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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • 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 today via mobile

Arrived in Plett and felt like fish, the fat one was first in featured fish places on TripAdviser so we ‘foned first then footed there to frequent this funky food factory. Fabulous. Cheery staff, great view, fair prices (for a resort town on the Garden...More

Thank petersulli2015
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great, unplanned meal. Noticed one of those brown municipal signs directing travellers to The Fat Fish - made u-turn (catchy name...) and stopped for lunch. Really enjoyed the Tapas and mains - pleasant unexpected experience.

Thank Byron_CT_1973
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great service and fresh fish. My son had sushi and liked that too. Salad was BIG. Portions were decent

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely choice on the menu of fish and meats and kids menu too. I had the hake and prawns, very tasty. Quick service with a friendly waitress and would recommend it to anyone

Thank Joey michelle D
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful compliments all round and the recommendation! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow what a meal, the service, everything made the dinner so worthwhile. I personally had the Grill Hake and I can only rave about it. The other 4 members of our table all enjoyed their meals too. Will definitely go back the next time we...More

Thank Karin V
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Karin Thank you for that wonderful review! So pleased that your party all enjoyed, not only, the meal but the service as well. We will let the team know and look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ft fish is not halaal. It fries fish In beer batter.this does not make it possible for Muslim customers to eat the fish as it is there isn't enough halaal places to eat at plattenberg bayMore

Thank Aneesa M
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Aneesa Unfortunately, we are not halaal, nor do we advertise as such. Our kitchen can simply not accommodate the requirements that would need to be in place for that to be done in an ethical manner. Having said that our beer battered chips are...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jeanne was our waitress and her service, care and knowledge was outstanding! She recommended the seafood pasta and it was the best meal my husband had ever eaten! Highly recommend a meal here.More

Thank Nina H
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nina Wow - thank you for that -high praise indeed "best meal ever eater!" It doesn't get better than that. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us and that you were treated to the delights of Jeanne serving you. She is a superstar....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jeanne was the best waitress in the world 🌍💁🏻❤️ She was so knowledgeable about the food, wine and area in general. I would highly recommend the fat fish and DEFINATLY ask for Jeanne to be your waitress, you won't regret it, what a great evening...More

Thank Alice B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jeanne was superb. Very professional and proud of her job. Great asset to the business. Food was superb. Jeanne also introduced us to the owner's newly cultivated wine, Simon's White: superb fruity white - perfect with the fish. Great experience all around!More

Thank deardusan
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for that wonderful review. We will pass on your compliments to Jeanne - who has yet again shone on the floor - as well as the rest of the team responsible. Simon will be so pleased to hear that you enjoyed his wine...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didnt have a reservation but staff did do everything to get us fast a good table. we had an excellent enthusiastic waitress, JoAnn who made time to explain everything till the origin of the wine in Allee Blue made by the owner.. Oysters are...More

Thank Rik R
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Rik R Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Fat Fish. It is always most encouraging for the entire team to receive such positive feedback - knowing that the training you mentioned does indeed make all the difference. Do...More

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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
Response from PeteJelley743 | Reviewed this property |
the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
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
Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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