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The Hops

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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14 Edward Place, Ballito 4399, South Africa
+27 32 946 2896
08:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Kirk K
South Africa
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank chicane85
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Rebecccathompson
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok place for a drink. Reasonably priced. Wasn't over impressed with the good and you have to walk through the smokers to get to the toilets which could do with a spruce up.

Thank Elouise90
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35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

But the grub is good and fairly priced. Toasted sandwiches and large fries was value priced. Can recommend. waited a long while...10am saturday morning. pizza bases none. mushrooms none. however decent breakfast. awesome peri peri sauce on the tables. people were ordering beers and wine in the morning. yep thats the vibe here. there is probably some left over "throw... More 

Thank nishal p
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always great for that super-chilled lunch or dinner. Great to watch the rugby. Live music some nights with an overall relaxed atmosphere and good cold drinks.

Thank Yadah K
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really really good pizza. Not great for families with kids, more geared to adults with live music and great bar

Thank Cindy C
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an hour watching the sun set and shared a pizza. The guy serving us was pleasant. The place needs a bit of TLC. Amazing location.

Thank MulBou
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restuarant is full of locals, and it has to mean something! The food is well prepared and done on a timely manner. This a place to meet your friends away from home. They have very friendly staff whom are there to assist to your every need. You will definitely get a chance to interact/converse with the locals and find... More 

Thank Dewald S
Brackley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to The Hops for a last brunch with a sea view before returning to the UK. It's a great view! My wife found the seafood a bit greasy. Other than that it was a good, basic meal. Nothing to get excited about, nothing to complain about.

Thank Jeremy H

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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, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, 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

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