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Chef Kevin Joseph aims to incorporate fresh local ingredients with global appeal, while catering to a clientele that expects refined elegance. Once you’ve settled into your pillowy seat, nibble on a selection from the hors-d'oeuvre trolley while perusing the evening’s menu – this is a dining experience designed to ensure that you enjoy classic Grill Room touches, along with Gueridon service, where servers prepare some menu items tableside.
These could include charcoal-grilled chateaubriand with flamed mushrooms and a rich béarnaise sauce, or a seafood platter featuring a decadent array of shellfish, line fish, calamari and mussels. The highlight is a beautifully simple dish of prawns served with lemon-infused jasmine rice, burnt lime and a spicy habanero-and-coriander sauce, drizzled lavishly with butter.
An array of fish dishes highlights the proximity to the coast and showcases the versatility of this protein – the Earl Grey smoked salmon is infinitely delicate, served with an unctuous truffle risotto, crisp bacon, parmesan tuille and a creamy white wine sauce.
The Oyster Box is renowned for its fine curries and the Journey to India menu features a delicious butter chicken, Natal lamb and Singaporean fish curry served with basmati rice and traditional roti and sambals.
Chicken, duck, game, beef and lamb all feature on the menu too, with delicious accompaniments like minted pea puree, roasted peach-and-honey jus, truffle cream or honey butter – a real triumph of flavours.
If you have space after all that, don’t skip the dessert menu – crêpes Suzette will be flambéed for you tableside with much aplomb, and the vanilla bean and raspberry mousse – which comes with guava gel and sorbet, sugared rose petals and toasted almond dust – is a beautiful end to a wonderful meal.
An extensive wine menu is available, as well as an experienced sommelier. This is the place to go if you want a vast array of delicious meal accompaniments. You’re even spoiled for choice with a selection of port, cognac and dessert wine for after your meal.
Tableside silver service from a well-managed team of efficient servers. Your every whim can be catered for.
Set inside the grand Oyster Box Hotel, the Grill Room is set smartly as a grand dining room.
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Classy, crispy, elegant with a touch of Cape cod with a African twist. And perfect for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Service is excellent and attentive. Food is in general very well executed and tasty. Of course the oysters are a safe choice here, as well as prawn cocktail and the trolley with hors d'oevres. Classic fish and meat mains are not so incentive, but good and hearty. Unfortunately our sirloin was a bit on the chewy side. Bea's cheescake is a dream, as well as honeycomb ice cream. Crepes Suzette is always a happening to watch happen. Wine list is good with some high quality wines. The menu could be a little more adventurous and innovative. But all in all a lovely place on a fantastic hotel.
I was very pleased with my experience at the ocean terrace for Sunday lunch. From the professional and warm welcome of the hostess, friendly charm of the decor, punctual and pleasant service of the waiter, and not to forget the delicious food - my Sunday lunch was truly one to remember. the resturant could easily become 4 or 5 star shortly, just more attention on clean floors and presentation. Well done and I will surely be back and recommend the restaurant to friends and family!