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Lemon Tree Bistro

Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
+27 33 701 1589
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Clock Tower Centre | Main Road, Underberg 3257, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a lovely little place. Always has a,warm cosy feel to it. Fireplace keeps you nice and warm. Lovely food and friendly staff

Thank roxanneg103
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you RoxanneG103 for having a repast at the Lemon Tree Bistro in Underberg. We appreciate your custom and also thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a nice place to have dinner. Great mashed potatoes and lovely vegetable. The fish was a little dry.

Thank de-san
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the Lemon Tree, de-san. We have taken note of your experience with the trout. Being a fresh water fish it does have a slightly different texture and character to saltwater fish. We trust you enjoyed your visit to Underberg.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dessert, especially the apple cake. Vegetarian options. Great service. Open until late. Have wifi.

Thank Dor K
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you, Dor K for your review of our restaurant. We trust you enjoyed your Underberg visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely ambience, lovely food and different too like Bacon, Egg and Cheese scones. Quaint country decorMore

Thank F5810JMtracyc
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you ever so much F5810JMtracyc for deciding to breakfast at our country bistro. Thank you too for taking the time to write a review and the fact that you gave us full marks is definitely the cherry on top. We do appreciate your custom...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owner of our hotel pointed us to this Bistro. We had a lovely dinner and decided to go back the next day. In all 2 great meals with excellent service.More

Thank MariaE1972
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A HUGE thank you, MariaE1972 for three reasons: One, that you took your hotelier's advice and came to dinner at the Lemon Tree. Twice! Second, for taking the time to write a short but convincing review and third for the FIVE stars you awarded us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although at first glimpse you wouldn't take this bistro for a dinner place, you most certainly should eat here! Zandy our waitress was very kind and enthusiastic and happily made some adjustments to our orders when we asked for it. The food was great, especially...More

Thank Jessie S
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Jessie S, for dining at our little bistro in the country and especially for making the time to write your very nice review. Zandi says thank you for your patronage and for mentioning her. She very much enjoyed your company. We hope to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

25th and 26th July 2017 During our two-day stay at The Old Hatchery, we had our first dinner at the Lemon Tree Bistro, triggered by its promising name. And, yes indeed: it's because of the freshness of the menu, the people and the location, that...More

Thank Corina P
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much, Corina P for your beautifully worded and detailed review of our little bistro in Underberg. And giving us a 5-star assessment is a real compliment. We are heartened to learn that every item you dined on proved to be up...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time at the lemon tree. The staff was very friendly and flexible, they had no problem to adjust one of the dishes to our wishes. The food we had for dinner tasted really good and was well prepared. The desserts were...More

Thank Lijaanyo
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lijaanyo for your nice review of our country bistro. We too wish that you lived nearby so that everyone who works at the Lemon Tree could enjoy your company more often.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a charming coffee shop in the Underberg, wonderful coffee, delicious scones and friendly service.More

Thank 372delanah
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much 327delanah for awarding us 5 stars for the short time you spent in our company. We really do appreciate your custom and will be tweaking our coffee and scones to be even better the next time you come to visit....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to enjoy a meal. The steak roll was the best that I have eaten. Lots of flavour and really a very generous portion which my wife & I shared. The scones were freshly baked and just perfect. The staff were friendly....More

Thank Morgan N
foodifan, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Morgan and Joan for dining with us and for making the time to write a review of your experience. Your 5-star assessment is highly appreciated. We know that you folks from beautiful Cape Town are used to the finest food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - 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
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 17:00
Monday
08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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