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“great restaurant, stunning location” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Lemon Grass

The Lemon Grass
Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
044 5335520
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Seafood, Thai, Contemporary, Bistro
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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“great restaurant, stunning location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My wife and I ate an evening meal here. Service was excellent and the menu and wine list both had several choices. For the equivalent of just over 45GBP including the tip my wife had deep fried camambert, fillet steak and creme brulee, I had ostrich carpaccio, crispy duck and noodles and creme brulee. And there were some drinks as well!
The restaurant overlooks the sea, as well!
Highly recommended if you're in Plett

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The plusher restaurant in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Fully booked when we arrived for early evening meal about 5, although there was no one in the restaurant at the time. We were made very welcome and given a table outside on the deck. Nice views and nice food. We were happy with outside as our little one would have ran riot in the main restaurant in any case :)

Visited December 2012
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“Breakfast not offered”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Tried to go there for breakfast, but found that breakfast is only offered to residents of the guest house. The dining options on tripadvisor are misleading.

Visited February 2013
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milkwoodmanorplett, Owner at The Lemon Grass, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and appreciate you bringing this error to our attention. We have amended our listing to reflect our service of lunch and dinner. We trust that you had a pleasant stay in Plettenberg Bay and hope that you will visit us for a meal when you are next in town.
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Brussels, Belgium
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“I've been 3 times in plettenberg and I went 3 times back to this terrific restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

Without any discussion best restaurant of plettenberg bay! I always take the trio of meat and its one of the best dishes I've ever eaten in South Africa! Prices are cheap, food is splendid and the view is amazing! The owner himself ( a German guy) greets his guests himself! Top notch! In Europe this restaurant would be in the 150€ a person range!

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“Spectacular location & great nosh...!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Crispy salads with a 'spoilt for choice' selection of fresh fish and great wines etc. Meat eaters are also well catered for...!! Superb views along Lookout Beach and out into the Indian Ocean. The sort of place you just want to sit and indulge all day long and watch the dazzling sun sets...... Not the cheapest, very good, and popular in high season, book to get a good table.

Visited January 2013
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