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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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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner having read rave reviews on Trip Advisor & we were not disappointed. You have to book. On arrival the place was buzzing. Despite the restaurant being busy we were very well looked after by our Waitron Rexy & the food - we had the fish & chips & Burmese Curry - was quite delicious. The pear &... More 

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Thank Bowring14
London
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location, great food and service and reasonable prices. The wine list celebrates local wineries....go explore!

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Thank Duncan B
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch.The Line fish Kingclip was delicious as were the tempura prawns.Service was excellent and very friendly.

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Thank brimsted1
Edinburgh, Scotland
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36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous meal here. The choice of food was great & it was all cooked to perfection. Lovely waiting staff. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Gyle
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome restaurant with great food, vibes and view! We will be back! Service was great. Fish, Steak and Salads were excellent.

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Thank 347lynne
Toronto, Canada
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Every person we met told us to visit this restaurant. it is highly overrated. my kingklip tasted spoiled.Who serves bad fish! They did remove it from the bill though and offered us free dessert so they tried to smooth things out The service is good

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Thank rhobru
Simon A, Owner at The Fat Fish, responded to this review

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant. I am truly apologetic for your poor experience and take your comments extremely seriously. We endeavour to ensure that our product is always fresh and stock well controlled. There is absolutely no excuse for any fresh product to be anywhere near below par. Should you wish to add any further detail to... More 

Bedfordshire, England
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by the hotel, we were a little disappointed. The portions looked huge, but we had some sushi as a starter, but it was warm and some of the salmon was a bit slimy. My wife ad a stomach problem for two days afterwards. You get the feeling that their reputation enables them to be a bit slapdash with quality?

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Thank Anon-Beds
Simon A, Owner at The Fat Fish, responded to this review

It truly distresses me to read your comments! We strive to offer the best possible product and excellent service. I have never and will never trade on reputation and it concerns me greatly that it would even appear as such. Thank you very much for your comment's and I will investigate your experience to ensure similar perceptions and quality are... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant gets booked up weeks in advance and I can see why. The service was first class and the food matched it. Great atmosphere and in a great location. My favourite restaurant in the area.

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Thank Ginlip
Somerset West, South Africa
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parmesan crusted Kingklip was just delicious. Would highly recomment this eatery. Friendly service and good views from the restaurant.

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Thank dag1307
west yorkshire uk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A little out of the main town but worth a trip - wonderful terrace that was busy and had good atmosphere and attentive service. food was fresh and fish and calamari perfectly cooked. usual excellent south african wines . recommend it

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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?