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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” (153 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 yesterday

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 yesterday

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 6 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 September 14, 2017

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 September 11, 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 September 11, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
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
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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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