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And just like that, the Festive Season is upon us. At The Oyster Box, the line-up of dazzling and delicious events never fails to disappoint, so prepare yourself for festive frivolity and celebration!

  • Gather family and friends for dinner, music and magic at our annual Carols by Candlelight on the 21st Enjoy a plated starter, buffet main course and plated dessert at R490 per adult and R250 per child. Time from 18h00.
  • Christmas is a time of tradition and family! Let the Oyster Box set the tone for the celebrations ahead with our Christmas Eve Dinner and Dance. Time: 18h00 to 22h00. Price is R2200 per person.
  • Father Christmas has visited and the presents have been opened. Complete the perfect Christmas morning with our Traditional Christmas Lunch to be held in all three of The Oyster Box’s dining venues. With a welcome drink on arrival, a delicious lunch feast and live music by a selection of Durban’s top entertainers, this is sure to be a Christmas to remember. Arrive at 12h00, lunch is served at 12h30. Lunch in The Pearl Room and Ocean Terrace is R2200 per person and in The Grill Room R2500 per person.
  • Party the night away at this year’s New Year’s Eve party…that promises to enthrall with an ‘Out of Africa’ theme, entertainment and extravagant buffet. Time is 19h00 to 01h00. Price is R2500 per person.


Join The Oyster Box Hotel in celebrating the 5th anniversary of Restaurant Week from the 19th October to 5th November. They are serving a two-course lunch in The Ocean Terrace at R450 per person and a three-course dinner in The Grill Room for R550 per person.

Their Dinner and Dance evenings are back by popular demand! Enjoy a three-course dinner and dance the night away to live music for the final time in 2017, in our famous Grill Room on 25th November. Price is R590 per person.

Join on the 16th November for hilarious fun and laughter at their Curry and Comedy night. Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised with an incredible curry while their talented headline act has you in stitches. Time: 18h30 to 22h30. Price is R450 per person.

For an evening of sophistication, delicious food and fine bubbles, join for the House of Moet Dinner on the 24th November. Each course will be paired with a Champagne from the Moet portfolio with a Moet representative on hand to talk you through each pairing. A truly special occasion not to be missed. Time: 18h30 to 22h00. Price is R1200 per person.




Enjoy beautiful Indian Ocean views while tucking into a succulent Sunday Roast Sharing Platter with all the trimmings. Served on the Ocean Terrace every Sunday, price is R450 per platter for two people.


Whether it’s an intimate dinner or a large celebration, The Oyster Box Hotel end-of-year functions are always a hit. Spoil your staff or impress your clients. From R490 per person, the menu includes Christmas crackers, hats and table treats.


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, 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


The Oyster Box also offer gift vouchers which 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.

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Diarise these Oyster Box events in December




Diarise these Oyster Box events for the month of December.

It’s date night at The Oyster Box! Start your evening with a two-course dinner in the Ocean Terrace at 18h00, followed by a movie with popcorn and a glass
of sparkling wine in the cinema at 20h00.
18h00 in The Ocean Terrace I 20h00 in The Cinema I Price: R590 per person

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT 14th & 15th December
A time of tradition and family, Christmas Carols on the Ocean Terrace at The Oyster Box, marks the beginning of the Festive season and summer holidays.
A plated starter, buffet main, plated dessert and festive entertainment are on the menu.
Time: 18h00 – 21h00 I Venue: The Ocean Terrace I
Price: R690 per adult, R420 per child under 12 years

Get the Festive weekend off to a stylish start with Christmas Eve Dinner in the elegant Grill Room.
Regrettably no children.
Time: 18h00 – 22h00 I Venue: The Grill Room I Price: R2 600 per person

Each of The Oyster Box’s dining venues will be offering delicious lunch feasts on Christmas Day. All venues will be offering live music, a welcome beverage
on arrival and delicious seasonal menus.
Time: 12h00 – 16h00 I Venue: The Ocean Terrace and The Grill Room I
Price: R2 600 per person, R1 600 per child under 12 years

