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Gaaitjie Restaurant

Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
+27 22 752 2242
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best view ever. Food brilliant. Desert decadent. Wine list excellent. What more can one want? A great experience with the waves lapping at your feet.

Thank Jacques P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must reserve situation this magic restaurant is right on the beach and in the height of summer with the windows open and the sunsets beckoning must be close to a paradise location.The service was excellent and my fillet steak outstanding.The only funny negative if...More

Thank alandesireed
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a quiet ,tranquil and beautiful sunset it's perfect but I found them raving about the food and as a person that eats out was not satisfied at all with the food for the cost /benefit.They need to facelift everything from service,food and...More

Thank LanceAron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok (passable) - with good plating presentation - service could be better with more professional waiters.

Thank lens994
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location to die for , on the beach.Staff welcoming and cheerful . Started with top class fish cakes.Mains of Yellowtail and Monkfish .Yellowtail was prepared perfectly , Monkfish as would be , a little rich but complemented by the mild Malay curry spices.Highlight was the...More

Thank pup56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small restaurant on the beach with sea breeze and waves lapping. Great setting but the real surprise was the food. Limited menu yet with exceptional presentation and quality. The food was excellent, service good and a very pleasant culinary experience.

Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 couples who enjoyed our dinner at this west coast restuarant with a fireplace. One couple are vegan and enjoyed the Risitto. The Monk and Angel fish that we ordered was delicious. The service was great.

Thank Odette F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were the only table sitting outside on the stoep overlooking the sea. We had great service, great good and a good view. The mussels and calamari starters were really out of this world. I wish I could eat there every day.

Thank PierreDorf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title pretty much says it all ;-). The setting is really lovely, with fire places (very welcome on a rather fresh evening), its cozy and with plenty of small nice touches. The people are very friendly and always smiling and made us feel very...More

Thank nathalieyes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were served by a very attentive team, which was great. Food was good but not mindblowing. Would recommend the monkfish.

Thank jzchuan
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Questions & Answers
10 April 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly.
Henriette B
13 March 2017|
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Response from GaaitjieRestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Henriette. We would love to host you for this special event. Please send me your details to the gaaitjie reservations e-mail so we can organize this special day. Kind regards, Valmé
Richard G
16 February 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we do. Sirloin and chicken and fresh fish like Kingklip, Angel fish, monk and yellow tail.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Saldanha Bay Municipality  >  Paternoster
  • Phone Number: +27 22 752 2242
  • E-mail
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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