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The Lemon Grass

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lovely position overlooking beach. Really good service. Chicken schnitzel thin with just right amount of coating and a lovely thin cheese sauce. Not the usual "gloopy" sauce.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

Whether you sit inside or out, you wont be disappointed. I liked the cleanliness of the place even the outside deck was very clean. Now here is my gripe, there is a sign in the window along the lines of - absolutely no dogs - no matter how cute! - inside there is another sign, life is short so break... More 

Thank kat v
Ottawa, Canada
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very nice location by the ocean. The meals were well prepared and plentiful quantities all around. The servers all seemed to be very attentive to their clients and ours server was no different. The meals were very fresh and tasty. The open atmosphere was quite enjoyable. This could be a nice family evening or a romantic one with a window... More 

Thank pdamac
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015

We booked a beachfront table..on arrival they were unable to accommodate us as there were 3 of us stuffed into a corner table for two.. We were obviously disappointed. They made the best of a bad situation. However I felt as if we were being "indulged". The food was really delicious...I had an amazing Mossel Bay sole. So we went... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

We asked for 2 tables to be joined near the window. The waitress said she was not allowed to do this.I ordered tea while we waited for friends and encountered the'Manager' of the place- obviously not suited to the job and really hating every minute of it.Go elsewhere in Plett- the vibe and service is so much nicer at the... More 

Thank LillianvonM
milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at The Lemon Grass, responded to this review

Dear Michie05 Your waitress says that she proposed to take your steak to the kitchen. If found to be indeed tough, you would have received a replacement. However, you apparently told her to leave it - it was fine. By the time management knew about it, the evidence was gone. You must have been very unfortunate to receive a tough... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2015

After pointing out to at least 2 Staff Members that the steak was tough, the Complaint was dismissed with limited interest from one staff member. The other staff member indicated he'd check in the kitchen, but didn't take the steak back, leaving us confused about what he was going to check. He failed to get back to us. Generally the... More 

Thank Michie05
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a three course meal and each meal was superb!...The sole, fillet and creme brulee are the best we have ever had. The waiter was brilliant and reallt added to the evening. It may be on the pricey side but so worth it! Highly recommend a meal here while in Plett.

Thank Auraya19
Alberton, South Africa
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226 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The Lemon Grass was our very first Plettenberg Bay experience upon arrival, and I must state unequivocally that it set the bar very high. Firstly the view reveals both Lookout Beach and the river's inlet to the ocean. Dogs and people walk the beach and play with great gusto-great fun to watch. The welcome at the door was very warm... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

Good food in a modern restaurant with great views of the sea. Staff were attentive and seemed pleased to serve us despite a birthday function in the main part of the restaurant

Thank Chris M
Spain ...... but Scottish
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64 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2015

The BEST tuna steak ever! So good I had it twice! Once for lunch and then on another day, for dinner! Also good curry and excellent sole. My husband loved the mashed potato! Service was good and staff very pleasant and helpful. We had a power outage one evening but the restaurant and staff were well prepared with many candles... More 

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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 - $20
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?