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Fish on the River

Sugar Mill Road | Spiller's Wharf, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
+27 71 538 0962
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“fish” (27 reviews)
“prawns” (16 reviews)
“salad” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood
PRICE
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LOCATION
Sugar Mill Road | Spiller's Wharf, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being in the area, we took a quick stop to eat here. Fish and chips were delicious. Only complain was that the place was not well maintained. Service was well paced and oit waitor was well spoken.

Thank Harry V
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Harry V, Thank you for the review, im so happy you enjoyed the meal and that the service was good.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best fresh seafood in Port Shepstone. Very nice location, beautiful view from the restaurant... definately will be back.

Thank Nozzy_Alondwe
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nozzy, Thank you for the 5 star review, im so happy you enjoyed your visit and we'll see u soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we own a vacation apartment in margate we often gave the chance to come down to the coast for some R&R. And we always make a turn here either to sit outside and enjoy the river or inside when the weather is bad like...More

Thank Genienethetraveller
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Genienethetraveller. Wow, first of all, thank you for the great review, on all platforms. Im so happy you always enjoy the great food and atmosphere. Thank you for all the good words of encouragement, its what makes us keep on going.

Reviewed 3 November 2017

This is a Joe's cafe type of restaurant with basic tables with benches to sit on, both inside or out on the patio. That said, the food is excellent and very reasonably priced. We visited a couple of times and could not fault the food...More

Thank Gerald P
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gerald p, Thank you for the review.Im happy to hear the food is excellent. The kitchen can be put under a bit of pressure when its busy, thank you for recommending us

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

It was a very nice and friendly environment and the food was so good.they really pleased my family and it was so fast👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🐟🐠

Thank Francois P
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hi Francois, Thank you for the 5 star review, im so happy you enjoyed the food and that you had a great experience. See you back soon

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Take away the river an all your left with is a mediocre gish restaurant with VERY chewy calamari and overcooked fish. Im sorry not the best at all. If we go to a speciality restaurant we expect their speciality to be ...special..! But we had...More

Thank shelmiller
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Shelmiller, Im so sorry that you didnt recieved the absolute best from our restuarant, we pride ourselves on our tender calamari, so that is dissapointing. Next time you in the area please stop by and come and see me (Robyn), so that i can...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a casual eatery right on the rivers edge, looking across at the Port Shepstone golf course. They have a stunning array of seafood on offer, enough to satisfy the most fussy palate. You place your order at the counter and then sit back...More

Thank 696barryb
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi 696barryB, Thank you for the review and the words we always love to hear...Outstanding! So happy tou enjoyed your meal and hope to see you back here soon.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Friendly service with quality food at affordable prices. Wonderful ambiance with a fantastic view of the mighty Umzimkulu river.

1  Thank PeteT2475
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi PeteT2475, Thank you for the 5 star review. Those are great words you've said and we are happy to agree. See you back soon

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Stopped off for a late lunch. We had their baskets and ordered drinks from the well stocked bar. I will definitely go back and recommend it to others.

Thank rachelA1801EB
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Rachel, Thank you for the 5 star review, those words are what we love to hear. See you soon.

Reviewed 6 August 2017

We ordered prawns , fried hake and full portion of rice . Taste was heavenly . At first instance , it might look costly but food quality will not let you down at all .

Thank Suman S
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Hi Suman s, Thank you for the 5 star review, always great to hear that our food was delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$75 - US$215
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 19:00
Thursday
10:00 - 19:00
Friday
10:00 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sugar Mill Road | Spiller's Wharf, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Port Shepstone
  • Phone Number: +27 71 538 0962
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Description
Situated on the beautiful setting of the umzimkulu river banks, this restuarant provides good food at a good price. The fish is always fresher and the bat4ter better
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