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The Ocean Terrace Restaurant

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%
Travellers talk about
“curries” (72 reviews)
“oysters” (153 reviews)
“beef vindaloo” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 PM - 3:00 PMAll hours
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 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed The High Tea .... The survice was fantastic and the Buffett was absolutely lovely! Lots and lots of cakes 😉

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my Mum to meet an old friend at The Ocean Terrace for lunch, what a treat! The hotel itself is an iconic building of old Umhlanga and has an interesting history. The décor is beautiful and the setting on the terrace overlooking the pool,...More

Thank 683niknok
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During October, we visited the OCEAN TERRACE at the OYSTERBOX HOTEL.... Very average experience... service was substandard.... we waited 20 minutes without any attendance! We had SIRLOIN STEAK AND THE DUCK CONFIT.... The SIRLOIN was presented as at a braai - the size of the...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been to the Oyster Box Hotel before but over the years I have heard so much about it and also the curry buffet in The Ocean Terrace restaurant. When I knew we were coming down - I emailed a week before so...More

Thank 447allisterl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Breakfast - Impeccable - and service outstanding. Both buffet and menu - and truly nothing more one could wish for. Jonathan (I hope I have your name right as it's been a couple of months - (with a gold tooth) has an eagle eye and...More

Thank JuliaRibeiro
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights in July. The Ocean Terrace staff every morning were on point with our repeat dietary requirements and always went the extra mile for us. Charlie was amazing. A well run restaurant inside a very well run hotel.

Thank SfisoB
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I have recently stayed at this beautiful breathtaking hotel along with my hubby and two boys for 5 nights. I cannot fault the hotel in anyway, we were spoiled beyond words but the area that stood out above all was this glorious restaurant. The manageress...More

Thank LisaCoetzee
Reviewed 6 September 2017

What really really annoys me about The Oyster Box is that it trades on it's excellent reputation from days gone by without actually offering anything special other than a spectacular setting and something to brag about on social media if you're so inclined. The quality...More

Thank AfricanMade
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I was do looking forward to having good curry in Durban, and everything I read about this restaurant was good. It was disappointing though. The Naan bread tasted like thick pizza base and not the normal thin fluffy naan that one would expect from an...More

Thank Riaan F
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Nearby Attractions
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686 reviews
.18 km away
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.30 km away
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.26 km away
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.17 km away
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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