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Emily Moon

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Rietvlei Road | Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 501 2500
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our fond memories of Emily Moon soon disappeared when we went back for the first time in a couple of years. The food was very average and the prices excessive with tiny portions being served compared to other restaurants in the area. The most enjoyable part of the meal was their homebaked bread. Lovely venue though.

Thank Leon F
Cape Town
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Booked lunch for Easter Sunday. The table allocated to us wasn't the best but everything else made up for that. Who would have thought that fish & chips could have tasted so good? Lovely ambience and service was pretty good bearing in mind how busy they were. Would not hesitate to recommend it.

Thank AliceCapeTown
Poole, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I ate at Emily Moon after being told by a friend they had the best meal of their lives here. Despite setting the bar so high, Emily Moons did not disappoint. This quaint, scenic little treasure of a restaurant was the foodie highlight of our trip. Decked out with colonial, antique style furnishings in a lodge style... More 

Thank JennieF84
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When booking I’d hoped to be outside for dinner, but the weather wasn’t in our favour so we ate inside. The restaurant has character and a great atmosphere; the food, wine and service were all excellent at 450 ZAR per person for dinner it was excellent value.

Thank SeriousTraveller01
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful sunset over the Bitou Valley with a cocktail before dinner. Then a great meal. Venison carpaccio and smoked trout starters. My lamb rack superb then the sign of a great restaurant when my wife found her chicken livers too spicy they changed to a beautiful herb sauce within minutes and no complaint. The staff were exceptionally friendly... More 

Thank Peter R
South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely tranquil setting. Breathtaking! Regrettably the welcome stopped us in our tracks. Admittedly we were early (11:11) for the 12:00 lunch, but the staff were not interested in seating us to enjoy a drink as we waited. Rather a comment shouted from inside the beautiful restaurant was, "no you are far too early". What a pity! So lovely... More 

Thank Arnold B
emilymoon_sa, Manager at Emily Moon, responded to this review

Hi Arnold, We are so sorry to hear that. Please can you email alex@emilymoon.co.za with more info about who you dealt with. We can assure that this is not the Emily Moon way and would love to hear more so we can address the issue. More 

George, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a special vibe about this place. While the service hums behinds the scenes there is little to no sign of stress or pressure amongst the staff. Feel completely relaxed and enjoy well prepared food accompanied by wines that come off a very comprehensive wine last with options to fit your wallet. Can't wait for our next visit to... More 

Thank russell h
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Welcome escape from the urban hussle. rustic and quaint . Interior is beautiful. Great thought has been put into this beautiful lodge . Beautiful venue for weddings or even a treasured birthday party. Amazing views overlooking the winding river. No need to go into town , everything is here from enjoying a day on the river in the canoes to... More 

Thank michmk66
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent trip to plett went to Emily Moon for the first time, fantastic views from balcony table. Much to my surprise it was actually reasonable (had heard it was expensive!), Service and food especially the starters where unbelievable taste sensations. Will definitely be back

Thank marta1969_04
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had a wonderful dinner with friends at Emily Moon, where the overall experience was very good. We were not big fans after a previous experience, but this def made up for it. we will certainly put it on our list again!

Thank Mirella V

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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
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rietvlei Road | Emily Moon River Lodge, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 501 2500
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 .

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?