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To get the show on the road for June… and June ONLY, we’re taking you on an ‘American Road Trip’.
Join us in the Palm Court for a pop-up dining experience featuring classic American dishes. Enjoy a Bulleit Bourbon cocktail on arrival, followed by a set starter and dessert and choice main course. Price is R390 perperson from 18h00-21h30 each evening.

Tip your race hat to Lady Luck and stop by the lobby on your way out to the big race for a pre-Durban July tipple. Our Gin Pop-up is complimentary.

Enjoy our Indian Ocean views while tucking into a succulent Sunday Roast Sharing Platter with all the trimmings. Served on the Ocean Terrace every Sunday for dinner or lunch in July (lamb), August (chicken) and September (beef). Price is R420 per platter for two people.

Join us on the 8th July for an educational and insightful evening on the art of drinking whiskey with our Glenmorangie Dinner. This Scottish whiskey tasting journey encompasses a three-course menu paired with single malt Whiskies in the Colony Room from 19h00-23h00. Price is R650 per person.

On 28th August from 18h30-22h30, hone those cooking skills or learn something new with our popular Asian Master Class. A fabulous evening of cooking, curries, sauces, noodle dishes and stir fries await. All things Asian, this evening includes a three-course dinner showcasing some of the dishes from the class. Price is R850 per person.

Back by popular demand, we will be hosting a monthly Dinner Dance in the famous Grill Room on the 29th July, 26th August and 30th September starting from 18h30.. Enjoy Grill Room favourites and dance the night away, with music by Wallace Nock. Price is R590 per person for three-course dinner.

Join us for Cognac in the Colony Room on the 5th August! This insightful evening will take you on a French journey discovering the nuances of Hennessy, the world’s most popular Cognac. The Hennessy Pairing Dinner includes a three-course menu and an informative talk on the world’s largest Cognac producer. Price is R650 per person.

Celebrate Women’s Day on the 9th August with our Bubbles and Brie cheese-themed high tea buffet from14h30-17h00, along with our most famous sweet treats. Paired with a couple of glasses of sparkling wine, this Women’s Day at The Oyster Box will be a lovely afternoon treat for the ladies. Price is R450 per person.

‘Put (a) Spring in your step’ on the 1st September with our Decleor Spring Brunch (10h00-13h00). All our glamourous guests will take away a goodie bag, with chances to win amazing prizes, spa vouchers and two Decleor hampers. Don your best Spring hat and you could win yourself a luxurious overnight stay at The Oyster Box. Don’t miss it!! Price is R490 per person.

Taste a little bit of history this Heritage Day with our Heritage Day High Tea. On Sunday 24th and Monday 25th September, our nostalgic South African-inspired journey into the past is a ‘sweet treat’ with syrupy koeksisters, creamy melktert and rich malva pudding are all on the menu, while a savoury balance of imfino, putu bites and ujeqe hit the spot. Price is R450 per person and High Tea runs from 14h30-17h00.

Our famous Curry Masterclass, taking place on the 29th September from 18h00-22h00, puts participants through their paces on how to use traditional and modern Indian cooking methods to make a range of samoosa’s, curries, sambals and accompaniments. A three-course dinner, showcasing some of the dishes explored in the class, finishes the evening perfectly. Price is R850 per person.

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

The hottest spot in town, The Oyster Box offers live entertainment every day of the week.
The Lighthouse Bar is open daily for cocktails and snacks, with live music on Thursday and Friday evenings from18h30 – 21h30. Sit back and enjoy live music each evening (18h30 – 21h30) from Monday to Friday, in The Oyster Bar.

On The Ocean Terrace, popular Wallace Nock does the honours on Saturdays from 12h00 – 15h00 and new arrival, the velvet-voiced Eric Canham, from 12h00 -15h00 on Sundays. An a la carte menu as well as the popular Curry Buffet is served in this casual venue and it’s the perfect spot for breakfast and sundowners.

SPICE IT UP!
“You can’t say you’ve had a curry if you haven’t tried a Durban curry,” says The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. The incredible Curry Buffet offers a wide selection of curries and condiments, with something to suit every palate. Set in the casual, Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views of the Indian Ocean, our delicious Tandoori Chicken and impressive selection of curries includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs, each curry is a masterpiece in itself.
Time: Lunch: 12h00 – 15h00 | Dinner: 18h00 – 22h00

TRADITIONAL HIGH TEA
Our legendary tea table is laden with sumptuous treats, from freshly baked scones, pastries and quiches, to exotic cakes, finger sandwiches and savories. Inspired by the hotel’s colonial atmosphere and the accompaniment of our pianist, The Palm Court provides the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Booking is essential.
Time: 14h30 – 17h00 daily

