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The Fat Fish Restaurant

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (110 reviews)
“kingklip” (136 reviews)
“calamari” (98 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

A nice place to eat, there is great choices on the menu. A lot of seafood but I had a very nice kudu steak. Would be nice for a special occasion. We booked as we were told it gets very busy

Thank woodyGBR
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out for dinner with friends and it was great. The menu is fun as it is printed like a newspaper with more than just the menu items. Great idea. The fish was just beautiful and we were very satisfied. Highly recommended!

Thank Janene-Darren
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chowder is delish and the view is amazing! The service was great, but slightly over priced. Overall would recommended

Thank Allyson C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view with good food and excellent service. Family lunch at the Fat Fish was enjoyed by all. The menu is flexible and vast enough to cater for all tastes.

Thank jillymcdonald
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely first-class food. Attentive service. Relaxed atmosphere and environment. Not particularly expensive. All in all, a great meal and evening out.

Thank RichardAck1960
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at The Fat Fish twice during our visit to Plett. We had the set menu on Sunday for lunch and great battered hake during the week. The food is good, the service excellent and view wonderful. Chocolate mousse to die for!

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at The Fat Fish twice during our 4 night stay in Plett Bay. We loved it on both occasions. For Australians (like us) and cashed up locals (we presume!) the prices are good. Everything was cooked to perfection and they have a few...More

Thank NotMolly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in the area, The Fat Fish was recommended. Wow! I had the Kingklip, my husband the salmon. Beautiful meal, really well cooked. Wished this place was on the continent we lived on!

Thank Clocktowerclaire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful place for food-- lunch has grilled hake and calamari. Lightly grilled, flaky fish-- wonderful. Fish cakes were awesome . Good wine list. The best part was the service , attentive,typically South African- pleasant, knowledgeable ,- loved it! A table anywhere overlooks the surf...More

Thank pecosbill12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I've been to Plett many times, this was my first visit. The service was outstanding....maybe because we were with Peter(Whaling Station)Wall or maybe it's always good. The food was fantastic.

Thank Rashaelj
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Questions & Answers
9 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
4 June 2015|
Response from Simon A | Property representative |
Yes we are open. 7 Days from 12h00 - 22h00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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
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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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