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The Ocean Terrace

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2 Lighthouse Road, | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 (0) 31 514 5000
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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    Very good
  • 36
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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous old world charm

We took my mother for a birthday treat on a Sunday lunchtime. The terrace is such a lovely location, the staff are so eager to please and the food and drink is lovely and quite reasonably priced. I last visited many years ago and the place has changed enormously since then but still retains its old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
capeluloboy
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North Wales
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North Wales
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took my mother for a birthday treat on a Sunday lunchtime. The terrace is such a lovely location, the staff are so eager to please and the food and drink is lovely and quite reasonably priced. I last visited many years ago and the place has changed enormously since then but still retains its old world charm and relaxed... More 

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Thank capeluloboy
Billericay, United Kingdom
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509 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for lunch on the Terrace and the views of the rocks, the sea and the lighthouse are certainly very special. The terrace is laid out with large square tables and chairs arranged in two rows but with plenty of space between them. I wouldn't fault the environment or location, they're excellent. Unfortunately the food and service didn't... More 

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Thank Rvwr2012
Cape Town, South Africa
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oceand Terrace is our favourite place to relax when we stay at the Oyster Box. The food is delicious and the service is incredible. Erik's singing also makes it a wonderful experience.

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Thank StaceyR0605
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food delicious, staff friendly and efficient. Great variety of food and wine to choose from. nothing too much bother for the chef.

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Thank mande20162016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most fabulous patio in South Africa. It has everything going for it. Great live music, best prawn cocktails in the world, great view and just the most wonderful staff, ask for Danny he is the sweetest man alive.

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Thank alison r
UK
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93 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dining experience here. The Oyster Box has an almost kitsch ambience but it all adds to the feel of being transported back to an idealised, old-fashioned, simpler age. I had a salad, my husband had steak and I can thoroughly recommend the Turkish Delight ice cream for dessert!

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Thank ishouldcocouk
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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203 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have tried the Oyster Box curry buffet once before and was not impressed. This visit was worse. The papadums were rubber - the "chef" behind the counter blamed that on the weather and did not offer to make fresh crisp ones for us. The tandoori chicken - dry. The beef vindaloo - tough chinks of beef. Singapore fish curry... More 

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Thank capeintl
Pereybere
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a farewell breakfast at the Oyster Box Hotel for my sister, nothing was too much for them, the staff and chef were so professional and friendly. We got treated to a platter of battered Oysters included in our five star breakfast and divine MCC on tap. Don't let this amazing description scare you, it is an all inclusive... More 

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Thank Britt K
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want one of the best places to have lunch and/or dinner, then you would have to go a long way to beat the ambience, service and food offered here. As soon as you walk into the Hotel you are struck by the wonderful surroundings and the friendliness of the staff. Then to walk onto the terrace and be... More 

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Thank John B
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe because it is the Oyster box there if very little to find wrong. Attention to detail and great good and service. Awesome milkshakes and pizza, curry buffet( price has escalated over the year) is very yummy ... It is more North Indian cuisine than a good Durban curry but still very good with a great variety. The vegetarian dishes... More 

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Thank Meshendri P

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Restaurant Details

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 (0) 31 514 5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Seafood, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view

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