The Fat Fish (Plettenberg Bay)

6 Reviews
Bistro fare, Modern, Seafood, Sushi, Tapas
Phone Number 0445334740 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11.30am to 10pm


Menu - The Fat Fish Menu - Updated March 2019 The Fat Fish Sushi Menu - Updated March 2019 The Fat Fish Wine List   - Updated March 2019  


R200 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Modern, Seafood, Sushi, Tapas
R200 avg main meal
Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions
Amex, Diners, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Fireplace, Functions, Licensed, Live entertainment, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, StreetSmart affliated, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Location and contact

1 Hopwood Street, Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Charlotte Pregnolato

Take a break from the beach below and order something light from the tempting tapas menu like tempura prawns, haloumi and black forest ham or beautifully presented sushi. Or go for a full meal and be assured that The Fat Fish – a proud member of SASSI – features local sustainable seafood prepared with know-how. There’s fresh hake grilled or beer-battered, parmesan-crumbed kingklip with smoked chilli butter, sesame calamari, and excellent seafood platters for one or two.

Some of the outstanding non-fish options include black mushroom linguine with wild rocket pesto, Chalmar beef with a choice of sauces, and butter chicken curry.

The kids’ menu offers fish burgers, linguine with cheddar, and waffles with ice cream. Treat yourself to one of the "Fat Delights", like hazelnut meringue filled with cream and lashed with passion fruit coulis and fresh berries on top.

The award-winning wine list highlights a selection of local wines from the ever-expanding Plettenberg wine route along with carefully selected South African favorites. The full bar also whips up well-made cocktails.

The exceptional staff is well-informed, friendly and attentive. They take pleasure in serving you well from start to finish.

Sandy toes are allowed in this contemporary, light and airy space with an elevated view of Central Beach. It’s informal but sophisticated, with live music in season when locals and holiday makers are abound. The sea air keeps the restaurant refreshingly cool in summer and on hot nights the open patio is the place to be.

Remember to book in-season, as the consistently good food and great location make this a favourite with everyone.

(June 2017)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    We only eat small kitchen. But it was great .
    Lovely venue, excellent food and wine, with beautiful views of the ocean. Very relaxed and good service

    Fantastically fresh and tasty. Not your run-of-the-mill restaurant. Great service, relaxing vibe, beautiful views, make it a must-do.

    Excellent selection of goodies on their menu, executed with style and utterly delicious, this is not to be missed. We had excellent service and every item that we ordered off the menu was great.

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