There are a number of restaurants in Paternoster - the Voorstrandt (the green and red tin house, right on the beachfront) is the most famous. Like many other restaurants in the area, it specialises in seafood.
The Noisy Oyster is located next to the famous and utterly fabulous Paternoster Hotel. Their opening hours are limited but their grub is gorgeous. Tel: 022 752 2196. We have feasted on the most magnificent prawns there. The duck is just gorgeous too. Oh, and don’t miss the oysters…. Of course.
Whatever you do, don't miss the bar at the Paternoster Hotel... it is one of the most unusual bars on this planet, because it's populated by underwear (and some interesting locals; but that's another story entirely. Their food is good too - honest home-cooked and tasty. Tel: 022 752 2703 /773 If you’re feeling brave (and hungry), order a seafood platter for two. It’s easily enough for three people.
The Paternoster Lodge offers a variety of meals throughout the day. The view from their balcony is great. Tel: 022 752 2023
The Eatery is a great place to grab a tasty breakfast and/or lunch. It’s located next to the Pam Golding Office on St Augustine Road, Paternoster. Tel 022 752 2242.
Gaaitjie is a sensational new restaurant which, like the Eatery, is owned by the famous South African chef, Suzi Holzhausen. It offers utterly yummy meals plus a gorgeous sea view nogal! Tel 022 752 2242. Recently, we have enjoyed yummy pork belly, the best snoek lasagne imaginable… oh and the lamb bredie…. It defies description. Treat yourself to one of Suzi’s gorgeous starters too; the menu changes regularly; nothing is bad.
The Fisherman’s Market also offers some great nosh – the fish and chips as well as the calamari are quite delicious.
If you enjoy seafood, then this is the place to be. You can feast on shellfish, oysters, mussels, fresh fish... and don't forget our famous bokkoms! (Bokkoms, lest you don't know this, is dried fish... much like biltong, but a bit smellier.)
Also, don't leave before sampling some delicious local snoek. You may even be able to buy some from the local fishermen on the beach in Paternoster.