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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (81 reviews)
“sliders” (44 reviews)
“sashimi” (37 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM 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 531 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food great and friendly service We had a perfect dinner with fab wine. Highly recommended. Thank you

Thank aliciahenderson071
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Day of the All Blacks rugby and all go here but staff all handled the day with ease and we were not forgotten. Sat at the bar in front of the kitchen and kitchen staff jovial and happy banter. Great small plate options to go...More

1  Thank 122leanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for an early dinner. Always fabulous food and service. My wife and I share our plates here and with great wines and boutique beers the flavours are sensational.

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love everything about this restaurant - the casual atmosphere, the warm, friendly staff and most of all the INCREDIBLE food. Every dish is made with absolute meticulous care - it is not just food, it is art!!! It's hard to complete the questions on...More

Thank Nicky G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went early on a Wednesday night and it still got busy later on. Sign of a place with great food and service. We had the beef sliders, wagu beef brisket, the chips and the cauliflower. All very good. Food came relatively quickly too. Friendly...More

Thank rec998
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This restaurant is excellent. The tapas styled food is of a superb quality, service is great and the ambience is neat. The food combinations on the plate (i.e. lamb spareribs with white bean puree I think) was great. Every dish was good. Good wine list.

Thank tess n
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Urban is our favourite eat out in Nelson. We enjoy consistently great service and great food. Zinnia and her floor staff are attentive with a good blend of 'chat' and prompt service. We love the way the chefs pop out in their chef gear to...More

Thank bonigtom
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great atmosphere, fabulous food and brilliant service. We sat at the bench overlooking the kitchen and were able to see the master chefs at work, was very entertaining and added to the overall experience. The food was absolutely fabulous and there was lots of variety...More

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

An excellent evening of interesting sharing plates. Highlight was the ox tongue - soft, succulent and packed with flavour. A must try! Everything we had was a hit, from seared venison and kimchi mash to ceviche tacos. Flavours are fresh and punchy (good hits of...More

Thank Seismicscot
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a very good dinner tonight. Fresh Bluff oysters (natural and tempura), very enjoyable food and wine complemented by great service. Hard to fault - we’ll be back!!

Thank JillHat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$16
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
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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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