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Fat Cat

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7 Station Road, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
+27 35 340 2897
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fat cat sits in the town itself, there is a bit of an outlook from some of the tables down over the coastal forest and out to sea. The ambience is a mixed affair - can't really put my finger on what they were going for. It's relaxed outside, a bit more formal inside. The food is decently good.... More 

Thank Hugo S
Mtubatuba, South Africa
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Mtunzini as something to do on a lazy Sunday. After looking around in the area we found the Fat Cat. As we haven't had breakfast we decided to do brunch. Having such a beautiful view of the ocean we enjoyed a hearty breakfast. Getting the holiday feeling service and the whole vibe is laid back without compromising on service... More 

Thank Jaco G
Durban, South Africa
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165 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had a most enjoyable meal after not visiting for a while. Nice touch to provide some complimentary soup on a cold night. We waited just the right length of time for our meal. The ribs were great! So nice when you get what you expected.

Thank LeeKZN
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

This restaurant satisfied every one of us in our family group of 8. Not one of us could have asked for anything more. The portions were huge but we were all licking our fingers to the very end. My son rated his whole grilled peri peri chicken as the best he had ever had and my daughter-in-law and I loved... More 

Thank Pamela B
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped there on my way back to Durban and what a nice find. The food and service was good. Only criticism is that the table was sticky, I assume due to the openness of the deck and the proximity to the ocean, might need to find a way to overcome that. Will definitely stop there again

Thank Shane G
Richards Bay, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We always have a great time at the Fat Cat. Good vibes, great food. Waitresses are always happy and friendly. We are always happy to go back.

Thank BarbzGriffith
Salt Lake City, Utah
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610 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Stopped here on the way up to St.Lucia from Durban, Great find with a very nice view and deck seating. Menu had a lot of choices, since we were in the area we decided on the curry. We tried both the lamb and chicken curry. Both were amazing, the chicken was so tender and the lamb sauce was very rich... More 

Thank James B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Realy good food! Worth to try. Not fancy but GOOD food. Best food we have eaten in a long time. Prawn, snails, pizza with paper thin base and mouth watering barone sticky tofee pudding al beter than other restaurants food we have eaten.

Thank Wilma V
Brodnica, Poland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Good espresso and curry, affordable prices. Why not invest a bit in tablecloths ... table was a bit sticky

Thank Pawel B
Zululand, South Africa
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Always a nice place to pop into for a generous portion of home-style cooking. Good curries, calamari and pizzas but the breakfasts and cappuccinos are just as good. You can sit inside on windy days or on the outside deck when its warm and balmy. The staff are friendly and attentive and the prices are very reasonable. Worth a visit... More 

Thank Gilly-bean0779

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Station Road, Mtunzini 3867, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Zululand  >  Mtunzini
  • Phone Number: +27 35 340 2897
Not Fancy Food, Just Good Food

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