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“Our favourite restaurant in South Africa”
Review of The Fat Fish

The Fat Fish
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Got to say this place was amazing with great seafood, wonderful service and a very original menu. Good idea to book before as the place is rammed with happy diners.

Our waitress Jeanne was fantastic and catered even for our awkward youngest kid. The seafood platter to share was off the wall and my eldest son reckons the cheesecake is the best he has ever tasted.

Thank 15mpw
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Monday night and were lucky to book 2 days earlier - make sure you book
We had kubu carpaccio and prawn / ginger ravioli which were delicious
Main course was the fish platter for2 which had kinglip, 8 huge prawns, calamari and mussels in a Malaysian curry sauce - superb quality
We had a Raats Chenin blanc which matches well
Great service and lively atmosphere
Book early!!

Thank ib2468
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The receptionist at our hotel recommended The Fat Fish to us and we were really glad that she did. It's a really very good restaurant and everything we ordered was top class. Starting with calamari that was beautiful and tender and a wonderful blue cheese salad, we then thoroughly enjoyed our mains.
My linefish of the day (Monkfish) was beautifully cooked and very tasty and the crunchy vegetables were exceptional. The smoked trout tagliatelle that my wife ordered was also excellent and contained very generous amounts of trout.
A good choice of wines and liqueurs provided very pleasant accompaniment and the overall value for money was very good.
Highly recommended.

Thank peterhampton
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

The hotel where we were staying on our spring holiday recommended this restaurant as a nice one and it turned out that it really was. The line fish that we ate (it was carpenter fish) was fresh and tasteful. And so was gin tonic for a nice sunny spring day.

Thank logarmihec
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

So my friend and I tried the fat fish on a recommendation and WOW! We were not disappointed the food was bloody amazing and the wine to die for. The service was impeccable, THANKS SO MUCH to our waitress Jeanne, so knowledgeable of the area, chose me amazing wine and was just generally brilliant and clearly an asset to the restaurant and the area!! I WILL BE BACK when I visit SA again

Thank PeteJelley743
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