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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. Could do with some veggies on menu with dinner. Kudu highly recommended. Only complaint was that the waitresses and kitchen staff were very noisy and spoilt the quiet dinner we expected to have.

Thank BruceHun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at the Lemon Tree on our way from Cape Town to Comrades and so glad that we did! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great. It certainly filled up all the runners before they got on the road and...More

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

Wow, girl! What a performance you had down the KZN-hills today. Huge achievement. We're privileged to have had you as a guest and can hardly thank you enough for the lovely review that you wrote for the LT. We'd like to think that the breakie...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night we hosted 10 members of a team running 90Kms per day for 19 days from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg, only to get there in time to then officially run Comrades. They raising funds for childrens charities with this effort. They ran from Karmichael...More

Thank Kevin_McDonagh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived near closing time but were warmly greeted. They have a wonderful art shop as well as a wonderful selection of jams, coffees and craft beer. The cheesecake and coffee were the best I have had in a long time. Will be back.

Thank Tracy R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with even better food and perfect service. Having enjoyed every minute in this place we will vistit again as there is a chance. Thanks from Germany, Birgit & Ralf

Thank Ralf D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a group of 13 and having only booked that same afternoon Lemon Tree managed to accommodate us with a large table in their adjacent shop room.The food tasted even better with this service!

Thank Sjaakdb_2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a little gem of a place - on a busy Sani2C evening, we were still welcomed and served efficiently. Food was amazing - I had the lentil soup which was a winner, others had steak and a variety of dishes - all delicious and...More

Thank SueMcAlpine
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you SueMcAlpine for making time to review the Lemon Tree on TripAdvisor. Thank you even more for awarding us 5 stars and for your complimentary remarks. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Underberg and will have a bowl of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived just before closing time, but we were more than welcome to have dinner. Very quick and friendly staff. Extensive menu, with lots of vegetarian options. Nice and cozy atmosphere, definitely recommend this place.More

Thank Franka S
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Franka S for making time to review the Lemon Tree on TripAdvisor. Thank you even more for awarding us 5 stars and for your complimentary remarks. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Underberg and will have the vegetarian...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

We arrived late in Underberg and stayed at Panorama Hideaway- which is a lovely place!! They recommended The Lemon Tree - the atmosphere was lovely and the staff very friendly and welcoming! We had the steak pie which was very good and had waffles for...More

Thank vwykmonique
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much vwykmonique for your positive review and for a five star rating. Zandi sends a special thank you for mentioning her... Yours is our 500th review on TripAdvisor and we celebrated this with all the staff members. Thank you one again...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely little restaurant with really friendly staff, cozy atmosphere and delicious food ! On a cold night we were welcomed into a delightfully warm restaurant.

Thank Janine R
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Janine R for making time to review the Lemon Tree on TripAdvisor. Thank you even more for your complimentary remarks. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit to Underberg and all our friendly staff will be waiting!

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So sorry, we unfortunately do not cater halaal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 3 - 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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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