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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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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited this restaurant with friends. Being very early evening, we were lucky enough to get a table without make a reservation. We were also fortunate to get a table on the balcony which was great because it was a very warm evening, The starters...More

Thank Lisa260172
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. It was worth lining up to procure a seat as bookings were not available. We arrived well before 5pm. The service was very good and the meals were generous.We sat on the balcony and the atmosphere was...More

Thank travelofficiando
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband had emailed several weeks prior to our visit to book a ‘nice’ table as it’s a special wedding anniversary and friends had recommended it to us and said it was always busy so we thought we’d book well in advance. We arrived earlier...More

Thank kiwigirly
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the owner of our guest house. We arrived around 7.00pm on Sunday evening without a reservation and the place was packed. To our surprise we were shown to a table outside straight away. We had a fabulous meal, I...More

Thank Claire L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We eat here every time we are in Plett. Great location if you get a table with a view. Food is always amazing as well as some of the best service in town. We have never had a bad meal here!

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife went there last night (Saturday 13th January 2018). Upon arrival, we were offered at terrible table on the corner of a very long table at the back of the restaurant despite there being a better table being available. We accepted it...More

Thank EastsideMassive
Simon A, Owner at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Eastside Massive It is a particularly sad day, especially being South African, that I and my business are accused of racism when in fact what you should rather have complained about was simply poor service. Which after watching the video footage is exactly what...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was okay, small servings. Staff were friendly. The drinks were very nice but i was a bit disappointed with the food.

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 6 days ago

the seafood was excellent - in particular the prawns cooked to perfection the shells came off easil. I had the white fish in mango curry sauce, which was delicious.

Thank Manfred C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here last night it was fantastic There was four adults and two boys 7 and 8 Everything was first class service perfect the waiter brought crayons for the boys to keep them happy. The food was so good all our dishes were...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service despite being very busy. Our waiter was outstanding and made the evening exceptional. Great meal & good wine list.

Thank 876nigelu
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Questions & Answers
20 November 2017|
Response from PeteJelley743 | Reviewed this property |
the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
9 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
US$9 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Romantic
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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