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The Galley Beach Bar and Grill

17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2546
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“seafood platter” (39 reviews)
“melba toast” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
17 Compensation Beach Road | Dolphin Coast, Ballito 4399, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Restaurant is situated overlooking the sea and has indoors and outside seating. We have been to this restaurant many times before and it is a great place to unwind. The service is very prompt, the seafood excellent and the waiters do not push for you...More

Thank SharksSupporter1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was not to bad but the starter calamari for R 95 is a bit over priced for wat you get and the fish was overdone too.

1  Thank Kobus v
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a night to remember, a bit windy because we insist on sitting outside, but what is better to look over the ocean, with a cool cider and good company

1  Thank 404fish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a nice place right on the beach. It has great views and most definitely the best seafood in town!

1  Thank Louwrita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch just after Christmas, 3 adults and 4 kids. The restaurant was busy as can be expected and our summary is as follow. Good setting next to the ocean, the services was ok. The food was not good. We ordered two gourmet burgers...More

1  Thank IWvR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have just been down to the beach for breakfast. Absolute pearler of a day! They don’t serve breakfast, but we decided to stay for the view. The service was appalling and the food no better. I will certainly not be going back!

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best prawns in town. Great view and perfect for a lunch restaurant option. Service is good and seafood is great.

Thank 535leonw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was deplorable. It took an hour and a half to get fish and chips. Even a coke took 20 minutes to Bring. The waitress was rude. Will never go back.

Thank Bridget G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant should not be allowed to operate. Between the stench of sewage on the table when we arrived and the 1 hour wait for starters the worst part of all was the “chefs recommendation 4 way calamari” which consisted of a bowl of oil...More

Thank StefGalatis
Reviewed 14 December 2017

This is a great place to go if you looking to have a good meal and just kick back and look at the view. The place has a great seaview, going there just before sunset would be great. Had some of their baskets as a...More

Thank Bongie K
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Questions & Answers
George S
31 December 2017|
Response from Aaltjie | Reviewed this property |
Never picked up food poisoning there
Simone H
11 September 2017|
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Response from Aaltjie | Reviewed this property |
Sure they have playthings... saw some child friendly spot
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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