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Reviewed 4 days ago

5th visit and second time I have had an oyster that was off. The location is great but food is not. Being in such a desirable location you expect more. Very disappointing.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A restaurant situated right on the beach like this should be serving spectacular food. Unfortunately, it really isn't great, mostly deep fried, and overpriced for what it is. Panko Prawns and Calamari, not local or fresh, the type of food available at most Ocean Baskets,...staff were friendly, but slow..More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bad experience with the food and waiter did not excist us well. Very disappointing. She also did not replace the food or apologized at the table for mistake from their side. Only at the front desk the lady in charge apoligized when we paid the...bill.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

We ordered, fried calamari, prawns and fish, the calamari, although tender, was soggy and felt like it had been standing for a while before serving. I had two prawn's that tasted like rubber, and could not eat the rest, they were apparently cooked in a...butter sauce rather than separately, but were dry and tasteless and also looked like they had been standing for a while before serving and last but not least, my husband's fish was greasy and tasted like the local fast food cafe. An awful meal all round. We told our waitress who conveyed this to the owner and he didn't feel he needed to come to our table to ask us about our unhappiness with the meal he had served us. This restaurant is in a perfect place for folks on holiday and this is what draws people to eat at his restaurant....lots of great restaurants in PN, skip this one, not worth it.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 December 2023

Stayed in Paternoster two nights and ate here both nights. Really friendly staff . View amazing . Food good and fresh . Would recommend if in Paternoster

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023

Early evening supper right on the beach. Warm welcome and great service. Wonderful calamari and panko prawn starters. Excellent kingclip but hake was a little cold. Overall a great night out!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

My third visit to Paternoster, and for lunch, there is no other place than Voorstrandt. I love it there, the location, to food, the wine, the people and the view. On the first day, we enjoyed oysters and the wonderful seafood platter. On the second...day, we were not that hungry and just had some oysters, chips and the very tasty snoek samosas. This is really a lovely place and one of my "feel good" places in South Africa.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 September 2023

The location is perfect - on the beach. With the most beautiful sunsets. Good variety on menu (food and wine). I was in 2 minds, whether to give 4 or 3 stars. The location, food and wine were good. It was however negatively impacted by...waiter with "sinus" sniffles - not good when working with food and customers. Overall a very positive experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

This is typical of a restaurant that does well because of its location right on the beach whether it be on the West Coast of South Africa or on an island off Brazil. The view is fantastic. The food wasn't cooked well. The oil was...so old, the samoosas were fried to a ginger cookie brown colour and the filling inside was dry. The chips were not fresh. Everything was fried in old oil. The service was good.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 September 2023 via mobile

We booked a table for 4 with the fullest intention of a long, leisurely lunch, catching up with old friends. We were not disappointed. Service was discrete yet efficient, we were served our meal at the leisurely rate we had hoped for, and our servers...were a delight. None of us were disappointed with any of our courses, and the food and wine lists are balanced and affordable. In all, a wonderful Sunday! Having settled the bill, a shared bowl of very late afternoon seafood chowder was no problem to serve/share and was complimentary. Thoroughly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

All staff were friendly and attentive. Delicious food, beautifully presented. Quirky decor and outstanding location. All these factors made for a most enjoyable evening out for an early second wedding anniversary. Thank you!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Seafood Platter, and myssel soup. Snoek samoosas were tasty. Mussel soup was watery, tasteless, could have been vegie soup. Apart from the 4 tasty mussels in there. Hake was not good, mussels in sauce not good. In total very disappointing, compared to the beauriful view...of 180' beach and rough seas.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 26 July 2023

The fish was not nice at all tasted like you were chewing on a piece of rubber....... The chips was even worse felt like you were chewing on a cottong ball........ will unfortunately not recommend to frienda and family!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent food Wonderful setting Attentive service I had the seafood platter all of which was well prepared and very tasty - must try the mussels and creamy sauce My husband had the Panko prawns and calamari which also was really good. Mussels in creamy sauce...- yum! Don’t miss this gem!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Try the snoek samoosas! Amazing view, great service and food, recommended as a visit when in. Paternoster.

Date of visit: June 2023
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4