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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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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 8 January 2017

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...More

Thank Adrianamartini
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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.

1  Thank 798joeyv
Reviewed 7 January 2017 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....More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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.

1  Thank Jodi N
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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....More

Thank Aherin
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There is no bad time at the ocean terrace, do not miss this on your stay in Umhlanaga Rocks. Everything on the menu will make you happy-the food is excellent.

Thank TraveliteNY
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A friend from overseas took us for dinner here last week. The venue is spectacular and the curry buffet was decent and good value, if you have a huge appetite, however the Line Fish (Cape Salmon), from the Ala Carte menu, was very average and...More

Thank travelstar22
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A big family table on the terrace. Well served by Vas.Excellent buffet with classic bread options. Good tandoori flavours. Funny that no traditional Indian dessert is included. At this price why not include the price of a cup of tea too? All things considered, would...More

Thank GautengLad
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...More

Thank MPJSmith
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...More

Thank professional2ourist
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Restaurant Details

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