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The Box Bar

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11 McCausaland Cresent, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect little hang out, very sadly it closed down, many memories of Friday night drinks there. It had ambience and the crowd , never had any complaints and service wasn't bad either. Would have been nice if they hadn't closed down, would have surely be a repetitive customer.

Thank Sabbatini1
Lanseria, South Africa
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60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Great for dirty Martinis and getting dirty with your special woman ;) A mature vibe with unparalleled views of the lighthouse and ocean.

Thank Swissfly
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent venue for drinks overlooking the Indian Ocean as well as late nite drinks. Also well equipped to watch live sports. Staff well trained and excellent service

Thank Dentes
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

You might pay for it but you definitely get what you pay for here - never disappoints. Love the little snacks you get too!

Thank Brandon B
Pretoria, South Africa
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Popped in to meet a friend couple and do sundowners. Looked for a seat outside and had to turn the cushions around due to the pigeon poop decorating the cushions. Got a menu after about 5 minutes but waited another 45 before she came round to take our order. The cocktails are very overpriced unless they're virgin, and the beer... More 

Thank jayang22
Newcastle, South Africa
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210 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

Beautiful views, good food and excellent service! What's not to like? The staff is well trained, and even the cocktails and most simple food was served with great care and enthusiasm!

Thank heilavh2016
Cape Town, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

While the view from the balcony over the bay and lighthouse is magnificent, the bar also looks verry classy from the inside. The Waiters were attentive and the service was speedy. Drinks are reasonably priced, perhaps with the exception of some of their cocktails. There was a nice atmosphere which was aided by light jazz covers of popular songs by... More 

Thank JJEngel
Durban, South Africa
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

EXCELLENT in every respect! I can't give it enough praise..... really super! Nice location, old hotel but very classy.

Thank Shirleigh2014
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014

The Box Bar in Umhlanga is situated meters from the pier and the Umhlanga beach walk and is great for a quick stop, or a few drinks at night. This is a beer and snacks kind of place for me, but if that's what you're after and are looking for a typical Durban beach vibe, go give them a visit.

1 Thank Nellis v
Tel Aviv, Israel
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186 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

Just a Champagne glass at the Oyster Box terrace and it felt really good. After a long day at work, it felt like vacation. The view is great and the service is excellent. The all hotel concept is magical.

Thank DanR31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 McCausaland Cresent, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks

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