We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hops Bar Food

) #27 of 54 Restaurants in Ballito $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2896
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good35%
  • Average26%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (18 reviews)
“eisbein” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (160)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is riht on the beach and offers outdoor seating with views of the passers-by, beach and ocean. The atmosphere is laid back.Plenty of parking. We stopped for lunch and had pizza which was as good as anything we have had from a recognised...More

Thank Burnland
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Restaurant has a fantastic view of the coastline; we saw both dolphins and whales during our visit. The food was reasonable but service wanting. More likely revisit for the view than the food

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered battered hake with chips. The piece of fish we received was not up to scratch and was very small. Price for this was almost 70% more than at similar establishments. The service was acceptable. Standards have certainly dropped at this establishment, but we...More

Thank Beefeater7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location cannot be beaten, the food was good and the MUSIC (Johnny) was outstanding - had a most enjoyable evening.

Thank Esme01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the North Coast once a year...and this is a must. The Fish and chips is awesome...and my husband loves their pizza. Situated on the beach (awesome view) so quite busy plan ahead.

1  Thank Jani V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were strolling along the boulevard looking for somewhere to have dinner. Heard some lovely live music coming from Hops. Your usual pub grub, good pizza. Live music was fabulous. Lots of youngsters, but they were in a different section, so didn't bother us at...More

1  Thank Lindsay R
Reviewed 15 May 2017

One of the best places to eat on the Dolphin Coast, good valued food, andfine range of beers.clear separation from smokers, which makes this a healthy environment to eat at.Right on the ocean, friendly staff too

1  Thank HillDavid_13
HopsMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Hops Bar Food, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Food takes a bit long but good value for money. Will always recommend to anyone. Suggest live entertainment on all nights over peak holidays.More

1  Thank Thierry F
HopsMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Hops Bar Food, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your review, we are continuously working on our service and hope that when you visit again you will see a vast improvement. We have live entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday and over peak periods we generally have live entertainment Wednesday through...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Sadly this pub has lost some of it's charm for me and had gone down since I reviewed this a year ago. Last year I raved about the platters which were excellent value for money and so, so good but this year they were totally...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We had such a good family time on Sunday 12.03.17 at The Hops, our food was delicious but because of the portions we ended up taking "doggy bags" for the Eisbein. The next day when we cut it up for our lunch boxes , there...More

Thank Caralize V
HopsMarketing, Public Relations Manager at Hops Bar Food, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Dear Caralize, Many thanks for your review and we are pleased that you and the family enjoyed your visit. Our sincere apologies regarding the sand in your takeaway boxes, this is certainly not the norm and we will ensure that this does not happen again....More

Nearby Restaurants
Fiamma Grill
521 reviews
.38 km away
Al Pescatore
562 reviews
.00 km away
Zaras Cafe
250 reviews
.45 km away
Eat Local Grill
256 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby Attractions
16 reviews
4.38 km away
Crocodile Creek
137 reviews
4.81 km away
Thompson's Bay Beach
97 reviews
2.36 km away
The Litchi Orchard
5 reviews
6.67 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hops Bar Food staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Ballito
  • Phone Number: +27 32 946 2896
  • E-mail
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing