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Gaaitjie Restaurant

Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
+27 22 752 2242
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The venue doesn't give a lot away, but the interior is cosy (I'd love to come back in winter) and given the location the terrace views are perfect. Our waitress was fabulously warm, excellent service. I had masala prawns, they were prepared perfectly, some of...More

Thank ryanm77330
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our first evening in Paternoster we pre-booked a table for dinner at Gaaitjie restaurant, which is located on the beach. We loved the fresh mussel starter and masala prawn mains - which was the chef's special of the day. There is a good wine...More

Thank 634charmainev
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another gem in Paternoster. Friendly staff and great location. The snoek salad is a must! Their masala prawns are both delicious and generous in portion size. Even got to try some of the local beer which was good.

Thank Nadia S
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Nadia. Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely experience at Gaaitjie. Hope you will be returning soon. Hopefully we can get a 5 star rating next time you visit. Kind regards, Gaaitjie restaurant

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Divine location. Fabulous food & menu from the chef who studied under David Grier . Hospitality superb.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood was outstanding... Staff & quality of service & food excellent.. Right on the beach with full frontal sea views... Definitely worth going again just for the food & experience...

Thank dmestikdiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried to have lunch without reservation...seems that we had no luck....when we were making dinner reservation, we were lucky that a table came free 😁 so lunch as well! We had the special of the day gamba and they were just great!

Thank Renate K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived for an early dinner so had at least an hour of gorgeous sunny views from the patio. The food was lovely and carefully prepared. I would definitely recommend Gaaitjie.

Thank TaniaDLK
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear TaniaDLK. Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a lovely experience at Gaaitjie. Hope you will be returning soon. Hopefully we can get a 5 star rating next time you visit. Kind regards, Gaaitjie restaurant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You really need to book here. Awesome restaurant on the beach. I had Marsala prawns which were the best prawns I have ever had. Great wine list.

Thank Shaley B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a table right on the edge of the ocean, watched the sky change colour. Atmosphere was great, great service and excellent food. Not cheap, but worth treating yourself. Highly recommend!

Thank sharonocapetown
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Hadn't been since it changed ownership about 2 years ago. The food is delicious, varied and the atmosphere more relaxed than what I remember. There was an interesting selection of both unusual and familiar seafood, with steak and chicken options for land lubbers. The snoek...More

Thank ninakriel
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Livi4P
10 April 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly.
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Henriette B
13 March 2017|
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Response from GaaitjieRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Henriette. We would love to host you for this special event. Please send me your details to the gaaitjie reservations e-mail so we can organize this special day. Kind regards, Valmé
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Richard G
17 February 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we do. Sirloin and chicken and fresh fish like Kingklip, Angel fish, monk and yellow tail.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
Description
Our listed hours is seating times. We are open for a local beer or West coast wine all day where you can sit under the umbrellas and stare at the sea. 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 80 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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