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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Sampson Street, Paternoster | Off Sampson Road, Paternoster, Saldanha Bay Municipality 7381, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

An interesting small but large restaurant. Great menu. Presentation of the food is stunning. Must have the Tuna starter- out of the word delicious! Best I've ever had. Expected a bit more of the mussel dish. Exceptional good service- Mildene I think her name was....More

Thank suyenneb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great time had at Gaaitjie. Firstly, expectionally friendly hostess and staff (all around cheerful and very attentive). Great views from most angles, comfortable with fires going to warm up the chilly winter nights. The food was amazing - we shared a calamari and...More

Thank hellocharlie_travels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice Lunch today. Very relaxing right near the beach. Food was good and the preparation/presentation was that of a five star Restaurant. Highly recommend it for an afternoon. Bert/Debbie Sousa Las Vegas Nevada

Thank Snakedrvr
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Thanks for sorting out the kids- we loved every meal - tuna starter was world class Good value - 12 of us (R500 for two adults and two kids) with wine and starters, mains and some sweets.

Thank Sean M
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Sean. Thank you for your delightful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience at Gaaitjie. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

We visited this restaurant on Monday the 22nd May 2017. The restaurant was not that full, and we were recommended by four people to have dinner there, so we thought we are in for a lovely evening. What a dissapointment, I ordered a gin and...More

1  Thank John W
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear john W. I do apologize that you feel disappointed in your visit to Gaaitjie. I can assure you we will gain nothing by replacing your alcohol with water or to just not put it in. We do use a very good quality vodka which...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

A very welcoming restaurant, spread over several rooms. Great service and excellent fish. If I hadn't been getting over an illness I'd have explored more of the menu!More

Thank Diana M
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Diana M. Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you were ill before. We appreciate all your compliments. We do hope that you will join us for a meal again so you can try the rest or our dishes on offer. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Once again had king klip. Excellent food, service and right on the beach. Highly recommend, I would suggest reservations even in the off season as it became quite crowded.

Thank William J
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Willian J. Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you visited Gaaitjie again and enjoyed your experience. It's a pleasure having returning customers. We do hope to welcome you back to Gaaitjie soon. Kind regards, Team Gaaitjie

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Excellent location. If you want to eat fish, then this is the place to go! Best calamari starter I ever had. For mains I ordered the paella - it was an earthy flavoured, comfort meal.

Thank soriaa2017
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Soriaa2017. Thank you for your review. I'm not sure if it is meant for Gaaitjie as we do not serve paella. Kind regards, Team Gaaitjie

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Natalie from our hotel made reservations was excited because it had been recommended by our travel agent. We sat near the windows but couldn't see anything as it was pitch black. At the time of year we went lunch would have been better for views....More

1  Thank Ann W
GaaitjieRestaurant, General Manager at Gaaitjie Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Ann W. We do try our very best to heat up the restaurant during the winter. We have two fire places, three heaters and a blanket for every seat in the house. I am so sorry you still felt cold sitting inside. If we...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We were in Paternoster on a Monday when not all restaurants were open. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and the menu was interesting. Our Mussel starter was delicious but the fish part of my Monkfish main meal was cold when it arrived and...More

Thank Anne R
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Livi4P
9 April 2017|
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Response from Theuns En Wilma K | Property representative |
Yes we are dog friendly.
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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
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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