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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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cape town
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The setting is stunning basically on the beach. Service is friendly and good. The food is a mixture of South African and Asian spices. Very interesting and well done. The wine could have been colder and it is not a cheap eat but worth it. I only give 5 Stars for service beyond expectation so once again - worth going... More 

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Thank Juergen e
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely the best food on the West Coast! We went with friends over the long weekend for a lazy lunch...everyone was blown away by the quality and flavours of the meal. Chef came to deliver the food and was super chilled to chat with. Thanks for the great meal!

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Thank Jared S
Sevenoaks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most delicious dorade fish. It was cooked to perfection. The waitress and owner are a delight and highly recommend their eatery. Great position too.

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Thank Patty-perfection
Durban, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, fresh fish, stunning location. Good value for money. Staff have excellent understanding of fishing requirements.

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Thank Carolann2058
Munich
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our B&B host made reservations for this Location, which we happily followed: In Walking distance and directly at the beach. We had a nice table with the best view. We choose "fish of the day" and "Angel fish"; both very tasty. Angelfish on a bed of fettucine with pesto might not be everybody's first choice. And the noodles were not... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really looking forward to this special evening but what a disappointment. The menu was restricted, the portions were also restricted and the quality was no more than bar snack food. What has happened ro this once fine restaurant? Sadly we could not recommend this for quality food. The setting is beautiful and rhe staff are friendly but fish and chips... More 

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Thank luigi.90
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a surprise, remember yo book Very popular One of the best locations in Paternoster Service great and food better

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch with our toddlers. Great location, even better food. Make sure you will be in before 1400. Otherwise you will not be served. In addition reservations are advisable. Must go.

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Thank GuydoAmsterdam
Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little stiff had a very nice waitress but Management were not overly friendly and we saw them turn other would be guests away stating that they were fully booked when there were still open tables which were not taken during the whole time we ate there until we left. Food was ok but we have eaten better.

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Thank Lyn572014
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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81 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst still better than most, Gaaitjie is not the same as it was when Suzie still owned it. Some courses were excellent, some average. We were 4 for lunch and whilst all starters received high ratings, only one of the four mains, the Angel fish, was rated excellent, 2 were good (mushroom risotto) and one very average, the peri peri... 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, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly, 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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