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The Lemon Grass

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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Salmack Road, | Milkwood Manor, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5520
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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234 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

5 of us ALL residents of Plett had a bachelors evening at Lemon Grass Our Waitress Joyce was really good -however it appeared she was too pressured elsewhere and kitchen could not cope at the peak The booking process with Eric and Natalie had been good We had a table in middle of restaurant. It was far too crammed in... More 

Thank graham e
York, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here. The service and ambiance were good but we found the food disappointing. It was not tasty

Thank 542Kenneth
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Lemon Grass has a great setting. Right on the beach, with options to sit inside or outside, this is a nice spot to spend an evening, especially once the candles are lit. However, we found the food to be very disappointing. If you are going to cook fish simply and let the freshness of the ingredients do the talking,... More 

Thank Chris G
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During a recent extended stay in Plett we frequented Lemon grass, sometimes for drinks, some times for dinner. This restaurant has been on our agenda for many years and I have reviewed it before but think that this year it is better than ever. On each visit we were made very welcome. Try the local gin and the Creme brûlée... More 

Thank PSBKent
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been twice to Lemon grass since we arrived a couple of weeks ago. We come to the area annually and haven't ever been disappointed in the food or service. Lots of beautiful fresh fish and quite a few spicy dishes such as a delicious lamb curry. Very attractive location as it's situated right on the beach so ideal to... More 

Thank 171discerningdiner1
Milan, Italy
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

9/2/17 A place for people who think they are fancy and who want to show off for other people who think they are fancy. Nicely situated down by the beach with good view. We ordered avocado and shrimp cocktail as starter. There was one and a half shrimp and a few small avocado cubes in the glas. The rest was... More 

Thank PsonMark
New Forest, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were staying at Milkwood Manor, we thought we would eat at the restaurant on the first night. The menu was limited and there were a lot of Thai dishes. However, we found something we liked and it was very nice. The waiter was very nervous.

Thank Jane I
Charente, France
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Lemon Grass for a leisurely Sunday lunch based on the generally good reviews and its lovely position overlooking the lagoon. We specifically asked for a table on the terrace but on arriving were shown to a table just inside with only distant views. It was far from busy but I could not tell if all the tables... More 

Thank elaineb01
Lewes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice but not great meal. Starter came out very quickly. Fish was nice but wasn't keen on the potato which I did choose. Didn't need to book as plenty of empty tables. Have been spoilt by meals at our hotel.

Thank Liz H
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked outside table for my birthday , given one inside, told non available outside. Another couple came in after us given inside table, complained and given an outside table. I wanted to walk out but sadly my wife would not.

Thank Bob A

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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
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?