Emily's, Plettenberg Bay
South Africa 6600
Tel: 27 44 533 2982
Concierge.com's insider take:
The mix of loyal locals and visiting foodies makes for busy dining hours at the Emily Moon hotel's restaurant. The setting alone—an arched dining room next to the pool and above the Bitou River—is worth the drive out of Plett, and an attentive staff keeps the pace smooth. While patrons tend to dress up a bit for dinner, the African/Moroccan/colonial decor, which shows off owner Mark Valentine's art collection, lends everything a casual ambience that gets even more festive as the night wears on. Entrées on the small daily menu focus on fresh, locally grown produce and might include a wildebeest loin with blueberry sauce or a shellfish cartòccio (prawns and mussels steamed in parchment paper).
Open Tuesdays through Sundays noon to 2:30 pm and 6 pm to closing.