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The Galley Beach Bar and Grill

) #15 of 54 Restaurants in Ballito ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2546
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“melba toast” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood
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17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location right above beach with ocean views. We challenged the chilly wind and had lunch at the terrace. I had a seafood platter, having great expectations being right at a beach Unfortunately, food wasn't a succes. Tasteless fish, dry fried prawns, half of the...More

Thank RBR-66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a favorite when visiting Ballito... ... the crab cakes very special and the hake was absolutely delicious... always return.. the best sea views

Thank Aaltjie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this place despite reading poor reviews on the food and service. The food was very good and the service was above average considering the place was busy. The food arrived as ordered and quickly and was very good.

Thank Burnland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We previously rated this restaurant as not very good after visiting it a couple of months ago. We recently visited again and ordered seafood platters. The food was a bit better this time around. The service was appalling. I received one slice of lemon skin...More

Thank Beefeater7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lunch here. Whilst the food is average, the view is beautiful. The wooden, ocean themed building is perched above the sandy beach where you can see, here and smell the ocean. We had a range of things from the menu, calamari, prawns...More

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with another family for lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The restaurant is perched on a terrace above the beach, and we had the luck to see a breaching whale. The menu had several interesting options, we chose the chef's seafood platter and...More

Thank Martin v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming from JHB we were dying for some decent seafood. We were once told that the Galley was the place to go for great food. On arrival to the Galley on a Friday night we were surprised to see the place so empty just after...More

Thank OCD5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location right on the beach with great quality food and service. Perfect for a afternoon beer or lunch

Thank Raka25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local, I popped into Galley for Friday afternoon drinks. One Hunters Dry and a Savannah later and my bill was R64! With a tip, I left paying R70 for two standard cider drinks. This is an absolute rip-off and I will never support...More

Thank Janine F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been meaning to visit the Galley for some time now. We were not disappointed. It was quite windy outside, so we sat inside. We read reviews of people seeing whales while at the Galley, but thought nothing of it. We were fortuante enough...More

Thank tiaanlaker
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 22:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
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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