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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 good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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21 - 30 of 335 reviews

Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

We called the Restaurant in an attempt to make a reservation but was told that they only take walk im customers. Yet upon arrival a table was reserved and we were told we could not sit there. Unacceptable treatment of your customers.

Thank JJ1993k
Reviewed April 24, 2017 via mobile

The food is quite basic. Great place for a plate of hot chips and a good cold draft beer. The setting is great and I would come here again for fish and chips or a pizza.

Thank fiona k
Reviewed April 19, 2017

The restaurant is very cozy and conducive to a nice evening out. Staff is friendly and as a norm the food is good, but not brilliant. Last night the we ordered the Seafood Platter, a chef's recommendation and it disappointed. The prawns were very good,...More

Thank Eddie H
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

We stopped at The Galley on our first day at the coast and what a lovely place. They were busy and suggested we wait till a table has been prepared, this did not take long at all. We ordered a variety of meals from the...More

Thank Mr_Thestral
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Nice staff and great location by the beach. It was a cold night so we sat in. Don't bother with the shark bite cocktail unless you like sweet pink stuff. Food took a while but was plentiful, hot and tasty when it arrived. Good place...More

Thank A F
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Firstly the service was great. We came on a very windy day and moved around a lot. The staff happily moved us, without any problems. Secondly and most importantly, the food was outstanding. As a professional chef myself, i will come back here anytime and...More

Thank Franco N
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Best view in town!!! Can't find a better spot for a little sundowner and snack with family or with friends or with your better half 😊

Thank MiSh1914
Reviewed April 3, 2017

we had seen so many good reviews but since returning home and posting this the bad and not so good reviews have been posted. First we came across this place while walking on the beech and we stopped for drinks and it was great. ideal...More

Thank DistantTraveller_9
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

We had our lunch here and enjoyed the view of the ocean from the deck. Service was rather poor and not very personal, but our Queen prawns were nice. Enjoy the view and stroll a bit along the beach.

Thank worldtraveller046
Reviewed March 30, 2017

We tried the seafood special on a Friday afternoon. Good value but could be better. Really great view of the sea, some good beers and wines

Thank Ernie J
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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, Families with children, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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