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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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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little place on the beach, food was good but a bit overrated and pricey. Most Restaurants in Paternoster have excellent ratings, just depends on what you prefer. You need to book in advance.

2  Thank Thelma123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by the chef whose food is excellent.Good choices on the menu to suit al tastes . Ambiance low key and relaxed. However we were absolutely frozen as the weather closed in whilst we ate on the veranda and although we mentioned this to the...More

2  Thank mrsdancingqueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2nd visit to Paternoster and our 2nd time at Gaatjie!! Such a lovely venue with a great sea view. Lovely staff...friendly and helpful, good service and my lamb was absolute delicious. The Sea Bass and Chicken enjoyed by others in our group were equally...More

2  Thank Emilymouse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely little restaurant with the most perfect location on the beach. Staff very friendly and food was tasty. To avoid disappointment, book ahead of time. Can be a little chilly sitting outside, so pack a jacket but there are blankets for patrons to...More

2  Thank Morag G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service Excellent food ..location is great stunning sea views. We visited Gaatjie for our anniversary dinner and was not disappointed.....will definitely be back soon 😁😁

2  Thank Lizelle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gaaitjie is a fabulous restaurant on the beach in Paternoster. Housed in in an old fisherman's cottage on the beach the views are as great as the view. A must foa ny visit to Paternoster and a table on the front veranda in good weather...More

1  Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was booked for us by our hotel on their recommendation and we were not disappointed. The location is fantastic, right on the beach. The decor of the restaurant fits its location and has a lovely rustic white washed beach feel. Our table was...More

4  Thank SRBoC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here a little late in the evening. The food was good but not top notch. The location is great. Staff friendly. I would need to check it out again to give a 5 rating overall.

2  Thank Fujishimo
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Excellent food, staff and service. Menu was small but variety large. Prawns were to die for and the flavor was the best that we have had for ages. Will be back.

2  Thank Royshot
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We visited as a family of three over the Easter weekend, having booked well in advance. The photos do not do justice to the charm of this restaurant by the sea. Rustic decor with a fresh feeling and a great mix of indoor and outdoor...More

2  Thank cajf
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Questions & Answers
9 April 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly.
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
Richard G
16 February 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes. Kingklip. Yellowtail. Salmon trout. Sirloin and chicken
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
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
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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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