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Lily Restaurant

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33 Van Der Riet Street | Port Alfred, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
+27 46 624 4626
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Port Alfred
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Smiles from attentive staff greet you as you enter the Lily Restaurant. You will be treated to a fantastic meal in a relaxed setting on the banks of the Kowie River if you choose to have your meal outside on the patio, or you can enjoy your meal in a stylishly decorated restaurant. The meal we had brought smiles to... More 

Thank 907brettd
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Lunch is always a treat here with friendly service and lovely menu. The location is perfect for a lazy lunch with family and friends with quality service and food

Thank scuba86
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Really decent breakfast which was part of the hotel package. Good coffee. Lovely outdoor seating area where we ate our breakfast on a warm morning

Thank GailLuiz24
Port Alfred, South Africa
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Unfortunately the lily at my Pond hotel has left a lot to be desired. The food was not wowing and the portions of the starters where tiny. Like literally 3 mussels

Thank pennakiV
Rugby, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The strange thing about this restaurant is that it always has an air of being deserted, and I can never understand why! It has everything going for it! Beautiful views over the canals from the Marina, a lovely hotel (Halyards) and good food, not fantastic food, but good and reasonable and yet on every occasion I have been there, there... More 

Thank shofar2015
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant never fails to impress me this time around I had the oxtail and it was delicious and falling of the bone. The atmosphere was relaxed and perfect. The staff is super friendly

Thank Thumeka A
Port Alfred, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stunning location - on the Kowie River! Ambiance is relaxing, food is exceptional and staff are very friendly!

Thank 130beverleym
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Amazing attention to detail for the food, lovely presented. I order oxtail regularly when eating out, but have never tasted a better prepared oxtail, unique recipe with absolutely tender meat made than the one prepared at Lily Restaurant. However, one must keep in mind that you are being served by students, who don't have it all perfect all the time.... More 

Thank itchyfeet276
Stutterheim, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Sorry but waiters and management unprofessional. My second visit and disappointing bringing a big group of international travellers after my first good experience, Food Great.

1 Thank thinusb38
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb shank and my husband had the oxtail. Wow it was so delicious it was falling off the bone. The mash potato was fluffy. Our friend had the ribs and the sauce was to die for. Then i had the bar one cake for dessert which was amazing. The lounge area is so comfortable. We did not... More 

Thank Thumeka A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Van Der Riet Street | Port Alfred, Port Alfred 6170, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Alfred
  • Phone Number: +27 46 624 4626
The Lily Restaurant is part of The MyPond Hotel situated on the banks of the Kowie River and al fresco dining is the order of the day.The Lily Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner everyday. We specialise in Fine Dining in a 4 star environment.The wine list is representative of the very best cultivars Southern Africa can offer.Lily Restaurant is sensitive to sustainable cuisine practises and promotes local cuisine and supports local suppliers.The Restaurant is operated by Stenden University, Port Alfred.

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