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“Totally Cool and Laid Back on the Beach”

The Galley Beach Bar and Grill
Ranked #15 of 75 Restaurants in Ballito
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Totally Cool and Laid Back on the Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Visited The Galley on 3 occasions over the Easter weekend and really loved the place.Its rustic and laid back atmosphere reminds me of Cape Town.Their seafood is fantastic and even though we were told by the manager that as they were so busy and that our food would take about an hour to be served as all their meals are freshly prepared it was well worth the wait.Service was good considering the restaurant was full to capacity.Would recommend that you phone and book if you are wanting a table on their front deck overlooking the ocean as these are clearly their most popular tables.All in all the ideal place to spend a relaxed afternoon or evening enjoying good food , service and even better views of the Ocean.Will be back for sure!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited April 2013
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6 Thank gordons367
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Ballitoville, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Thank you The Galley Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

A pet friendly restaurant in Ballito????? Well prepared food?????? Friendly and efficient service??? Stunning views?????? The owners, Mark and Jenny, have certainly got it all RIGHT!!
As usual, we had a fab time.

John and Deirdre

Visited March 2013
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6 Thank Deirdre A
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Secunda, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Right on the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

What a view. Its like sitting on the beach with a ice cold drink in your hands. Friendly staff and good service.

Visited May 2012
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6 Thank Magriet B
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“relaxed and friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

just had a wonderful relaxed meal here on a very busy Easter weekend and cannot fault the friendly efficient staff and lovely food. Sitting out on the deck we enjoyed lovely fresh fish and a delicious mutton curry and both were excellent and good value for money. The manager was attentive and staff tried to accommodate different sized parties, quietly but efficiently. if you are looking for good food, good staff, great views in an unpretentious atmosphere go the Galley. Some reviewers have said the décor is 'tired', which I think is a bit unfair, it is a beach bar after all! it's beside the sea, it's weathered, that is part of its charm!

  • Visited March 2013
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6 Thank AvrilM761
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Malaga, Spain
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lunches and Drinks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We used this Beach Bar Restaurant several times, rather than the Hops, we visited it that regular that theStaff remembered exactly what each of the 4 people visiting were drinking, right up until the final day we were there, the Food was average but at least it was hot and of decent quality. The location could not be better, the seating area is a bit tired and could do with a refurb.

  • Visited March 2013
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6 Thank Douglas W
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