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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

fantastic....this place has now upped the stakes.....they treat you with respect.....and appreciate your custom....views are amazing....and the food is not up for discussion... whatever you order........ (and i have bounced around the menu) is simply put....delicious........cooked with care.....you know they want you back... and basically at the end of it all ...a very happy feel good experience.....

Thank A6496DRmark
Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

A lovely experience. The King klip was excellent, the service was very good, the ambience was lovely and the views were beautiful. Overall a lovely experience and will definitely visit again.

Thank FreshlineFisheries
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We went to The Fat Fish on our first night in Plettenberg. Unfortunately, we made our reservation a bit too late (it was a Saturday night), but we were told that they have a terrace on a first come first serve basis. We came around 7 pm and waited 15-20 mins to get a table. The food was really good... More 

Thank Ladyyy_Deee
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Last night we tried your curries. Burmese Curry and Choo Chee Prawn Curry. Both not worth the money charged. For last nights dinner I have to rate you a poor. This will however be unfair. I have been to The Fat Fish both in Plett an George on numerous occasion and still maintain that you have the best fish and... More 

Thank Riaan F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Now I understand why this establishment was fully booked till tonight when I phoned to make a booking on Saturday night. What a meal and service. Wow. My wife and I shared the sea food platter and all we could say was, wow. Sadly it came to an end. Next time we come to plett we will book a week... More 

Thank 1966MarcE
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Spend a confusing 5 minutes in the restaurant getting a table at 17.00 for a drink in a empty restaurant. Whole crew in panic because first guests would arrive at 19.00. Couldn't find a solution... too bad, we left.

Thank Roland B
South Of England
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Good choice of food. Very accommodating staff. Great atmosphere. Great views of the ocean and Plett Bay. Tables available inside and outside...we ate inside. Very enjoyable meal and good attentive service.

Thank Beaulieu99
Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I couldn't imagine we'd be able to get in on New Year's Eve, but we did! The terrace doesn't need reservations so just pop in. The food was AMAZING

Thank Dina K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had lunch at the Fat Fish and really enjoyed our food. We started with salmon sashimi, which was very tasty. The portion was very small though, with just a few small bits of salmon. The mains were very good. We ordered a hake & calamari, a parmesan crusted kingklip (2x) and a tempura prawn salad. The waitress checked with... More 

Thank Daniella_Amsterdam
Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Popped into this Plett hot spot and enjoyed a pleasant, if not memorable, lunch. My beer battered fish was excellent but others in my party were not as impressed with their meal. The seared tuna was too well done. The service was good.

Thank Jessicabianca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?