The Fat Fish restaurant has been involved with the Plett StreetSmart programme since its inception in 2014. This is part of the national programme – StreetSmart SA, a non-for-profit raising funds for street children and programmes to assist them.
With a touch of beach culture and modern flair, The Fat Fish does one thing exceedingly well: seafood. This is what Simon Ash envisioned when he opened his seafood and continental restaurant along the main beachfront of Plett, and in the centre of George further down the coast.
Tables are booked days, weeks and sometimes months in advance. The long table in the middle of the restaurant is one of the best spots to enjoy the vegan wild mushroom arancini balls served with a glass of local Plett wine. The outside patio of the Plett branch offers breezy views of the Indian Ocean and front-row seats to the action on the beach while you enjoy the tempura prawns with homemade ponzu dipping sauce or tuck into the Burmese-styled seafood curry or roast monkfish tail.
The menu has a carefully thought-out elegance. It’s not all fish and a relatively simple menu, where everything is good and fresh. You will find an emphasis on locally sourced meats, seafood, and vegetables. Another thing The Fat Fish does exceedingly well? Dessert.
Current favourite in George is the Frangelico affogato, vanilla Ice cream served with Frangelico liqueur, a single Illy espresso, and hazelnut praline. And in Plett the hazelnut meringue fresh berries, passionfruit cream, and rum and vanilla soaked pineapple sandwiched between delicate hazelnut meringue is a stage-stopper.
Visit www.thefatfish.co.za to view the tempting menu.