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A wonderful restaurant on the shoreline of Paternoster Bay. Great food. Acceptable pricing. Seafood bias which one would expect. We enjoyed a super dinner and really appreciated the attentive, excellent service and delicious cuisine. Recommended.
We had dinner at Gaaitjie. The menu is concise, with very interesting dishes, including less conventional ingredient combinations that were well thought out and very good to eat. The dishes were well prepared and the service prompt and courteous, complementing Paternoster's unique setting and vibe.
Wife and I had a great evening at the Gaaitjie recently. The food was fresh and delicious. We had 3 sources, and each was amazing. The service from the staff was excellent. And the setting on the beach from in Paternoster rounded an awesome evening.
Let me start by pointing out that Gaaitjies website is misleading. Chef Jaco Kruger has apparently not been in the country for 2yrs. As someone who ‘travels to eat’ his credentials make a dining experience at Gaaitjie very appealing. This is a simple restaurant with...simple food. There were 3 of us who went for lunch, 2 ordered West Coast mussels, in a beer broth, lemongrass, lime, coconut milk, fresh coriander and chilli. These was not a hint of the Asian flavours one would expect from these ingredients, the broth tasted instead of seawater. The bun that was served with the mussels was really delicious. I had the Courgette and corn fritters which consisted of basil mayo, pickled courgette ribbons, charred corn and roasted baby tomatoes. The flavours were mostly of heavily charred corn and egg. It was at this stage that questioned who is the chef was and I was told that there are number of chefs and that chef Jaco had moved to Ireland. For mains, the two orders of oysters were nothing special. I had the mushroom linguine which was extremely rich and had an overbearing truffle oil taste and smell. I didn’t eat it. We had the Seasalter Sauvignon Blanc, which is a really nice wine and is on the menu in many restaurants in and around Cape Town. I would recommend going to Gaaitjie for drinks.More
Date of visit: April 2021
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2021
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I am sorry you didn't enjoy the food.
Although Chef Jaco has moved to Ireland only 9 months ago, not 2 years ago, we haven't had time to update our website, sorry that you felt...More