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Gaaitjie, Salt Water Restaurant

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Sampson Street, Paternoster, Paternoster, South Africa
0227522242
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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What stands out about Gaaitjie is the service, you feel as if you are the guest of honour at this fine restaurant from being welcomed by extremely friendly and professional staff to being given genuine attention. The restaurant offers some exclusivity as it can accommodate a set of guests of about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

What stands out about Gaaitjie is the service, you feel as if you are the guest of honour at this fine restaurant from being welcomed by extremely friendly and professional staff to being given genuine attention. The restaurant offers some exclusivity as it can accommodate a set of guests of about 8 at a time. The food on offer meets... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

excellent cuisine in a beautifully relaxed setting on the beach. Book as the place is popular and seating is limited

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We went there just before they close for the winter. The 5 of us each had a starter, main and desert; all delicious ! It was all faultless and absolutely tasty ! The mussels are a most ! Service was very amicable. Nice view of the ocean. Only problem was they closed for the winter which I can't wait to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We really enjoyed dinner at Gaaitjie, although it was a chilly night we enjoyed sitting out on the verandah listening to the waves. Good variety of choice on the menu and equally good choice of wines. The staff were particularly friendly and helpful, made us feel at home. Would recommend!

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

For a variety of reasons we arrived for Dinner not at our best. We left feeling on top of the world. Everything we had was excellent. Reasonably priced wine and efficient service with a smile. One of the best meals we have had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Really Amazing Food! Great flavours, generous portions! Lovely staff !The best pork belly ever! Cannot wait to go back!

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Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Average food and crampy space. We had a two course meal, oysters as a starter, covered in a blanket of melted cheese, a steak for mains, seemed like a T-bone cut in two half portions, a bottle of local red wine, Bill for two people R 750. The room was crampy. In summer sitting on the stoep should be nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had a beautiful 2 course lunch here on a very cold afternoon. The restaurant is cosy, tastefully decorated and has a charming little veranda seating area looking out over the beach and ocean. The food was wonderful - interesting combinations and creative mix between truly local South African and traditional flavor and styles mixed with European and Asian contemporary cuisine.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Gaaitjie is probably one of the best Restaurant in Paternoster, on arrival we were greeted by Alexia, what a host and always checking to make sure if you are enjoying your meals. Their bread and butter is out of this world, the food was well prepared and delicious. If ever you are in Paternoster, Make sure you make a booking... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Had an amazing lunch with friends at Gaatjie. Was worried at first that an unfriendly waitress would dampen the experience, but she warmed up to the end. It seems that this restaurant is quite 'rule' driven; got the most intense looks from the staff when we took it upon ourselves to move our table a little closer to the front... More 

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Address: Sampson Street, Paternoster, Paternoster, South Africa
Phone Number: 0227522242
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paternoster
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • Address: Sampson Street, Paternoster, Paternoster, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paternoster
  • Phone Number: 0227522242

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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