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“Not brilliant but more than adequate”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Fat Fish

The Fat Fish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $22
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: 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
Johannesburg
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Not brilliant but more than adequate”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Don't expect world class, but this attractive and well-positioned restaurant is way above coastal village class. The tapas was very good, but for a restaurant that kind of positions itself as a tapas spot, the selection was disappointingly small. Service was great.

  • Visited January 2013
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High Wycombe
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding addition to Plett's culinary experiences”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

The Fat Fish came highly recommended by other visitors and locals alike and was well worth the visit. Ideally situated opposite central beach with a lovely decor and ambiance. The service was excellent, very friendly and helpful staff and outstanding, reasonably priced food. We will definitely be returning.

  • Visited January 2013
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dorset
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Good food”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Interesting fish menu, buzzy atmosphere. Bit noisy. Service slow at times, but the food was very good.

Visited January 2013
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Plettenbergbay
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Now our favourite restaurant in Plett…”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Sea food galore!! Love everything on the menu! Great place to drink loads of wine while snacking on a great Tapas menu overlooking the Piesang River mouth in Plettenberg Bay. The main courses are great, (could have more red meat and poultry options)! I will recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Make sure in high season that you make bookings as they tend to fill up a few days in advance. In winter take something warm as it does get a bit cold inside. The service is outstanding! If you love sea food then this is your spot!

Ps. The parmesan cheese incrusted fish is the one to try!

  • Visited January 2013
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Hermanus, South Africa
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A pleasant experience, but we expected more”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Fat Fish was strongly recommended to us by many locals in Plett and we had high expectations for our evening out with them. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent. However, our table was right in the corner and next to another group who preferred to close the windows on a perfect and sultry summer evening.

The food was very good, except for the linefish that we ordered. Yellowtail can be difficult to cook perfectly and we were slightly disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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