Put on your best Boogie Shoes as we take you back to the Seventies this New Year’s Eve! Dance your way into 2023 in retro 70’s gear and join us for a blast from the past!
Time: 19h00 onwards I Venue: The Pearl Room I
Price: R2 900 per adult, R1 900 per child under 12 years

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Enzo – first KZN pizzeria recognised in nationwide challenge



Scottburgh’s renowned Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria has become the first KwaZulu-Natal restaurant to make it into the Top 10 of the nationwide Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge 2022.

Owner Enzo Tilli is over the moon for making it to the number five spot despite stiff competition from around the country. No KZN restaurants made it into the top 10 in the 2021 challenge.

In 1990, at the tender age of 18, Tilli decided to follow his passion for creating authentic Italian food and with the help of his mother, embarked on an adventure into the unknown opening Enzo Pizzeria in Johannesburg’s West Rand. The authentic pizzas he dished up were an instant hit and it was not long before Tilli opened a second branch at Gold Reef City.

Seven years later Tilli sold his two eateries and moved to KwaZulu Natal to open Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria in Scottburgh. As was the case in Gauteng, it did not take long for Enzo to become a popular destination for locals and tourists who – 25-years later – still can’t get enough of his mouth-wateringly good pizzas. Says Tilli: “Like all good pizzas, ours are made with the finest ingredients and cooked to perfection in a wood-burning clay oven.”

Despite the celebrations, Tilli made some time to answer a few questions about Enzo and – more importantly – his coveted pizzas!

Tell us a bit about your restaurant and what makes your pizzas so popular
Enzo’s is more an eatery or as we say in Italy a ‘trattoria’ which means casual and relaxed dining. Our pizzas are made in the authentic Neapolitan style, in a wood-burning oven. They have a light and airy base, and we use only the best quality ingredients. We believe that whoever is making the pizza should have lots of love for what they are creating and that their passion is a big part of what makes them so good.

What is your signature pizza or best-seller?
Without doubt the Del Greco pizza which has a bacon feta and fresh avocado topping. We also have four different starter pizzas, three Calzongino choices (foot long, fold over pizzas), six different vegetarian pizzas and 19 more other options from which to choose.

What’s better, a thin crust or a thick crust?
For me, it must have a thin, light base and slightly charred on the bottom and must always be cooked in a wood-burning oven just like in Naples, the home of the pizza.

What is your favourite pizza topping?
I still like the classics – a Regina, a quattro stagioni or a simple Margarita with anchovies.

For more on Porcupine Ridge, please visit:

Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria can be found at Shop 5 The Terrace, 129 Marine Terrace, Scottburgh, KZN. Telephone number for bookings: 039 978 3674

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Top 10 Lekker Places To Celebrate Christmas Lunch



We’ve got the Top 10 places to
visit in our lekker province, KZN!

Have we missed any epic places out? Let us know in the comments down below or drop us an email at


1: The Oyster box, Umhlanga

2: Old Town Italy, Umhlanga

3: Brahman Hills, Midlands

Brahmin Hills


4: The Baron, Umhlanga Arch


5: Grimaldis, Umhlanga Pearls

The Best View In Town

6: The Cargo Hold, Ushaka

7: La Piazza, Ballito

8: Stretta, Hillcrest

9: The Village Table, Umhlanga Pearls

Bringing people together in a central meeting place in the village of Umhlanga. The stylish and buzzing Village Table situated in The Pearls Shopping Centre is much more than just a restaurant – it is an experience. The cosmopolitan ambiance is ideal for intimate dinners and group gatherings alike. fusing cuisine, cocktails and culture in a fashionable setting.

10: The Black Rabbit, Hillcrest

Notable Mention:
Jack Salmon, Glen Ashley
Atasca, Westville
Bellevue, Kloof

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