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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (85 reviews)
“sliders” (46 reviews)
“sashimi” (38 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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been here a few times now and it never fails to impress. Always busy but never an issue. Food is delicious beer and wine lists are great and the service is fantastic.

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was outstanding and the service and atmosphere was perfect. Will come here every time I’m in Nelson.

Thank tssa18
Reviewed 1 week ago

the chefs could really tone down the salt! It's been a while since we have been (their no booking policy means it's a restaurant we avoid in summer as you may be asked to wait a long time for a table), and our last visit...More

Thank bubbleblowernz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there alone for a weekday lunch and seated at the kitchen's table. All the seafood dishes are so good that I cannot decide. When talking to the chef he is happy to do a "combination platter" that includes 3 of the 5 dishes listed...More

Thank Owen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I shared a lovely meal with my friend. I am not usually a "fishy" person but loved the way it was prepared and served here. The ambience was very comfortable and the staff extremely helpful and friendly, especially one young lady who was extremely caring...More

Thank laurelj31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Urban was the shining light, a beacon of hope for the culinary scene in not only Nelson but New Zealand as a whole. The food here is world class and leaps and bounds above any other meals we had in New Zealand. The chefs hot...More

Thank HeliHo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two of us,sharing menù,original plates with High standards!good selection of Beers and wines!deifinitely coming back

Thank friul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment you enter this is professional, friendly and well done across the board. Great staff, guest tap ales, great choices of shared plates. Three plates between two was ample, popcorn chicken, smokey beef and sliders.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First in the door, got the best seats. Starters - Oysters of course, followed by sliders (excellent), Japanese raw fish (I thought I wasn't a raw fish guy - but now won over) and finished with the char beef. Red wine and five beer tasters...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shared six delicious tapas style plates between three of us. Each was beautifully presented, had a mouth melting mixture of flavours and made you just want to have more! Great service, humming atmosphere.

Thank Janelizabeth56
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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