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Gaaitjie Restaurant

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Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
+27 22 752 2242
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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Birkerod, Denmark
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is tasty and well prepared and you get good quality for money. The restaurant is not big and there is not seawiev from all the tables. Staff friendly but be patient it takes a little before dinner is served.

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You will go far to find another restaurant with a more perfect setting than Gaatjie, it is seafood on the beach. The food is out of this world, the chef and management of this restaurant is world class. The truly deserve there rating as the best restaurant in the Swartland and West coast. Well done guys on a truly wonderful... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant and it's view of the ocean. Good food, definitely recommend trying the chocolate creme brulee for dessert! :)Perfect if you like to go for a walk after you had a lovely dinner. Book in advance to ensure you get a table with a view!

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Thank elmi2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing, food, people, view and chef. We fell in love with the food and the food style the chef uses, it was like a fine dining experience on the beach with big portions, again we can just comment with Amazing

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Thank JonineMeadon
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic setting on the beach of Paternoster in the coolness of the shade provided. Great selection of food served by great staff.

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Thank Grant K
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous restaurant - we had two meals here, each was delicious in a different way. But both meals were better than any other restaurant we ate in during our week in Paternoster. Relaxed atmosphere, tasty food, amazing views, friendly staff. Can highly recommend.

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Thank susanperry
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommened Gaaitjie and had on a previous visit to Paternoster been unable to get a table. Warm atmosphere, casual but good service. Excellent prawns to start followed by Kingclip which was wonderful. Even had room for Malva pudding. Would recommend.

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Thank GEOFF P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is understated! This was the best meal that we had in Paternoster, with amazing views, restaurant is situated on the beach, chilled vibe. The service is laid back but professional, chill over a bottle of wine while you wait fir meal to be prepared. With the views and sumptuous cuisine I'd recommend the wait. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank Farida B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic Sunday lunch here. The food was perfect. Particularly enjoyed the kingklip and the sauce was excellent. Can also highly recommend the mussels.

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Thank Business_UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average experience. The starter was delicious and the views were stunning but the mains were very under seasoned and not worth the price. They didn't even have cold bottled water, we were given ice to put into our water to cool it down..Desert was very nice but overall I'm not sure we would return. The service was average and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Saldanha Bay Municipality  >  Paternoster
  • Phone Number: +27 22 752 2242
Description
We bring you a unique dining experience.. Explore the Paternoster beach and nestled amongst the rocks, you will find a simple white-washed fisherman's cottage. This 70 year old building, known as 'Gaaitjie' has a warm, nostalgic atmosphere, true to its heritage. This unique atmosphere of tradition and comfort has inspired an eclectic menu featuring local produce, fused with contemporary and Asian influences. Our food is unpretentious and made with love, using sustainable fresh local produce as far as possible. Our décor is modest and comfortable and our unique location promises spectacular views to compliment a memorable dining experience.

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