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LB Seafood Bistro on the Bay

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Market Square St. | Shop 26/27 Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa (Formerly Lemon Butta Hermanus)
+27 28 312 3611
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

The setting is interesting with stunning views of the old harbour and the sunset. The restaurant decor is not fancy, rather functional BUT the food and the service is fantastic. We had a truly memorable culinary experience at Lemon Butta. I had the sesame-crusted Tuna and frankly was so taken by this dish that I cannot actually remember what everybody... More 

Thank PaulaZ7
Banbury, Oxfordshire
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

We booked here on the recommendation of other guests and we were not disappointed. Managed to get a window table overlooking the bay which was great. We shared a tempura prawn starter and wished we'd had one each! King prawn linguine and sesame crusted tuna for main courses both tasted divine Definitely recommend to anyone else visiting Hermanus Bay

Thank Janet H
Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

After reading many good reviews, we decided to order take aways from the restaurant since we arrived in Hermanus quite late that evening. Paid about R600 for what was supposed to be a deluxe family platter with full size portions of calamari etc. The amount of food including rice, calamari and fish was not full size.the presentation of platter was... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We had yesterday evening dinner at the Lemon Butta. My wife ordered mussels as main dish. After having eaten the first mussels she mentioned to me that the taste of the mussels was not nice at all (very dry and small). Having almost finished the dish we asked for the manager and informed him about the poor quality of the... More 

Thank Ed S
Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

First time here. Entrance on the side of the building and one floor up. Not that big and a lot of guests. Got a perfectly grilled baby Kingklipp and had a perfect Sav. Blanc from Saxenburg You do not need anymore than that! Will be a must, when we are back the next time!

Thank christerb851
Nelspruit, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016

Stunning view of the sea and people going about their daily business. Food was delicious and the atmosphere great. Will be back!

Thank dee140
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2016

Lemon Butta is always on our list of dinner spots each time we are in Hermanus - with good reason. The restaurant is on the first floor, and we had booked a nice window table this time, with views across Walker Bay. Fish, as you would expect, dominates the menu, and the baked baby Kingklip is always my first choice.... More 

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a good meal. Service good. Good choice on menu. Mainly a seafood menu......also sushi.Parking a problem in this popular area.

Thank theavanrensburg
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016

Breakfast was great and different to what I am used to, that is why we went there. Lovely food, good service and friendly staff

Thank kareneE1833CU
Cape Town, South Africa
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

The menu, though cosmopolitan, had a great selection of seafood dishes. These dishes are a tribute to Hermanus and the surrounding fishing villages and their catches. Freshness abounds. The view of the Hermanus Waterfront is just as breathtakingly beautiful as the decor of the restaurant.

Thank FazelErnest

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $30
Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square St. | Shop 26/27 Village Square, Marine Drive, Hermanus 7200, South Africa (Formerly Lemon Butta Hermanus)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Hermanus
  • Phone Number: +27 28 312 3611
Lemon Butta is one of Hermanus' best-loved restaurants, boasting the best sushi, delicious seafood and perfect grills. With breathtaking views of the entire Bay, it is also one of the best places for whale watching!

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