Emily Moon Restaurant @ Emily Moon River Lodge

Plettenberg Bay
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Emily Moon's River Lodge:
Stay at Emily Moon's River Lodge and you can eat here every day. If not, travel a thousand kilometres to enjoy the rare ambience of this most exquisite of dining halls. The spirit of Africa is in every curve of the archway, every antique table and in the collectors’ items which adorn every nook and cranny. Feast your eyes on Kelims, Samburu spears, sculptures, old photographs, maps, paintings and everything else that breathes the rich textures of Africa. Lunch by the pool or dine by candlelight and remember the experience for the rest of your life.


At Emily’s we strive to use only the freshest local produce to prepare our delicious daily menu. Our chef team meet every morning to choose the freshest produce available before designing the menu for the day. This menu includes dishes like our Peach Cider Braised Pork belly, Onion Samoosa and Gooseberry Compote; Lamb Rack, Cherry Tomato Feullete and Thyme Red Wine Jus; Fresh Farm Ricotta Phyllo Bake, Honeyed Beetroot and Thyme; Oven Baked Linefish, Brussel Sprout Chips, Caper and Baby Potato Salad. Enjoy a fresh cocktail or a beautiful bottle of wine from the boutique estate wine list while appreciating spectacular riverside views, unforgettable sunsets and a large log fire in winter go without saying.


The Bar Area:
For years now we have wanted a laid back place for our guest to sit and sip cocktails and enjoy the culinary best Emily’s has to offer. There’s been much hammering and banging in our upstairs room and in true Emily Moon style the Pizza Bar & Pub is an extraordinary place. Everyone knows the views over the valley at Emily Moon is unbeatable and that there is no place better to see the sun set. Perched above the main reception and Emily’s Restaurant, the already sublime has just been amplified in this quirky and intimate space.

The bar is beautifully designed with vintage motorboat engines decorating the walls and in the centre is a wood–fire pizza oven that produces the best artisan pizzas on the Garden Route. Signature pizzas like our Buffala mozzarella, marinated cherry tomato & spring onion or our famous Cuban styled Pulled Pork, baby onions, red peppers & rocket are as unique as the space itself. Most of our ingredients are home grown otherwise locally sourced. The Bar stocks beautiful wines of the cape and our barman makes a mean cocktail to enjoy feet up, watching the sun set over that infamous river view.




From Plettenberg Bay you stay on the N2 highway, passing the Shell Ultra & Engen Petrol stations. After passing the Goose Valley golf course on the right you will see a signboard for Mallard River Lodge/Emily Moon River Lodge. Turn left at the "Rietvlei" road sign (Penny Pinchers Corner). Follow this road to the end, approx 1.4km’s, where you will find Emily Moon River Lodge/Mallard River Lodge .


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23° 22' 22.7''
Emily Moon River Lodge
Plettenberg Bay


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Food Served
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
December to January
Monday - Sunday Dinner: 18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday - Sunday Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30

February to November
Monday - Sunday Dinner: 18:00 - 21:00
Sunday Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Load Shedding
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