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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Although the most expensive meal we have had in our 9 days in SA this fish meal was very enjoyable. The staff of whom a number came at various times to our table were very genuine friendly, knowledgable and helpful. The table overlooking the lagoon was in a prime position and most importantly the food was something to savour. We... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived in Plett on Friday hoping for a table that evening. The first available table they could do was Monday! The menu is produced as a newspaper with other titbits about Plett between the foodie bits. Very quirky! Good choice of fish and meat for those not so into fish. I'd recommend the calamari with Harrisa for starters and... More 

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Thank Lesley R
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.....

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Thank A6496DRmark
Knysna, South Africa
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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Thank FreshlineFisheries
The Hague, The Netherlands
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Ladyyy_Deee
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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 

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Thank Riaan F
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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 

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Thank 1966MarcE
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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.

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Thank Roland B
South Of England
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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.

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Thank Beaulieu99
Cairo, Egypt
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?