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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
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hake” (11 reviews)
“prawns” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 19:00 Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Pizza
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Sugar Mill Road | Spiller's Wharf, Port Shepstone 4240, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed this venue and for years have been coming. We have our favourite dishes and mine is Neptunes platter which is a mix of seafood and Keith has hake and chips. After a long drama about batter or no batter I settled...More

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

Hi Geniene, Well this is very sad to hear and im terribly sorry. Oily food, no excuse. Service lacking, no excuse. And then still to have drama about the choice of batter or no batter. Im going to take this up with the staff and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is ideally located at the bank of the umzimkulu river. the ocean basket that we bought had great tasting fish. The service was exquisite as our tables were constantly cleaned without us asking. The fresh baked pizza was in exquisite taste. so the...More

Thank dawn19742018
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Dawn, Thank you for the review. Its always good to hear that the food is perfect, and the service is at the level we desire. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure if I went to this place on an off day but I was massively disappointed. Chips undercooked ... scampi was tasteless. The whole meal was a disappointment to say the least.

Thank Brigitte H
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brigitte Im so sorry to hear. No excuses for undercooked chips or tasteless food. Please can you contact the store on 0715380962, and speak to Robyn so that i can recfify this problem and do an investigation

Reviewed 7 July 2018

I have been eating there regularly for the past 5 years in June/July every time the food has been great. Now in June I had the catch of the day and again not disappointed in the quality of the food and service, the staff are...More

Thank matthemj
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Matthemj Thank you for the 5 star review. Im so happy the standards have remained the same over the years, and that the food was great Hope to see you next year.

Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely scenery and even better food. Cold beer on the tap. A lovely ocean breeze from downriver. I recommend this to any holiday goers

Thank teagan_moroney
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Teagan_moroney Thank you for the 5 star review and great heading. So happy you enjoyed the environment and the great food.

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We always visit when we on the coast. The food is always good with an excellent choice. Service is good and fast.

Thank hitchin_9
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Hi hitchin_9 Thank you so much for the review. So happy that you enjoy the good selection and that the service is fast

Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited on a recommendation..... Did not disappoint.... On a hot and humid day, what a delight to find this little Oasis.....enjoyed the hake ... With prawns..... 8/10.... Calamari a few pieces tough .... 7/10.... Enjoyed all the same. Worth another visit

Thank Yolande M
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Yolande Thank you for the review. So happy you enjoyed the meal and hope to see you soon

Reviewed 26 March 2018

Poor service, there are 3 different pay points. if you want food you must pay at restuarant, if you want a drink, pay at the bar etc. Very awkard. The food was decent (calamari was well cooked) but had no flavor (had the fish of...More

Thank neilhart82
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi neilhart82 I'm really sorry to hear about this. The different pay points and self service, was done with the customer in mind, not to have to wait to pay or for waiter service, once you've paid for meal, you can eat and go, and...More

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We have been to Fish on the river several times in the past, and will without doubt go there many times in the future. We had a mega Fish with 50/50 salad and chips. The fish was MASSIVE and well prepared.. The decor is pleasant...More

Thank K6237EHjd
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi K6237EHjd Thank you so much for the review. The mega fish is one of our most popular dishes and im happy to see that it didn't dissapoint. Good to know the staff were helpful, and that you enjoyed the peaceful setting. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Freshly prepared we enjoyed a delicious fish and chips from the many varieties menu. The location direct at the river is a nice place to visit and enjoy the dishes from a attentive team. Even though fresh prepared takes a while it is worth waiting.

Thank Ann-Kathrin B
RobynFishontheRiver, General Manager at Fish on the River, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Ann, Thank you for the review and for the compliments to the staff, so happy you enjoyed the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$75 - US$215
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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 batter better. One of a kind Wood fired Pizzas aswell.
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