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2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
+27 31 514 5000
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Durban, South Africa
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is a place where you go when you want to spoil yourself. Excellent Curry Buffet. Menuevis different but expensive. Nice music in the bar. Sometimes life music.

Thank 798joeyv
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

For our first night at the superb Oyster Box hotel, we treated ourselves to dinner in their best restaurant, The Grill Room. And we were impressed with every aspect. Food: an innovative menu, beautifully presented. We started with the hors d'oeuvres - a delicious & wide choice, & one of the best we have ever enjoyed. Main courses: one of... More 

Thank John C
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Amazing experience with an authentic Indian theme to welcome the New Year in style. Attention to every detail made on feel special. We were guided to our parking and then transported to the hotel reception in a tuk tuk which raised ones expectation and we were not disappointed. Staff were adorned in rich Indian regalia and served us with pomp... More 

Thank umeshlalloo
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed my evening at the Oyster Box . Being a Sunday decided to take my partner out for a formal date . Considering not much places where available , The Grill Room at the Oyster box was open. I initially assumed it was going to be a quite formal evening , but as we entered we were welcome by... More 

Thank Suvina23
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

not value for money The starter trolley is outdated and need some special attention Food is overpriced Atmosphere is very depressed and no view: feels like you are sitting in a corner nothing special for the price Umhlanga has better eat out places for better value

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We went to the Grill Room for a special honeymoon dinner. We went with high expectations and we were pleasantly surprised when they were exceeded! Very well-informed sommelier who helped with a great wine pairing to complement the exquisite food. The excellent service as well the Steak Diane cooked by Henry himself at our table helped to make it a... More 

Thank Estelle M
Durban, South Africa
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

been here for a birthday supper...the atmosphere is great and the appearance of the restaurant is truly of a high standard.henry is a real oyster box legend and didn't disappoint upon arrival,however the price range of the menu didn't justify the actual food.to be honest it was actually an average meal.it could also have been that we had to cut... More 

Thank wesfel311924
south africa
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We were staying at the Oyster Box and so we were enveloped in the charm of the entire hotel when we arrived for dinner... we had had a high tea and were quite simply tired of eating :) Hendry is a real gem, and has worked at the Oyster Box since he was 13 year old and has worked there... More 

Thank sirensash
Helsinki, Finland
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110 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Located in the Oyster Box hotel. Disappointedly no windows in the restaurant. Nice interior, somewhat colonial style. Menu was a slight disappointment. Food was better middle range. Appeared to be one of the best places around Durban.

Thank dr_aaltonen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed 2 nights at the Oysterbox which was wonderful. The one night I wanted treat my wife to the Grill Room Restaurant. The prices are European and therefore very expensive for locals. However , I dont mind paying if the food is good. The menu was apparently 2 weeks old and whoever wrote it, did not try the food... More 

Thank AndreasThieme

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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
Seafood, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Lighthouse Road | The Oyster Box Hotel, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 514 5000
  • This restaurant is at The Oyster Box
Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?