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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“curries” (70 reviews)
“oysters” (36 reviews)
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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 3 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a quick (yet excellent) lunch venue before his flight on Tuesday. We decided on The Ocean Terrace. They did lose our booking (?!), however, gave us a lovely table on the veranda. We were served by Bradley who...More

Thank Smartie777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super expensive for very ordinary food. Official looking staff marching around in fancy uniforms with massive scowls on their faces. Not a pleasant experience at all. Lovely view and the maitre'd who seated us was gorgeous but other than that it was a very disappointing...More

1  Thank shangers4n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met some very good friends for lunch and a catchup after years. There is no better venue than The Oyster Box. The upgrade on this earmarked establishment has been refurbished superbly keeping up with it's timeless class. Food is beautifully presented and is absolutely...More

Thank Sandiwells13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good selection of curries for lunch on the buffet....accompanied with an assortment of hot breads...Dessert was disappointing....the chef needs to be trained in the art of making kheer and gulab jamuns. Overall...not too bad.

Thank khush79
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is still one of the great places in Umhlanga to eat and drink, with one of the greatest views in the area. The staff are courteous and helpful. Be sure not to miss the champagne breakfast with oysters.

Thank Heather D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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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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