample parking + a security guard. They offer Thai and German cusine plus they have a huge selection of fresh seafood to choose from. My friends ate the lambshank and the calamari and I had some Thai curry... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

4 of us had "Sunday lunch". We had not booked but fortunately the restaurant was not overly busy. We had a lightish lunch but the calamari and bouillabaisse were exceptional. The fish courses served to others looked supremely fresh. Service was top notch . Wonderful 90 minutes!

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Lemon Grass is situated at the bottom of Salmack road at Lookout Beach, adjacent to Milkwood Manor. It overlooks the Ocean & Beach. There is a very varied menu & wine selection. The food was very good & the service excellent. It may not be the cheapest place to eat in Plett. Bay, but it we thoroughly enjoyed our... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Menu was quite varied, however the food didn't quite live up to its expectation, service started with promise and then became a little hit and miss. In you're in the area worth a try

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Ilkley, Yorkshire, Uk
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138 reviews 138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed in Plettenberg Bay 12 years ago and had a couple of evening meals here so as we were staying near by we decided to call in for lunch. A lot bigger than I remember but still the same owners. Very friendly with a nice varied menu. Great portions which was good as we were both hungry. Freshly cook and... More

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Sao Bras de Alportel, Portugal
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

arriving for dinner in a power cut last night was not a good start if not really the restaurants fault - when we were treated to more than candle power it's a beautiful restaurant overlooking the lagoon and Lookout beach. lots of Thai influence on the menu but I think we may have chosen poorly

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Brno, Czech Republic
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157 reviews 157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We visited this restaurant without reservation over our stay in Knysna Elephant Park. Staff was EXTREMLY helpfull and really nice attention to our children. Food&service perfect,view amazing!

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The views from the Lemon Grass are spectacular now that the Look Out Beach has changed and the sea is just in front of view with views across the lagoon to the mountains beyond. Lunch or dinner is always a treat and usually the fish on offer is excellent. Erich who I believe manages the Lemon Grass is always helpful... More

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Cottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Need to book. Great location and super Thai food. Service ok but not as good as have experienced elsewhere. Banger seemed to be constantly wandering round checking on lists!

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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The service provided was absolutely excellent. The restaurant provided us with the best Chalmers steak ever. Can't wait to return again.

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