Time: Lunch: Wednesday to Saturday at 12:30 | Sunday at 12:00 Dinner: Friday and Saturday at 19:00

Venue address:
10 Sampson Street, Paternoster, South Africa

The details

Wolfgat, a quaint yet world-renowned restaurant located in the scenic West Coast town of Paternoster, offers an unparalleled dining experience.

Housed in a charmingly refurbished fisherman's cottage, this 20-seater establishment provides a unique, intimate setting that overlooks the Paternoster coastline. The restaurant has garnered international acclaim and was named the Best Restaurant in the World at The World Restaurant Awards in Paris in 2019.

The culinary genius behind Wolfgat is chef Kobus van der Merwe, who is celebrated for his innovative techniques, commitment to sustainable practices, and his use of locally sourced ingredients, many of which are foraged from the surrounding Paternoster area. This hyperlocal approach to cuisine is a hallmark of Wolfgat, where dishes are crafted to showcase indigenous succulents, herbs, and other unique ingredients with minimal manipulation. The kitchen's philosophy is to allow these ingredients to shine in their natural glory, offering guests a taste of the region's distinct Strandveld Fynbos plant kingdom.

Wolfgat's menu reflects the West Coast landscape and its dramatic seasonal changes. The dishes are tailored according to the weather and the season, making each visit a unique experience. The menu primarily features seafood, complemented by local seaweeds, seasonal veldkos (wild food), and fresh ingredients picked from their own garden. It's a culinary journey that encapsulates the essence of the region, with some menu elements requiring weeks of preparation. To remain sustainable, the restaurant limits its bookings to 20 diners per sitting and accepts a maximum of 8 diners for group bookings.

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