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“Watch the whales while eating!”

LB Seafood Bistro on the Bay
Ranked #13 of 116 Restaurants in Hermanus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $30
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We only had sundowners here, had a table at the window with a fantastic view of the ocean. We could watch the whales and sip on our drinks. It gets very busy so would advise booking.

Thank Rob W
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

This was recommended, staff attentive and restaurant was in a good position, but the food was a let down. The starter of tempura prawns was very good but the main courses were a different thing. I had the classic mussels, the sauce was far to rich and salty masking any taste the mussels may have had, although they were really small, my partner had the prawn linguine which was suppose to have garlic and chilli in but also had a very strange flavour combination in which kinda spoilt it - just wasn't our thing.

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Thank supergeordie
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The menu at Lemon Butta is very good with an excellent range. The chef is very experienced in Sushi.

The food was excellent and very fairly priced. The restaurant itself is very well situated, high up over the sea front overlooking an area popular for whale watching.

A mark lost for a faux pas with the service. Having ordered two separate glasses of wine, one of which was a Rose, we were presented with two glasses of white wine. The mistake, having been pointed out to the waiter was soon corrected, but a faux pas nevertheless.

Thank RickyCafe
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We chose to go to Lemon Butta for lunch twice while in Hermanus because of the amazing views - we thought there was less point in going at night when it was dark. The first time we had the fried fish and chips and a cool glass of wine and it was just about perfection and cheap as - oh, chips! We got a lovely window seat and could watch the whales splash about in the harbour. Lovely. The 2nd time wasn't as good but only because we didn't order right. I ordered grilled sole which was very nice but I was trying to be good and ordered a salad with it instead of chips. Huge mistake. - you only live once. My husband had some tempura prawns and whilst they were good he too wished he had ordered fish and chips again. Lovely lovely place though.

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Thank jean-s
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We visited this restaurant on two occasions, with two very different experiences. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful spot close to the centre of town and overlooking the ocean, ideal for whale spotting and as a result the window seats need to be booked days in front.

On the first occasion we visited the restaurant after it being recommended to us, we were served by, a waiter I think was called Zak the food was excellent as was the service, the place itself is spotless, we enjoyed the occasion so much that we reserved a table by the window, if the this review had ended there, then I would have rated five star!

On the second visit, window table, looking forward to a nice relaxing meal whilst watching the whales, but no, completely different staff and had to wait ten minutes before drinks arrived, then another forty five minutes till food finally arrived after much prompting of the waitress, after finishing our main course we ordered from the dessert menu and waited! and waited, till eventually we decided not to bother with the dessert, we complained to the female person who appeared to be in charge, about the very poor service we had received, but she seemed more concerned that we decided not to tip. It just proves the fact that good/bad reviews are all down to it being alright on the night . This being quality of food, staff etc.

The whales did not let us down however, these beautiful gentle giants of the ocean made their appearances on a daily basis.

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Thank Jack K
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