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“Magnificent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gaaitjie Restaurant

Gaaitjie Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Paternoster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
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.
Cape Town
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

In August, Bambi and I once again had a truly magnificent meal at Gaaitjie. Suzie is, without doubt, one of the best chefs in South Africa. What more could one ever ask for. The most superb setting, right on the beach, spectacular food and fabulous service. Can't wait to return

  • Visited August 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Unforgettable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

What a setting and fantastic food to add. All dishes were thoughtfully prepared and presented. Sitting right on the beach on a perfect summers evening was a highlight to be remembered for a long time. This place is highly recommended and we will be back if we are in the area again.

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Suzi is on top of her game!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Another masterpiece .....fresh artichoke perfectly steamed and stuffed with tuna and topped with a perfectly poached egg. Pickled fish a traditional local recipe with a sweet curry flavour served warm and accompanied by 3 mini side salads. The restaurant was busy and had great atmosphere. Staff always friendly and efficient. The view is the best on the West Coast. Book now don't miss out this summer. Local is lekker:)

Visited October 2013
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Camps Bay, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The BEST seaside restaurant in South Africa...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Perfectly located right on rocks, warm and friendly staff, fresh and creative dishes, if I were to want to own a seaside restaurant, this would be it... well worth the drive from Cape Town, booking essential. ENJOY !!

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Small lively place - wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We got the last table at this excellent seafood restaurant - lucky us. Every course was outstanding - really fresh locally sourced fish and perfect accompaniments. The staff were helpful, knowledgeable and a complete delight - creating a friendly buzzy atmosphere

Visited October 2013
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