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The Lookout Deck

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About
Located in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, The Lookout Deck creates a comfortable and down-to-earth space that welcomes family and friends to make themselves at home while digging into fresh and effortless seafood.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Soups, International
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a lunch at the deck over the weekend and wow what an amazing place to go... Good food at affordable prices ,great views and friendly staff. I can highly recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amazin3Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and that the service was superb. We hope to have you back again very soon. Thanks, The Lookout Deck

Reviewed 12 October 2021 via mobile

Thanks so much guys. The food is always amazing. Hubby and I have been going to this restaurant for years now. Thanks to our waiter Brandon. Quick and friendly service!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2021

Hey 744Chantels, Thank you for such a great review of The Lookout Deck. We are so happy to hear that you were impressed with your meal and the service from our team. We look forward to having you back for another 5-star experience. Thanks, The...More

Reviewed 8 October 2021

We are regular visitors to Plett and usually include a Lookout meal during our stay. So,…. Kingklip really good and wolfed down by a youngster who loves his fish. Similarly kiddie ribs. Salad - really good and chips generous portions and good. Service a bit...on the slow side but it was friendly and the wait not a problem given the view. But the disappointment? The pint of prawns special — prawns were over cooked, rubbery and not a patch on the ones enjoyed on our last visit. Certainly won’t be trying those again…..More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2021

Hi there Richard H, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback - it is much appreciated. We are so sorry to hear that your prawns were not up to scratch. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your review further with...More

Reviewed 7 October 2021

Best burger and cocktails 🍸 we had in a very long time ! Great service received from waiter Riaan . 👍well done !

Date of visit: October 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Hi ----Le-Andri22222---, Thanks for choosing to dine with us! We are so happy to hear that we have provided you with a delicious burger & cocktails with excellent service. Join us again soon! Thanks, The Lookout Deck

Reviewed 5 October 2021

Our last visit was 2 years ago before Covid hit the world. The service, food and view were excellent then. Sadly, only the view remained. The food was OK, but nothing to write home about. I ordered my eggs benedict 'medium', but got a very...runny egg. The chai latte was so small I asked if it was kiddies' size - the waitress was not amused.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2021

Hello Riki1502, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your review further with you, kindly follow the link https://ld1.goreview.co.za/goreview-crm?revid=NHZhMO so that a member of our team can be in touch. Kind regards, The Lookout...More

Reviewed 30 September 2021

Was recommended by a friend and slightly disappointed, since we expected a bit more. Average food at a premium price. Good service, great view.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2021

Hey Jeanyh30, Thank you for the feedback of your recent visit to Lookout Deck. We apologise that we have not met your expectation. Please could you submit your contact details to https://ld1.goreview.co.za/goreview-crm?revid=2jEYqM so we can contact you regarding your visit. We hope to hear from...More

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

We had two excellent lunches here. Beautiful view. Very friendly service. Great food. We have the fish and chips, prawns and the seafood curry. All very good.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

Hi there Stephenlj3778Iq, Thank you for your review, and a great review at that. We are so happy to hear that we have continuously provided you with great meals and excellent service. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks so much, The Lookout...More

Reviewed 20 September 2021

A lovely lunch was had by all ! Service was great, fish was amazing and everyone had a great time. Even the four legged fur baby was welcome. Thanks , we'll be back

Date of visit: August 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2021

Hey Bev H, Thank you for you review of our spot! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and that the service was superb. We hope to see you and your fur baby again, soon! Thanks, The Lookout Deck

Reviewed 19 September 2021

The breadrolls of my friends hamburgers were rock hard, and my prawn were oily yet dry, like they were old and had just been deep fried. Definitely wont be backMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Life&Brand, Owner at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2021

Dear Colettej5, Thank you for taking the time to review the Lookout Deck. We are disappointed that your food was not consistent with the standard we pride ourselves on. We would appreciate the opportunity to change your perception of our restaurant. Please can you submit...More

Reviewed 28 June 2021

We had lunch there twice in 2 days and received fantastic service from Andre Fourie on both occasions...friendly, efficient, professional and his recommendations were spot on! The food was delicious and obviously prepared with care and attention to detail. Can there be a restaurant with...more spectacular views of mountains, beaches, and the sea? We loved the chilled, casual 'beach feel' and appreciated that the tables are well spaced apart giving plenty of room for a baby pram. Oh, and the excellent live music on our Saturday visit!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Life&Brand, Agency / Consultant at The Lookout Deck, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2021

Hello Guide61384443433, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal experience and that the service from Andre was superb. We very much look forward to having you back for another rad experience. Thanks so...More

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We were there peak season on a rainy day (no outside tables available due to weather) but they have such efficient staff that they accommodated masses of people inside. No booking required in my opinion.
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Yes, The Lookout Deck is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Lookout Deck is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5