What's On

The iconic Oyster Box Hotel celebrates each month of the year with inspiring events and the chance to sample extraordinary local and seasonal cuisine, international flavours and enables guests to learn about the latest trends.  Enjoy a variety of different dining and entertainment experiences with family or friends for an unforgettable experience.   

We go to great lengths to provide the very best experience in each of our venues, and welcome suggestions from you for future events too, so please do feel free to let us know what may be of interest to you. 

We look forward to welcoming you in the coming months. 


Book your Private Wine Cellar Dinner

For a more intimate dining experience, the Wine Cellar, with its glass ceiling, is sunken just below the Oyster Bar and is unique for dinner parties, corporate functions, tastings or special events. 

Bespoke menus are created for every occasion and the resident Sommelier will present a selection of wines from the Diners Club Diamond award-winning wine list, which boasts the finest selection of South African and international vintages.

Time: 18h00 - 22h30 | Maximum 10 guests  

Venue: The Wine Cellar 

Price: Venue hire - R 4 000 | R 590 per person, up to 10 guests

Enjoy a Lighthouse Lager with Curry

Made in conjunction with “That Brewing Company” who are currently making five distinct craft brews for the local market. 

The Lighthouse Lager is a craft style lager made by master brewer, Paul Ten Hoorn Boer, along with The Oyster Box Hotel's Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. Specifically designed as an easy drinking lager for hot Durban days, it is served alongside our delicious signature curry buffet. 

Time: Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00 | Dinner: 18:00 - 22:30

Venue: Ocean Terrace Restaurant

Price: R 390 per person | At least 11 curries daily, includes meat, fish and vegetarian options

Indian High Chai Tea

Enjoy a day with traditional Indian flair and style.

Our India inspired High Tea comprises of delicious scones and pumpkin chutney, Bengali spiced prawn puffs, assorted samosas and cups of milky Indian masala chai to name just a few. 

Time: 14h30 - 17h00 

Venue: The Palm Court

Price: R 390 per person

The Deconstruction of Johnnie Walker

Join us for an evening indulgence and dining experience with a twist. Sit back and enjoy dinner while we talk you through the different single malt base for each premium Johnnie Walker blended whisky- with  two whisky’s paired along with each course.

Time: 19h30 - 23h00 

Venue: The Grill Room

Price: R 650 per person

Mother's Day High Tea & Lunch

Treat your Mum to the sweet sounds of Eric Canham, who will be entertaining you for the special occasion.

Our Mother's Day High Tea will be a leisurely affair with a visual and taste spectacle of delicious treats, everything from freshly baked scones, pastries, quiches and cakes - or treat her to a scrumptious plated lunch where Blommie our in-house florist will ensure mum is sent home with a beautiful posie to mark the occasion.

Time: High Tea 14h30 - 17h00 | Lunch 14h30 - 17h00

Venue: The Ocean Terrace 

Price: High Tea R 750 per person | Lunch R 750 per person

Curry Masterclass

Join executive chef Kevin Joseph for an intimate curry tutorial. 

Watch as he expertly demonstrates a number of dishes, incorporating Indian style cuisine. Your dinner will feature some of the dishes that will be demonstrated on the evening as well as applicable recipes, hints and tips for recreating this meal at home.

Time: Tutorial 18h00 - 20h00 | Chef's Table 20h00 - 22h00

Venue: The Oyster Box Kitchens

Price: R 850 per person


Curry & Comedy

Our Executive Chef Kevin Joseph and his team will prepare a delicious curry, while you sit back and enjoy the show. From the delicate flavours of the Singapore Fish Curry, to a spicy, Lamb Vindaloo and smooth-textured Butter Chicken accompanied by fresh, home-made condiments - a night full of laughter not to be missed!

Time: 18h00 - 22h30 

Venue: The Pearl Room

Price: R 450 per person

A Teenage High Tea

Join us in celebrating National Youth Day in style.

We will be hosting a special High Tea for all the youthful teenagers (aged between 13 -19), this Youth Day, with delicious mini burgers, hot dogs and sweet treats. Stand a chance of winning a voucher to Gateway Entertainment Centre. 

Time: 14h30 - 17h00 

Venue: The Palm Court

Price: R 350 per person

A Gentleman's Tea

Join us in celebrating Father's Day in true sophistication.

Treat your Dad or Grandfather with a Gentleman’s Tea. More savoury then sweet, swopping dainty cucumber sandwiches for pork pies, beef sliders, scotch eggs and whisky truffles. Whisky tasting will accompany your Tea and you could stand a chance of winning a bottle of whisky. 

Time: 14h30 - 17h00 

Venue: The Palm Court

Price: R 390 per person

Moët Food & Wine Dinner

Enjoy a six course plated menu in the company of the House of Moët, with each course accompanied by a Champagne within the Moët portfolio. 

A Moët representative will be on hand to talk through each pairing. A truly special occasion full of bubbles not to be missed!

Time: 19h00 - 22h00

Venue: The Grill Room

Price: R 950 per person | Six-course menu