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The Lemon Grass

Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
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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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82% Recommend
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Marondera, Zimbabwe
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A very disappointing meal at a wonderfully located restaurant - the restaurant itself is set on the Lookout Bay area and given the prime location of it, we really would have expected a better meal. Service also disappointing.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Lemon Grass has a wonderful modern look, however still creates warmth that invite you in to enjoy the time spend here. The food is great, with enough choice. Wine list is great. Service is also brilliant.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food and drinks were excellent. Staff were excellent, although the proprietor(?) seemed disinterested to the point of rudeness. Unfortunately as the sun had already set, the views over the bay could not be seen. A large and spacious restaurant.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When visiting the coast, I generally expect to struggle because most meals are unsurprisingly sea-food related which makes sense so to find a place willing to create a meal for me based on my likes and dislikes is pretty awesome! And your view is of the ocean...need I say more? Definitely a memorable meal!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner here when we stayed in Plettenburg Bay. I was very disappointed about the fish. Had Line fish with red curry - terrible. The fish was not fresh at all. Did not finish the dish. Would not come back here again.

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Beautiful restaurant, great views, one of the best servers ever.. wish I knew his name..Tall, lanky guy.. Incredible food.. Had the East Coast Sole.. not always available.. Delicious! My friend had lamb curry.. Most tender lamb I've ever eaten.. Cocktails and wine selection great also! We were a table of 8 fun, which means LOUD, (haha) Americans! And they took... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Our small family of three enjoyed the evening in this beautiful Plettenberg Bay restaurant. The service was efficient, the view superb and the food met the expectations, specially the fish dishes. The atmosphere is a bit formal and the prices are higher then in some other restaurants in Plett, but it's a worthwhile spot if you are staying in town.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
105 reviews 105 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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