Gaaitjie Restaurant

6 Reviews
Modern, Seafood
Phone Number 0227522242 Opening Hours

Monday 12noon to 2pm then 6pm to 9pm, Tuesday and Wednesday Closed, Thursday to Sunday 12noon to 2pm then 6pm to 8pm


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R160 avg main meal
Modern, Seafood
R160 avg main meal
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Views
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Dinner, Eat Out reviewed, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Serves food, Smoking, Vegetarian, Wheelchair

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Richard Holmes

Chef Jaco Kruger puts a creative and subtly Asian spin on a wide-ranging menu that’ll keep everyone at the table happy. Unsurprisingly, there’s a focus on seafood. Be sure not to miss the superb starter of plump West Coast mussels, swimming in an aromatic broth of lime and cumin and served with a warm potbrood for mopping up the sauce. The grilled calamari is equally good, enlivened by a dressing of lime, smoked paprika and pickled red onion on a bed of charred sweetcorn.

Alongside masala prawns on basmati rice or monkfish in dhania marinade, main courses offer plenty of earthbound alternatives – ostrich with pap croquettes and chakalaka, beef sirloin with carrot purée, or mushroom linguine tossed with truffle cream.

For dessert, the granadilla panna cotta with berries and brandy snaps is like a fresh sea breeze for the palate, and a perfect end to the meal.

An impressive wine list, with a well-chosen selection of leading Cape estates, including West Coast cellars worth a taste. There are local craft beers on offer too.

Charming, friendly service from start to finish, with the chef often stepping out from the pass to check on diners.

Bright and breezy seaside décor at one of the best locations in the village, with broad verandas offering sea views from tables set just above the sands. Be sure to book ahead in summer.

Best for…
Long lunches on a weekend getaway.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Awesome awesome awesome. Service, food, music, friendly staff and management, all excellent. And don't forget the view, amazing!
    Great setting. Food somewhat disappointing - angel fish was overcooked and dry, although well presented.
    Were we pleased to have discovered Gaaitjie! Great location on the beach. Friendly, obliging staff. Service can’t be faulted. All our food was excellent- snoek salad, beetroot salad, masala prawns and Sea Bass. Food and wine reasonably priced. We will return.
    One of the best meals I had. Everything was delicious with amazing views!
    Can't fault anything about Gaaitjie, stunning little gem of a restuarant, fantastic food and service. The rosemary bread was outstanding, prawns indescribable and the desert was sublime. Definately will be back

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