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Urban Oyster Bar and Eatery Restaurant

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
278 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7861
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sliders” (37 reviews)
“oysters” (56 reviews)
“sashimi” (28 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Laid back vibe, friendly wait staff, absolutely loved the dishes we ordered as well as the wine. Zannina, our server was knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend! Oysters were very fresh!

Thank Suzybvmt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just like the title of this review, I’m not one to brag. But in all seriousness Urban eatery was fantastic from start to finish. The experience as a whole was beautiful, a great array of sharing dishes, from the sea to the earth. We had...More

Thank V9982HRdaniellel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was buzzing! After reading the reviews, we decided on this place. They do not take bookings, so you have to take your chances. But if you like a busy and humming atmosphere (as opposed to quiet and intimate), where staff are well trained,...More

Thank Shae M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Urban is a popular watering hole on Hardy Street and offers some very inventive dishes. We were a party of five and we visited on a Friday evening. One cannot reserve a table so we went early. The Restaurant area is quite small and...More

Thank Ralph777051
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent drinks and meal. Quite a small place buzzing with activity. Food was delicious and staff friendly and helpful.

Thank 727marto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to eat at Urban. Great food and service as always. Staff very attentive wanting you to enjoy your experience and their food. Always very busy very lucky to get a table. Sliders 🍔 delicious, lamb superb good 🍷 lively atmosphere

Thank Hellfire28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot rave enough about this place! The menu is quite creative and every bite tastes amazing! We went here three nights in a row during our stay in Nelson. My partner is an ex-chef and we were both equally impressed! We thought perhaps we should...More

Thank emmybear94
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch following reading about this new eatery in cuisines magazine's awards list. Food was amazing, supreme fresh fish, local salads and vegetables all with a twist and sympathetically handled. Had a super healthy meal too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank birdsferrylodge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Urban last night after many recommendations. It definitely lived up to my expectations, in fact Urban is the spot I've been searching for in Nelson. A fun social buzz, pumping music and a wicked cocktail list. Every plate was divine, from the...More

Thank MichelleandKentJ
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Had a wonderful meal at Urban. It was very busy for a Wednesday night so if in a group, I would book. As I was dining by myself (travelling for work) I was given a seat at the chefs table and I would highly recommend...More

1  Thank JackFromNP
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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