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The Fat Fish

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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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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I rate it the best restaurant in Plett. The setting is excellent with great views and easy safe parking. The food is excellent .They fully deserve their reputation for their excellent fish dishes.

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Thank drpetechapman
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

While on a trip to the coast we popped in to celebrate my birthday with the kids. We opted for an early dinner and the food was awesome, except the sushi menu was unavailable. There seems to be a gap in the kitchen handover as there is no sushi chef available for a few hours in the afternoon. Nevertheless we... More 

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Thank Tahmeee
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited twice on recent holiday in Plett, first visit we had not booked but arrived early enough to get a table. We booked for our second visit. On both visits, the staff were excellent and the food was superb. Our only complaint was the background music which was certainly not to our taste and too loud for us to ignore.

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Thank Len M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A good selection of sustainably sourced fish served in a seaside location with great views over the bay.

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Thank Cha-67-0
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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Thank TheWanderer44
Truro, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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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Thank Andrew T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank atodmccarthy
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
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?