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The Galley Beach Bar and Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood
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17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2546
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon 09:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 09:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 23:30
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my daughter there for lunch and she ordered a starter calamari which didn't ring any bells . To cut a long story short after a two day stint in hospital with food poisoning and the bills to boot and numerous calls to the manager we still have had no response or apology. It's a pity as hell hath... More 

Thank Steven W
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Galley with friends on a Sunday evening. Ice cold beer served to us by a friendly waitress, happily we were not, unlike some other establishments rushed into placing our food order so we sat back and watched the freakishly stormy sea. We eventually ordered The Gourmet Burger and The Eisbein. Whilst we waited for our food we were... More 

Thank 395barryf
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3 meals ordered 2 x Fish and chips. Batter was soft and soggie as well as the chips were barley cooked. The Surf and Turf - Meat was good but the calamari was beyond terrible. Coffee was sadly burnt and the barrister unfortunately was not trained correctly. No point having an expensive machine if you do not know how to... More 

1 Thank Richard W
Gaborone, Botswana
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It does have a beautiful view but the service is poor - I asked three times for olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which arrived as I finished my salad. The lemon ' butter' was not pure butter and the prices were high for the quality

1 Thank GwenW820
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their food is well priced. The views from the deck as magnificent. Their service was a little slow, but I would definitely visit them again.

Thank thandekile n
Pretoria, South Africa
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived when the restaurant was not busy. Sea views are great. We ordered seafood which was delivered within ten minutes! Good seafood takes time to prepare, so we were surprised when the food was served so fast. The prawns of the prawn platter was quite good but when broken apart water streamed from it, a sure indication that it... More 

1 Thank Beefeater7
Mandini, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location and view is absolutely magnificent directly at the Indian Ocean beach. The food is nice. The waiters could be a bit faster. The prices are affordable. A good place to return to.

Thank Gérard L
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at the galley on many occasion. And slow but surely the service and lack customer interaction and quality of food has dwindled. My 30th birthday lunch was planned at my fathers pool, however the rain interupted that. We then decided to give the galley a try.what an utter waste of time! Dispite everyone being in good spirits,after... More 

1 Thank SammyM87
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I arrived on a windy, chilly day and received a warm welcome. Seated inside we were well protected from the weather. Service was prompt and the waitress took our order returning promptly with the drinks. Food took quite a while but was worth the wait. My beef curry was immense and very tasty but my wife's special... More 

Thank _bdurban
Magaliesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The food was not fresh ! The hakes batter to tight and it smelled ! The salads where unimaginative and for rabbits only ! The service was good ! The managers attitude not caring and thought to himself it's a number game ! It wasn't full. The prawns at other tables looked good ! Children can make a better salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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