THE CHEF’S TABLE
If you’re a foodie or looking for something extraordinary for a special event or occasion, join Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and members of his culinary team at The Chef’s Table in The Oyster Box Kitchen. Available for bookings from Sunday to Thursday, savour one of the delicious 5-course menus for between six and ten people.
Time: Sunday – Thursday / Dinner only
Price: R1500 per person

OYSTER, SALMON & SUSHI BAR
With its long marble bar a focal point, the Oyster, Salmon & Sushi Bar is a popular meeting place with patrons for live music and cocktails. From Monday to Friday 12noon to 20h00, diners can choose from a selection of Sushi, fresh Oysters, home-cured Salmon, inspired Asian Tacos, Asian Prawn Cocktail and delicious Prawns and Crayfish. Items from the a la carte Seafood Menu may be ordered individually…. accompanied by a glass of delicious ‘Bubbly or one of our signature cocktails.

GIFT EXPERIENCE VOUCHERS: THE IDEAL GIFT
Our gift vouchers are perfect for all occasions. Choose from a tempting selection of experiences including food and wine discovery evenings, traditional afternoon teas, rejuvenating spa treatments or a monetary voucher to spend while visiting the hotel.
Purchase online or at the hotel, vouchers may be emailed or sent beautifully presented to the recipient by post.

– Restaurant and High Tea reservations
Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5018 • Email: restaurants@oysterbox.co.za
– Spa reservations
Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5072 • Email: spa@oysterbox.co.za
– Accommodation reservations
Tel: +27 (0) 31 514 5000 • Email: reservations@oysterbox.co.za

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TAPAS OYSTER BOX STYLE

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With nobody travelling internationally at the moment The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his culinary Team, decided to take guests to exotic places through their food instead. So the Flavour-cation concept was born. Through a variety of food experiences ‘flavour vacations’ are put together to showcase exciting new tastes… literally on our doorstep.

With the Tapas menu (Spanish word for small savoury dishes), each item, has a main ingredient and everything else on the plate contributes to the overall taste sensation. “We looked at what is popular with diners,” says Chef Joseph, “such as oysters, prawns, sharing platters etc. and then added our own taste profile and flair to each dish, to give it an Oyster Box twist. The babotie spring rolls are an example; our steamed buns are baked in-house; the Oysters harvested from our own beds and the pear chutney and hummus cooked from scratch.” The menu also offers ample choice for Vegetarians.

Tapas will be on offer in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars until the end of November, with new and exciting dishes being added to the menu on an ongoing basis, so that our guests always have something new to look forward to.

Alongside the menu, a wide selection of wine, beer, Champagne and sparkling wine is on offer. A special mention should be made of the House Wine Selection, from our internationally-acclaimed sister winery, Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus. Known for producing exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and renowned Pinot Noirs.

The TAPAS Menu is served in The Lighthouse and Oyster Bars from 12:00-19:30 daily.

Booking is essential on 031 514 5000 or by e-mail restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

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HIGH DAYS & HOLIDAYS AT THE OYSTER BOX

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Plan ahead for the winter holidays in South Africa’s warmest province and celebrate the festive season early at The Oyster Box.
There’s something for everyone this July.

July 2021

– There’s no doubt that Christmas 2020 was a fairly low-key event compared to the usual festivities The Oyster Box is known for. To make up for it, their food and beverage team is promising more fun and festivity during the month of July, than we’ve seen for a while…AND it includes a Christmas celebration…Yes, in July!
They are also going ‘glam’ in true Oyster Box style, for one of the country’s most prestigious horse-racing events, The Vodacom Durban July.
So, get your hat on and don’t miss the chance to join us in this ‘sport of kings’ event on Saturday 3 July.

JULY SPECIAL

Treat yourself to our legendary Crayfish and Prawn Cocktail and a complimentary glass of Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel from Monday to Sunday, 12h00-19h00 in The Oyster Bar at R390.00 per person.

Celebrate the Vodacom Durban July at The Oyster Box – 3 July 2021

Let Executive Chef Kevin Joseph bring the Vodacom Durban July to you this year, with all the elegance and style you’d expect on the big day! Dress to the theme, get to know more about the jockeys and their mounts and stand a chance to win a variety of prizes during the course of the day. 

Pick the most Winners and stand a chance to win a night’s stay at The Oyster Box.  Drinks and luxury canapes on arrival in the Durban July Room from 11h00, followed by a traditional braai and accompaniments on the Lighthouse Bar Terrace from 13h00.  A bottomless gin bar will be available with a DJ keeping the punters’ spirit’s up. 

