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Emily Moon

) #7 of 75 Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay $$ - $$$, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Rietvlei Road | Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 501 2500
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“wontons” (10 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“filet” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rietvlei Road | Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 742 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a beautiful sunset over the Bitou Valley with a cocktail before dinner. Then a great meal. Venison carpaccio and smoked trout starters. My lamb rack superb then the sign of a great restaurant when my wife found her chicken livers too spicy they changed...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

What a lovely tranquil setting. Breathtaking! Regrettably the welcome stopped us in our tracks. Admittedly we were early (11:11) for the 12:00 lunch, but the staff were not interested in seating us to enjoy a drink as we waited. Rather a comment shouted from inside...More

Thank Arnold B
emilymoon_sa, Manager at Emily Moon, responded to this review

Hi Arnold, We are so sorry to hear that. Please can you email alex@emilymoon.co.za with more info about who you dealt with. We can assure that this is not the Emily Moon way and would love to hear more so we can address the issue.

Reviewed April 12, 2017

There is a special vibe about this place. While the service hums behinds the scenes there is little to no sign of stress or pressure amongst the staff. Feel completely relaxed and enjoy well prepared food accompanied by wines that come off a very comprehensive...More

Thank russell h
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Welcome escape from the urban hussle. rustic and quaint . Interior is beautiful. Great thought has been put into this beautiful lodge . Beautiful venue for weddings or even a treasured birthday party. Amazing views overlooking the winding river. No need to go into town...More

Thank michmk66
Reviewed April 10, 2017

On a recent trip to plett went to Emily Moon for the first time, fantastic views from balcony table. Much to my surprise it was actually reasonable (had heard it was expensive!), Service and food especially the starters where unbelievable taste sensations. Will definitely be...More

Thank marta1969_04
Reviewed April 7, 2017

we had a wonderful dinner with friends at Emily Moon, where the overall experience was very good. We were not big fans after a previous experience, but this def made up for it. we will certainly put it on our list again!

Thank Mirella V
Reviewed April 4, 2017

We were a party of five for dinner on 30th March;recommended by a very frequent visitor. Our main course arrived 45 mins after the starter; the fish and one of the steaks were cold and had to be sent back. This is obviously a great...More

Thank davidtY875BS
emilymoon_sa, Manager at Emily Moon, responded to this review

Hi David We are so sorry to hear about your experience and assure you that it's not the Emily Moon-norm! We hope you return again soon to experience the true magic of Emily Moon.

Reviewed March 22, 2017

We recently had dinner at Emily Moon. The setting is quite lovely at night, I'm sure it must be even prettier during the day. Old antiques, odd bits of mismatched furniture, all with a slight African influence fill the space beautifully . There was an...More

Thank Aimeelloyd9
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We were lucky enough to stay here and eat dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The food was really good. The ambience superb and

Thank aboonm
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful! Decks with views, multiple levels, private areas and very appropriate for Africa. Sadly, the food did not match the restaurant. Both my wife and I scored it 3.5 for food. We both had the line fish of the day which was...More

Thank Bruce W
emilymoon_sa, Manager at Emily Moon, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Bruce. We will pass our comments to both our chef and reception. We hope you return again and experience the try Emily Moon magic.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hey. I was just wondering if there is a dress code at Emily moon?
December 12, 2016|
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Response from emilymoon_sa | Property representative |
Hi, We would suggest smart-casual for dinner but are very happy for you to come as you are!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rietvlei Road | Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 501 2500
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Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley. Where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains and where the call of the Fish Eagle will forever remind you of the vast skies of Africa .