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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (124 reviews)
“kingklip” (137 reviews)
“calamari” (116 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Great fish served with a view of the ocean - what more could you want?! We had a lovely meal here and I would definitely recommend the sushi they have on offer. Make sure you book if you want to sit inside as we had...More

1  Thank Nathaniel H
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Dear Nathaniel. Thank you for your kind words. So glad we could accommodate you during one of our busiest months! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed February 6, 2018 via mobile

Not surprising that this is such a popular venue requiring bookings days in advance. The restaurant has great tapas dishes in addition to seafood. Service is good, staff are energetic and we would have returned if we were able to get a reservation. Recommended.

Thank johnN7556ZA
Reviewed February 6, 2018

The food is absolutely fabulous. The staff were excellent. We would 100% recommend this restaurant!!

Thank chloefitz38
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you so much for the recommendation. Will pass on your compliments to the team! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed February 6, 2018

We had the pleasure of dining at The Fat Fish in November and it was really fantastic! We invited our wedding guests for a welcome dinner, and the restaurant really went above and beyond to cater for us and prepare for our party of 40+....More

Thank CHolenstein
Nicola A, Manager at The Fat Fish, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! The staff thoroughly enjoyed hosting your pre-wedding party. Always such a pleasure to be part of memory making moments! Kind regards, The Fat Fish

Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant situated by the sea which gorgeous food and excellent service.Desserts are to die for

Thank Mazie06
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Lovely lively restaurant with fantastic food. Staff friendly and efficient. Beautifully designed restaurant, that looks as if it's been carved into a rock face. Would love to return one day.

Thank Janet P
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Our server Jeanne was fantastic and the verity of food good the starters and main course we ordered were great but you need to sit inside as the wind can be cold

Thank robert Z
Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

It was fortunate that we had taken the trouble to book as even 24 hours ahead times were limited! On arrival the place was humming but we were seated promptly and despite the restaurant being full the service was efficient. The food was tasty, fresh...More

Thank Gerald W
Reviewed February 2, 2018

Tasty fresh fish well cooked with good local wine overlooking the sea. The menu was comprehensive but the restaurant gets busy so go early or late.

Thank BiscuitHampshire
Reviewed January 31, 2018

We booked a table for four for 19.45. Drinks were served promptly, but due apparently to a big table being served at the same time as us it seemed to take an age to get our two courses. The food quality was good, but speed...More

1  Thank PFM16
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November 20, 2017|
Response from PeteJelley743 | Reviewed this property |
the fat fish!! absolutely epic mate, hope this helps!! enjoy 😁
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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