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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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England, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having been eating here as a favourite when holidaying in the area for a few years now. This time Sunday lunch in Feb all changed. The service was poor (part of the dish not brought until main plate already eaten; wine not topped up), and the food quality also just average/poor (prawns). The eye seems to have been taken off... More 

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Thank H11
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hotel guests are served breakfast here and is also open to visitors. An extensive buffet is on order as well as cooked to order meals. For lunch there is the famous curry buffet, which should be enjoyed once. The views are unbeatable and the service is attentive and professional.

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Thank paintedcolours
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited The Ocean Terrace Restaurant for their curry buffet last Saturday evening - and it was exceptional! From the booking process right through to exploring the public areas of the hotel - the service was excellent. When we called to make the booking we were informed that they were fully booked for that evening but after hearing that we... More 

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Thank Minaali
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner with my Father and Brother in the Terrace restaurant. The prawns were delicious and the curry was super tasty. The wine list is varied with some great local wines to taste. Service was excellent, attentive but not too fussy. The whole hotel has a grand colonial feel. Try a cocktail upstairs in the bar overlooking the Indian... More 

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Thank Maria R
durban
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The perfect setting for that cocktail, or even one of their amazing pizzas!! What a view, takes your breath away Service is wonderful, you can even take your dog!

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Thank Tammydurban
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is absolutely amazing. They have a doggie menu for your dog to choose from. What more do you want. Most professional and friendly personnel.

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Thank ZelnaSwart
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oyster box is a must if you visit Umhlanga champagne breakfast on a Sunday also The ocean terrace for drinks before dinner . The views are awesome.

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Thank 74pat2015
Durban, South Africa
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best curry buffet that i have been to. Good veg and non veg options. The price is steep though. If you can do justice to the food and have a massive appetite then i guess the price is warranted. I just could not eat that much for the high price. All in all the best curry buffet in Durban.........at... More 

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Thank peerr2017
Johannesburg
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203 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our dining friends thoroughly enjoyed the subtle ambience, the view of the lighthouse & ocean and the overall attention to detail. Most opted for fish & chips which arrived with an innovative presentation. Although the wine was poured in a single serving the waiter did not rush to suggest another bottle; he allowed us to enjoy our choice until asked... More 

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Thank DineFrequently
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast us the best with a huge selection that caters for everyone's needs. The hosts and waitrons cannot do enough for you to make you feel special, they flutter about seeing to everyone's needs and makes everyone feel cared for. A true breakfast for kings

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
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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