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“No Sunday Blues”
Review of Hops Bar Food

Hops Bar Food
Ranked #31 of 89 Restaurants in Ballito
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Situated on the beach in one of the best locations on the KZN North Coast, you will find a gem, Hops Ballito – Home from Home “where everyone is one of us”. Experience spectacular sunsets, whale & dolphin watching whilst sipping on your favourite beverage or savouring the great food served by friendly staff in a relaxed environment. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you'll find locals and tourists alike at this popular venue taking in the view and the ocean breeze all year round. The casual menu includes all of your most popular pub meals prepared on order and not forgetting the all-time favourite, Eisbien. Pastas, Pizza and a variety of healthy options are available for the more health conscience customer. This most treasured watering hole is the only bar in the world that offers BOTTOMLESS draught as an option. A large variety of draught beer is on offer, most of which are served at one degree. A great selection of wines are available with no corkage being charged for wines that are not available off our wine list. For the little one’s they have their own menu and to top it all there is a secure outdoor play area to keep them entertained while mom and dad relax. Feeling lucky? Visit our private casino and let the magic begin!
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hops is a place to chill out and relax with a few cold ones ( they have a good variety of draft beers) and some down to earth food - especially on a Sunday afternoon when the thought of returning to work can make one feel... well a little sad. The live music will take those Sunday afternoon blues away as you enjoy the buzz while overlooking the azure blue ocean. And if you need a stroll along the boardwalk crossing the rocks and beaches after your meal it is right there. Quite a few surfers come in to power up again after their sessions in the water. All in all it is a family vibe - all ages are happily catered for, the waitrons are efficient and friendly, the service is quick, and there is sufficient variety on the menu to please just about everyone. On a Friday afternoon after work the place is packed with everyone just winding down after the week and winding up for the weekend ahead, but then again I suspect it is busy most of the time!

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Thank Jeanie B
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had breakfast on Tuesday morning and it was really good. We had the Hops breakfast with the pork bangers and swapped the mushrooms ( I'm allergic to them ) for beans with no stress at all.
The breakfast was great and we brought our friends back on Friday morning. The service and the food was just as good.
The view is great right on the beach front and although they serve great food it's a pub and music bar as well.
Worth a visit if you are in Ballito.
PS The waiter and the waitress who looked after us were really nice and really helpful and the Rasta dude from Zambia who sits in the pub and makes things from beads was chatty an a super talented and nice guy .... Buy one of his chopper motor bikes they are really cool !!!!

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Thank Eric J
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

Finding a restaurant that could meet all the requirements of our group was a challenge. A good variety of draft beers and ciders are available at Hops which is a bonus. We ordered T-bone steak, chicken and pizza and everyone was very happy with their food. Service is friendly and efficient and the live music during Sunday lunch made the experience really special

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Thank Erika M
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great pub.
Great pub meals of a very high standard.
Fast and friendly service.
If you are sitting at the bar make sure Thoko serves you he is fast and friendly.
Very good atmosphere with live singers on most days. Right on the beach.
We visited again a number of days and every visit was well worth it!!!

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Thank Jaco F
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Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Dirty tables, bad, very very bad seafood. Visiting from gauteng, we looked forward to decent, fresh seafood. Was SO disappointed. Tasteless, rubbery and old. Will never come back or recommend it.

4  Thank ALW100
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