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The Lemon Grass

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European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
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Salmack Road, | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
044 5335520
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited Lemon Grass Restaurant overlooking the lagoon, next to the beach, at Plettenberg Bay. A most attractive setting - tables well spaced allowing conversation without being crowded. The lunch was very good and tasty, and very well presented, and good value. Unfortunately, our waitress was rather slow and forgetful, but the rest of the staff appeared to be... More 

Thank 113marymac
Solihull, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were just on the lookout for somewhere to have a drink on the coast and stumbled on to the LG. The restaurant is situated overlooking the sea when the tide is in, during the day normally sandy with pools of water. We arrived before the lunch rush and sat outside enjoying the sun. S.Africa hasn't joined the G&T fan... More 

Thank Grovetrotter
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were following the signs for the beach and found this restaurant. Visited spontaneously and were pleasantly surprised. Beautiful setting, extreme professional service from Don and tasty food. We'll be back :)

Thank Nisaa D
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great staff, great atmosphere ...just a perfect spot on the beach and lagoon for a stunning dinner.

Thank BobandSue19
Cape Town
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Here is a place well looked after by the owner Eric. He is hands on and makes sure everyone is comfortable. The setting is on the Keurbooms rover lagoon over looking the the river mouth and sea really beautiful. You can sit outside or inside which makes it very nice depending on the weather. We were Don Paul's and Andre... More 

Thank glanks1
Truro, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were three couples holidaying together. I had booked an evening meal here as we were staying at Milkwood Manor but had not visited Plettenberg before. The service was very friendly and professional, Wayne really looked after us. The food was superb: it was difficult to choose what to have. I finally settled on the ostrich carpaccio followed by the... More 

Thank akay07
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Great spot right on the beach with sea and lagoon views. Very busy in season times and must reserve a table. Friendly staff and service is good.

Thank TripAdviser747
Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

What a lovely surprise. The restaurant was very empty, and we were in two minds about it. Sat on a beautiful patio with a gorgeous view. Our waiter was attentive but not in our face. He recommended an excellent duck dish and the seafood curry. Both were superb.

Thank Evelyn082377
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited for a quick lunch. Sat outside overlooking the beautiful lagoon. Ordered the prawn avo salad. It was fresh ingredients, presented in a dated fashion with little attention to any added flavour to the basic 1000 island dressing. I enjoyed the visit, the service was good, but needs a little love to be added to the heart of it.

Thank June v
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My wife's favourite restaurant in Plettenberg. Not necessarily my favourite (there is a lot of competition) but it is certainly very good.

Thank kpphome

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $22
European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salmack Road, | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: 044 5335520
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?