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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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“kingklip” (136 reviews)
“sushi” (105 reviews)
“calamari” (95 reviews)
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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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91 - 100 of 1,396 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Perfectly nice, but about it. Lovely greeting at the desk, but frankly the highlight. View over a parking lot; tasteless calamari, inaccurate wine list. Seems like a 'locals' fish and chip lunch spot, which to be fair it does well.

Thank Likegoodfoodandwine
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This beautiful Restaurant is down on the beach-front of Plettenberg Bay overlooking the Beacon Isle Hotel. Stunning views are captured both on the inside and outside seating areas. Restaurant is extremely popular, so Booking is advised. Large selection of foods available - Seafood; Sushi; Steaks;...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Specialises in fish, unsurprisingly, of which there is a good choice. Excellent place for a non-fussy dinner out.

Thank HansSachs43
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

On advise from our host is Plettenberg, we visited the Fat Fish. We did not book, so we had a 20 minute wait for a table, but we where warned that we should book. The menu is not extensive, but there is something for everybody....More

Thank SiggiZA
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We arrived early for our booking. No trouble at all. Service was excellent, food was great and filling. They have a fire place and if used in winter would make a lovely place to sit next to. We were served quickly and efficiently. It would...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This place is definitely a must, after reviewing it my self before ,only to see mostly excellent comments ,you have your expectations,well All 4 of us said ,it was the best dining experience we have had for a long time and will be very memorable...More

Thank BetsyThomson
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Very stylish place to have dinner. The food was excellent and the staff ist very friendly. The menu offers a lot!

1  Thank 91reinhard
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The fat fish offers a great selection and great taste however the prices are a bit higher than at Equinox and the Lookout so I'd always prefer either of those. But it's definitely a great place for seafood. Worth to mention is that you can't...More

1  Thank Ke Vin B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Superb venue over looking central beach , fresh fresh fish . Great service as well , absolutely no complaints . Will see us often . Well done team !!

Thank GLEN J
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had great starters, which I would rate 3,5 stars, but the main courses were not what we expected. While the linefish was ok, a bit boring and a bit dry, the fillet was grilled to perfection but lacked taste. I´d say the only real...More

Thank Marcus B
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Questions & Answers
9 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
4 June 2015|
Response from Simon A | Property representative |
Yes we are open. 7 Days from 12h00 - 22h00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, 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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