If it ain't fresh it ain't fish is the motto at this Durban seafood venue. They are said to offer the freshest variety of seafood available, prepared with simplistic flare in the restaurant or sliced and spiced for you to discover the restaurant in your own kitchen.
Lisa Von Broembsen
Something definitely “ fishy” at this restaurant.
Besides the fact that we had booked a large table which wasn’t ready for us when we arrived and had to eventually ask someone for service, we found many inconsistencies on the bill.
We were overcharged by 10 Beers, 1 bottle of wine, 4 salads and 5 soft drinks. When we queried the bill, it was quickly sorted out with a lot of blame passing onto other waiting staff.
We got the distinct feeling that this happens often and that all the staff are in on it.
The meal was average.
They also offered Musselcracker on the menu. This fish is on the SASSI red “ don’t buy” list and on the “ no sale red list “. I inquired about this and was told that the inspectors had approved this???
I definitely do not recommend this restaurant.
Rob Le Roux
Something Fishy at ‘Fish Restaurant Umhlanga’
On Wednesday,10th February I took 10 of my work colleagues to dinner at Fish Restaurant in Umhlanga. The food was mediocre and acceptable with the usual spread of some people ‘loving’ their dish while others were not so impressed, but that is to be expected.
When the bill was brought to us I noticed that we had been charged for an extra bottle of wine that we had not received! This was remedied and a new bill presented which I paid.
At this time I remembered that in order to secure the booking a few days before we had to agree to a deposit of R1000. I assumed this deposit was ‘held’ against our credit card, as the hotels do all the time, and I queried this, only to be informed that the owner had already processed the transaction previously and taken the R1000 which was also not going to be refunded as we had booked for 15 people and only 11 had arrived. At no time in the evening did the owner talk to us about being short of patrons and about to be penalised, or even bother to ask if we thought his food/restaurant were satisfactory! Our waitress did ask however at the beginning of the evening if anyone else would be joining us and she was informed that no-one else was coming and she could use the extra chairs/table for anyone else she needed.
I will not say going to Fish Restaurant was a mistake, as all experiences teach us something, so I regard the evening as a pleasant time out with my colleagues followed by a lesson not to ever support this establishment again as well as to make sure as many people as possible are warned to be extra vigilant when dealing with this type of individual.