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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (136 reviews)
“sushi” (102 reviews)
“calamari” (94 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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11 - 20 of 1,380 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Following a recommendation from our hotel's staff, we had dinner at The Fat Fish and we couldn't be more satisfied. Nice place, good service and excellent food. The restaurant is specialized in seafood which I don't like, there are other meats and veggie options. I've...More

Thank MarceloMSoares
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good fish restaurant Great presentation, good service unusual and fun, Would recommend eating here

Thank Beatle48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went down for the Wednesday half price sushi, based on the recommendation of a couple locals. Calling and booking a table was a breathe of fresh air, staff super friendly and even called back when the line cut out. Super friendly welcome by all,...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, good wines, wonderful ambiance. We were there on Mothers Day. Wonderful family spot. Kids got to climb the rock which makes up part of the inside wall!

Thank NavanAl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Fat Fish a couple of times during our holiday in Plett. Food was consistently excellent. Prices are a little more than some of the other restaurants in the area but the quality is superior and certainly worth spending the extra couple of Rands....More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat. Wonderful fish and chips dinner and best ever steamed vegetables. And amazing mussels. And thank you to staff who were so accommodating and friendly as we had a three year old in our party.

Thank LindaHorning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am reviewing this amazing restaurant once again. We visited in March, May and June 2017 and each time it was superb The food is delicious. The service is excellent. View really great. A very happy and special experience. We went for Mothers Day and...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year when in Plett we make a pilgrimage to the Fat Fish and it never disappoints. The menu has something for everyone but the fish dishes are the speciality. The oysters were just the best. My kob was done to perfection. The wine list...More

Thank SimonWB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous tapas style lunch, incredible setting with professional and friendly service by Rexi. Sesami calamari, beef carpaccio, fish cakes - all sublime. Thank you Fat Fish!

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow what a lovely restaurant with great views. The fish and chips was excellent and a very good helping and the chips the best I have ever had. Will go back there when I visit again

Thank n0eleenr
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Questions & Answers
August 9, 2015|
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Response from Simon A | Property representative |
Hi Thank you for the enquiry. We are open every day. It is best to make a reservation and you can do so through trip advisor or contact the restaurant directly on 044 533 4740. Kind regards Simon
June 4, 2015|
Response from Simon A | Property representative |
Yes we are open. 7 Days from 12h00 - 22h00
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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