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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery Restaurant

) #2 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ , Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (35 reviews)
“oysters” (51 reviews)
“sashimi” (27 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 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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1 - 10 of 342 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arriving to Nelson late we were lucky to come across this great place! Amazing good quality and tasty food! Staff were all very friendly and it was great service! Def worth a visit! Very impressed!

Thank bexyh10
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great atmosphere with awesome chefs and service. Food is up there with the best of them! They brew their own beer which is well matched to the food and all at a really reasonable price.

Thank Simondeanm
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic food, great service, good atmosphere not overpriced. Two of us spent $70'each on food and wine. Fresh local food, innovative combinatons and friendly knowledgable staff- what more could you ask for?

Thank 24Fleurb
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My Husband and I had our first visit recently the staff are attentive the Host welcoming the food suburb the atmosphere lively the cocktails divine.

Thank donna o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Urban! You guys did an amazing job tonight the food was awesome the service was attentive,friendly and professional. We sat at the kitchen pass the guys were friendly and talked us through the dishes the wines kept flowing. Awesome recommendations on the food. The best...More

Thank 857jessiev
Reviewed 24 May 2017

the place has a busy vibe with upbeat and well-informed service staff. The food was innovative and the combination of flavours and presentation. You can ask for reduced chili as some of the dishes can be pretty fiery. I will go there again.

Thank David A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

My husband and I had dinner there last week. We sat at the bar. The chef and kitchen crew chatted with us, gave us recommendations that were spot on! I only wish I had another stomach so I could eat more. Wish I could go...More

Thank COSMO901
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The atmosphere here was awesome. The staff were all very knowledgeable and offered great service. I was taken through the whole menu in depth which was a nice personal touch, recommendations were also made. The food was great, and really enjoyed the friendly and personable...More

Thank Kiwiabroad123
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We went out for a birthday dinner and were very happy with the choice. We arrived early to look through the menu and worked our way through several dishes to a fabulous dessert. The wide range of dishes were very tasty and the service kept...More

Thank Warren K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We just ate a wonderful meal here. Excellent service. Great local wines. the food! We shared the ceviche which was fresh and delicious; the sliders which were yummy and spicy and the lamb ribs which were divine. The atmosphere is modern, cozy and vibrant and...More

Thank Samantha60
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Paul M
Hi Paul, I want to purchase an E-voucher for a meal for two. Its my sons birthday Oct and his wife Sept. Could you please tell me roughly 3 course and a bottle of wine Many thanks Paul Northern Ireland
30 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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