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The Fat Fish

124 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
+27 44 874 7803
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Sushi, European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
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124 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was the best meal we have had in George to date. The service was excellent and the food was incredible. Definitely a lot of thought has gone into the menu and the various dishes. Very comfortable atmosphere, great place to sit and chill and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gaylenp2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

I was part of a year end function for 65 people at the Fat Fish. We waited quite a while for our meal but the food was wonderful and the staff very friendly. The portions were a bit on the small side but that may...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ailsa696
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable restaurant, if a little antiseptic. Staff friendly enough and proficient, but we certainly won't return. Overpriced by about 20% compared to similar eateries, and the food is mediocre. Vegetables, for example, hopelessly undercooked. No doubt very fashionable but not for us.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joeheath1948
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear joeheath1948 Thank you for taking the time to review The Fat Fish in George. We are most disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us and will pass on your feedback regarding the vegetables to the team in the kitchen....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided on this restaurant which was recommended by our hotel. We had eaten very well over the previous 12 days or so, so both decided on simple fish and chips. Wonderful! Service excellent and friendly.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank colinsp2013
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear colinsp2013 Thank you for the wonderful review! Sounds like you are having a fabulous gastronomic trip. So pleased you enjoyed both the food and service. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Remains one of the best fish joints around, very good dishes, good service, never disappointed and always a good experience..

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank augidefreitas
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear augidefreitas Thank for your continued support and wonderful review! Will pass on your compliments to the team. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been travelling in southern Africa for two months. I don't eat meat and this was the first restaurant that ticked all the boxes - relaxed atmosphere, great service from Dale, excellent selection of vegetarian and seafood choices and simply wonderful food from the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Peter A
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter A What a wonderful review - thank you! So glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to seeing you in Plettenberg Bay! Will pass on your compliments to the team and Dale in particular. Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard a lot about this restaurant but found it rather impersonal and lacking in ambience. It looked more like a cafe than a restaurant. We waited a long time for our food and did not find the staff very friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Diana S
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Diana Thank you for taking the time to review The Fat Fish and for your feedback, We are most disappointed to hear that the service was not up to standard - there is absolutely no excuse for unfriendly staff. Do hope that you will...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I found the restaurant on trip advisor and I was not disappointed. The food was excellent and the chowder was my favourite, only warning was it was very filling! We had a selection of starters which were all excellent and our main courses again were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary P
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Gary P Thank you for taking the time to review The Fat Fish and for the wonderful compliments all round which we will pass on to the team including Sarah. Do hope to see you again soon! The Fat Fish

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good choice. Had the trout pasta twice now and definitely my favourite. Staff is friendly, helpful and efficient. Surely worth while trying!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Marius P
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Marius Thank you for the lovely compliments and recommendation. That Trout Pasta is delicious - the perfect summer dish! Do hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Nicola

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Always such a treat at The Fat Fish in George. The food is from the highest quality and the service is very professional.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AndreaK4377
NicolaA2080, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear AndreaK4377 Thank you for the lovely review and your support. Will pass on your compliments to the team. 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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Lusinda V
10 December 2016|
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Response from Simon A | 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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Grant D
25 March 2016|
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Response from leonik194 | Reviewed this property |
casual but not scruffy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 York Street, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 874 7803
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