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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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

Went there one night. Nice ambiance looking out to the water. Had a Burmese seafood curry and fish and salad and both were very delicious. So went back the next night and had two more delicious meals, one the white fish and mango curry and...More

Thank 213donaldd
Reviewed 2 days ago

The atmosphere was really good and the service was excellent. We had sushi and sashimi to start which was presented very nicely and tasted delicious. I then had King Clip which was the first time I had tried it, and it was very tasty indeed,...More

Thank SamMoore10
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great sushi, great seafood curry, great kingclip. Really friendly and helpful staff and have banned the use of plastic straws (absolutely fantastic in my opinion). Couldn’t fault it.

Thank clodagh d
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had one of our best meals on our trip to South Africa at the fat fish. The fish and chips plus the calamari was superb.Service excellent efficient and friendly staff and good value for money..Only regret is that we didn’t go back for a second...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here and made a reservation. The table was around 15 mins late. The restaurant was busy so this was not a problem. Food is good, we also had a SA sparkling wine that was also very nice. I would not recommend cocktails! I...More

Thank LindaC22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food at this restaurant, even our non-fish eating friend was happy with the choice and quality of the food on the menu! We had a lovely table outside, until it started to rain! But the staff are obviously used to dealing with that sort...More

Thank 03Brenda03
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Brenda Thank you for the lovely review! So pleased that despite the rain (for which we are ever grateful) which disrupted your meal out on the terrace you still enjoyed your time with us. It is always most encouraging for our team to be...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

So there we were in Plettenberg Bay for a night with no idea of where to go, what to do or how we were going to feed ourselves. We asked the internet and the answer was unanimous: Go to The Fat Fish, already. We somehow...More

Thank Abana87
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Wow - thank you for that wonderfully descriptive and positive review of The Fat Fish in Plett! We are so thrilled that you fortuitously found your way to us thanks to the World Wide Web and that more importantly we met those expectations. We will...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food in great environment, definitely worth a visit! We had the line fish which was fantastic and one of our party had fish and chips which was also very good. Would definitely return to the Fat Fish.

Thank AnneF703
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anne Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at The Fat Fish. So glad you enjoyed your time with us - always encouraging for the staff to receive such wonderful compliments. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recently in Plettenberg on holidays for four weeks and this restaurant was our favourite. The food was excellent and the choice of food was amazing and there were lots of lovely wines by the glass. Sometimes it can be difficult when one of...More

Thank healypat14
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Fat Fish which we will be sure to share with our team who make it all happen. And thank you for mentioning our wine selection. Putting a menu like that together is an enormous task...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place and so did a resident of plettenburgh so we booked here or should i say the hotel did for us its a very busy and popular restaurant so if anybody that's going to this resort to book day or so...More

Thank Anna S
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Anna Thank you for the wonderful compliments - we are so glad you got to enjoy an evening with us! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

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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|
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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