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The Ocean Terrace

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2 Lighthouse Road, | The Oyster Box, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
Today
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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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ambience is absolutely out of this world. The food is exceptional and the curry buffet is an extraordinary. This is a place to have a special treat. You are really made to feel special and the presentation of the food is top class. I was lucky enough to be treated as a birthday present and it exceeded my expectations.

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Thank secreyme1
South Africa
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Breakfast is if you staying at the Oyster Box at the Ocean Terrace. Many options to choose from including continental and full english breakfast together with oysters and waffels and pancakes. Menu is a la carte or curry buffet. We tried the curry buffet and was delicious. A number of meat and vegetarian options.

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Thank Lauren_LW
Stanger, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is spectacular. Really enjoyed sipping tea and indulging in the finest pastries and cakes while overlooking the ocean. If you looking for an inexpensive high tea experience I suggest the ocean terrace dessert menu.

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Thank nabz_1509
Botswana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my management team to this fine establishment on 20/1/17. The professional way we where greeted , served and fed was amazing! I rate the hotel as one of the best in the world! Thank you the Tyler and her A-Team for making our day such a memorable one , Trevor Al Pescatore

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Thank leD801
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I haven't seen so many different and delicious curries in my life, the red house wine goes well with the spicy curry,the service was excellent everyone in the building was very friendly,thanks to my boss Trevor from Al Pescatore restaurant in ballito for the experience. Thank you very much Tyler for spoiling us in this most beautiful hotel in South... More 

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Thank phindzo
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been on several occasions and just love the colonial style and all the details of the decor. The setting is truly special. The food and the service are great. HIGHLY recommended, but remember to BOOK in advance as they do get busy. In addition, sipping cocktails on a sunny day on the balcony is really cool.

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Thank Adrianamartini
Durban, South Africa
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you style then this is the place to visit. The Curry Buffet is lovely. The menus is fantastic but expensive. There is life music in the bar. A place for a person that wants the good things in life.

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1 Thank 798joeyv
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just sitting on the terrace gazing out at the ocean will keep you there for hours. My husband and I are there often, weather it's for coffee, lunch or champagne and lunch. The consistency of each visit is what keeps us coming back every time. The staff are exceptionally friendly and professional, and are at all times attentive to your... More 

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Thank Melanie M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the curry buffet. Food was exceptional. Special location and decor with good service. Fabulous evening out especially when the weather is beautiful and you can sit out on the open terrace. Book in advance for December.

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1 Thank Jodi N
Greytown, South Africa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited The Terrace for a birthday lunch and decided to sit at the bat for a drink, where we felt ignored so we moved to our booked table. Our welcome was warm but drinks were slow and had to ask for extra water glasses. We all decided to have the curry buffet which was outstanding but we all felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, African, Seafood, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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 Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?