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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners...
Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!
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Good for:
Families with children

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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food

Very average look but the food was beyond outstanding. Fresh warm and value for money. Service was very good and friendly. A must do for fish lovers

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Karicks
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Pretoria
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Pretoria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very average look but the food was beyond outstanding. Fresh warm and value for money. Service was very good and friendly. A must do for fish lovers

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The decor is akin to a spur/ocean basket which is somewhat off putting, however the food surprised. The service was decent and attentive. There is a kids playroom, with computers and trampoline. The food was the real surprise, I had seafood chowder and then paella, the chowder was very tasty, and the paella was authentic. The only draw back was... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

For an everyday place the food and service are excellent.... Great place for the kids to play... Seafood is great and well prepared, sushi is well prepared and their meat and pizza is great... If your looking for something easy and tasty with good value for money then this is the place to go...

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Cape Town
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visit this restaurant often and I have never had a bad meal here. Their consistency is great and their food is fresh. Service lacks a bit when the restaurant gets really busy, but otherwise we have received great service on other occasions. A great seafood spot and the vibe is great.

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George, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Menu has a good variety. Service usually good. Food excellent! Nice and cosy atmosphere! Safe parking.

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The fish dishes are excellent and very tasty. A very good value for money. It is an easy going restaurant for families and friends, not the best atmosphere, but you get more for your money than in other fish restaurants.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

As we are staying in the Stellenbosch area we were looking for somewhere for dinner. We were recommended "Jimmy the Fish" so we naturally had to try the fish. The menu is extensive though and you can get everything from Calimari to pizza and it all looked good as it was being served at tables around us. We chose a... More 

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Jork, Germany
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Unfortunately the place did not live up to our expecations. All of the dishes where drenched in oil, fat or some heavy sauce (why would you put a dill sause on grilled calamari and not say so on the menu?!). The seafood platter turned out to be all fried and tasteless. All of the food had the distinctive feeling of... More 

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Somerset Wset
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went for a quick lunch during working hours. The service is very slow and you need to ask twice before anything happens. Waited 40 minutes to get food, but then my 1 hour lunch was almost over, so had to rush. The manager said that they gave our order to another table by mistake. This is unaccpetable, there is obviously... More 

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Gordons Bay, South Africa
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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what is happening but this place, has gone from bring a great place to eat, to a disaster. The fish is over fried, oily, totally tasteless and a sloppy mess. They replaced mine with sushi, sushi now consist of a heap of rolled rice and a barely visible piece of seafood. The next day my husband suffered with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be! Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!

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