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US$4 - US$16
Bar, Healthy, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of very tasty small plates to choose from (plus excellent craft beer choice). Service was on the slow side, but always cheerful and polite.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing tapas, great selection of local beers and wine. Highly recommend the Peruvian style cerviche and the bbq duck tacos.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food as always, ambience maybe a bit low key but the new, updated menu seemed to fancy my tastebuds. Started with the oysters which were fresh and tasty as hoped for, which began the meal on a pleasant note. Then we went onto having...ceviche which was good, just a bit strange. The pork came next. It was just divine, succulent and juicy, just how I liked it. We had a few things after that but soon came time for dessert. We ordered the only two dessert options off the menu: the tiramisu and the coconut and orange parfait. The tiramisu was superb but the parfait was frozen solid. It was more like an ice cream than the custardy-purée parfait is supposed to be. But don’t get me wrong. I have been to Urban several times in the past and enjoyed every moment of it. This is the first time the experience has been a bit low.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Insanely amazing food, good relaxed service, great spot. So so impressed by the food - shared a few plates with a friend in the sun. Hands down best food we ate all holiday! Got a walk in table on a sunny afternoon. The place was...buzzing!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked an oyster bar and they don't have any oysters, and even on booking they did not mention they had no oysters it's like q bar having no beer.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place after having a chat with the locals. We were told that "if we could get a seat" that it is a great restaurant. Both my partner and I were blown away with the skill and competence of the chefs. The...food was simply devine and the drinks well made. Highly recommend this place, friendly engaging staff and super efficient service. Thankyou so much! Cheers Claire WMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant while visiting in Nelson and it was really good. The food was excellent with interesting flavours with tapas style dishes. The service was very friendly albeit a bit hard to get attention because they were so busy. Also, the place...had a great vibe and ambience - reminded me of the depot in Auckland.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2021

Great staff and lovely fresh food. Loved the ceviche, pork belly sliders and dessert of meringue, coconut sorbet and carmalised pineapple. The downside for us was that people were crammed in and there was no social distancing. We were seated at a counter overlooking the...kitchen. there were no less than four couples(eight people) and no social distancing between each group. In these covid times thats not acceptable. The stainless steel seats were also very uncomfortable and I had a painful hamstring from the seats.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

My wife and I shared the John Dory Ceviche with chilli, kumera chips and avocado followed by boned out pork hock with vegetables. 💥 💥💥💥💥👌 Oh, and a couple of Chardonnays. 😇😇❤️

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 November 2021

Sensational, mid arvo looking for a experience through your taste buds 😋 , spoil yaself , under priced! Clean ,fresh ,balanced flavour. Food stole the show from the funky concreted corrugated iron cast bar !

Date of visit: November 2021
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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5