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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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11:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Tue 15:00 - 00:00
Wed - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Every so often you find a restaurant that ticks all the boxes. This was it for us. Great drink and great service. Most importantly they are passionate about serving really great tasty food. They make the restaurant business look easy but there's a lot of detail that goes into being this good. Thanks guys, much appreciated.

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Thank Mark O
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcomed with an amuse-bouche that was a punch in the taste buds, the tastes that came from the team in the kitchen were full flavoured and asthetically pleasing. The black bean topping on one dish over powered the delicate meat but other than that, enjoyable food.

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Thank Haydo_NZ
Wellington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Place was packed but it was a Friday night and they don't take reservations. We squeezed into two stools on the bar overlooking the busy chefs hard at work. While we waited for our food a chef slipped us a 'taster' from another dish, two mussels in a curry sauce which was a nice gesture. Extensive and impressive cocktail menu... More 

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Thank Camda
Waipawa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tasting food. We had 3 different types of oysters. The Bluff were amazing, then had the urban sliders and the crispy lamb ribs. All very fresh and tasty:( staff very attentive, great place to share the dishes which is what it is all about! Certainly will be back and for a Monday it was buzzing - well done guys

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Thank suzfitch12
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with me husband. Told if we sat by the cooks that we would get tasters. Had some awesome wine, saddleback pinot, very pleasant. We got oysters, which I found I do not like, very salty, but Greg enjoyed them. Greg had the lamb ribs which treated pretty good. My food didn't come, didn't come, and finally came about 20... More 

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Thank Jaime M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Matt and his team are always experimenting with new flavour sensations. We sometimes sit at the kitchen bar and watch, hoping for a free sample which happens. A feel good atmosphere with a great local wine and beer list. Never disappointed.

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Thank Neil C
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Is consistently good. Staff are great and attentive with service without being in your face. The food is great and the drink selection covers all tastes

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Thank kja68
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stylish Well Priced Nibbles. Excellent People and a Great Atmosphere. The Bloody Mary with Oysters is to die for and so are the Cocktails.

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Thank Theresa G
Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well if you're looking for something quite interesting and certainly not boring then this place is the best! Big city feel to the place - could be in the middle of any buzzy city. Always busy, and you know why once you've tasted any of their little masterpieces! Contemporary food, locally sourced, made fresh in front of your nose, love... More 

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Thank Tina-Vantslot
Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for lunch and met with good service . The waitress explained the menu , gave us water and left us to make choices. Now one of the things you need to know is that in NZ , on the whole our experience is that portion sizes tend to be on the large size. We therefore have learned... More 

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Thank Margaret R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
15:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?