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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 good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nu friend and I went to Gaatjie because of the good recommendations over here. Had a great supper and the staff was also really friendly. Wonderfull sea food but als some awesome meat on the menu. One of the best restaurants in Paternoster!

Thank Thijs V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Gaaitjie restaurant is a must visiting Paternoster. No fancy dining but genuine, tasty and well served.

Thank Rolf H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stunning location and lovely staff, booking essential as the place gets packed out every night, they are also closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Menu not offering too much local local produce but what is cooked is delicious, chef here is really talented and will go...More

Thank jpmcg69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint little building right on the beach, this restaurant is well worth a visit. Food was absolutely delicious. An extremely tasty home baked bread is brought to your table prior to your meal - it is so yummy. Snoek salad proved to be a great...More

Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the curried kingklip fried with a light crisp batter, accompanied by the perfect sauce and salad. The portion is wholesome, and you can tuck your teeth into this meal. The french fries (side order) are the best I have had to memory. Crisp...More

Thank igorbear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent position right on the beach with a great atmosphere. The food is exceptional and is as fresh as it can possibly be. The service is friendly and timely. Not one to miss when your are in the vicinity and in fact worth a detour,...More

Thank CookRE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful setting right on the beach, delicious food served with a smile Friendly, warm atmosphere. The calamari starter and the Prawn special were both excellent. The masala prawns were the best I have eaten. booking essential. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Mairi68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked on Tuesday for Thursday as they were full. Worth the drive back. Had the Masala prawns with saffron rice. The house bread with rosemary is too cute but also very yummy. I wish I could have eaten all on the menu!! Dessert I...More

1  Thank Karin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Gaaitjie to celebrate my daughters birthday .Limited menu, but everything was fresh , no frozen vegetables served.Beautifully presented ,loved the freshly baked "broodjie " We were offered water for our small dog .Walking distance from La Baleine

1  Thank mitzigrob
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great setting right on the beach in a beautiful old fishing house with lots of historical charm. Unfortunately the food did not match the reputation. Not bad but certainly not up to the rave reviews we received on Gaaitjie

1  Thank clintr2016
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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 we do. Sirloin and chicken and fresh fish like Kingklip, Angel fish, monk and yellow tail.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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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