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The Fat Fish

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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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247 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We received a warm welcome despite being an our early. This suited us as we were hungry The meal was good without being great. The salmon and the hake coriander were tasty ( bit over cooked) Good valve (R500 for two).

Thank GolfDuck
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was fab and very efficient ....food was beautifully presented and tasted equally delicious would recommend this establishment to anyone who visits this area.

Thank Dianne R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went Friday night for dinner. My partner said the peri peri livers were the best he has ever had. I was sold when I heard the crunch of the knife going through the crispy beer batter fish. I had the hake in seared butter and capers. Servise was good. Overall excellent dinner. Will definitely go again before we leave for... More 

Thank 369lylad
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57 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great restaurant, stylish and trendy. They served up the best seafood platter of our whole trip, and I sampled quite a few!

Thank Helvellyn
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't be mistaken...they not cheap but man their food is good and service is excellent. I generally stick to KFC in plett due to my halal requirements but decided to venture into a seafood restaurant. ...been back twice. Place is defenitely worth a visit

Thank Mohammed P
Essex, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a delightful dinner there last night. Food was presented beautifully. Service was great too. Our waiter was extremely helpful. Even offered us advice on where to go in Plettenberg.

Thank Dobbidoo
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second meal on the Garden Route and it set the bar high. The food was fantastic and the service excellent. Wish we could have eaten here again.

Thank Catherine C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic setting and menu. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. If your in Plettenberg this is a must visit.

Thank hazel r
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 5:45 without a reservation. On condition we leave by 7:00pm they would give us a table. No problem we told them. Drinks, Oysters, and the main meal were ordered. The setting was nice with a view of the beach and ocean. However, we waited and waited for the main meal. Reminding them more than once,we had to... More 

Thank surfonsun
Mossel Bay, South Africa
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant with friendly and helpfull staff and great food to boot. We had a great visit and can definately recommend them.

Thank StellaJ09

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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

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