Our Top 6 Must-Visit Restaurants in Plettenberg Bay

01 September 2023

Welcome to Plettenberg Bay, a food lover’s paradise on the iconic Garden Route. Within a short walking distance or just a few minute's drive from Plett Quarter Hotel, you’ll find a diverse range of restaurants, each offering its own unique flavours and dining experiences.

In this blog post, we will explore our top 6 must-visit restaurants in Plett, where our guests can indulge in mouthwatering dishes, savour local flavours, and immerse themselves in our town’s lively dining scene. Get ready to embark on a delicious journey through Plettenberg Bay’s culinary delights.

1. Nineteen 89
Positioned perfectly on Main Street in the heart of Plettenberg Bay, Nineteen89 presents a truly extraordinary dining experience accompanied by mesmerising views of the Indian Ocean. This charming and inviting restaurant warmly welcomes guests with its dedication to serving exceptional breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options, all carefully prepared and using only the finest locally sourced ingredients. With a passionate focus on seafood, grills, and salads, Nineteen89 ensures that each dish on its menu delivers a delightful explosion of flavours, leaving taste buds craving more. The option of outdoor seating allows customers to savour their mouthwatering meals and take in the beauty of the breathtaking surroundings. To enhance the experience, Nineteen89 boasts a well-stocked bar, offering an extensive selection of cocktails, soft drinks, and wines.
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Business hours:
Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 21:00
Make a reservation: 079 165 3576 / 081 306 2618

2. The Table Restaurant 
Experience an unforgettable meal at The Table Restaurant, a restaurant that takes great pride in creating a delicious dining experience. This intimate restaurant is the perfect gathering place for friends, families and foodies because of its indoor and outdoor dining options, kiddies play area and cosy atmosphere. Spoil your taste buds with The Table Restaurant’s popular thin-base, crispy pizza, handmade pasta and signature dishes like ostrich paired with a delightful chilli and chocolate sauce, as well as prawns, served in a unique pizza basket. Each plate bursts with flavour, a reflection of The Table Restaurant’s dedication to simplicity, elegance, and taste.
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Business hours:
Mon - Sat: 12:00 - 23:00
Sun: 12:00 - 17:00
Make a reservation: 044 533 3024 / 084 511 6423

3. The Sanctuary Restaurant 
Enviably nestled inside Plett Quarter Hotel on Main Street, The Sanctuary Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience. Their diverse menu offers a range of delicious options, from delightful breakfasts to tempting salads, juicy burgers, flavourful mains, mouthwatering flatbreads, pasta, and irresistible desserts. Each dish, crafted by their talented chef, is a work of art that entices your taste buds and captivates your senses. Whether you're starting your day with a sumptuous breakfast, enjoying a leisurely lunch, or savouring an intimate dinner, The Sanctuary has you covered. Complementing their culinary delights, they also present a carefully selected assortment of handcrafted cocktails and refreshing beverages, ensuring a complete dining experience. Get ready for an exceptional journey where vibrant surroundings and exquisite flavours unite, making The Sanctuary Restaurant an indispensable destination on Main Street.
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Business hours:
Mon - Sun: 07:00 - 22:00
Make a reservation: 021 424 1530

4. The Fat Fish
The Fat Fish needs no introduction. A Plett household name, this local favourite is a spot that seafood lovers simply must visit. Specialising in serving freshly caught fish, irresistible tapas, delicate sushi platters and a variety of mouthwatering original dishes. The Fat Fish guarantees a delicious and spectacular dining experience, from expertly cooked line fish to exquisite seafood platters. This restaurant effortlessly blends a stylish and relaxed atmosphere, offering a spacious setting for customers to savour their meals while taking in the stunning views of the ocean. For those seeking al fresco dining, The Fat Fish’s terrace provides the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular views while indulging in their mouthwatering dishes. During the cooler winter months, The Fat Fish has thoughtfully prepared a cosy haven, complete with a crackling wood-burning fire and snug blankets, ensuring that you remain warm and comfortable throughout. With its warm and contemporary atmosphere, The Fat Fish promises a memorable dining experience that perfectly captures the essence of Plettenberg Bay's coastal charm.
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Business hours:
Mon - Sun: 12:00 - 22:00
Make a reservation: 044 533 4740

5. The Lookout Deck 
Nestled between the majestic Lookout Rocks and Lookout Beach and with the namesake deck situated right on the beautiful beach, The Lookout Deck’s seaside location is hard to beat. The diverse menu features an array of mouthwatering options ranging from woodfired pizzas, burgers, delicious snack platters, refreshing salads, excellent seafood dishes and perfectly cooked steaks from the grill. Additionally, this vibrant restaurant takes great pride in its impressive selection of wines and wide range of exotic cocktails. The Lookout promises a memorable dining experience and extraordinary views that will leave you enchanted.
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Business hours:
Mon - Sun: 09:00 - 22:00
Make a reservation: 044 533 1379

6. Nguni Restaurant  
Experience the flavours of South Africa at Nguni, a restaurant that celebrates our country's diverse culinary heritage. Located in a historic building that served as a dairy, Nguni offers a nostalgic charm with an unmistakable African flair. This intimate restaurant offers beloved classics like Bobotie, biltong, springbok, Karoo lamb, ostrich, and more. Nguni's skilled chef skillfully infuses a modern twist into each plate resulting in flavourful curries, colourful vegetarian creations, and tender game meats that are expertly cooked and tastefully presented. You’ll be left wanting more of Nguni’s friendly atmosphere and mouthwatering delicacies.
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Business hours:
Mon - Fri: 12:00 - 22:00
Sat: 16:00 - 22:00
Make a reservation: 044 533 6710

Plettenberg Bay is a sanctuary for food lovers, providing a wide variety of delectable dishes to suit every palate. These top six restaurants in Plettenberg Bay offer a delicious journey that represents its vibrant and diversified culinary scene with dishes influenced by traditional South African cuisines, fresh seafood and excellent dining concepts. These restaurants are certain to leave a lasting effect on your taste buds and provide priceless memories of your time in Plettenberg Bay, whether you're looking for a special date night, a taste of local food, or a memorable dining experience with breathtaking views.

*Information correct at time of publication. Plett Quarter Hotel cannot be held responsible for any incorrect information mentioned above. If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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