I am a vegetarian and a lover of food, I cannot wait to visit restaurants (except any and all franchises), to relish their creations – which I regard as art. Irrespective of the establishment, if it sports a great chef, you smile. Somehow, Paternoster attracts some devilishly brilliant chefs.
What you want is a great menu, a wine list that inspires you and a chef with great skill and imagination.
Some restaurants don’t change their menus due to their popularity with the overseas crowd and while I visit them each time, I don’t love them as much as those who spark with new inventions.
Here are the best restaurants to visit whether you are a meat hungry, seafood frenzied feeder, or a finicky finger picking diner:
Suzi Holtzhausen. Former Gaaitjie owner still cooks up local delicacies touched by ingenuity and imagination. These days she is quite busy with various projects, so phone WAY ahead to hear if she can accommodate you.
Wolfgat. Not opened yet, but will be run by Kobus Van Der Merwe from Oep ve Koep and that means it will be brilliant. Both Kobus and Suzi forage local plant and food life that is sustainable by the West Coast Region, you may even join them when they do this – if you’re lucky.
Noisy Oyster enthralls you with mystique and a great ambiance complete with fairy lights, fire and naughty innuendo. Their food is phenomenal too. Trip Advisor gives them the number one for favourite restaurants and is one of my favourite visits.
Gaaitjie Restaurant is a charming beautiful little beach bistro. Jaco the chef serves stunning contemporary food that will make you return again and again.
Voorstrandt is ON the beach, and the sunsets are amazing to watch, with a glass of wine. They serve a variety of seafood like most restaurants in Paternoster and is very popular with foreign folk.
Reubens at Abalone House has a opulent and nice atmosphere. Food is good, nice wine list.
SQUARE SPOON – PATERNOSTER LODGE
ON THE ROCKS – VISMARK