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The Lemon Grass

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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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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been hete three times in two days. Very good kitchen. All fresh made food. Winelist ok. Value for money. Nice staff. Good service. Parking space available. Reservation recommended.

Thank krijger195
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
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384 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While staying at Milkwood Manor we decided to try this restaurant for dinner on the first night. It was so good we seriously thought about going back the second night. We tried somewhere else only because we were touring and wanted different experiences. But this place had great choice of food and wines. All cooked to perfection and had really... More 

Thank Kilwinnkie
Truro, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we were once again staying at the Milkwood Manor we decided to eat at the Lemon Grass on both nights that we were there. The food is excellent, there is a good variety from which to choose, and the whole restaurant has a great ambience. Dion especially was very helpful, being both professional and friendly.

Thank akay07
Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by the manager of the wonderful The Girls Restaurant, wilderness. We went for dinner but as it was dark we couldn't appreciate the wonderful view. However that don not detract from the excellent food on offer. The calamari tubes in lemon sauce was superb as wax the trio of meats all served by helpful members... More 

Thank 700tom
stourbridge west midlands
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended to this restaurant by a man we met in swellendam & it was all he said it would be. Our waiter Julian was very informative about the whole area and the service and food was excellent. A great prawn cocktail (always a winner in my book) Lovely location Hope to return one day

Thank yolanda28
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kay and I had an impromptu lunch here yesterday. Kay's salad was good, my Kingclip line fish was outstanding, just a bit let down by some rather banal boiled vegetables, though the rosti potatoes were excellent. We chatted to two other groups of diners, so even though it wasn't busy there was a good friendly atmosphere. The view over the... More 

Thank Munchyguts
Solihull, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent enough food at a premium price but do make sure your bill is correct before you pay it. A poorish location with a view out to a brackish little lagoon.

1 Thank AdrianB144
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had luch yesterday at Lemongrass. Beautiful setting overlooking the lagoon. We both had the calamari strips, which is really the best in town! We also shared a chocolate volcano, absolutely delicious and perfectly cooked! Well done chef Elton!

Thank annieplett
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Last night in Plett and had an excellent meal here. The triple Kudo dish was very tasty, cape curry hit the spot as did the fish of the day. Lovely restaurant and worth a visit.

Thank 56Traveller11
Groningen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If it is still light and you want to enjoy a good meal, The Lemon Grass is superb choice. Superb location with views over Plettenberg Bay lagoon and just a few metres from the shallow water if you want to dip your feet in. I can recommend the Patagonia calamari (OK, admittedly, not an environmentally sound choice to choose fish... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?