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Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, Paternoster

Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, Paternoster

Next time you're on the West Coast, make sure you make a booking at Gaatjie Saltwater Restaurant, which has fast established itself as one of the culinary highlights of a trip to Paternoster. Set in a simple fisherman's cottage on the town's Voorstrandt beach, it is the brainchild and lifelong dream of Suzi Holtzhauzen, who says she "lives to cook". She started her vocation in all things food with an intensive three-year Cordon Bleu course at Silwood Kitchen, Cape Town, and specialises in local foods with a twist, made from locally produced ingredients, prepared the West Coast way. Specialities include West Coast mussel dishes, oysters, sardines, lobster, various fish, and a creation of anything that is