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“A good fine dining experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lily Restaurant

Lily Restaurant
33 van der Riet Street, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
0466244626
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Ranked #13 of 23 Restaurants in Port Alfred
Price range: $13 - $38
Cuisines: African
Description: The Lily Restaurant is part of The MyPond Hotel situated on the banks of the Kowie River and al fresco dining is the order of the day.The Lily Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday. We specialise in Fine Dining in a 4 star environment.The wine list is representative of the very best cultivars Southern Africa can offer.Lily Restaurant is sensitive to sustainable cuisine practises and promotes local cuisine and supports local suppliers.The Restaurant is operated by Stenden University, Port Alfred.
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Description: The Lily Restaurant is part of The MyPond Hotel situated on the banks of the Kowie River and al fresco dining is the order of the day.The Lily Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday. We specialise in Fine Dining in a 4 star environment.The wine list is representative of the very best cultivars Southern Africa can offer.Lily Restaurant is sensitive to sustainable cuisine practises and promotes local cuisine and supports local suppliers.The Restaurant is operated by Stenden University, Port Alfred.
Mapua, Nelson
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“A good fine dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We were impressed by Lily Restaurant from the moment we walked through the doors; beautiful decor and tables nicely presented, very professional waiting staff and very willing to serve and please.
The food was delicious and we enjoyed every course.
This is one of our best dining experiences in South Africa

Visited March 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Dinner at the Lily”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Location and ambience was lovely and we sat outside under the trees by the river. A very modern hotel restaurant, but the food was disappointing. The serving staff were good, but the service from the kitchen was slow, and we waited over an hour for our food. The restaurant was not busy, but some of the food then came out improperly cooked, and was returned. The manager was apologetic and we accepted a lesser bill in lieu. (We were not the only ones either with the same problem that night!)

Visited March 2013
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great place for lunch and dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Run by the Catering and Hospitality college and staffed by the students. A little gem of a place and well worth a visit. Good menu and riverside setting. Watch the weaver birds nest building while enjoying your lunch.

Visited December 2012
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Port Alfred, South Africa
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Evening meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The quality of the meal was not great, with elements such as the sauce for the main meal not present. The restaurant tables was moved around and moved into the bat area for breakfast service whilst we were still having coffee. The bar was also packed away with no beverage service after the meal at 21:00

Visited October 2012
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