Dining at Emily’s

drop-SSTAY AT EMILY MOON’S RIVER LODGE AND YOU CAN EAT HERE EVERY DAY. If not, travel a thousand kilometres to enjoy the rare ambiance of Emily’s Restaurant – the most exquisite of dining halls. The spirit of Africa is in every 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.

Emily’s Restaurant Trading Hours:
December to January
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 18:00 – 22:00
Lunch: Tuesday to Sunday 12:00 – 14:30

February to November
Dinner: Monday to Sunday 18:00 – 21:00
Sunday Lunch: 12:00 – 15:00


At Emily Moon we use only the freshest homegrown and local produce to prepare our mouthwatering home-style menu, which includes dishes like KAROO LAMB RACK, tomato & butter bean bredie, orange beetroot puree, spinach, garlic croquettes and red wine jus; BUTTER CHICKEN SAMOOSAS, fresh coriander and pineapple chutney; and MILLE-FEUILLE (vegan), beetroot lentils, orange braised sweet potato and Napoli vegetables.
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.


There is something particularly special about being able to walk into the garden and pick a few crisp leaves or pull a carrot or two from the soil. At Emily Moon we are fortunate to grow most of the fresh produce on your plate in our very own back yard. That which we do not grow on the property is sourced locally from organic farmers in the area.

Depending on the season, we grown a variety of lettuce types, asian cabbage, pak choi, garden peas, broccoli, brinjals, baby marrows, carrots, beetroot, onions, celery, baby corn, spinach and a variety of herbs. It takes green fingers, and a bit of hard work but it’s our pleasure to produce a bountiful crop, for us to prepare and you to enjoy.


drop-SSIMON’S BAR, LOCATED ABOVE EMILY’S RESTAURANT, is beautifully designed with vintage motorboat engines decorating the walls and in the centre a wood–fire pizza oven that produces the best artisan pizzas in the Garden Route. Signature pizzas like our Buffalo 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 Cape wines and our barman makes a mean cocktail to enjoy feet up, watching the sun set over the Bitou River.

Simon’s Bar Trading Hours:
December to January
Tuesday to Sunday: 15:00 – 23:00

February to November
Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 18.00 – 21:00


Simon’s Bar is the ultimate spot for sundowners and dinner, serving the best thin-based pizzas, salads and cocktails in the Garden Route, with breathtaking views!

Kick off your weekend with live music, happy hour drinks from 5 -7pm (buy 1 get 1 free!) plus R20 beer on tap all night!

Every Friday night at Simon's Bar!