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The Lemon Grass

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European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
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Salmack Road, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, 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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Truro, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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56 reviews
31 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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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The springroles weren't served warm; the calamari was rather blend; the prawn noodles were very dry and hardly a prawn in there.

1 Thank Chantal K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant with a beautiful ambiance and superb service. If you have the chance to try the Crispy Duck please do! Best duck I've ever eaten.

1 Thank Karen20142014
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Beautiful setting especially for sunsets, white beaches and a huge restaurant. However food good not excellent. Limited vegetarian options and the night we had a themed option at the restaurant being Asian menu. Felt this white restrictive especially since we already had Asian at another restaurant the previous night. Not the most excellent food we were expecting. Good service.

1 Thank Shivani S
Cape Town, South Africa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We were able to get a last minute booking for a big table. Nice atmosphere. The service was good. Friendly staff. Amazing food (had the Pad Thai) and great wine (Glen Carlou Merlot).

Thank elmi2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We came here based on many recommendations and found it lived up to what everyone said - it has a great location and the service was fantastic. The food wasn't bad either.

Thank Looking4gr8ness

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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
$5 - $21
European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view
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, Lookout Beach | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?