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“Amazing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gaaitjie Restaurant

Gaaitjie Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Paternoster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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3 reviews
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

This place has got to be one of the top seafood restaurants in RSA. The setting is spectacular, service top notch and most importantly the food is to die for. My wife and I enjoyed angel fish and yellow tail main courses respectively, together with some traditional west coast mussels for starters, and we both couldn't remember when last we'd eaten seafood of this quality. Also ignore any comments on this forum re pricing at Gaaitjie, they are reasonable - R195 for a 2 course meal and R230 for 3 course.

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Paternoster, South Africa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2013

We visited Gaaitjie Restaurant as a family for dinner. The setting was beautiful on the beach, but unfortunately the rest of the evening was a disappointment. The food portions were small, and not so amazing as reviewed by other visitors. The kids portions were small and too salty/spicy. To pay R150 for a 50g of steak we thought was overpriced, and so was the rest of the bill. We would definitely not recommend the restaurant to anybody. Not really value for your money.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Melissa W
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München, Deutschland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Delicious food - wonderful beachview”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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Loxwood, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
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“Great beach-side restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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“Take the time.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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