The Lookout

The Lookout. My favourite Plettenberg bay restaurant for sure. With its rustic wooden deck overlooking the sea and its laid-back vibe it is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon. Situated a step away from the beach and hidden at the bottom of one of Plett’s residential suburbs, it is not your typical restaurant.  Every time I have been at Lookout, it has been bustling with families, couples and friends having a good time. Its hard not to have a great time here, the atmosphere is infectious. And if you are hungry and craving a seafood snack, my personal favourite dish on their menu is the “Pint o prawns” and a side of chips to go with it, because let’s face it – when you’re on a deck overlooking the ocean it is only standard that you eat some seafood.


The prawns are delivered to your table in a huge beer mug that is filled to the brim. This dish is a perfect snack for two and comes with a delicious garlic mayo dipping sauce. Writing about it even makes my stomach growl. If you are looking for something more filling, there is a variety of other seafood dishes to choose from. And for those that aren’t in the mood for something from the sea (I will only understand this if you are allergic) there are many other meaty, veggie and chicken dishes to choose from.

If lunch or a snack is not on the agenda, having some refreshing sundowners is also something people come here to do. The view of the beach and the Keurboom lagoons is unbeatable and you are definitely sure to spot a seagull or two sunbathing on the rooftops. 81.jpg

How to get there when in Plettenberg Bay?

Follow these directions:

  • Head along Main Street in Plettenberg Bay (away from the “Dolphin Circle”).
  • Turn right into Church Street (towards the sea).
  • At the stop street, turn left into Sewell Street.
  • Follow Sewell street all the way down the hill as it becomes Hill Street.
  • The Lookout Deck will be on your right at the bottom of the hill.



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