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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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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited Emily Moon in Feb 2017 having been recommended it in advance by other friends. We booked in advance as there was 8 of us including children. The staff were super organised and friendly, despite the restaurant being packed there was high chairs already at the table when we arrived. Unfortunately the weather was poor so we didn't fully... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found this on trip advisor and being the closest to our B&B decided to give it a go. It was fully booked for the first two evenings but we just managed to get a table for our last night. It is in a lovely setting overlooking the river. The atmosphere is super as is the food and service. The menu... More 

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Thank Tonbon55
Macclesfield
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A breathtakingly amazing view from our table and a perfect setting to watch the sun go down. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the staff friendly and attentive. We loved it!

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely surroundings, beautiful view. Friendly, knowledgable and efficient staff, and of course yummy food! A cut above the average!

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Thank WippyAnn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten at several restaurants in the Plettenberg area that are rated more highly on tripadviser, we think Emily Moon deserves to be further up the rankings! We recommend you get there early - say 19.00, so that you can enjoy the great views before the sun sets. This was a delightful experience - from the friendly welcome, to the... More 

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Thank Chris G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Emily Moon for my husbands Birthday. I made a booking well in advance and mentioned that it was my husbands Birthday. On arrival both the hostess and manager wished him a Happy Birthday and to our surprise there was a birthday card on the table as well. The experience was excellent right through from the cocktails, service... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only stopped off at Emily Moon on our way to Knysna as we had stayed here many years ago and had happy memories of our visit. We were not disappointed! It is a very special place, it has a Moroccan design, comfortable seating areas where you while away your time with a drink, meal or snacks overlooking the meandering... More 

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Calitzdorp
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant already several time in the last 4 years. It has become even better. Situated near the city of Plettenberg Bay and the Bitou river. Good choice of fish and meat and superb winelist. To us and the friends it is one of the best restaurants in the area

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Pease Pottage
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation and were so pleased we took the advice. The views and atmosphere of this restaurant was lovely - situated approx 10 mins taxi journey from Plettenberg. Warm welcome and friendly staff. Food quality was great (especially the chicken samosas for starters and fillet steak for main) and just disappointed we were full so... More 

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Courchevel, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place and location has real charm. As a result it seems really busy. Perhaps too busy to make it really enjoyable. We were unlucky to be put on a table close to the kitchens where there was a lot of passing traffic of waiters and waitresses. Ask for a table well away from the kitchen preferably on the verandha.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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 .

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?