We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Fat Fish Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1 606 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,353: English reviews
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great menu selection. Beautifully cooked and presented, but at affordable cost.Wines a bit pricey, though.

Thank Mervyn H
Cape Town
Level Contributor
310 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Aside from being kept waiting for close on half and hour for our reserved table - never a good start - we had a pleasant evening. We selected some small bites to share as starters, all very good, and then moved on to fish. The fish was very well cooked and beautifully seasoned. We took our own wine, and given... More 

Thank kalgran
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great fish and loved the desserts. The tapas is also very good to try. Every year we try to go there, but remember to book - long weekends and holiday time the place is booked out 3 days ahead.

Thank TravelBuddy444
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Seafood restaurants in South Africa,simply brilliant.Outstanding staff very well informed and not intrusive!!!

Thank David L
Hoedspruit, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the restaurant has a most amazing view we were unable to enjoy it as the weather wasn't very warm that night, I believe that one can't book for this restaurant so one has to get there early especially on the the night we went. We did get a table for all of us inside, it was very noisy! The... More 

Thank Shikwari
Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here a few times over the years whilst holidaying in Plett, it has always been good or very good. The staff are attentive and work hard, and you get the feeling they are 'pushed', but they never let you down. This time i was staggered by the quality of the Hake and how it had been cooked, returned two... More 

Thank mickbitz
Pretoria, South Africa
Level Contributor
48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a real treat. Sushi was fresh and seafood platter was leap above other seafood restaurants. Each part of the platter was cooked with it's own flavour and not all smothered in a lemon sauce as with many seafood places. Waitress was fantastic! Great atmosphere!

Thank Tania H
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had on our two week trip to South Africa. The Kingklip was excellent and the restaurant had a very good ambience.

Thank James_Clulow
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fat fish is a must visit restaurant if visiting Plett. Great fish and wine and some incredible views of the beach. One of the best I have visited. A relaxed atmosphere mixed with a classy dining experience. Great for dates or special occasions.

Thank Keegan L
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Plettenberg Bay three nights and went here twice it was so good! Our second visit we were served by the wonderful Jeanne. She was a star who gave helpful and honest comments on the menu to ensure our experience was an absolute pleasure. Cannot speak highly enough for the service we had. Added on to that the... More 

Thank Matthew C

Travellers who viewed The Fat Fish also viewed

Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape
Keurboomstrand, Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Been to The Fat Fish? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Local cuisine
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Fat Fish and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from The Fat Fish staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?