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Gaaitjie Restaurant

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Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
0227522242
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Small restaurant overlooking the paternoster oceon. Absolutely beautiful setting. Despite the menu being quite limited the food is very tasteful, fresh and beautifully presented. The tin loaf of bread that is given to you as a small starter is a nice little unique touch. All around, good experience.

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Thank Leandri R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

this restaurant is recommendable for everyone, who combines good food with a fantastic view. The food offers local produce at a reasonable price and had a good wine selection. very casual, but only open thursdays to sundays. fresh fish and excellent challenges for your taste buds. enjoyable

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate dinner on a Sunday night. The wine list was good, but the service lacked a certain sense that we are glad you are here. Coldly professional. The meal was excellent, kingklip. It was dusk but the view was good. It was windy and misting, so it was interesting to watch a fisherman row through the rough surf. Bad... More 

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Thank William J
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear William J. Thank you for taking the time to review Gaaitjie Restaurant. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the view with us. We have always offered wine by the glass, it is also listed on the top of our wine list. While you were at the restaurant it never came to light that you... More 

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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this restaurant due to the location to be honest. The service was very good. The food was good however the menu was very limited. I really expected to have more seafood options. I would go back for the view and probably the best restaurant in town but was not blown away.

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Thank SaLouise
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SaLouise. We are very glad to have had you at Gaaitjie for a meal. Thank you for taking your time to write a review. Fresh fish is not always so available as tourist would expect when they are visiting Paternoster. Restaurants have to go to great lengths to put out a dish with fresh seafood. Gaaitjie just re opened... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to the west coast, we booked at The Gaaitjie and had a wonderful meal! despite there being confusion with our booking, the mistake was quickly fixed and we were seated in the undercover patio section. The food and service was amazing. The homemade bread was an absolute treat and our whole meal was incredible. The mussels... More 

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GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear StaceyR. Thank you for the lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to welcome you back to Gaaitjie soon again. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant is a real gem in Paternoster. The service is great and the food exquisite. The mussel starter deserves a 15 out of 10 and the monk fish delectable. A must for all visitors.

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Thank Andre W
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Andre W. Thank you for visiting Gaaitjie. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience was a bit of a let down. When we arrived having booked a table we were on the patio but against the wall with no view. We're the only people there and would have appreciated the view. By the time we left only one othet large table arrived who were also against the wall so the view was... More 

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Thank pubzee
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for spending your time on writing this review. Gaaitjie just re opened after two months of renovations and as we moved the whole kitchen it was like re opening a brand new restaurant. We are busy perfecting the other dishes to be added to the menu. Your experience might have been part of the re opening jitters. Please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Make sure you book well in advance as they're in demand. Little fisherman's cottage transformed into a restaurant. God service, great food - amazing views, overall good experience.

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Thank Trudi d
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Trudi d. And thanks for taking time to write a lovely review. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Took my sister for lunch. Gaatjie is located on a granite outcrop overlooking the beach at Paternoster. Not a budget eatery but rather something special. Attentive service, excellent food and a magical setting sets it apart from its competition. Try the crayfish for a culinary delight!

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Thank jimmy m
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear jimmy m. Thank you for the review. We hope to welcome you back with loads of other family and friends. More 

Eye, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had been recommended to try Gaaitjie's - unfortunately on the night we went there was a strong wind and as we were sat on the veranda with just drop down shades it was quite chilly. They do provide blankets for your laps, which certainly did help and we are sure that on a calmer night our enjoyment would have... More 

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Thank DenisWendy
GaaitjieRestaurant, Owner at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DenisWendy. Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the weather was a bothersome factor for you while dining at Gaaitjie. It is a hazard that restaurants on the beach has to withstand with and is not always in our control. We do hope to welcome you back to Gaaitjie in the summer season when it is lovely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
Cuisine
Vegetarian Friendly, Steakhouse, Seafood, European
Meals
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster 7381, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Paternoster
  • Phone Number: 0227522242
Description
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 70 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?