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The Ocean Terrace

2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (72 reviews)
“oysters” (155 reviews)
“beef vindaloo” (8 reviews)
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Indian, African, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was the second time we had the curry buffet. The choices have become even more and thus we found it a bit over the top. We had a few bites as a starter and then two of the traditional curry dishes with sambals. We...More

Thank ritaSouthAfrica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything you could possibly want was provided in abundance, The oysters were plentiful and the champagne ( sparkling wine) was limitless. Nothing is too much trouble for them and it is just the most amazing place to start your day. No wonder so many people...More

Thank Vivienne D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the Ocean Terrace a couple of Sundays ago. Service is simply impeccable at this hotel. We all decided on the curry buffet (which is quite pricey) which is extremely comprehensive (for want of a better word). It's impossible to eat your...More

Thank Smartie777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a dinner, great atmosphere and friendly staff. The options for dinner abound. There is a curry buffet... curry a la carte and then the a la carte menu with light meals, pizza and others... All the food we had from curry to...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant with view on the Sea front and the lighthouse offers a good range of dishes and an extensive choice of wines. The service is very friendly and professional, very good !

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully located overlooking the Lighthouse and main beach. Has an excellent selection of curry dishes which are a speciality of the region.

Thank AntonT
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Excellent breakfast withe a huge range of choices including oysters and champagne. We found it lacked atmosphere inside when having evening meals. If the weather allows, eat outside.

Thank SwindonRobin
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We have being a few times , and I am coming to Durban next week . I sincerely Hope we don't get bad service or disappointing food . We have always had good food everywhere in the oyster box , so keep up the service...More

Thank 789Bronwyn
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A relaxed place to eat. Excellent food with ample choice on the menu. Staff very helpful in explaining all the dishes on the Curry buffet. Very nice

Thank Sauvarin
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Breakfast with sparkling wine - great way to start the day with a leisurely breakfast. Such choice and variety (including oysters) and everything well prepared and presented! Had breakfast 3 days during our stay and enjoyed it every time - lovely sitting on the terrace...More

Thank Marie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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