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“Great location but only average experience.”

The Galley Beach Bar and Grill
Ranked #15 of 78 Restaurants in Ballito
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location but only average experience.”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

I had heard great things about this restaurant and was looking forward to going there but alas was disappointed. The food was okay, nothing special but unfortunately the service was not great. Almost felt that we were an inconvenience. It's a pity. However I would give it another try as the location is truly fabulous and maybe they were just having an 'off' day.

Visited September 2013
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Thank TASSmyth
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Galley B, Owner at The Galley Beach Bar and Grill, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Tas , thank you for your review , we will be addresing your concerns. Regards Mark & Jenny
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome service, great food and great view”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had an awesome meal here, all of our friends were happy with their food, the service was good and the view was awesome. Definitely on our places to eat at again list.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Heathesh
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Galley B, Owner at The Galley Beach Bar and Grill, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Heath, thank you for your review and glad you enjoyed!!! Regards Mark & Jenny
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Ballito
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fab view...Bad food”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Really bad service from the most dis-interested waitress in the world! Food was excessively oily, badly served and unappetizing...have a drink, enjoy the view....but eat somewhere else!!!

Visited September 2013
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Thank Kate W
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Galley B, Owner at The Galley Beach Bar and Grill, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Hi Kate, so sorry to hear about your dissapointing experience, kindly drop us an e-mail with regards to the problems you experienced in order for us to rectity this as this is not the norm at The Galley. Regards Mark & Jenny thegalleyballito@yahoo.com
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful View and food”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

1st restaurant we went to when we got to Ballito. Good place to get the feel of the ocean being from Joahannesburg. The wall decor is unique. Wonderful cocktail menu.

Visited September 2013
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Galley B, Owner at The Galley Beach Bar and Grill, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank You
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great position, great pies!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

The first time we went here was a lunchtime. The place was bustling. We had some of the pies, which were enormous! But be warned they take a while to cook! The food was very good, as were the cocktails and we sat and watched the ocean, even catching a glimpse of a pod of dolphins! The service was efficient and friendly and I would definitely recommend this place as the best place to eat in Ballito!

Visited August 2013
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Galley B, Owner at The Galley Beach Bar and Grill, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thanks our pies are freshly made to order, hence the wait.Hope to see you again
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