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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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115 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Pretty cold 'welcoming' at reception, I think the girl in charge of the seatings is immune to any emotions. Waitress was nice but could not go the extra mile: 6 prawns were on the menu but 3 prawns with the salad? not possible ... since we were not very hungry we ordered salads as mains (+20 Rand). They were very... More 

Thank a-million-miles-com
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We turned up at the Fat Fish without a reservation. So many people had told us how good it was and we were not disappointed. It's very hard to get a table at this restaurant as you can't pre- book a table outside. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Jenefer D
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We have eaten at the Fat Fish in and out of season and it never disappoints - food is always generous and delicious. Make sure you book in advance so you can get a table. It also has gorgeous views of central beach and an outside seating area.

Thank Entebeni
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The restaurant is in one of the less attractive parts of Plettenberg, with a view over a marina to one of the ugliest hotels around. However, don't let that put you off! Inside, it's buzzy, friendly and warm. The tapas plates are delicious and the fish was extremely well cooked. A very friendly waitress looked after my wife's special dietary... More 

Thank Chris G
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Very busy restaurant which has a good atmosphere. Service is friendly and given the number of covers is reasonably quick. A good wine list. The food is good but not exceptional and I thought slightly pricey for Plettenberg Bay but as it is always full not a view shared by others.

Thank Barry H
San Diego, California, United States
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Incredible wait staff, gorgeous ocean waves, we love d eating here on the patio. Dishes are very affordable but all we tried were excellent. Complete range of options on the menu to meet all tastes- a don't-miss choice for travelers.

Thank Renatte A
Hermanus, South Africa
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My mom and I went there to have a seafood platter. Coming from Hermanus with some very top quality restaurants and me being very hard to impress with seafood I was stunned at how amazing the food was prepared and the quantity was more than what I expected. I enjoyed the mussels the most. The desserts were very very small... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived from Franschhoek where the restaurants and food are top quality ( a very hard act to follow), it fell to the Fat Fish to fly the Plettenberg flag. We got a reasonable couple of shellfish / fish courses, for a reasonable price in what I would describe as a reasonable cafe environment with cafe type service. We... More 

Thank tonypee20
Bludenz, Austria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We saw this place and decided quickly to try it. The food was absolutely delicious an d the have a fair price! We tried a Cocktail and it was great. We can totally recommend this place!

Thank Travel_caddy1000
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended by friends, and finally made it there impromptu on a Sunday afternoon. What a lovely surprise! The food was absolutely delicious and great value as we ate from the Sunday lunch special - 3 course meal for R175. Both my husband and I are keen on entertaining and cooking. We often get the feeling at restaurants that... More 

Thank Ermatjie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?