Eating Out in Plettenberg BayThe Lemon Grass Restaurant
Where? Milkwood Manor, Salmack Road, Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route
When? Bookings recommended.
Tuesday to Sunday from 12h00 for lunch and dinner.
More? See website
Situated arguably in one of the most beautiful settings in Plettenberg Bay, Lemon Grass is an idyllic waterfront venue for those seeking an exquisitely memorable experience. Designed without walls to make the most of its lagoon-front location, with waves lapping below the terrace setting and panoramic views all the way to the Tsitsikamma Mountain Range, Lemon Grass is the ultimate balmy summer evening destination, overwhelmingly popular with tourists and local diners.
With an emphasis on fresh seafood, shellfish, and game, the menu is as much of a feast as the setting. Open from 12 noon, patrons can enjoy long lunches, sundowners and dinners. The internationally influenced dishes are carefully balanced to tie in with the lagoon-front, cabana feel of the restaurant itself.
The traditional Lemon Grass fisherman chowder is a delicious starter, filled with lashings of fish, mussel, prawn and calamari. Game, such as kudu, ostrich or springbok is melt-in-your-mouth delectable and succulent. The salads are fresh and crunchy, and side orders such as the prawn spring rolls should be enjoyed with bubbly. The fish is cooked to perfection and served with al dente vegetables and potato wedges.