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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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12:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A most amazing view, right on the beach. Brilliant service and very good food. We loved sitting on the veranda.

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Thank Darren P
Somerset West
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This family-run restaurant right on the beach in Paternoster is NOT BE MISSED! But make a reservation a couple of days before the time, as it is very popular. The small building is 180 years old, and its location and ambiance can hardly be bettered. Two verandahs overlook the beach and bay, and if the weather is unsuitable, inside is... More 

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Thank Brian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not booked but were quickly found a table in a great position, which enabled us to watch all the beach activity. The fishing boats coming & going was particularly interesting. The food, Calamari & Fish Cakes, was delicious but the olive bread was the real show stopper. Yummy!! Our waitress was friendly & efficient & the whole experience... More 

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Thank Bowring14
Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came by for lunch and unfortunately it was totally booked -they even tried to move things around a bit. So we wandered off along the beach, and then after 5-7 minutes the sweet young waitress came running after us saying they just had a councellation and now had a table for us. How sweet was that?? The food was... More 

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Thank Copenhagen3family
Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service food average - only place you can eat without booking on Monday or Tuesday. Amazing beach views - exposed long sandy beach

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Thank Sue H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw the reviews of this place so wanted to try it Food was great and a nice wine selection in a cosy beach setting Meldine (i hope thats spelt correctly) the amazing lady serving made the meal and evening even better Its a small place so you best book in advance Well worth a visit if your in the area

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked ahead having been told Paternoster restaurants fill up quickly. Went for dinner on the first evening of our stay. Everything about this place is excellent, the setting virtually on the beach, the service (smiling attentive staff who are organised and prompt), but best of all is the food. We chatted to one of the owners of this... More 

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1 Thank MrsB010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach, this is a great spot. The food was great and the service and staff where super. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tabatha K
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant by chance. Lovely location overlooking the bay. We hadn't booked but as we were quite late for lunch they managed to find us a table. Oh, what a find. The prawns were, well. A week later we made a 50k detour to come here again. The chef deserves a Michelin star. The staff are lovely, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The fresh fish was perfectly prepared and delicious, there is a good wine selection, and the desserts were also excellent.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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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