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Onwards and Upwards as The Oyster Box enjoys a Successful First Quarter

28 May 2016


We started the year on a high note at The Oyster Box! After notching up 13 awards in just six months in 2015, we took the No 1 spot for the Top 25 Hotels in South Africa at the 2016 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ Awards.

We won an amazing FIVE awards in all, and I’d like to thank every one of you for voting for us. Winning an entire category, together with the high rankings in four others, is a fantastic compliment to the property and to our Staff. We value the transparency of online guest reviews, as it challenges us every day to continue delivering exceptional service and incredible guest experiences to every visitor to The Oyster Box.

Take your seat at the Chef’s Table

At The Oyster Box we pride ourselves on the many extraordinary dining experiences we offer. Many of you will already have shared fabulous meals and special occasions in the magnificent Wine Cellar or at the ultra stylish Oyster, Salmon and Sushi Bar, in the Oyster Bar. I have no doubt that our newest offering, The Chef’s Table in The Kitchen will blow you away!

The kitchen is the ‘engine room’ of the hotel and this fabulous new foodie experience guarantees you the ‘hottest’ seat in the house. Our Executive Chef Kevin Joseph, together with our Sommelier, has put together three superb paired menus to make this a unique dining experience. The evening includes Champagne and canapés, a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the working kitchen and a delicious five-course, set menu. The Chefs Table can accommodate between six and 10 diners at a sitting and is open for dinner from Monday to Sunday. The Wine Cellar is available seven days a week.

And talking of standards, voting for the World Spa Awards 2016 opened this week and we have been nominated in the category 'South Africa's Best Hotel Spa 2016'. Please take some time to Vote for us!


The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel

The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel

Umhlanga / Gateway, Kwazulu Natal Fine Dining, Seafood, South African

When it comes to legends associated with The Oyster Box, one of its finest gems is the celebrated Grill Room Restaurant. Another is Hendry Pakiri, who has worked at the hotel for 50 years and still...