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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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Hours:
Mon - Tue 16:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Kung Pow chicken! Such a dance on the tongue for those of us who enjoy a bite to our food. Delicious. The beer selection supports Golden Bear (Mapua) and is well worth the tasting board. Was a relaxed ambience with happy staff.

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Thank Glen V
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal here- very informal dining with share plates and small tables and cute foldout menu. Very busy for a Wednesday night and had a lovely cocktail to start, then some raw fish and popcorn chicken and the earth rolls which were quite cabbagey but very good still, although a bit more mushroom would've been nice!! There was... More 

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Thank Funbund
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really amazing service and great selection of wine and various drinks. Food was exceptional. We did shard a few plates to try a bit of all and it was amazing. Very cozy and staff really friendly!

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Thank Leticia S
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, try the chicken, sweet corn and lettuce wraps. All brilliant. Golden bear brewery on tap as well, with some great selections. Wish this was a country wide restaurant!

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Thank tailspintaz
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent night out filled with cocktails and delicious food. Staff were superb, very engaging and attentive. We ordered 5 different tapas all with their own unique flavours and taste. Great to see local businesses using local produce - Nelson dinning at its best!!

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Thank osalton
Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No idea how to spell this, but I think that is the sound when you hit the jackpot. What a fantastic place to eat. Casual setting (only leaner tables), friendly and knowledgeable (!) staff, craft beer and all this topped by great food - fresh and locally sourced wherever possible. The kitchen thinks outside the box and they definitely deliver.... More 

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Thank GlobalGerbil
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit for Nelson, I wish my trip had have been longer so I could gone back for dinner again. The vibe is friendly, cosy, busy and casual. We sat down the back at a bar over looking the kitchen, the chefs were lovely, cheerful engaging and really looked after us. The food was fresh and delicious.... More 

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Thank suselore
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcoming on arrival. Great service from start to finish. Delicious food offering a great selection, nice choice of wine

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Thank christine411
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here at least a few times a month with my partner. Great range of food, oysters all so fresh and amazing! The menu is interesting and fun! Loved the lamb pancakes so much, we make them at home now! Matt recipe please ;) cool idea to be able to sit in front of the chefs and get wee tasters... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal. Extremely good service. Trip Advisor will not let me post this as it needs to be 100 characters so once again Fantastic meal. Extremely good service

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
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?