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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a little pricey but the food and service were excellent. I did not have a reservation on Sunday night, but the lovely hostess found me a table indoors anyway. You can sit outside on the deck w/o a reservation, but it is first come-first serve, so get there early. This is a very popular restaurant in Plett.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably the best fish restaurant in this area, and it has a very high quality interior in an excellent setting. The range is from an excellent fish and chips through to excellent line fish, as well as steaks and a full range of starters and deserts. We have eaten here over the past three years and it has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place for dinner or lunch. Had about 10 different tapas plates. All very very good. Great wine list too. Didnt eat sushi but Im sure its awesome. Note that it gets quit cold outside so best to prebook a table inside

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Thank Henrik L
Perth, Australia
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely atmospheric restaurant overlooking The inlet at Plettenberg Bay. Wonderful fresh fish cooked to perfection. Great for a special meal

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly reception, efficient service, great location and fabulous fish. The crumbed kingklip with slight chilli was juicy and very tasty. The prawns were great. The wine list has local wines on. Do not miss this restaurant.

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Thank Johann S
Groningen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as it was rated Nr 1 on Tripadvisor but we were sorely disappointed. The fish is generally very fatty (fat fish fine, fatty fish less fine!). Service very good.

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Hilton, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were taken by my brother and his wife to this great seafood restaurant. As before, I had the prawns which were moist and perfectly cooked. All others in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meals. I consider this to be one of the best restaurants in Plettenberg Bay. Service is friendly and efficient, and there is a... More 

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Thank Tony C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent restaurant - certainly the best meal we have eaten on our five-week trip through Namibia and South Africa. The service is incredibly slick and efficient: it's clear that the staff are extremely well-trained. Food was superb: we would single out the mussel and ham hock chowder and the kingclip served with a Parmesan crust. While it lacks in location... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrific place to eat in Plett. Well located, bright and airy. Staff attentive. Must make reservations.

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Be sure to book as this is a popular restaurant, and for good reason. Choose between their tapas or a la cart menu which has something for everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?