The Grill Room at the Oyster Box Hotel

  • Umhlanga / Gateway, Kwazulu Natal
  • Fine Dining, Seafood, South African
  • Dinner
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
    2 Lighthouse Road

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Perfection for the palate

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 oversees this elegant dining room as Maître ‘d.

With a history stretching back almost 60 years, The Grill Room has always been the epitome of style and fine dining in Durban.

The restaurant hosts a Dinner & Dance on Saturday evenings.  Dance the night away to the sounds of a live band. Bookings are strongly advised.

Under the leadership of executive chef, Kevin Joseph, the menu is an inspired combination of enduringly popular dishes, created by Bea Tollman, president and founder of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, Signature Dishes and contemporary new creations garnered from around the world.

Based on a tradition of beautiful food served and enjoyed in a refined setting, diners are served from our authentic Gueridon and the classic 1920’s Hors d’ Oeuvres trolley with an extensive range of 18 appetizers.

Who's Cooking?

Kevin Joseph Photo

Kevin Joseph

"I am emphatic about using the freshest ingredients available and prefer to source ingredients locally, where possible" - Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph

Award-winning executive chef, Kevin Joseph started his career in the South African Navy where he received his basic chef training and since then has accumulated a wealth of hands-on experience at leading hotels in South Africa and around the world. These include The Peninsula Hotel in Cape Town, the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and the Michelin-starred ‘Tamarind’ and ‘Claridges’ Restaurants in London.

He has spent the invaluable time in various hotels within the Red Carnation Hotels Collection including The Milestone and Summer Lodge Hotels in London, both with AA Rosette award-winning restaurants, and within South Africa’s Red Carnation portfolio, the international award winning Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat and the Twelve Apostles in Cape Town.

Kevin is a member of the South African Chef’s Association and the International Wine and Food Society. He is the current chairman of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) branch and was recently awarded a prestigious Blazon by the Chaîne.


Cost Per Head : R250+

  • Cuisine : Fine Dining, Seafood, South African
  • Ambience : Dine and Dance, Romantic, Upmarket
  • Entertainment : Dancing - casual, Internet or WiFi
  • Dress : Smart
  • Reservations
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Dancing
  • Generator
  • Accommodation

Credit Cards Accepted

  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • VISA
  • Mastercard


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The Oyster Box Hotel
2 Lighthouse Road