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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“monk fish” (10 reviews)
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Closes in 18 min
All hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a table right on the edge of the ocean, watched the sky change colour. Atmosphere was great, great service and excellent food. Not cheap, but worth treating yourself. Highly recommend!

Thank sharonocapetown
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't been since it changed ownership about 2 years ago. The food is delicious, varied and the atmosphere more relaxed than what I remember. There was an interesting selection of both unusual and familiar seafood, with steak and chicken options for land lubbers. The snoek...More

Thank ninakriel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a nice time with great Crayfish grilled on open fire and live music from Wouter Van De Venter.

Thank Namfoody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gaaitjie on the last night of our four-week stay in South Africa. What a perfect finale. Polite, friendly service. Good menu and the food was superb and nicely presented. My 'specials' dish of prawns cooked masala style was just wonderful, while my husband's...More

Thank Gunnerjanet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by and their kitchen was closed, so we enjoyed some of their craft beers, right at the beach. Service and venue right at the beach just great.

Thank HenrietteK007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WEE decided to go on spec and found it was mostly booked and they found us space, very friendly and the atmosphere was good. The kingklip was perfectly cooked and presented

Thank bradders242
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely place Good food,service and music. On a cold evening we had a lovely meal Fireplace was keeping us warm There were also clean blankets available for more comfort and warmth When the food arived it not only looked good it tasted Devine. Fish...More

Thank annymacd1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly outstanding dining experience. Every course was superbly prepared and well presented and the flavours considerately combined. The only down note was that the single vegetarian in our group did not enjoy the same. Essentially there was no vegetarian choice, the main course cobbled...More

Thank OutThereinAfrica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best view ever. Food brilliant. Desert decadent. Wine list excellent. What more can one want? A great experience with the waves lapping at your feet.

Thank Jacques P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must reserve situation this magic restaurant is right on the beach and in the height of summer with the windows open and the sunsets beckoning must be close to a paradise location.The service was excellent and my fillet steak outstanding.The only funny negative if...More

Thank alandesireed
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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
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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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