From Monday to Sunday 5-31 July, The Oyster Box Christmas in July Ski Lodge is back in the Lighthouse Bar, from 12h00-19h00 daily. With Live music on a Saturday and Sunday at lunchtime with Rob Warren performing Christmas and contemporary rock , the nostalgic atmosphere of a mountain ski-lodge is brought to you Durban-style. Choose between one of our three gourmet Christmas Subs (Gammon, Turkey or Roast Beef), served with a Ciroc Christmas cocktail at R250 per person. 

On Wednesday 7 July, the Rebels of Black Elephant Vintners & Co, pair 13 of their wines with a musical soundtrack of their lives. Strong supporting line-up provided by Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Team, from 18h00-21h00 in the Oyster Bar.  Cost is R590.00 per person.

One of Durban’s most respected Cocktail Mixologists, Haroon Haffajee brings his innovative magic to the Wonderful World of Whisky at The Oyster Box on Wednesday 14 July 2021.  Drinks in the Oyster Bar on arrival at 18h00, with dinner in The Grill Room from 18h30.  The four-course sensory experience will feature whiskies from the Diageo World Class portfolio, paired with Haroon’s inimitable style, at R690.00 per person.

Finally…a chance to celebrate the Festive Season that wasn’t!! Join us for a traditional Christmas in July lunch on Sunday 25 July 2021 on the Ocean Terrace from 12h00-15h00.  With live music by Leon, a visit from Santa and entertainment for kiddies, you’re in for a fun time. Adults are R690.00 per person and R350.00 for Kids under 12 years.

The monthly Wine Wednesday food and wine evenings are back, with different South African wine estates hosting the monthly dinner, in conjunction with Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph and his Kitchen Brigade. The evening kicks-off at 18h00 in The Oyster Bar with canapes (first course) and a welcome drink at individual tables.  Guests move to The Grill Room at 18h30 for dinner, with an explanation from the Chef about the Menu and comments from the Farm representative on the various pairings, throughout the evening. Wines from the featured estate will be available to order on the evening.

July’s event on Wednesday 28 July features French-style wines from Morgenster Estate and a French-inspired menu courtesy of The Oyster Box. Family-owned and family-run, Morgenster has a long history dating back 300 years. Situated near the foothills of the Helderberg Mountain in Somerset West, the property produces award-winning Bordeaux-styled wines, Italian cultivars and extra virgin olive oil.

 

EXCEPTIONAL DINING AT THE OYSTER BOX

* High Tea in The Palm Court – Inspired by the hotel’s original architecture and with chandeliers purchased from the Savoy Hotel in London, High Tea at The Oyster Box is a lengthy, leisurely affair.  Live piano music provides the perfect backdrop to tea. High Tea is served daily at the following times: Mondays – Fridays from 14h30 – 17h00. Saturdays and Sundays, 12h00-14h00 & 15h00-17h00. Cost is R390.00 per person. 

* Legendary Breakfast in the Ocean Terrace – With al fresco tables offering panoramic Indian Ocean sea views and regular sightings of passing whales and dolphins, the generous breakfast buffet which includes fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine, is the perfect way to start your day. Breakfast is served from 07h00-10h30 daily at R450.00 per person.

*The Curry Buffet in the Ocean Terrace – Continues to attract fans from far and wide.  Set in the Mediterranean-inspired Ocean Terrace, with gorgeous views across the Indian Ocean, the impressive curry selection, of at least 11 curries daily, includes meat, fish and vegetarian options. Using delicate blends of spices and fresh herbs…each curry is a masterpiece in itself.  The Curry Buffet is open for lunch and dinner from 12h00-20h30 at R390.00 per person.

Versatile muso Leon, provides Live Music from Thursday to Saturday evening and on a Sunday at lunchtime. 

Due to current covid protocols, reservations are essential.  Dinner bookings are available from 17h00-19h30 and Lunch bookings from 12h00-15h00.

 

For enquiries and to book for one of the events, contact Restaurants on (031) 514 5000 or by e-mail on restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

 

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Cake & Prosecco Class at Old Town Italy

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Join Old Town Italy on the first Saturday of every month for a fun Cake-Decorating class, hosted by renowned bakers at our adored Old Town Italy stores 🎂

Start your morning at 10am, where you will learn a series of cake decorating techniques while sipping on refreshing Prosecco 🥂
This class includes your own cake to decorate and take home, Prosecco and a selection of Old Town High Tea treats.

See upcoming dates below:

5 June – Marble Buttercream
3 July
7 August
4 September
2 October
6 November
4 December

Price: R650 per person
Limited tickets available at each store

Enquire in store or contact us directly to book & find out more info:
gm-umhlanga@oldtown.co.za | 031 566 5008
Book here

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