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The Lemon Grass

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$$ - $$$
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Salmack Road, | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5520
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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125 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I must have been unlucky...first of all I was seated out on the deck which was too windy, but told all tables inside were booked...then the Thai green curry I ordered came and was really very ordinary and seemed to have been reheated...rice was sticky and definitely had been microwaved...service was poor and bill was hefty...I would not visit again.... More 

1 Thank Jane W
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here on the first night of our stay in Plet, and couldn't get enough! We the trio of venison was perfection and cocktails and wine were a great too. The Service was faultless - Thank you!

Thank CBJenkinson
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been hete three times in two days. Very good kitchen. All fresh made food. Winelist ok. Value for money. Nice staff. Good service. Parking space available. Reservation recommended.

Thank krijger195
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While staying at Milkwood Manor we decided to try this restaurant for dinner on the first night. It was so good we seriously thought about going back the second night. We tried somewhere else only because we were touring and wanted different experiences. But this place had great choice of food and wines. All cooked to perfection and had really... More 

Thank Kilwinnkie
Truro, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were once again staying at the Milkwood Manor we decided to eat at the Lemon Grass on both nights that we were there. The food is excellent, there is a good variety from which to choose, and the whole restaurant has a great ambience. Dion especially was very helpful, being both professional and friendly.

Thank akay07
Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by the manager of the wonderful The Girls Restaurant, wilderness. We went for dinner but as it was dark we couldn't appreciate the wonderful view. However that don not detract from the excellent food on offer. The calamari tubes in lemon sauce was superb as wax the trio of meats all served by helpful members... More 

Thank 700tom
stourbridge west midlands
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by a man we met in swellendam & it was all he said it would be. Our waiter Julian was very informative about the whole area and the service and food was excellent. A great prawn cocktail (always a winner in my book) Lovely location Hope to return one day

Thank yolanda28
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Kay and I had an impromptu lunch here yesterday. Kay's salad was good, my Kingclip line fish was outstanding, just a bit let down by some rather banal boiled vegetables, though the rosti potatoes were excellent. We chatted to two other groups of diners, so even though it wasn't busy there was a good friendly atmosphere. The view over the... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Decent enough food at a premium price but do make sure your bill is correct before you pay it. A poorish location with a view out to a brackish little lagoon.

1 Thank AdrianB144
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We had luch yesterday at Lemongrass. Beautiful setting overlooking the lagoon. We both had the calamari strips, which is really the best in town! We also shared a chocolate volcano, absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked! Well done chef Elton!

Thank annieplett

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $21
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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: +27 44 533 5520
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?