• Paternoster, a small community set in the Western Cape’s West Coast, is known for its fishing industry and white-washed cottage architecture. Paternoster holds its history and traditions dear to their hearts, with these traditions following through into their restaurants where food represents not just a meal but a story.

    Benguela Blue

    Surrounded by the Paternoster fishing village ambiance, Benguela takes you on a journey of fresh food from breakfast to dinner. Indulge in their seafood platters or delicious yellowtail.

    Address: 54 St Augustine Rd, Kliprug, Paternoster, 7381

    Contact number: 083 258 0958

    Benguela restaurant
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    Leeto, defined as the Khoisan word for “journey”, a restaurant focused on showcasing the journeys of the past and present, the Khoisan who once lived and roamed the coastline surrounding the restaurant, and the journey of the owner himself. These journeys tell their stories through the cuisine served at Leeto which is inspired by the local area and personal experiences. Visit Leeto to get a feel of authenticity and history. Try their corn, and coconut cream soup and amazing cocktails.

    Address: Patterson Slot, Paternoster, 7381

    Reservation contact number: 060 927-0403

    Leeto restaurant prawns
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    Wolfgat, a restaurant named after the nearby cave, is a place of archaeological gems. Priding itself on giving people a dining experience of luxury, the meals take customers into a taste of local sustainability. When dining, Wolfgat visitors are treated to seasonal offerings from the local gardens and rock pools. If you are in the mood to explore and experience local cuisine from seaweed to veldkos, make a booking at Wolfgat.

    Address: 10 Sampson Street, St, Kliprug, Paternoster

    Reservation email: http://www.wolfgat.co.za/bookonline

    Food from Wolfgat
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    Voorstrandt Restaurant

    On the lookout for amazing food paired with beautiful architecture. Make a stop at Voorstrandt Restaurant. Voostrandt is the ideal place for a romantic evening, dining is combined with the beauty of ocean waves and whale spotting if you are lucky. The red and green tin house showcases true West Coast hospitality, while the menu offers seafood and Malay curries.

    Address: Strandloper St, Voorstrand, Paternoster, 7381

    Contact number: 022 752 2038

    Voordstrandt food
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    Die Gaatjie

    Die Gaatjie is the prime place for an evening of Paternoster beauty and tradition creating an atmosphere of comfort and local foods prepared with love. Join them for a night of bliss and try their amazing Masala prawns and West Coast wine selection.

    Address: Off Sampson St Kliprug, Paternoster,7381

    Contact number: 022 752 2242

    Reservation email: http://www.gaaitjie.co.za/

    Die Gaatjie Oysters
    Image:Die Gaatjie/ Facebook

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