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All 3 Underberg Restaurants

Lemon Tree Bistro

Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Underberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $14
Hours:
Sun - Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...
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Gauteng
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We were excited due to the fantastic reviews on trip advisor. We arrived and found Justin distant and confused and unhelpful. When questioned on what foods contained garlic was unsure and non committal even after being told of the allergy to garlic. We ate the prawns in batter and the beef pot pie. The prawns were covered in so much... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

What a nice place to be! The kudu carpaccio is very delicious! Zandi is a most friendly waitress. Justin also gave us good advice in choosing food. Cappucino is also very good! We will advice this restaurant to all our friends!

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ellyinlisse for your friendly and detailed review of our restaurant. The Kudu is a sure winner and we are thrilled to hear that both Zandi and Justin rose to your high standards and gave you excellent service. They both thank you for your comments and wish you an enjoyable and memorable visit to South Africa. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had the breakfast special which was top quality. The scrambled eggs were moist, the fried eggs had two yolks and were done perfectly as well. The coffee is just too good for words. Their bullet proof Banting coffee is a first for me, yummy.

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Your positive assessment of our Bistro is very much appreciated, agiesler. Usually breakfast gives one a good feel of whether a restaurant is up to scratch and the fact that you like your scrambleds moist tells us that you are a discerning diner. We are pleased to learn that you ventured out on a limb to try the BulletProof coffee...... More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks, AshleyC for your tenfold positive comment. We can only assume by the number of times you rate us the BEST IN TOWN that you have compared us with ten other eateries in the Underberg vicinity and found our service, food and the total experience tops in each instance. We look forward to meeting you the next time you visit... More 

Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Not your average coffee shop (but great coffee nonetheless). Excellent food that shows a flair for imaginative culinary art.

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

A great coffee and a good plate of food goes a long way to turning any old day into a special one. Thanks 23DaveG for taking the time to pull off the road, park your car and visit our bistro. We remain ever-grateful to all the good folk who do so. We know you Jozie guys are used to good... More 

Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Good food, excellence service, tastefull decorations = great dining! There is not much to find in Underberg, but what else do you need when you have restaurant the lemon tree. We came back two days in a row.

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Heel erg bedankt KimV voor uw positiv review van onze Bistro. The fact that good food, an atmosphere that you clearly found amiable and Zandi's energetic and friendly service caused you to give us full marks on all aspects is a great compliment to the Lemon Tree team. Zandi says, "Thank you" for singling her out for special comment. We... More 

Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The Lemon Tree and its warm, friendly owners, are reason enough to visit Underberg!! NO trip to Underberg would be complete without a trip to the Lemon Tree!!! Great cakes, great conversation, and care and love in every bite and every word. Thank you for making our weekend so special! We will be back again and again!!

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much, Karlajaneb for your glowing review of the Lemon Tree. Your delightful company and seemingly boundless energy is an inspiration to everyone at the Lemon Tree. We consider ourselves blessed at the prospect of seeing you regularly on your future visits to Underberg More 

Grahamstown, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped here with my friends after a long drive to Underberg. We were so glad to find it was still open. We enjoyed a delicious meal and amazing cappuccinos. Would recommend to anyone in the area! Special thanks to our waitress Zandi who was so friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Dcassidy12 for visiting our Bistro after your long drive to Underberg. Justin and Zandi enjoy sharing their bubbly personalities and they say nothing beats their providing a warm welcome to weary travelers. Zandi sends a special thank you for your encouraging words! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

We were surprised by the great ambience of this place and it's amazing food! Specially the apple crumble one of the best I ever tried. You must visit this place and relax and enjoy the great service. Amazing!!!

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Laurasilio for your sterling review of our apple crumble and the bistro. We enjoyed your company very much and we trust your visit to Underberg and South Africa was both enjoyable and memorable. See you again soon.... More 

Ballito, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was the second time we stopped at this quaint little restaurant. Their cheesecake remained as excellent as my husband remembered it. This time they also had a small but good Banting menu. The staff was friendly and the service was really fast, much better than one would expect of a country restaurant. Their ingredients seem fresh and the food... More 

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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you 247Annie for the detailed and complimentary review you made of our Bistro. The baked cheesecake with the berry compote and thick cream is indeed one of our popular pastries and, as was the case with your husband, we often find devotees returning for more. Thank you for checking the banting options and we hope you gave one of... More 

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Additional Information about Lemon Tree Bistro

Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 14
Cuisine: International

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