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Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Having just arrived from Franschhoek where the restaurants and food are top quality ( a very hard act to follow), it fell to the Fat Fish to fly the Plettenberg flag. We got a reasonable couple of shellfish / fish courses, for a reasonable price in what I would describe as a reasonable cafe environment with cafe type service. We... More 

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Bludenz, Austria
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We saw this place and decided quickly to try it. The food was absolutely delicious an d the have a fair price! We tried a Cocktail and it was great. We can totally recommend this place!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We were recommended by friends, and finally made it there impromptu on a Sunday afternoon. What a lovely surprise! The food was absolutely delicious and great value as we ate from the Sunday lunch special - 3 course meal for R175. Both my husband and I are keen on entertaining and cooking. We often get the feeling at restaurants that... More 

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Thank Ermatjie
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favourite places in Plett. We all had various fish dishes and they were all cooked to perfection. Only slight hiccup was one of the meals arrived a couple of minutes after the other 3 had arrived otherwise I would have awarded a 5. The sweet potato fries are excellent I think that their Dom Pedro's... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

As a party of 5 we all ordered something different.Everyone had a great food experience,absolutely delicious and so reasonably priced.We didn't book but waited in the foyer on a table with drinks in hand...20 mins at most.100 % worth a visit.

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Thank Sheelaghmcp
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

If you like fish this is a place for you. I had hake which was cooked by a chef who knew what he was doing! Absolutely superb! Why not five stars? Nothing to do with the food but the general level of noise - very echoey! So not a place for private chats!

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Thank Malcolm A
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch there today because they're fully booked for the rest of our stay in Plett. Good service. Fresh food, perfectly cooked. Everything we ate was absolutely delicious. Will definitely return.

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Thank aehrich
Rottweil
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161 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We have been at the Fat Fish for Lunch. The Service was excellent and the interior of the restaurant was great. Only the view on the ugly Beacon Hotel is not so nice. We had a nice starter and a nice fish as a main course. It was very lekker. Great!

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Thank Andreas M
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in Plettenberg - both times our meals were delicious and very good value. The prawn tempura and fish & chips in particular were very good.

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Thank oselaine
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Delicious food and efficient service made this a great choice for dinner during our stay in Plett. We'd been told that this was a popular place so booked in advance to ensure we could get a table - really pleased that we did as it was incredibly busy! Staff were welcoming and all the food to a high standard. Highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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

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