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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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Benoni, South Africa
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered the Lemon Grass resturant on a visit to Pletenberg Bay and were delighted with our find. We had lunch here on day and enjoyed it so much we booked for new year. For lunch we ate in the main resturant which caters for fine dining. We ate from the lunch menu and all four of us chose different... More 

Thank Lindi W
South Africa
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104 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon at Lemon Grass, drinking cocktails and having lunch on their deck and enjoying the distant mountain views. For starters we had the baked Camembert and the Avo and bacon salad was, just perfect. The main meals Lamb curry; and Salmon pasta was delicious! The perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon.

Thank MdVSouthAfrica
Upton Grey, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First day in Plet we discovered this by accident. So very very good with the estuary views from the terrace, the choice of food (just taste the ostrich carpaccio) and wine that altogether make this place sublime.. We are a very well-travelled couple from the UK and this restaurant is in our top ten world wide. Omate, our waiter (that... More 

Thank Telthebiker
Gordola, Switzerland
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our frined living there suggest to go in this place for a good dinner, the location is wonderfula and is a big place inside and outside. he staff is friendly and take care about customer. We took differents dishes and where ok, nothing fantastic but good food with a price that maybe is a littlbe bit to high for what... More 

Thank Pat75Pat
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is gorgeous, during the day you can see all the bay and in the night you can see all it's lights. As for the food, i ordered calamari tubes, my brother had the chicken schnitzel and my mother salmon pasta. All were delicious! They don't have many dishes but they serve beef, chicken, seafood and salads! The dessert... More 

Thank Marina I
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked at Lemongrass for a dinner for 4 pax. At the last minute our friends wanted to bring their two teenage children with. When we asked if they could accommodate the extra two no attempt was made to assist us. We had to tell our friends not to bring the children. As far as service goes it was non... More 

Thank loricecar
milkwoodmanorplett, Manager at The Lemon Grass, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. Your review however is grossly misinterpreted as you did bring the children. Please note that when a reservation is made for a 4-seater table during the height of season, when all restaurants are booked to capacity, it is utterly obscene to arrive with a party of 6 and demand... More 

Loxwood, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food consistently good although the service a little below par. Lovely position on the edge of the estuary.

Thank Graham E
Cape Town
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lemon Grass has all the makings of success, with its gorgeous deck and lovely indoor décor. It just needs to work on getting feet in the door and perhaps perking up the service a bit! Lovely food, lovely experience otherwise.

Thank nealandjenns
Somerset West, South Africa
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were camped in the Keurbooms Lagoon Caravan Park. So we floated down to Lemon Grass's Beach Bar on the outgoing tide. Had a great lunch, a couple or 3 bottles of excellent wine and floated back on the incoming tide - what an afternoon, what a great place for a restaurant.

Thank Kim C
Southport, United Kingdom
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124 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Milkwood Manor as part of my wife's 60th birthday celebrations and were treated extremely well by both the hotel and the Lemon Grass restaurant. The restaurant offers an excellent choice of food and a comprehensive wine list. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and we had an excellent meal and a very enjoyable experience. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Dave S

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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
US$5 - US$20
Seafood, European, Asian, Thai, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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