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Lemon Tree Bistro

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Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Centurion, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a burger which was delicious, my wife beef curry, sorry ( stew) , no taste of curry or any spicy flavour. Managements excuse, that is how they prepare it My advice, curry is curry not a stew, catch a wakeup Service commendable Venue not very appealing, typical rural town.

Thank GielCillie
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this is a very nice place to visit. The products and food are excellant and fresh and tasty. The staff is really friendly. The place is very clean and neat and nice things and products to buy. Good books. Nice photography

Thank Charnelle S
Durban, South Africa
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was gorgeous at Lemon Tree. We visited at around brunch time and the staff were friendly and welcoming from the time we arrived. The bistro itself is situated in a sweet little part of town surrounded by a host of shops stocking all kinds of nice things, from honey, wines and jams to shoes, books, kitchenware and educational... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on the way to Bushman's Neck Hotel. Service was excellent in the quaint coffee shop / restaurant.. Menu prices for basic meals, (toasted sandwiches etc) were quite steep..

Thank Ivor B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Good friendly service. We've tried a variety of great meals from their menu, which is well priced... Not to mention the coffee 👍

Thank Brett W
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Brett W for your compact and zesty 5-star review of our little bistro in Underberg. We're elated to see that most everything was to your liking. We hope to see you again in the future... More 

Tarnow, Poland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

A delightful and convenient lunch stop, offering tasty food, toasted cheese sandwhich, had loads of cheese. Friendly staff.

Thank coney2016
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, coney2016. However, there seems to be a distinct mismatch between your description and your star rating. I'd love to see what you have to say when you award five stars... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017

We found this little gem in one of our trips through the region and were very cordially served by the two waitresses, Zandi & Sindy, who were very kind and friendly. The food was delicious but more important was the warm service we received and thanks to that, we came back a few times during our short stay in the... More 

Thank Raquel B
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you, Raquel B for your complimentary review and regular visits to our little bistro in Underberg. The waitresses send you their greetings and gratitude for mentioning them in person. We trust you enjoyed your stay in our neck of the woods. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

We stopped over in Underberg for one night and had dinner here. We had the pork neck and lamb chops, both of which were cooked perfectly and were tasty. Zandi served us and was one of the friendliest and most attentive waitresses we've ever experienced! The place had a very cosy feel, great for a cold, misty evening. I would... More 

Thank Sebastien G
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Sebastian G for having dinner at our country bistro and even more for having the courtesy of writing a review of your experience. Thank you for rating us highly. Zandi thanks you for mentioning her in person. We look forward to a visit from you again some time. More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

Spending a number of days in beautiful Underberg, after the cold winter of New York City, my choice of eating out was always at the Lemon Tree Bistro because I could not get enough of the delicious food and hospitable atmosphere. The review ratings for the food say it all - whatever you try will be good!! If you are... More 

Thank htjc2017
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you ever so much htjc2017 for your detailed and very complimentary review. Having taken our victuals all time of the day, a number of days in succession should give you a very good idea of what we are about. Thank you for your repeated patronage. We look forward to having you as our guest again at your earliest convenience. More 

Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

perfect meal in underberg.very good service,very friendly staff.compared to the other restaurants in underberg this one is more than outstanding.try the venecine.

Thank ededierks
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much Ededierks for your full-marks review of our little bistro in Underberg. We are elated to learn that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you found the venison outstanding.. Zandi, Lee-Anne and all the staff thank you for mentioning them by name. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your South African adventure. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $12
Fusion, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...

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