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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 good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (110 reviews)
“kingklip” (136 reviews)
“calamari” (98 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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91 - 100 of 1,421 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We had all eaten here 18 months ago, my parents again about 12 months ago and so we are returning patrons from Cape Town. Overall we were disappointed, its a very noisy restaurant so I advise you to book for 8pm or later when some...More

Thank Daisylu2005
Reviewed 30 April 2017

As visitors we have eaten at The Fat Fish many times. The food quality and service has been consistently good. Book early!!

Thank Karel B
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

It was suggested that we reserve a table in advance, and I see why! This is an extremely popular restaurant, for good reason - we all agreed we had the best fish dishes we'd ever eaten. Highly recommended is the chill and Parmesan crusted kingklip,...More

Thank karinwellman
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Went to Dat Fish based on the reviews, but disappointed, ordered kingclip & was literally peach black. Burnt on the entire bottom!!! so be warned as this could happen to u as well.

Thank Minkie L
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant and I have never yet had a bad meal at Fat Fish. Every year when we go to Plett our first stop is Fat Fish and we are never disappointed. Great menu, Fish and sushi, good service and lovely atmosphere....More

Thank Leon F
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is not fine dining but an easy-going seaside fish restaurant – some character inside but that depends upon which way your chair is facing. My partner had kingclip (white fish) and said it was excellent; I chose hake and enjoyed that. Service was good....More

Thank SeriousTraveller01
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Fat Fish for a sushi lunch as it was fully booked for the evening meals. Glad we tried it, sushi was delicious and the cocktails we so cheap! Defo try if you are in the area

Thank andyfod
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Here, you find really good and fresh sea food. Not cheap but within an acceptable range. Friendly staff and parking directly in front. Reservation recommended.

Thank SW19752013
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We'd been searching for a good restaurant and found The Fat Fish by chance - our good fortune! We were warmly greeted and although inside was fully booked we were seated on their terrace and given blankets. We ordered the grilled prawns with 3 different...More

Thank TriciaJulian
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Recommended to dine at Fat Fish and were very impressed with the lovely buzz of the restaurant along with great food and service. Fish was delicious . Love the menu printed as a newsletter with owners comments on the importance of clean seas Ann sustainable...More

Thank Caggyot
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Questions & Answers
9 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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
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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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