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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently had dinner at Emily Moon. The setting is quite lovely at night, I'm sure it must be even prettier during the day. Old antiques, odd bits of mismatched furniture, all with a slight African influence fill the space beautifully . There was an outdoor fire burning and we decided to sit on the deck. Our waitress was attentive... More 

Thank Aimeelloyd9
Ascot UK
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to stay here and eat dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The food was really good. The ambience superb and

Thank aboonm
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The restaurant is beautiful! Decks with views, multiple levels, private areas and very appropriate for Africa. Sadly, the food did not match the restaurant. Both my wife and I scored it 3.5 for food. We both had the line fish of the day which was kingklip. Dry and unexciting. Bread is home backed, but sweet. Salad was outright terrible and... More 

Thank Bruce W
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99 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Plettenberg Bay and have always heard so many rave reviews of Emily Moon. I had tried on occasion to book but I was never successful with my timing. However I planned ahead and secured a lunch booking in December 2016. I took my family for a lovely lunch and cocktails. We sat on the deck and enjoyed the... More 

Thank Joanne A
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Steaks are perfectly grilled and prices more than fair. You should go there already around 6pm and get some aperitifs at the poolside. A very cosy atmosphere! Only the deserts weren't that delicious, but still ok.

Thank Timm P
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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255 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight on our way to Shamwari and Emily Moon compared very well with the high end luxury lodge. The reception was eclectic but very welcoming and efficient. We stayed in room 4 which has a lovely view over the river and is quiet, private and delightfully furnished. The dining room has a style of its own taking... More 

Thank Johann S
North West England, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, don't fail to go to Emily Moon. We visited on February 14th and didn't regret our booking at all. Food, service and ambience was outstanding. I left my iPhone on the table, only to return an hour later to find that it had been locked away in the safe, no less!

Thank EllieCapeTown
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 2 nights and loved our room. The view over the bitou river was fabulous and the room comfortable and spacious. We ate in the restaurant both nights and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent in the restaurant and the food we chose was also very good indeed. Great atmosphere in the restaurant. Breakfast was fantastic -... More 

Thank GerryHertfordshire
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a disappointment! Seems like some of the staff need better training as we felt the service was below standard for such a lovely venue Waited so long just for a drink order! So left early and ate elsewhere.

Thank travelbuddy032
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

No doubt, Emily Moon is outstanding in terms of atmosphere, gardening, lights, decoration and the overall cozy and friendly atmosphere. However, the quality of the kitchen does not live up to these standards. We had calamari, chicken, lamb and one thing I have already forgotten (we were there yesterday). The food was quite tasty - nothing more to add.

Thank Hartwigeuler

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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, 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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?