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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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  • 184
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  • 114
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Good food, lovely setting

Spent a very pleasant evening, had a lovely meal and good service. Well presented food at a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
yorkshirerover2362
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Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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149 reviews 149 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
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203 reviews 203 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Guildford Surrey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

An interesting menu to suit all tastes with some fusion dishes providing some added spice. I had the trio of meat consisting of Kudo, Ostrich and beef steak, excellently cooked and with superb flavours. As always an interesting selection of wines to suit all tastes. Located right down on the beach it makes an excellent venue for either lunchtime or... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After arriving at the restaurant we were greeted by friendly faces and shown to our table. Our waiter came to take our order within seconds. He didn't greet us and he didn't introduce himself to us. He didn't smile once throughout our entire meal or make us feel at ease. His entire demeanour was condescending and judgemental with dialog to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was referred to us by friends. We made a reservation five days before the date and requested a front outside table because of the sunset and sea view - this request was accepted. We arrived at 18:45 and was shown a table towards the back of the restaurant. I complained and was told that there was a table... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Spent a very pleasant evening, had a lovely meal and good service. Well presented food at a reasonable price.

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Berkshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

A very pleasant meal. Setting is lovely, by the lagoon and sea. Service very professional. I don't usually pick out an individual waiter but Don is very proficient with describing the menu and remembering individual preferences of customers. The Chicken with cashews was delicious!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Six of us had a great evening here, the fish was superb, the steak excellent and the service was attentive. We had no complaints.

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Calitzdorp
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Second time we visited this restaurant since last year. The food is average for most people, not the upper class. Lets say good for the money. Well situated at the border of the sea.

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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 - 20
  • 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?