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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%
Travellers talk about
“melba toast” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (8 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days 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 3 days 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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great setting with lovely beach & sea views. Service was good. However, premises feels like it needs a good scrub.

Thank JudyJcbay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second visit in 5 years. We asked the waitron for Rose wine, but she said they had none (when we asked for the wine list, there were three choices on offer). The "fresh oysters" had been frozen. The line-fish was a very small piece...More

Thank JamesLaGrange
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant twice in past two weeks. The first time we went for lunch and had to go inside after 20 minutes of waiting to be served. To get your bill you have to go inside and call someone, despite the fact that there...More

Thank BCTraveller154945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the views and vibe... the heaters countered the cold as they are one of very view really open air outdoor restaurants... you can hear that waters roar here... food was great and our wine lovely

Thank Eloize M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mushroom breakfast: It was large helpings of delicious bacon, egg , mushroom and with fresh brown toast. For the very hungry is a recommendation. The service was quick and with a polite pacient smile. And the view! Wow!

Thank Chantal T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner. The food was really good, I would really recommend it. The garlic bread was nice as well as the fish nuggets in the fishy basket. We also had a rump steak which was not bad either. The only complaint is...More

Thank Yolaine d
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We've had a fish basket for a quick snack which was good. The fish goujons were excellent! The fried calamari, so-so. The squid heads good & the chips were good too. They also had a good selection of beers & the view from the deck...More

Thank lfrauenstein
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

For really well cooked seafood this is your spot. A great view and a nice beach for a walk if you ate too much. Service was a little slow but the good makes up for it. There is a kiddies play area on the deck...More

Thank Erin G
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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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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