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“Consistently Good”

Gaaitjie Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Paternoster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

My family and I returned recently to Gaaitjie and found the same fabulous food as before. Traditional South African food with a contemporary twist, beautifully presented and as good as before. Stunning venue, we sat outside. The staff were welcoming and attentive as usual, none of the issues mentioned by some reviewers. It is, in my opinion, one of the best restaurants in the Western Cape. Can't wait to go back.

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2  Thank Jean d
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Fantastic location overlooking the bay. Old fisherman cottage, so small inside, recommend booking. Food was excellent, wonderful flavours.

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2  Thank SteveandLin1973
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Gaaitjie, is right on the beach & we were seated at the open verandah 'window' overlooking the beach & sea. I can't remember what we had now - it was so long ago, but whatever it was, was delicious, as I've been recommending this restaurant to everyone going to Paternoster

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Thank GailofDeLangenhof
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Food selection was very good. Service was friendly without long delays.
Wine list is limited and expensive. Take your own with a charge of R40

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

What an explosion of flavors. Go hungry because you just have to try all three courses. The service was excellent. We went on a day when the weather was bad so sat inside.

Thank ExplorerZA2602
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