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“excellent restaurant”
Review of Emily Moon

Emily Moon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, French, Fusion
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Where luxury and peace are to be found in a sweeping river valley. Where the views encompass a wetland, winding river and distant mountains and where the call of the Fish Eagle will forever remind you of the vast skies of Africa .
Reviewed 2 November 2013

everything about our evening was wonderful, food, atmosphere, views, service, etc, we really recommend Emily,s, also great value for money!

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Thank mandy d
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We visited this restaurant whilst staying at Tsala Treetops Lodge and it was recommended by a member of their staff as an alternative to Zinzi, at which we dined two nights. We knew nothing about Emily's restaurant and so had no particular expectations or preconceptions. Unfortunately we were unable to enjoy the views mentioned in other reviews as it was dark when we arrived (a note of caution to other diners arriving at night - it is very dificult to find). The first thing which struck me on being handed the menu was the limited number of dishes available, perhaps no more than 5 main courses and one of those (the chicken) had run out so this made our choice even more limited. None of the few starters appealed so we went straight to the main course; we became increasingly hungry as we waited and were not offered bread. When the main courses arrived the waitress had brought the wrong dish for my daughter - she had ordered a T bone steak and was brought a fillet steak instead. The T bone would have been served with potato croquettes which is one reason why she ordered it but the fillet came with chips. The waitress offered to replace the dish but thinking this might take some time we accepted the incorrect meal. However, we did have to send the steak back anyway as it was very pink for medium to well - done and we asked for the croquettes. We had also ordered a salad which did not come, and when we eventually asked for it the waitress said she would 'see how it is coming along' as if a stuffed goose were being prepared rather than a simple salad. My other daughter enjoyed her ribs and my lamb chops were all right but nothing special although my husband thought the ribs were disappointing. However, the final insult came with the bill; we were charged for a fillet steak rather than the T bone which had been ordered and of course the fillet was the more expensive of the two. This is unacceptable - they were the ones who had made the mistake, and charging for a meal which was incorrect in a number of ways was cheeky enough, but to charge for a more expensive dish which we had not ordered was outrageous. The final straw was the waitress forgetting to return my husband's credit card. All in all the worst meal we had in our two weeks in South Africa. Zinzi was far, far superior and we all wish we had eaten there for a third night rather than spending a single cent at Emily Moon's. We will not be returning when we visit Plett again, and would advise other travellers to go to Zinzi at Tsala instead.

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Thank robbiefan
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

It is always a treat to have a meal at Emily Moon.Be sure to arrive a half an hour before sunset to watch the sun go down over the beautiful grass savannah stretched out before you.The decor is eclectic,with a Balinese flavour and once you enter the restaurant courtyard,the atmosphere is enchanting.The prices are reasonable and the wine list is extensive,with many local vineyards to try.I had a seafood parcel,baked in the oven and it was delicious.The grenadilla cheesecake dessert was light and tasty.I have had many meals here and it never disappoints.

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Thank Lynne R
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Emily Moon has a wonderful romantic setting overlooking beautiful wetlands. A place to relax, and enjoy good food at great prices. Whether eating inside or on the balcony it presents a wonderful ambience in a unique setting.

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Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

What a lovely and well appointed place, view and food. The service was excellent, the wine selection varied, the food of unusual choice and very special. What a romantic place to go with friends, family or your partner. We loved the experience Emily moon provides.

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