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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (126 reviews)
“fish” (308 reviews)
“kingklip” (140 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner on the recommendation of our guest house host. Although early evening the restaurant was packed inside and we got a place on the terrace and were furnished with a necessary blanket each. Our server Jeanne was great....More

Thank Omanicamel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here which we approached with some apprehension having read some recent reviews. The food was beautifully cooked and presented and was delicious with a good range of choices. Wine choice was excellent as was the service on what was a very...More

Thank Confusion
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Confusion Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation! So pleased that your apprehension was unfounded and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. We will pass on your compliments to the team. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed yesterday

On arrival we had great friendly service and shown to a lovely table overlooking the bay. We shared a starter and the one had Kudu (first time) and the other Parmesan coated king clip, both were superb. Delicious desserts followed, Service was quick friendly and...More

Thank Hugh and Penny R
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Hugh and Penny Just love that story - the world is indeed a small place! Thank you for the detailed review and the wonderful compliments. Do hope you enjoy the rest of your visit to our incredible country and look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

After reading the reviews i was very disappointed.The staff where miserable and rude.The food took ages to arrive and so small portions.The food was nothing special and over priced. Wine list was not greatMore

Thank OnAir23992372801
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear OnAir23992372801 Your review of The Fat Fish is most disappointing. We welcome feedback and will respond accordingly to criticism and complaints but your broad criticism of all that you "encountered" at our establishment is truly astonishing. With absolute certainty I can refute a number...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner while stay close by. The food was delicious, service was great. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Carol R
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Carol Thank you for the lovely compliments. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 4 days ago

The ambience was nice, the menu basic, over priced and the service was ok, portions small Wine list poor and did not portray all the local wines Found a close restaurant called off the hook which was 100% better not only on food quality but...More

Thank GrandTour41226495171
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear GrandTour41226495171 Clearly we did not meet your expectations. As we take feedback very seriously it is always most useful when reviewers get quite specific - blanket terms and criticism are difficult to respond to. More explanation is required for example about why you consider...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow. No compliment can justify the great food, service and ambience the fat fish offers. We made a booking in advance and this was confirmed by a text message within seconds. The restaurant was full as usual and yet our service was great and the...More

Thank Mark-Lynnie
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Mark Thank you for such a wonderful review! It will most certainly be shared with the entire Fat Fish team. As we head into peak season it's wonderful for everyone to know the difference their hard work and effort makes to a guests experience...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and we weren’t disappointed. We couldn’t fault the service from the minute we arrived to the time we left. I had the Sunday menu - starter : Sushi. It was really good, 6 pieces all beautifully constructed...More

Thank tinaryder
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Tinaryder It is always so encouraging to know that a personal recommendation was met with delight! Thank you for the detailed review of your Sunday lunch at The Fat Fish. It certainly sounds like you made the most of it. That hazelnut meringue is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked online, our table was ready, we had the seafood platter for 2, everything was great including the service, the chilli chocolate mousse was lacking in chilli but as the seafood platter had the Burmese Mussel Curry maybe our tastebuds were numbed. Good attentive...More

Thank marklh
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Markh Thank you for taking the time to review The Fat Fish and for the wonderful compliments all round. So pleased to hear that our team took such good care of you - it's the small things that make all the difference. Thank you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here after reading the reviews and I was a little underwhelmed. It could have been I never ordered well as the fish and chips looked very tasty but I found the food I had to be very average. We started with the sourdough...More

Thank clmurray7
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear cimurray Thank you for the detailed review of your meal at The Fat Fish. We value the feedback have shared your review with our team in the kitchen. Underwhelmed is not the response we are aiming for! Apologies for the debacle regarding the prawns...More

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feast58
1 November 2018|
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Response from Garonne9 | Reviewed this property |
I found this answer on TripAdvisor to a similar question. "There are several restaurants providing special menus, etc for New Year's Eve. The restaurants are Plett Park Hotel, The Fat Fish and The Lookout Deck (big New... More
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colleenmottershead
20 November 2017|
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Response from PeteJelley743 | Reviewed this property |
the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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