We arrived at the Oyster Box for breakfast on a beautiful autumn Durban morning, although still a bit warm outside there was a crispness to the air and it was a perfectly clear day. We had booked to sit inside as we had been warned that sitting outside could get a bit hot and or windy, however on this particular morning we would have been safe either way.
The four of us were seated at a booth style table that was very comfortable and form where much laughter would resonate over the next few hours. Having arrived early and hungry we took full advantage of the vast spread the Oyster Box had laid out.
We started with fruit, yogurt and muesli, then onto cold meat, cheese and pastry’s. At this point the more adventures members of the group indulged in a few fresh oysters. After a pot of filter coffee we tacked the full compliment of eggs, bacon, sausages and poached haddock in cream. At this point it might have been wise to call it a day but with our eyes ever bigger than our stomachs we wrapped breakfast up with a syrupy waffle and cream topped off with a glass of Champagne.
Would we recommend going out of your way for breakfast at the Oyster Box? The resounding answer is 100% yes we would, although at R 250 a head it is slightly on the expensive side it has got to be one of the best breakfasts in South Africa. The Ocean Terrace restaurant where the breakfast is served is perfectly situated with a light and airy feel and stunning views of the sea and famous Umhlanga Lighthouse. The service was outstanding and we were made to feel very at home, and that nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend breakfast not be rushed so if you are planning a visit arrive at 8 am and don’t make plans till 11 am, an after breakfast nap may also be in necessary to schedule. Booking is essential and the hotel can be contacted on 031 514 5000 or visit their website www.oysterboxhotel.com.