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The Galley Beach Bar and Grill

) #15 of 55 Restaurants in Ballito €€ - €€€ , Seafood
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2546
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner. The food was really good, I would really recommend it. The garlic bread was nice as well as the fish nuggets in the fishy basket. We also had a rump steak which was not bad either. The only complaint is...More

Thank Yolaine d
Reviewed 6 days ago

We've had a fish basket for a quick snack which was good. The fish goujons were excellent! The fried calamari, so-so. The squid heads good & the chips were good too. They also had a good selection of beers & the view from the deck...More

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For really well cooked seafood this is your spot. A great view and a nice beach for a walk if you ate too much. Service was a little slow but the good makes up for it. There is a kiddies play area on the deck...More

Thank Erin G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very decent meal there, with a nice cold draught. No fancy stuff, what you see is what you get. Beach vibe, great view, plus they allow my dogs in !

Thank Mateus C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I guess we beat the worst of the traffic back as when we arrived around 9pm the restaurant was empty; by 10pm a few more groups of runners and supporters had arrived. Hard to be a great judge of food after a long day nonetheless...More

Thank JWT-1964
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Average quality seafood served right by the water. You have the choice of dining on an open deck facing the sandy beach or indoors away from the sun. Unfortunately, the service was non existant to poor. We waited 15 minutes to be recognized and began...More

Thank Condocat
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Friendly management,barstaff, and waitron but the food is nowhere as edible as The Hops is, perhaps due to the owners non pragmatic insouciance?.His observed interaction with the staff leaves much to be desired.Seafood dishes (on a few occasions) were 'stale' , and the hot Natal...More

Thank HillDavid_13
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We met family for breakfast at The Galley. The view was astonishing, and the coffee was good. The first problem was that our sugar container was forever used to serve other tables. Really?? Maybe restaurants should keep to their niche market because i am sure,...More

Thank suzannegrobler
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Great for a breakfast, lunch as well. Service not bad, food good. Prices also good. Very busy in season.

Thank Rienie V
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We wanted a breakfast with a view and that we got. We wanted good coffee and we also got that. We wanted to spend quality time with family and that we also got. The breakfast we ordered was not what we wanted as it was...More

1  Thank Jaco G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 2546
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Situated Right on The Beach.Specialising in relaxed Seafood dining.The Galley offers spectacular views of the ocean. Boasting 2 outdoor decks where one can sit and watch the dolphins go by whilst sipping on cocktails and eating wild KZN rock oysters , or for more formal dining sit in our main dining room with ocean views from every table .For the young at heart try our Long Board Oyster & Cocktail bar with juke box & large screen TVs. We are child friendly with a kiddies menu and play area & also pet friendly on our outside decks with a Canine Cuisine menu for our four legged friends. We are not a fast food Restaurant but a laid back Island Style Beach Restaurant where one comes to Relax and Enjoy the views of the Ocean whilst savouring some of The Best Seafood on The Beach.
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