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Fishmonger Illovo

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Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0068
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12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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273 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is great, staff are always pleasant and accomodating. Nice to have the manager always taking an interest in you. My husband loves the sardines, just love the kingklip!

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Thank Joy M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Fishmonger many times but last evening was the worst and an embarrassing experience with international business colleagues . The waiter kept trying to sell us wine and did not understand the menu. He quoted "about R1300 for a fish platter???" We had to ask for our starters and again for the mains and when the mains arrived... More 

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Thank Basil B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service, the quality of the food and the ambience is just right. it is the perfect mix for a very enjoyable time out. The waitrons are observant and although the restaurant is always packed the service is impeccable. keep it up.

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Thank Fernando P
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a regular venue for many because they know what to expect - consistency in the quality of their food and great service. The only downside is that it is quite a noisy restaurant and at times may not be ideal if the purpose of the visit is a business meal.

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Thank Yusuf O
Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its not cheap, but boy is the service top and the food is just the best. I keep going back. Must have dishes : Calamari, Baby Kingklip, Sardines. Management have a great presence on the floor, and it gets the mix right between a place for a quick business meeting, and a family lunch at the same time. Order their... More 

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Thank JPRinZA
South Africa
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102 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a while, I've been wanting to get to one of the Fishmonger Restaurants as I've had very good experiences in the past. I had a medical appointment in Thrupp's Centre, and found a Fishmonger Restaurant right there! After my appointment, I decided to stop there for lunch. I ordered a delicate white fish meal, which was grilled with lemon... More 

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Thank 2travelislife2me
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a sushi starter - very nice and Kabeljou Mains with Chips Very nice Waiter was too heavy handed and familiar. Expensive but great meal. Very noisy as well

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Thank Howiesp
Nelspruit, South Africa
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192 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant definitely rates among my favorites when it comes to awesome atmosphere and delicious food

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Thank Zahraa M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Fishmonger for our second anniversary dinner. We arrived at 19:40, by 19:50 the seafood platter we had ordered was served! I was shocked at how quickly the food arrived. The manager and waitress checked in on us multiple times (without being overbearing). We have always had good food and great service at this restaurant.

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Thank humidendar
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The fish is good, but that's where it ends, and goes downhill fast. This amateurishly decorated dining hall come canteen scores 2/10 as far as restaurant aesthetic goes. It is ugly and noisy, decorated with egg-box like sound dampeners to reduce the clamour created by bad layout and design. For a so-called top end restaurant, it has an extraordinarily poor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Sushi, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thrupps Centre | 204 Oxford Street, Illovo 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Illovo
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0068

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?