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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

All I can say is wow..... The treats never stopped coming. Arrived to a monster brass band, Delicious cocktails in the Oyster bar then on to the restaurant. What a change from the normal buffets piled up around this time, 2 small, intricate starters came plated to the table followed by a main course buffet including a delicious roast Gammon... More 

Thank MPJSmith
New Zealand
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83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were on a ship and had a spare day in Durban and had heard about this hotel. Booked in for lunch and expected to have a pleasant time. Pleasant does not cut it, it was devine. This amazing old hotel is quite splendid but lunch was amazing. Sebastian our waiter was the epitome of perfection and our meal was... More 

Thank professional2ourist
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Wow we treated our family to xmas lunch on the Ocean Terrace, it was phenominal, the spread was just incredible, absolutely traditional, we had a pre starter of Duck spring Rolls, followed by a seafood Martini, delicious prawn cocktail with a bite, fat prawns, lovely. The carvery was fabulous, Roast turkey, chippolata sausages, sage stuffing, Pineapple glazed Gammon , beef... More 

Thank wayne020
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

At R2000 a head the expectation were high But the food was below their own standard From dry gammon to average turkey No special food to justify the price A greedy rip off We have been to many xmas lunches before including Oysterbox and never have I felt so disappointed Not even a salad bar with the worst mince pies... More 

Thank willemvvvliet
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My family and I had visited the ocean terrace for afternoon coffee and desert I must say the experience was nothing short of amazing I'm not even going to rate each criteria all of the following mention was nothing short of 5 Food The milkshakes where awesome we had ordered a milk-tart milkshake (must try!) as well as a strawberry... More 

Thank shezoocassim
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154 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The curry buffet is the best in the whole world. Never tasted such curries in my life. Wonderful service by Rakesh Singh. Kudos to the whole kitchen team for serving such perfection.

Thank Jasjhol
Brighton, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sitting on a beautiful terrace with an ocean view and a soundtrack provided by the waves on the rocks - the setting can't get much better. The staff are welcoming, friendly and highly knowledgeable about the menus - food and wine. We were so impressed we dined two nights in a row. We visited for the curry buffet, a taste... More 

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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great views over the Indian Ocean to the ships at sea and some Marine life now and again passing by. Food is not the over the top style to be expected but still good if a bit pricey.

Thank Grant M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

What a special event and the best was that our four legged friend was treated as a special guest. We had lunch on the terrance and the view was out of a movie seen. And the food out of a food and home magazine. We all enjoyed our food and the venue but the desert was amazing. Loved to share... More 

Thank azelleroux
Johannesburg, South Africa
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

As a party of 15, we went for dinner to the Oyster Box. Sadly the buffet was a mix of 20 curries, some roasts and Indian breads... where were the starters and desserts? Wanting to have a nightcap...The bar downstairs was smoke filled and not much to write about! The one up stairs (after been shooed towards it!), we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, African, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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