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Seafood, Sushi, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

The Fat Fish is one of George's best and more reliable restaurants. Very well run and excellent food. I had the Mushroom Dim Sum starter which was delicious and the Sesame Calamari and Hake for the main. The family then had the brownie and ice...cream for dessert...the brownie was rich...I may have tried a bit 😋More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear johnsoni2015 Thank you for the fabulous feedback and rating! So sorry that the family had to share their brownie with you ... they'll hopefully know for next time to order dad his own portion ;) So appreciate your continued support. Kind regards, The Fat...More

Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Service, food, menu, atmosphere.... everything was exceptional. My husband and I opted for the "winter special" - a 3 course dining experience where you could choose between various starters, mains & dessert. We ended up with 6 different dishes between the two of us and...we struggled to decide who's was the best! We are not vegetarian, but I noticed several vegetarian (or vegan?) options that looked quite appetizing. Portions are generous. Food is plated beautifully and each food element on the plate compliments each other. You could see the chef put a lot of thought into creating the various dishes but it is not pretentious. Simple ingredients, but served in the best way possible. They also offer a wide wine selection, various gin and other drink options. We can't wait to go back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2022

Dear Lizanne Thank you so much for that wonderfully detailed review and the super feedback! Will be sure to share with the team and Chef Enrico in particular. Our Winter Set Menu is always such a winner and firm favourite with locals. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

This is a firm favorite every time we visit the area. We are grumpy spoilt customers from Gauteng, so we are demanding. Fat Fish blows us away every time. Interesting menu, lovely wine and exceptional service. We sat outside close to the lovely trickling water...feature - Impi was our waiter, it was just the best afternoon. We each had had the seafood platter for one - highly recommended, and the bobotie spring rolls for starters. All round great experience and well done for your consistency over the yearsMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2022

Dear Foodie935 We so love grumpy Gautengers! Can't thank you enough for this super feedback which we will pass on the team. Consistency is key and it's always such a thrill to receive confirmation that all the hard work maintaining standards is recognised. Thank you...More

Reviewed 24 April 2022

We only had an hour to spare for a quick meal. The service was excellent the food out of this world. We'll definitely go back to enjoy every detail of this excellent restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Dear CarlienH1 Thank you so much for this super review! So glad you managed to fit us in for a quick meal and so looking forward to seeing you again for a longer, lazy visit next time. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Restaurant is cosy and modern, with welcoming staff and an even better waitress. Food was well presented and the flavours were amazing. Great overall dining experience!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2022

Dear Justin M So appreciate the fabulous feedback which we will pass on to our entire team Thank you for the super compliments all round - much appreciated. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 25 January 2022 via mobile

Lovely Venue & service. Shannon our waitress was super! We asked so many questions and she handled them Like a pro. Great service, lovely clean bright restaurant. The grilled calamari was lovely, the coleslaw could be better dressed as all dressing at bottom not much...flavour on top. Chips were lush Sesame calamari maybe an option to have without sesame? This may exist and we just didn’t ask. Peri peri sauce lacked flavour and spice - I added Tabasco & salt - then it was the bomb Local gins and attention to detail with the fruit & herbs on served is excellent . Raining today but the garden looks divine for a warm evening. RecommendMore

Date of visit: January 2022
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Nicola A, Marketing at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear Monakola333 What a delightful review! Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments, recommendation and feedback regarding all the dishes you enjoyed. Do hope we get to see you again soon! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 29 December 2021 via mobile

Always a great experience. The food is exceptional and staff very professional and friendly. The atmosphere is very relaxed and enjoyable at all times. Have tried most dishes on their menu and cannot fault any. If you love seafood this is a great destination.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Nicola A, Marketing at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2022

Dear BashOmar Thank you so much for your continued support and wonderful compliments all round. Our team will be thrilled with your review. So appreciate your ongoing support! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 20 December 2021 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with exceptional food and great service. The starters (prawn; fried calamari) were delicious and really something special. Not only a feast for the tongue but also the eye. Main dish was kingklip with fries. Flavourful crust with a touch of chillie. Would definitely...visit again!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Nicola A, Other at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2021

Thank you so much for the fabulous review! Our team are over the moon with your response. Have a super festive season and many blessings for the 2022! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 11 December 2021 via mobile

Definatly not a good experience. The venue and service was good however the food was way below par. The oysters was very small - i suggest asking to see them before the time. We also ordered the line fish; doubt very much it was fresh...fish, it was over cooked and served on a heap of tomatoes and olives - not appetizing at all.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 September 2021

Managed to squeeze us in for the last 30 minutes before the kitchen closed. Lovely service. The banana malva pudding with their homemade ice cream. Devine. And the fish of course which was a amazing

Date of visit: September 2021
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Nicola A, Agency / Consultant at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2021

Dear Thandwayo57 Thank you so much for the super feedback! So thrilled that we managed to squeeze you in and that you enjoyed your time with us. So appreciate the support and compliments all round. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

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Carien L
9 December 2019|
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Response from nicolaash75 | Property representative |
Hi Carien. The Fat Fish is fairly causal during the day and smart casual at night. Thank you for your enquiry! Kind regards, The Fat Fish
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Megan K
26 August 2018|
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Response from NicolaA2080 | Property representative |
Hi Megan. We are open 7 days a week 11:30 - 22:00. Kind regards, The Fat Fish
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10 December 2016|
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Response from 864simona | Property representative |
Dear Lusinda Thank you for the enquiry, unfortunately I have all my staff for this season. Kind regards Simon
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The Fat Fish is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4