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Jimmy the Fish

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Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 880 0071
09:00 - 23:00
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pretty it's not. Definitely basic in terms of ambiance but the food I had, in the context of what this place is, was superb. Started with the seafood chowder which quite frankly was a meal in itself. Followed that with the Manly Mustard burger. It takes a lot to make a burger stand out from the rest but, believe me,... More 

Thank Tony T
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been going to Jimmy the Fish for more than 10 years and went there for dinner last night after an absence of about 3 months . I have very seldom in my life been more disappointed at almost any restaurant . Prices went up , the food was terribly greasy , portions were hard to find on our... More 

Thank Thom N
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've over time lost my respect for Jimmy the Fish! Today we were here, the kids had chicken schnitzel and chips, while the chicken was tender the chips were under cooked. I wanted to lasagne but was told that they didn't have any and that they didn't have any yesterday either, i was always under the impression that they made... More 

Thank ronaldj67
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely dinner by ordering 4 starters and shared because we couldn't decide. The baked prawn tails, seafood soup, chicken and avo stack, and pork belly. All of them were very tasty and all came together. Service was very good and attentive. We even had a fire place lit because it was chilly.

1 Thank Carolyn H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with my wife the otherday for a quick bite, All I can say was that the meal was very forgettable with what I would call below average service. My wifes calamari was OK, a bit tough. My fish as for certain not the best I have had. Only upside is the convenience to Paradyskloof for a easy meal.... More 

Thank Wrensch
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a menu that encompasses fish, pizza and other dishes. We ordered prawns, Calamari, Hake and pizza. They were ok, but the recipes still needs to be more refined. The service is good and the food presented is fresh. I rated 3.5/5

Thank abkarolia
George, South Africa
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The 4 of us were not in for a big dinner as it was Saturday night and we had been out all day what a pleasant surprise, staying at the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch, this restaurant is well placed and provides varied choices on the menu and well prepared, good portions of tasty fare. From fish to chicken everything was prepared... More 

Thank KevinKraaibosch
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Been threatening to go there for some time. What a treat. I took 2 staff members for lunch. We had salads and fish. Prices and quality was awesome. Definitely taking the family next time.

Thank Tortoise1234
Bremen, Germany
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Whenever we do not want go out for fancy dinner or have a craving for sushi we go to Jimmy the Fish. The food is good, as is the wine and the ambience is pleasantly casual. Always a good choice

Thank Sammywine
Cape Town, South Africa
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I visited Jimmy the Fish for what we hoped would be a quick lunch. We ended up waiting over an hour for our food which was really disappointing. The food was good when it came - one steak was a little overcooked but was tender nonetheless. The manager did come and offer us a complimentary drink to apologise... More 

Thank Yvette W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Seafood, Sushi
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Blaauwklippen & Strand Road | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 880 0071
Taking its name from a Greek mackerel fisherman that one of the owners once met while on holiday , Jimmy the Fish offers the freshest and most succulent seafood in Stellenbosch! They also offer an array of Mediterranean dishes to suit every palate and they cater to vegetarians and those who are Halaal. Surrounding its customers rustic relics from the ocean, this cosy and vibrant restaurant is the perfect dining destination for one and all. Whether you are looking to feed the whole family, have a romantic dinner or have business lunch meeting - this is the place to be!

Join the friendly, well trained staff at Jimmy the Fish for lunch or dinner and you will find yourself a regular in no time. Don't miss the nightly predator feedings between 20:00 and 21:00 to see what is lurking in the fish tanks!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?