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The Lemon Grass

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
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Salmack Road, | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5520
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Preston, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a nice, clean and friendly restaurant. They specialise in fish and service is quick and food is very good. This restaurant gets busy so I would recommend that you book a table

Thank Lynda C
London, United Kingdom
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366 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well designed restaurant in a good location. We called in for lunch, not busy at all. As it was a hot day we decided to just have a salad. My bacon and avocado was very good. My wife's mozzarella and tomato was ok but very little tomato which was a surprise given the quantity of tomatoes around... More 

Thank david s
Guernsey UK
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were frankly disappointed with service here. For a high end restuarant the setting was excellent, the service was just off. Not proudly South African it was hauty and European cold. We had bought a special wine and were refused BYO/corkage, and served an inferior product at four times the mark up. No one begrudges a profit,, but that is... More 

1 Thank twister_9
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice location near the beach. The service here was exceptional. Lots of different options on the menu. We choose the fish, could not have been better. Quite reasonable prices.

Thank robinWoodbridge
Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have over the years visited Lemon Grass and had reasonable meals . We are frequent visitors to Plett. Their Soles are usually excellent. However our recent visit did not live up to expectations and our party of 4 left very disappointed with the attitude of the restaurant manager. One of our party ordered duck which was very overcooked and... More 

Thank Stewart J
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9 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I visited Lemon grass last December, the staff and manager there were not welcoming, although we did not make any reservation to this restaurant, we waited for a long time before we were attended to. Priority if given to international travelers only. Maybe the waiters at Lemon grass thought locals dont give a tip.. Their loss cause... you cant just... More 

Thank M.c S
Oakham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The situation, looking on to the Lagoon, with the lights on the patio area adds a certain sparkle to the venue. Staff are helful and knowledgeable. The food is well presented and of a good standard.There is a good choice of fish as you would probably expect. the wine list is comprehensive. We dined here on successive evening and were... More 

Thank Oakhamscot
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The Thai prawn curry was excellent. We had a cheese platter to finish off the meal. The cheeses were all locally sourced, of a wide variety and excellent quality

Thank Catherine v
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Superb slowcooked in red wine lambshank & mash with veggies & homemade German mustard. No artificial ingedients. Beautiful setting on Lookout Beach and lagoon. Best meal in Plettenberg Bay.

Thank Sandra S
London, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We visited this restaurant twice when we were in Plettenberg Ba. The first time we stopped in the afternoon as we wanted a glass of wine after a long day. Although the restaurant was not officially open, they welcomed us in and we were able to sit out on the terrace with wonderful views over the bay. They served the... More 

Thank Philip D

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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
USD 5 - USD 20
European, Asian, Thai, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?