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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%
Travellers talk about
“kingklip” (136 reviews)
“sushi” (100 reviews)
“calamari” (92 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All 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 yesterday

Wow what a lovely restaurant with great views. The fish and chips was excellent and a very good helping and the chips the best I have ever had. Will go back there when I visit again

Thank n0eleenr
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What an elegant restaurant. Beautiful views and stylish decor, good menu and delicious food. A must for all visitors;- cozy and pleasant with excellent service. Will definitely come again!

Thank Eugene B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The best fish food we had so far on our trip through South Africa! We ordered the platter for 2 and found it so good that we came the next day again. Really fresh and brilliant sauces on the side

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the reviews we chose this restaurant which is directly across from the Beacon Island Resort. there is plenty of parking. The menu is very original. We had fish and chips which was outstanding. The deserts were great. Not a cheap place but worth...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All four of us had the fish and chips, and we were very impressed. The best service I have ever had, even the chef came to check that we were happy with our food. We will certainly go back again. Of course the special was...More

Thank Oliveberri
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had decided to have the restaurants Sunday lunch special of a 2 or 3 course meal as opposed to the full a la carte menu. The choices available were very good and the food was cooked to perfection. This restaurant has a great position...More

Thank HankZAR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception was great - we selected a table at the window next to the fire place. They have a different selection of wines but good wines. We also had a selection of starters and the main course was great. The Fish done to perfection...More

Thank canada493
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really really tasty Kingklip. Don't think any of us will order anything else. If the rest of the menu is as good it would explain why it was so busy. Our meals came out hot and on time and the wine while expensive was lovely.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great menu selection. Beautifully cooked and presented, but at affordable cost.Wines a bit pricey, though.

Thank Mervyn H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Aside from being kept waiting for close on half and hour for our reserved table - never a good start - we had a pleasant evening. We selected some small bites to share as starters, all very good, and then moved on to fish. The...More

Thank kalgran
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi We are in Plettenberg Bay on 12/13 September. How do we book? Are you open on Saturday and Sunday Evenings? Best Ian & Vicki
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
Is the restaurant open in July/ August?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
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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