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Lemon Tree Bistro

Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We arrived late in the afternoon on a Sunday, 17 of us! The staff were efficient and friendly, the food was great. Would recommend them highly. Thanks again for accommodating our invasion.

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little restaurant open daily 830 till 10 pm great menu we had the pork belly and mashed potatoes and roasted veg on the side a really excellant meal. Milk shakes are good nice and thick. Service was fast and very friendly the chef even...More

Thank Paulfrank001
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever so much PaulFrank001 for making time to write us a review of your dining experience at the Lemon Tree. And you chose to give us full marks! every staff member and especially the chef thank you for your positive comments and wish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a busy time of year for me and often business and social catch ups are fit into one visit. The Lemon Tree is the perfect environment to catch up while enjoying the best cappuccino around, top quality food and warm welcoming service. You should...More

Thank Jozi_Family
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Jozi Family for making time to write us a review. We're elated that you chose to give us a 5-star and that the staff and ambience met with your approval. I'm glad to see you ordered the Halloumi salad. It sure is a winner....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Breakfast in KZN. The Best Bacon I have ever had. Imagine bacon with the consistency of a Top class Fillet Steak. The Chef must credit.More

Thank Garth P
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Garth for your regular visits to our little bistro, for your good company and the friendship that you and Jane share with us and our staff. We're overjoyed to hear that the bacon was up to your standard and thanks too for the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How lucky we are as locals to have such an incredible team heading up this gorgeous bistro! Amazing food, the best cappuccino and a cozy place in our sometimes eratic weather in Underberg - heaters and hot coffee make everything better! Definitely my favourite place...More

Thank sarahgordonpt
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you sarah for taking time from your busy schedule to write us a review. We are elated to see that you have awarded us full marks. All members of staff wish me to assure you that your support is very much appreciated and we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy and warm inside on this bitterly cold day with the surrounding mountains covered in snow! The steaming bowl of lentil soup with dunking bread was just awesome. And the cuppachino was excellent as always. Great happy staff and management. Highly recommended.More

Thank John N
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, John N for making time to write us a review. Your choice of thick lentil soup with a toasted Portugese roll could hardly have been better on that cold and wintry day. Thank you for your positive words and choosing to award us...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and i had a delightful lunch at this rather unexpected venue in the middle of town. The trout setved with salad was delicious and the bangers and mash perfectly presented as on the menu.

Thank Jill F
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jill F for making time to write a review of your visit to our bistro in Underberg. We are elated to see that your experience was positive.

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

My second visit once for lunch and then breakfast both times the service was efficient and friendly. Food is fresh and tasty coffee is good, a very good place to stop as there is off road parking, clean toilets and some interesting little shops.

Thank Jill M
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jill M for making time to review our country bistro. We are taken with the fact that you found your experience positive. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent cappuccino and a lovely pasta to warm up on a cold day. Cozy venue to browse about. Friendly staff and management.

Thank Sylvia P
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sylvia P for making time to review our country bistro. We are taken with the fact that you found your experience positive. We hope you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Lemon tree us alway a good place to visit when in Underberg. You know you will get a lovely meal or just a coffee if you are in a rush. They are not cheap but worth a stop.

Thank Pieter d
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Thank you Pieter d for making time to visit our restaurant and to write us a review. We hope to see you again in the near future.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Underberg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 701 1589
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Description
Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The hospitality and catering team, guided by owners Huck and Elsabe Orban, has taken what was essentially a coffee shop with a Continental slant to the level where it is one of the best recognised country restaurants in South Africa. Not only is it listed on several international country travel guides as a "Must Visit!" - amongst which the popular Lonely Planet - but it also serves as destination for both foodies and coffee aficionados. Its easy-dining, bistro menu to which special features like Venison Pie, de-boned Rainbow Trout, the incomparable Kudu Fillet and the famous pistachio-crusted Lamb Cutlets have been added, ensures that everyone's taste from essential to eclectic, is catered for. Besides the crisp croissants, baked on the premises every day, the Lemon Tree will serve you the most memorable Prawn Pasta, Prego Roll and hand crafted Toasted Sandwich you have ever had. Finish that off with the oh-so-moreish Beetroot Cake and a cappuccino and you'll be back for more.... time and again. When you walk through the door you enter the Lemon Tree's wonderful world of goodies... an interesting selection of books - both old and new, a range of branded and house coffees, brewing and cookery requisites and a deli filled with a delightful range of wines, imported biscuits, chocolates, jams and condiments. See you there...
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