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“Delicious food - wonderful beachview” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gaaitjie, Salt Water Restaurant

Gaaitjie, Salt Water Restaurant
Sampson Street, Paternoster, Paternoster, South Africa
0227522242
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Ranked #2 of 10 restaurants in Paternoster
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
München, Deutschland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Delicious food - wonderful beachview”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Gaaitje stands for excellent cooking. Suzie is an artist as well as a professional chef. 2 or 3 course menues at adequate prices. Fresh fish African style. If you are lucky enough to get a table on the small beachside terrace make sure to catch one of the blankets, it can get cold in the evening. Serrvice was friendly and qualified. Run exclusively by ladies (the only guy is the one on the painting)

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Loxwood, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great beach-side restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Another restaurant with a stunning position right on the beach. The evening was cool when we ate there and we had to eat inside, but the small veranda is the place to eat on warmer evenings (and they do provide blankets) and watch the sunset over the sea. The food is excellent, especially the fish, and is THE restaurant to experience when in the village.

Visited November 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Take the time.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

If you are ever in Paternoster do yourself a favor and have dinner here. The food is beautifully prepared and has just the right mix of flavors to make you want to come back again and again. The restaurant is in quaint old fisherman's cottage that is almost on the beach, with all it original charm.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Glorious position and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

The setting is spectacular - in a historic fisherman's cottage on the rocks overlooking the beautiful beach. The whole experience was wonderful -excellent innovative food, exceptional service by all the staff. We enjoyed Letitia's tale of how she is now happily working in the house she grew up in!

Visited November 2013
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

In August, Bambi and I once again had a truly magnificent meal at Gaaitjie. Suzie is, without doubt, one of the best chefs in South Africa. What more could one ever ask for. The most superb setting, right on the beach, spectacular food and fabulous service. Can't wait to return

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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