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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“kingklip” (133 reviews)
“sushi” (100 reviews)
“calamari” (91 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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Reviewed yesterday

Great menu selection. Beautifully cooked and presented, but at affordable cost.Wines a bit pricey, though.

Thank Mervyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Aside from being kept waiting for close on half and hour for our reserved table - never a good start - we had a pleasant evening. We selected some small bites to share as starters, all very good, and then moved on to fish. The...More

Thank kalgran
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great fish and loved the desserts. The tapas is also very good to try. Every year we try to go there, but remember to book - long weekends and holiday time the place is booked out 3 days ahead.

Thank TravelBuddy444
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best Seafood restaurants in South Africa,simply brilliant.Outstanding staff very well informed and not intrusive!!!

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the restaurant has a most amazing view we were unable to enjoy it as the weather wasn't very warm that night, I believe that one can't book for this restaurant so one has to get there early especially on the the night we went....More

Thank Shikwari
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a few times over the years whilst holidaying in Plett, it has always been good or very good. The staff are attentive and work hard, and you get the feeling they are 'pushed', but they never let you down. This time i was...More

Thank mickbitz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a real treat. Sushi was fresh and seafood platter was leap above other seafood restaurants. Each part of the platter was cooked with it's own flavour and not all smothered in a lemon sauce as with many seafood places. Waitress was fantastic!...More

Thank Tania H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best meals we had on our two week trip to South Africa. The Kingklip was excellent and the restaurant had a very good ambience.

Thank James_Clulow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fat fish is a must visit restaurant if visiting Plett. Great fish and wine and some incredible views of the beach. One of the best I have visited. A relaxed atmosphere mixed with a classy dining experience. Great for dates or special occasions.

Thank Keegan L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Plettenberg Bay three nights and went here twice it was so good! Our second visit we were served by the wonderful Jeanne. She was a star who gave helpful and honest comments on the menu to ensure our experience was an absolute...More

Thank Matthew C
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Child friendly ? Very special occasion celebrating my husbands amazing achievement in passing his honors Wiuld you be able to assist me with champagne vet clico, don PERION, PONGRASS prices I'd like to bring flowers for my sister in law and a few extras we have a 1 1/2 year old toddler is this a child friendly restaurant? Need to know ASAP as its for tonight Thank you Kelly
21 November 2015|
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Hi We are in Plettenberg Bay on 12/13 September. How do we book? Are you open on Saturday and Sunday Evenings? Best Ian & Vicki
9 August 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
Is the restaurant open in July/ August?
4 June 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
US$9 - US$22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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