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Eileen's Restaurant in the Nic-Mar Centre in Dirkie Uys Street, Gansbaai, offers an authentic Strandveld experience with cosy seating indoors and outdoors on a deck overlooking the harbour. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Eileen Otto invites you to join her for her famous all-day breakfasts, toasted sandwiches, burgers, light meals, ribs, steak and seafood. Daily specials at Eileen’s Restaurant showcase wholesome South African favourites such as groenboontjie bredie, outydse koolfrikkadelle, kerrie vetkoek, en smul lekker Sondag middigete. Meeting your catering needs, Eileen’s Restaurant will make generous party platters to your specifications for your event. Eileen's Restaurant seats 46 people inside and 30 outside, is accessible for patrons with mobility issues and is perfect for small informal functions. And yes, Eileen does takeaways and stays open during load-shedding. Please note, that the restaurant is unlicensed and you are invited to bring your own, with no corkage charged.

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In 2020, after years of careful planning, Eileen Otto realised her dream of owning a restaurant. 

Eileen's Restaurant is a happy place where locals and visitors gather to swap news and enjoy delicious meals prepared the traditional way… with wholesome ingredients and love.

Eileen’s Menu (Sit-down and Takeaway)

Eileen’s Menu (Sit-down and Takeaway)

The menu at Eileen's Restaurant focuses on wholesome meals made with fresh ingredients. 



  • Breakfast
  • Toasted Sandwiches
  • Gatsby's
  • Starters
  • Daily Specials
  • Light Meals
  • Burgers
  • Ribs
  • Steak
  • Seafood

Take a closer look at the menu, here.


Eileen’s Restaurant is not licensed and you are invited to bring your own alcoholic beverages (wine, beer and spirits) to accompany your meal. Although Eileen doesn’t charge corkage, she does request that you buy your mix from her if you bring spirits, she will supply the ice!  

Eileen’s Platters

Eileen’s Platters


Eileen's Restaurant is known for its generous party platters that offer a convenient and budget-friendly catering alternative to feeding the masses. Platters can be created according to your and your guests' tastes and are perfect for:

  • Birthdays 
  • Kitchen Teas
  • Stork Parties
  • Weddings
  • Live Sport (Saturday Rugby)
Eileen’s Pantry

Eileen’s Pantry

Eileen's Restaurant has display shelves laden with goodies for the pantry that include:

  • Biscuits
  • Rusks
  • Honey
  • Jams
  • Preserves
  • Condiments
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Eileen’s Gifts

Eileen’s Gifts

Eileen's Restaurant is the perfect place to browse for something unique when it comes to gifts. Shop for:

  • Leather Handbags
  • Handmade Bags
  • Perfume
  • Pretty Scarves
  • Leg Warmers
  • Snuggly Socks
  • Hand Cream
  • Fynbos
  • Art
  • Shell Art
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Functions @ Eileen’s

Functions @ Eileen’s

Eileen's Restaurant is the ideal venue for catered informal gatherings, for small and large groups of up to 70 people, such as:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Kids Parties
  • Kitchen Teas
  • Baby Showers
  • Club Meetings
  • Biker Breakfast Runs

Venue Amenities

  • Music System
  • Indoor and Outdoor Seating
  • Restrooms
  • Parking
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Contact Eileen for more information about hosting your catered get-together at Eileen's Restaurant.

Eileen’s Vouchers

Eileen’s Vouchers

A voucher from Eileen's Restaurant is a gift that will keep on giving. 

Meal Vouchers
  • Daily Specials (buy per day, week or month)
  • Amount Of Your Choice (can be used towards any menu item)
Gift Vouchers
  • Amount Of Your Choice (to use on meals and gifts)


“Eileen’s Restaurant is the best place to eat in Gansbaai. Value for money is unbeatable and it’s like spending time with family when you go there.”  Richard van Schalkwyk
“I was pleasantly surprised with the wide range of menu items at Eileen's Restaurant. There is truly something for everyone. Eileen’s meals are generous and made with much care. Will surely support this Lekker Local Jewel!”  Avozha Rathbone
“I love popping in at Eileen's Restaurant to see what is new on the shelves! She also stocks local fynbos honey at a great price.”  Jennifer Eloise
“Ons het vandag hier by Eileen’s Restaurant kom eet. Die ontbyt was die lekkerste lekker brekkie in gansbaai.”  Jurie Steyn
“Eileen’s Restaurant is ‘n unieke plekkie, die kos was uit die boeke, en almal baie vriendelik. Baie lekker plekkie. Sal dit definitief aanbeveel.”  Hermien Van Der Westhuizen
“Dankie julle vir daai fantastiese kersete gister by Eileen’s Restaurant. Dit was uit die boeke uit lekker.”  Leon Carstens



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