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The Fat Fish

Hopwood Street | Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay 6600, South Africa
+27 44 533 4740
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Fat Fish was highly recommended by someone and it was well worth every penny. The menu was varied enough to suit many preferences for tapas or entrees. Every dish was seasoned to perfection - with sometimes subtle othertimes rich flavours accompanying a range of...More

Thank charily2016
Reviewed 22 August 2017

On a cold night with high winds this was the place to be. Warm reception, great wine suggestion by the barman, friendly server and very tasty food served warm.

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

First time in Plettenberg and wow The Fat Fish was awesome, good service from our waitress and the sushi, trout tagliatelle and hake and calamari combo was so good. Loved the craft gin

Thank Charl1973
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The fat fish is definitely " a good catch " . Great food very delicious fresh fish well prepared. Service was quick and the waiter knew what was good as recommendations. Well with a stop for lunch or dinner .

Thank Shube1
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This place is also a favourite of ours! They have al kinds of specials during the week, and as it was a Wednesday, the sushi was on half price. We started with sushi, fashion prawn and salmon sandwitches, delish! I had the fried hake with...More

Thank annieplett
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I have been dining at the Fat fish for a couple of years now together with my groups.The food has always been really good and the service impeccable. The place has a great atmosphere and is very tastefully decorated. They have an amazing wine collection...More

Thank Constant N
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The cob fish was excellent and my kids enjoyed their sushi. Reservations are recommended, we arrived without one and took the last unreserved table. It did however amount to our most expensive meal after more than two weeks traveling South Africa.

Thank Adam_sg_9999
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Great food, great service, our favourite restaurant in Plett. The basic hake and chips is an absolute winner, but their other meals are always good, including their sushi and their steaks. Service is the best in Plett, great attention and quality staff.

Thank Ric_Snowden
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We've been to The Fat Fish quite a few times in the past, but this is the first time I'm writing a review on them. The long and the short of it, is that we have a fantastic experience EVERY time we eat there. Simon...More

Thank Jacques V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Lovely spot (if you have a window-side table, it overlooks Beacon Isle & the sea, Robberg Peninsula, mouth of Piesang River etc.) Lovely interior too. Great menu, printed in newspaper style with interesting articles to read while waiting for your food if you feel so...More

Thank Humphcp
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9 August 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
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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