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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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“catfish” (381 reviews)
“sushi” (110 reviews)
“kingklip” (133 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us so we booked and went along It’s up stairs above a small mall welcome was not great it seemed like they were doing us a favour The food was average verging on poor the steak dry and over cooked...More

Thank flannersWatford
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dinner with family. Very nice and quick service. Of course really really good food. We had some tapas for starters, sushi for main and finished with lovely desserts.

Thank Flodmark
Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried to book a table for dinner but they were fully booked. However, we were told if we liked to come along they would accommodate us outside. When we arrived there was no table available and we were asked to have a drink at...More

Thank Anne T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great cocktails, delicious food, friendly service. What’s not to enjoy. Tried butter fish , a new experience. Very good

Thank gillferg
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great venue, big menu and food is okay. Was hoping for better as the dishes are quite simple and the food wasn't outstanding but average. Good service but felt a bit like a tourist spot.

Thank kaiser08_KZN
Reviewed 6 days ago

Two of us had an early evening meal at the Fat Fish. Service was very friendly, helpful and efficient. The food was excellent too: my wife had the tuna and I had the battered hake. Both were delicious and well cooked.

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for a late lunch, got table fast and the waiter picked up our orders. We were six persons in our party, and ordered different courses. Everybody was happy with their choices. Reasonable prices, good value for money.

Thank Johan Peter Ø
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10 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
USD 9 - USD 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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