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Down to Earth Restaurant

2 The Plett River House, N, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 5843
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (12 reviews)
“fish cakes” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 The Plett River House, N, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

My husband and I arrived for Sunday lunch and were told to choose any table so we took one that overlooks the lake/river. Then the waiters fought over who would serve us (due to the restaurant being quite quiet) - this made us a little...More

Date of visit: April 2018
3  Thank Megan C W
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We ate lunch at this restaurant as it was convenient that we were staying at the lodge. Good wholesome food and reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Andy212015
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Peaceful and tranquil spot for a delicious lunch. Pork belly and fishcakes were the order of they day washed down with cold Cedarberg Rose on the edge of the lagoon We also saw 2 fish eagles circling above the water. Outstanding venue and food.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank KathrinD_12
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We had lunch on our way to Plettenberg; it is beautifully located next to the lagoon with a great view; the interior is lovely; nice staff; great food! I would definitely visit again!

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Phili v
Reviewed 21 January 2018

On the banks of the Bitou estuary is a charming and relaxed eatery. A well-maintained vegetable garden ensures a fresh and tasty meal. Very friendly staff. A wood-burning fire-place keeps the winter chill at bay.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank bit0u
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We go here most Saturdays for brunch with family and friends. Always such a friendly and obliging staff. Food great and the view very nice looking across the river. Bliss

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Down to Earth is a lovely spot for breakfast / lunch on the river. We were a large table, but found that the food and service were both excellent. Will definitely be returning. Also worth buying some of their bread and pizza bases to take...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Erica F
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting great food and service. Seated next to the lagoon we were greeted by friendly staff, service was quick and friendly and the food very good.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 515dirkg
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Great breakfasts and lunch at this riverside eatery. Not well signed but you can find it next to the N2 by the Bitou bridge just east of Plettenberg Bay. Rosti, scrambled eggs, salmon, juices and coffee all in the most serene setting.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank postscript65
Reviewed 24 November 2017

What a good experience this was - the location was perfect alongside the tranquil Bitou River. The friendly welcome from the staff was a favourable introduction of what was to come. We ordered salmon and scrambled eggs on ciabata and joy of joys, the bread...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Jilldutoit
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 The Plett River House, N, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 5843
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