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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” (70 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Indian, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
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Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

We treated my mum to a birthday lunch at the Oysterbox hotel. The food was absolutely delicious and there really was a good variety of food at the curry buffet. They have an excellent wine list as well. The waitron being rather attentive asked if...More

Thank Voyager249
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The Oyster Box hotel is gorgeous and The Ocean Terrace is a nice place to have dinner. While it was dark and we couldn't see the ocean, we could hear it. The service is excellent and the food very good. The prices were a bit...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Most of the food was cold. All meat fish and veg was overcooked. And very little or poor flavour. Would never go back and astounded how expensive it is to be serving such bad food.

Thank leah m
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

A truly exemplary buffet breakfast with amazing views! The food was tasty and had a huge range from cereals and yogurts to freshly made omelettes and made to order pancakes and waffles. The staff were friendly and helpful and always on point. The pricing was...More

Thank Kareena I
Reviewed May 30, 2017 via mobile

Great meal as always. The chicken tandoori pizza was stunning. Best of all is the chocolate brownie... perfect end to a meal in lovely setting.

Thank Jemima S
Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Always s pleasure to eat over looking the sea. Food and service as you would expect from 5 star hotel. Prices reasonable and curry buffet a legend in its own lifetime. Pre book its busy.

Thank Ian A
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Excellent bar and grill restaurant with views over the Indian Ocean. Engaging and highly efficient staff. I recommend the Cape (white) Salmon - delicious. I hope to find an excuse to revisit the Oyster Box before too long.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The Oyster Box location is unrivalled for spectacular coastal scenery. Throw in a lighthouse, the choice of dining inside or out and you can't ask for a better location. The selection of food is very good as is the selection of wine, beer and spirits....More

Thank Philipvg
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

I am sitting on the table drinking my coffee as i write this review. So first of all the view is amazing! Looking at the lighthouse and the hearing the waves. Amazing!!! The only problem im having right now is its 11.20 am i cannot...More

Thank dkellyk
Reviewed May 9, 2017

The setting was amazing and the staff attentive and extremely helpful. However the food is average and extremely over priced. We ordered an assortment of dishes, shepherds pie, pizzas, and curry. The food was a disappointment and not up to the standard of our previous...More

Thank suemrabb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
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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