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The Fat Fish Restaurant

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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant and I have never yet had a bad meal at Fat Fish. Every year when we go to Plett our first stop is Fat Fish and we are never disappointed. Great menu, Fish and sushi, good service and lovely atmosphere. Make sure you book to avoid disappointment. My only criticism is that they have become... More 

Thank Leon F
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not fine dining but an easy-going seaside fish restaurant – some character inside but that depends upon which way your chair is facing. My partner had kingclip (white fish) and said it was excellent; I chose hake and enjoyed that. Service was good. Apparently the kitchen and toilets were spotlessly clean; I was very pleased to read their... More 

Thank SeriousTraveller01
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Fat Fish for a sushi lunch as it was fully booked for the evening meals. Glad we tried it, sushi was delicious and the cocktails we so cheap! Defo try if you are in the area

Thank andyfod
Frankfurt, Germany
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Here, you find really good and fresh sea food. Not cheap but within an acceptable range. Friendly staff and parking directly in front. Reservation recommended.

Thank SW19752013
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd been searching for a good restaurant and found The Fat Fish by chance - our good fortune! We were warmly greeted and although inside was fully booked we were seated on their terrace and given blankets. We ordered the grilled prawns with 3 different dipping sauces, delicious and not over cooked, the Choo Chee Prawns, which is a top... More 

Thank TriciaJulian
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended to dine at Fat Fish and were very impressed with the lovely buzz of the restaurant along with great food and service. Fish was delicious . Love the menu printed as a newsletter with owners comments on the importance of clean seas Ann sustainable fishing etc.

Thank Caggyot
west sussex
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here and the food were excellent. Seafood and fish extremely fresh and tasty. Great selection on menu. The ambiance is amazing, great portions, had a lovely evening. Really recommend this place.

Thank kaz417
Dublin, Ireland
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting a booking here can be difficult but it's worth it! There is quite a buzz in the restaurant and the service is efficient. Lots of fish well cooked and overall enjoyable but not memorable.

Thank 700tom
United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking forward to going back to Fat Fish, having not been there for just over a year. I must admit I was disappointed. I ordered the Oysters for starters and was told "I am not sure if we have any left, I will check and come back to you - if however the Tabasco is put on your... More 

Thank MTreagus
South Africa
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are feeling fishy, Fat Fish is the place to go! Excellent food + Excellent service + best companion = perfect lunch.

Thank MdVSouthAfrica

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?