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The Galley Beach Bar and Grill

€€ - €€€, Seafood
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2546
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“melba toast” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
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17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone ordered something different and there were no complaints which is an achievement for our fussy lot. The views are lovely and on a good weather day, which our day was not, sitting outside would be a dream. There is parking available directly outside the...More

Thank Hill_Belle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Headed straight to le galet on arrival into Nice and had the best start we could hope for. Perfect location right on the beach, the sun was shining, staff were friendly. We didn't order food, just drinks but got comfortable seating straight away and didn;t...More

Thank brownsa79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although the service was abit slow and the waiter had our order mixed up, the view of the ocean and the food was delectable. The prawns were delicious and the chicken was very tasty.

Thank serumoodley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch there today. Great seafood. Best prawns and mussels Ive had in a long time. Will be back for more.

Thank Rachel V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service was very slow, the food was even worse. Mine and my son's prawns had sand in them, the muscles and the prawns tasted terrible, and the fish was very bland. The food was also very expensive.

Thank 436clayton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best ocean view restaurant in Ballito. Always busy, go early. Great food - specifically the ocean platter - value for money You can spend hours there watching dolphins in the waves or people on the beach Ambience - ocean experience! Even more enjoyable on...More

Thank petriebotha
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Great location right above beach with ocean views. We challenged the chilly wind and had lunch at the terrace. I had a seafood platter, having great expectations being right at a beach Unfortunately, food wasn't a succes. Tasteless fish, dry fried prawns, half of the...More

Thank RBR-66
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Always a favorite when visiting Ballito... ... the crab cakes very special and the hake was absolutely delicious... always return.. the best sea views

Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went to this place despite reading poor reviews on the food and service. The food was very good and the service was above average considering the place was busy. The food arrived as ordered and quickly and was very good.

Thank Burnland
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We previously rated this restaurant as not very good after visiting it a couple of months ago. We recently visited again and ordered seafood platters. The food was a bit better this time around. The service was appalling. I received one slice of lemon skin...More

Thank Beefeater7
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Response from lfrauenstein | Reviewed this property |
The kids were playing out on the deck, there were toys for them provided by the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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