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The Ocean Terrace Restaurant

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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We met some very good friends for lunch and a catchup after years. There is no better venue than The Oyster Box. The upgrade on this earmarked establishment has been refurbished superbly keeping up with it's timeless class. Food is beautifully presented and is absolutely delicious! I can vouch for the prawn curry 100 percent! Looking out at the ocean... More 

Thank Sandiwells13
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A good selection of curries for lunch on the buffet....accompanied with an assortment of hot breads...Dessert was disappointing....the chef needs to be trained in the art of making kheer and gulab jamuns. Overall...not too bad.

Thank khush79
Windsor, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is still one of the great places in Umhlanga to eat and drink, with one of the greatest views in the area. The staff are courteous and helpful. Be sure not to miss the champagne breakfast with oysters.

Thank Heather D
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate in the Terrace Tiles restaurant which is a little less formal. The highlight was the curry buffet. You need a healthy appetite to do justice to the choices! A lovely atmosphere and attentive service. We were celebrating our niece's graduation and the restaurant added some lovely thoughtful touches

Thank LondonTiffs
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Curry buffet should be updated. Roti ordered with chicken livers were hard. Staff were lovely as always.

Thank TalithaAppadu
Buddina, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always go the the Oyster Box for tea and dinner and high tea and curry buffets when we are in town. Yesterday it was raining and we still decided to go for tea and we were so disappointed with the service or lack of should I say !! We had to sit on the veranda outside although it was raining... More 

Thank susansabido
Durban, South Africa
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171 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated in the iconic Oyster Box Hotel, the Ocean Terrace is the most delightful place to enjoy alfresco style dining, especially for breakfast and lunch where one can enjoy stunning views of the Iconic lighthouse together with the views of the beautiful indian ocean. In the same area they also serve their famous high tea, which is a feast for... More 

Thank Kolletjie
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are frequent visitors of Oyster Box especially The ocean Terrace Restaurant. On Sunday we were invited for lunch. We ordered a large pizza which was okay. Ordered fish and chips and crispy calamari. The fish was aweful. Had a fishy smell. So much batter under a tiny piece of fish. Chips were reheated which we sent back to the... More 

Thank RamolaMakan
Cape Town, South Africa
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined for the curry buffet, great ambiance with incredibly helpful staff, the curry were amongst the best we have ever eaten with the most delish naan breads, popadoms, was a wonderful evening in a beautiful setting

Thank JThaysen
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The service was above our expectations. And the food was smashing, a really nice atmosphere. We also had our breakfasts in the dining room,and what a breakfast everything that you can think of including oysters and even steak,The decor of the roomspace is colonial and that goes for the whole hotel.

Thank mctavish2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000

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