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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” (23 reviews)
“pork belly” (36 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 2 days ago

Incredible food yet again and the best service. We had such an amazing time this past holiday we went back for seconds :) Cant wait to go back next year.

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank 239ross
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably the best view in Paternoster and so wonderful to see the fishermen coming and going. However the food was very ordinary and every dish looked the same.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank KirstyMaclons
Reviewed 3 days ago

nice to focus on sustainable but we can eat better fish in so many places. the best part was the service and the view from the terrace,

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank nicolass208
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's hard not to love this place, being located right on the beach with superb views of the ocean. The seafood is excellent, locally sourced and nicely presented. Friendly service and the wonderful hostess was very welcoming. Great informal place for families and friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank SweetnSourKraut
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very happy to have booked a few days in advance and to be placed at the table closest to the ocean with stunning views of the boulders projecting into the bay. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The spring roll starters...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank Stephen901
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here is a really great restaurant. The view is fantastic the food great and the service really good. Best steak have had in a long time

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank rosse534
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Gaaitjie Restaurant during our stay in Paternoster. While the starters - we opted for mussels and fish spring roll - were very good, the mains let us down. All of my 6 Masala Prawns were overcooked and not tasty at all...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Kerstin N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A most pleasant little restaurant a short walk from our B and B, The Dunes. We sat in the conservatory room which has windows to stop any wind, but there is an inside and outside part too. Our meal of 2 starters and 2 mains...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank lignum
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the mussels, angel fish, pork belly and lovely refreshing pannacotta with a good, cold white wine whilst enjoying the most beautiful view from the terrace. Highly recommended restaurant!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Erma L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for supper. Not a huge menu, but ok. The snoek salad was delicious and my partner had the pork belly, also delicious. We had a lovely view from the veranda.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank hanneke21
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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, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Romantic
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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