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The Hops

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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2896
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Benoni, South Africa
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice spot to go grab drinks with friends. The cocktails can be pricey but they are good. Service was ok but it was good fun. Not a bad spot for a drink and some bar food.

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Thank Caleb W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub on the beach with great views of the ocean ... good food with lots of options on the menu.... just don't be in a rush as service is very slow.

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Thank Megan C
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food is very tasty and service fast, on spite of a very busy restaurant. However, people were provided with ash trays in areas that state 'no smoking'. We even had adults smoking in the kiddies play area, with no consequences or reprimand

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Thank Sunet J
Ballito, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best seaview position in Ballito for visitord waning a sundowner overlooking the surf. But sadly the estsblishment is rundown shabby and just plain tired.

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Thank Trevor & Gail E
Durban, South Africa
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to relax & unwind, much better than Hops Riverside, in fact, a completely different Hops! Great amazing friendly staff, quick service and slightly better than your average bar food! Keep it up!

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Thank StephenOdodah
Johannesburg, South Africa
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51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into the Hops after a day on the beach and it proved to be a great watering hole for us all. Service was good, range of cocktails perfect, and the atmosphere was alive and electric. Will certainly be back over the next couple of days!

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Thank Wade V
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Definitely a place to sit and watch the sea with friends. Food average but friendly staff ,with good service and fast even though the place was very busy. Great for young adults upwards . Has an inside play area but wasn't in use when we were there.

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Thank Shazahall
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The staff were pleasant but the fries were undercooked and greasy, very obvious that the fryer is not running at the correct temperature. The burger came with a bun that was twice as large as the burger required and dripping in sauce causing catastrophic bun failure.

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Thank Kirk K
South Africa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Rude staff. Refused pet access (this place is situated on the beach front). Stay away if you do not like smoke.

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Thank chicane85
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We were looking for lunch in Ballito and stumbled upon this bar. Views looked great as it is right on the beach so decided to go in. Sadly the food is horrible and the place could do with a general clean. Would not recommend unless looking for cheap beer!

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Thank Rebecccathompson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?