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The Fat Cat

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7 Station Road | 2 Station Road, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
+27 35 340 2897
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun 07:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 20:00
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Mandini, South Africa
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I wanted to invite a friend out for dinner and he suggested the Fat Cat. I was quite amazed about the nice rustic atmosphere, the friendly personnel and the unexpectedly nice food. A place well worth to re-visit.

Thank Gérard L
Empangeni, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Had phoned in advance to advise that we were delayed and was told by manager that they are closing in 10 minutes time. No apology or suggestions of other places.

Thank rorsmond
Boyd M, Owner at The Fat Cat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Please could you provide us with details of your booking and to whom you spoke. We have checked through all our bookings and cannot find any confirmation for a table of 13 around this period. We pride ourselves in our service and make every effort to accommodate customer requests. Please feel free to contact us... More 

Mtunzini, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Staff are lovely and very helpful. Had some really nice meals and some not so good. Benches are hard so a long lunch is not advised.

Thank maanmeisie
Pennington, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had breakfast on a Sunday morning and it was lovely. Their omelette is definitely very different to the usual and quit delicious. Staff is very friendly and good luck for the owner

Thank Linda A
Durban, South Africa
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This was my first visit after the change of management and I was pleasantly surprised. The service was good. The breakfast was good - eggs done as per order, good portions etc. Nothing to complain about. Sorry to see that the 'kitty' names of the breakfasts have changed though. The interior of the restaurant is certainly an improvement. I will... More 

Thank LeeKZN
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Unfortunately did not live up to it's reviews.I do appreciate that we where there during the high season but that does not excuse the poor service received and the unprofessional manner in which the proprietor responded when an enquiry was made.As for the food when it eventually arrived over an hour later all I can say it was not worth... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The fish dishes, cheesecake and service was all great. What more do you need during a beach holiday? There's a little play yard for small kids. The view is also lovely.

Thank Sofiah D
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The service was brilliant. The food was great. Holiday makers and locals frequent the place. Good value for money.

Thank Drummond H
1 review
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We used to frequent this spot and the food was always very good, it was certainly our preferred restaurant in Zini. The recent make-over looks great, but unfortunately the make-over of the menu was less successful. The food quality has also taken a dive, gone are the succulent burgers of the old Fat Cat, now they are so dry you... More 

Thank Sephton W
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Great food large portions good service even in peak season. The place had a great feeling about it real holiday feeling very casual

Thank Brian David L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Station Road | 2 Station Road, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Zululand  >  Mtunzini
  • Phone Number: +27 35 340 2897
Not Fancy Food, Just Good Food

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?