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Gaaitjie Restaurant

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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“monkfish” (21 reviews)
“pork belly” (33 reviews)
“spring rolls” (11 reviews)
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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 5 days ago

Gaaitjie specialise in serving excellent seafood. Our table overlooked the ocean which added to the ambiance. Try the snoek salad started with strawberries, pleasantly refreshing.

1  Thank Patrick G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this stunning on the beach restaurant for the first time. What an amazing time we had. Wine list is interesting and well pit together. Menu whilst limited has something for each tastebud. All the food we were served was done to perfection. With...More

1  Thank KLOEKIE26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best in the business. Very focused menu and certainly have that differential you are looking for. The owner/ chef personally present your food to your table. The complimentary freshly baked bread is an absolute winner.. Wonderful well trained staff. It is a...More

1  Thank 118janniev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of the group met the 4 cyclists in Paternoster at the restaurant. The place was packed, luckily we have booked! The venue and scenery are fantastic. One is very close to the sea. The menu is mainly centred around fish, but other options are...More

3  Thank HeinOos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is very understated and in a sense under decorated but the food is really good. We dined on a cold winters evening. The fish dishes are very well prepared and the combinations presented have are layered in delicious flavours - my partner and...More

2  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best seafood restaurant in Paternoster! Service was fine. Chef attended and it is always so good to meet the chef. Will definitely tureen to Gaaitjie!

2  Thank Dina530502
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this West Coast gem with amazing seafood and a front row view of the water. Ask for a seat outside on a nice day and feel like you are sitting on the beach.

2  Thank AunnieP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated on the beach, Gaaitjie offers an incredible menu. Our starters of angelfish bobotie spring rolls and calamari were beyond incredible in taste. We could go back and just devour platefuls. At the end of the night we both agreed, we could have just ordered...More

1  Thank LaurenL2451
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most quaint restaurant on the rocks overlooking the bay .A converted fisherman's cottage . The food was delicious ,from the calamari starter to the sustainable Cobeljou and desert we left replete and smiling . The freshly baked "tin bread " with farm butter was...More

1  Thank LouisM1630
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Found this quant restaurant on the beach in Paternoster, not expecting much. But we were ‘wow’d’! Excellent service, stunning view but most of all the best calamari, cob and prawns. Outstanding food quality, prep and presentation. What a find!

1  Thank Tanya M
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View
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
  • E-mail
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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