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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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11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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101 - 110 of 1,587 reviews

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We arrived very early for our reservation but the staff quickly organized a nice table on the terrace so we could start with some drinks and then worked hard to get a table inside as soon as possible. The waitress was very knowledgeable and helped...More

Thank GreatBT
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Due to the taxi being late to pick us we were late arriving for our 6 p.m table. Felt very rushed to place an order and then to eat our meal, restaurant busy and noisy, given a table close to the service area, so staff...More

Thank June l
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Great location, excellent food and perfect service! This is one of the best restaurants we have been to during our three weeks in South Africa!

Thank Camama2017
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Had a pre wedding celebration last night and was not disappointed. Really professional staff and great tasting food too. The view was better than expected but overall a great experience. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

Thank emmettgreen
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Fast, efficient and polite service. Out of extensive menu plumped for the Burmese seafood curry. Top class and tasty although not the finest mussels I've tasted. Book early for this popular venue. Fifth star lost due to pleasant dining atmosphere dashed by loud groups.

Thank postscript65
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Excellent seafood , wine selections and yummy 😋 deserts very friendly staff ,restaurant was packed we had no reservations so came back 2 hrs later but believe it was worth it

Thank ran239
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We booked for early evening supper. The staff were very friendly and keen to assist. Everything on the menu sounds inviting and our Food was wonderful (try the peri peri chicken liver tapas!! ) - seafood curries were awesome ..would go again but make sure...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We stopped for a late afternoon snack at tea time. The restaurant in very modern and had somewhat sterile.atmosphere. Very clean. I had fresh Oysters which were small, tasty and fresh and reasonably priced. My wife had Calamari starter which was very good. We only...More

Thank psalamon
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Before visiting South Africa we’d hoped to be able to eat here. We hadn’t booked but managed to get a table just before it got too busy. Great views of the bay. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Varied menu choices as a group we shared...More

Thank GillHenlow
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We have had many dinners at the Fat Fish. It is consistently good to very good. The menu and the food is excellent (eg the Blackened Butter Fish !) and the service is generally very efficient. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone....More

Thank CapeTownRichard1
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20 November 2017|
Response from PeteJelley743 | Reviewed this property |
the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
9 August 2015|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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