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The Hops

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Bar, Pub
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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2896
08:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a few drinks and pizza at The Hops. Place looks like a typical pub. Very relaxed atmosphere and stunning view of the ocean. Waitress was friendly and delivered good service. Pizza was delicious.

Thank Annalien d
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to Ballito mid January 2017 and was told by friends to go to THE HOPS for breakfast - they do lunch and supper too BUT their breakfasts are the wow factor! So we went and OMW a nice variety to choose from. The location is perfect as you can sit and look out on the ocean too. The... More 

Thank clubfleeceytex
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Situated under Al Pescatore right across the road from the sea with great breaker views. Fantastic for a quick bar meal and cold beer. Often have music too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most dreadful service ever, super slow and they forgot half our food. Took absolutely ages to arrive and when it did it was very average. Stay away.

Thank flippytoetap
Monterrey, Mexico
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108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place try to be the local people meeting point, so you will see here several local young people smoking and enjoying loud music, it takes several minutes to get attention we didn't get a menu so we just asked for a beer, the location is great, it is just beside to the beach pathway so if you are taking... More 

Thank Rogelio_Cuellar
Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We've been to Hops on various occasions, their bunny chow is truly authentic, their jalapeno poppers are good and the cocktails too although a tad pricey, service is generally slow but seen that we were in no rush it wasn't an issue, the vibe at Hops is always laid back and chilled, no pretenses here what you see is what... More 

Thank SassyScorpioCT
Benoni, South Africa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Nice spot to go grab drinks with friends. The cocktails can be pricey but they are good. Service was ok but it was good fun. Not a bad spot for a drink and some bar food.

Thank Caleb W
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Nice pub on the beach with great views of the ocean ... good food with lots of options on the menu.... just don't be in a rush as service is very slow.

Thank Megan C
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

the food is very tasty and service fast, on spite of a very busy restaurant. However, people were provided with ash trays in areas that state 'no smoking'. We even had adults smoking in the kiddies play area, with no consequences or reprimand

Thank Sunet J
Ballito, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Best seaview position in Ballito for visitord waning a sundowner overlooking the surf. But sadly the estsblishment is rundown shabby and just plain tired.

Thank Trevor & Gail E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 2896

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?