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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery Restaurant

) #2 of 126 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (35 reviews)
“oysters” (55 reviews)
“sashimi” (28 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great. If you want to wind the chef up ask for vegan and non alcohol options lol. There are some plant options and would love to see what this place could do (with their amazing flavours in other dishes) with vegan foods. Always fun...More

Thank Clouds608
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum food and great atmosphere! One of Nelson favourites. The menu has always interesting with lots of exciting, delicious offerings.

Thank LilGoodEvans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent place for great dining or quick casual nibbles and wine. Nice atmosphere, good music and good location.

Thank DoubleD269
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect for an end of work drink. Even some good beer on tap and yummy nibbles to share. They have plenty of choices for non craft beer devotees and well beyond beer.

Thank timtT6478JH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the food and service was top notch. Just popped in for a wine or 2 and a wee nibble (this time)... My friend and I have tried pretty much everything on the menu! Smoked pork empanada with spiked prawn fondue was perfect! Just...More

Thank Rakin666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very casual restaurant but food isas amazing as fine dining goodness. If you can i recomend to get a table "chefs table" counter by the kitchen. Food is amazing!! I had escabich and chicken pate was cooked to perfection.

Thank k523
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being vegetarian, I never thought I'd find myself in an oyster bar. However, I looked into Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery because of a recommendation for their beer. Turns out, they had one vegetarian option for lunch (most restaurants in NZ that I looked into...More

Thank Jeffrey K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for a drink with friends. Ordered a Dirty Martini, it was possibly one of the worst I have ever had. I had to stop him as I watched him spoon in way too much brine. The end product looked like dirty dish water....More

Thank culz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food and friendly service - I'd highly recommend this as one of many great places in lovely Nelson

Thank CaraAuckland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing cuisine in Nelson NZ!!!!I had already visited many Michelin Star restaurant in Europe,Urban Oyster Bar should have one !ifyou are In Nelson don't miss it!:))

Thank Dorra B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 7861
  • E-mail
Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery is Nelson's newest and most innovative dining experience. Don't be afraid to put your elbows on the table and engage us and your fellow diners. Get to know us and what's inspiring us today. We'll be delivering the things we're currently passionate about on each plate we serve. We hope you come with a curious spirit ready for the experience of what an eatery is all about. Our menu changes regularly with respect to what we are into at the moment, whether it's an ingredient, band, chef or current event. Our goal is to make everyone feel like whanau - whether it is your first or fortieth time. We believe that serving up good juju isn't just in the food and drink, but in the attitude and atmosphere which makes Urban the perfect place to stop in and refuel. Our menu is innovative and fresh .. Enjoy a freshly shucked oyster or for the more courageous crispy pigs ears! We have no reservations which applies does not apply to groups of 8 or more. Feel free to share a table with some locals, or visitors for that matter. Eating is a sharing experience!
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