Do you know the source of your seafood when you go to eat a meal? The sad fact is that for some species, the demand far outstrips the supply, and our oceans are threatened with over-fishing. For this reason, more and more restaurants are choosing to only source seafood from vendors that use the sustainable fishing method. We’ve chosen to highlight 5 places to visit while eating out in Plett that honour this seafood ethos:
Read on for a brief synopsis of each eatery and handy contact details…
5 restaurants in Plett that practice sustainable fishing and eco-values
Quaint little corner shop with a laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere. If you’re looking for taste and sustainable fishing, try the delicious ‘off the hook’ seafood platters. Tasty breakfasts daily and close to the beach for great holiday atmosphere. Open Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 11 pm; closed on Sunday. Contact: Louise Craig +27 (0)44 533 0796
Eco Stats: | recycles | local produce | sustainable fishing.
2. The Fat Fish
The Fat Fish serve the freshest seafood available coupled with moreish tapas, platters of delicate sushi and other mouthwatering original dishes. Open Monday to Sunday 11:30am to 10:00pm. Contact: +27 (0)44 533 4740
Eco Stats: local produce | sustainable fishing
The motto: Simple food with serious taste. Pizzas, delicious handmade pastas, seafood and also a ‘weigh-and-pay’ option. Gluten-free or banting options also available. Fun, friendly atmosphere for families and couples alike. Bar available too! Monday – Sunday: Noon – until late. Contact: Chris Fermor +27 (0)44 533 0796
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | free-range eggs & chicken | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | supports local empowerment.
Beautiful bay and mountain views through indoor/outdoor layout. Simply presented dishes with light sauces and minimal garnish – letting the fresh, local produce shine. “Taste the essence of the sea with rustic roasted whole fish… and the salty sexiness of fresh oysters.” Bistro atmosphere with light, fuss-free contemporary feel. At night, enjoy a more intimate feel while you wine and dine. Open Monday to Wednesday 7:30am – 9pm, Thursday 8am – 9pm, Friday & Saturday 7:30am – 9pm and Sunday 7:30am – 3pm Contact: Marianne Mould +27 (0)44 533 3102
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | supports local empowerment | energy saving.
Boutique Wine Estate overlooking the Tsitsikamma mountains. Family-run estate with local wines and organic food, all served between the vines or in the restaurant with freshly baked home-made breads. Decadent desserts. Space can be rented out for special occasions and private functions. Open Monday – Sundays 11am – 5pm. Contact: Caroline +27 (0)44 534 8007
Eco Stats: recycles | local produce | organic food | biodiversity | free-range eggs | badger-friendly | sustainable fishing | eco-cleaning | eco-packaging | supports local empowerment | energy-saving | water-saving.
You might also enjoy our article on local fresh produce with a list of markets in the Knysna area, Plett and surrounds. There’s also a great Tuna Ceviché starter recipe if seafood is your favourite protein.
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