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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The first night we went without reservation. Rookie mistake! This restaurant is always fully booked and reservation is necessary. The next day we booked a table and went with high expectations. My main course, fish obviously, was a bit disappointing... Delicious fish with dry rice...More

Thank Lieven D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Greeted warmly, seated comfortably with a good view in an extremely clean and elegant restaurant, service was superb and really friendly. Our choices of mussel and ham pot and tempura prawns were scrumptious. The meal was marginally let down by passion fruit sorbet (icy granules)...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a stunning place! Once again, Simon has a winner here! Our waitress, Meldima was on point and took good care of us. Hubby had the calamari and hake combo, but change it up a bit, instead of grilled he ask for fried hake, and...More

Thank annieplett
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fat Fish is a more up-market fish restaurant, and you will be better to book. We noted many people awaiting seating whilst dining. The menu is comprehensive, the food is good, and the wines are quality. It is not the cheapest fish place in...More

Thank BobMarshall666
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fat fish is a beautiful restaurant, we had not booked but were warmly welcomed and quickly seated on their veranda, despite being a slightly chilly evening, the patio was quite protected and we were provided with lovely blankets. The service and professionalism of the staff...More

Thank Rosiebenji
Reviewed 1 week ago

I rate this as one of the best seafood restaurants on the Garden Route. Good portions, well spiced and tasty, lovely views and efficient service.

Thank nevvy
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never had a bad meal at the Fat fish - you can never decide what to have and the seafood is fantastic. NOT a big menu but excellent service - this restaurant is relaxed but smart and the puddings are fabulous too.

Thank Katrina N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was high quality although it is a bit pricey it is good value for money. Our waiter was friendly and the interior decor is beautiful.

Thank Christo v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is very good and you have a nice view from the restaurant which is located on the first floor. Both food and wine were top quality.

Thank rothcl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this restaurant was recommended, it didn’t do it for me. For a start it was in a shopping mall, up a badly lit staircase. It was a however a very busy restaurant with a good atmosphere. We didn’t particularly enjoy it as we were...More

Thank 53Sue2014
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9 August 2015|
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Response from Simon A | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for the enquiry. We are open every day. It is best to make a reservation and you can do so through trip advisor or contact the restaurant directly on 044 533 4740. Kind regards Simon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Plettenberg Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 44 533 4740
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A funky, hip but stylish fish restaurant and tapas bar, Fat Fish takes tapas to a new gastronomic high. On Central Beach Plettenberg Bay, with great views of our beautiful bay
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