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The Oyster Inn

124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (252 reviews)
“swordfish” (16 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location and the rooms were perfect. Comfortable, warm, spacious and beautifully decorated. We loved our stay and will be back. As a family of 4 we needed to book 2 rooms but that worked out well. We also had dinner and breakfast and both...More

Thank Natalie B
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Absolutely do not miss out on this beautiful restaurant. My husband and I ate here for dinner after a recommendation by some family. The menu was expansive and all of it completely delicious! We sat out on the balcony and as the sun set the...More

Thank Mazzzza123
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food delicious. Try the Brussel sprouts! Steak cooked just the way you want. Homemade ginger beer exceptional. Ambience very good. New England type decor. Veranda vey comfortable even for winter.

Thank Traceys-adventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the high side of the main road the restaurant offers lovely sea views. Our experience was warm and friendly complimented by a wood burning fire and engaged staff. Indoor and covered veranda seating available the latter also being heated and even on the last...More

Thank GaryandLesleyTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I came here for lunch and we were so impressed! We ordered the 2 course lunch special at $40. The food was so so good that we had to compliment the cheif and tip. Really lovely experience sitting out on the deck...More

Thank HonestFoodies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Check to see their happy hour timing, their lunch is worth it. Great view of the local beach from the upstairs porch. Lunch should not be busy, but dinner might be and you may need a reservation. We tried some of each type of oyster...More

Thank Alison R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Emailed to book as there were 9 of us, reply was prompt and friendly. Service was excellent, food delicious and timely. Friends particularly enjoyed the Oysters! Highly recommend.

Thank NixtaToko
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While waiting for our ferry we stopped in to The Oyster Inn for some oysters. Although it was a public holiday with a 15% surcharge, they were offering 2 for 1 fresh oysters. I ordered four fresh and one battered. The fresh were divine. Next...More

Thank training1029
Reviewed 11 June 2018

We had the pleasure of dining here for Lunch on Saturday. It was a stunning day on the island with a stunning lunch. We were three couples that came a shore from our boats for a lunch experience and we were not disappointed The food...More

Thank Pip B
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The food, location and service were fabulous. I had come down with the flu and the waiter brought me a hot teapot fill of hot water and lemon. Brilliant service. Highly recommend.

Thank leannen2017
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17 December 2017|
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Response from PurrdisMum | Reviewed this property |
Either. ask for outside table if you go for lunch as you can sit on balcony with view. Dinner time is maybe a little noisier but anytime is fun time
26 February 2017|
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Response from RavensRetribution | Reviewed this property |
It's in Oneroa - the main town area closest to the ferry (Matiatia - not the car ferry at Kennedy Point). You can walk into town in 15-20min or there are taxis and buses at the ferry and in town you can grab.
Katie C
25 November 2016|
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Response from Jax88London | Property representative |
Open 7 days daily from noon summe season (labour day to Anzac Day). In winter season we are open 6 days daily from noon, Wednesday to Monday. (Closed Tuesdays). Cheers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
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Just 40 minutes from Auckland but a world away, The Oyster Inn is the perfect escape from Auckland, whether for just a night, a weekend or longer. The Inn features a large restaurant & bar, a beach boutique, a private event space three luxuriously simple guest rooms. Opened in 2012, The Oyster Inn has gained local and international attention, being featured on Travel & Leisure's 2013 IT List and Metro's Top 50 Restaurants. With a gorgeous but unpretentious interior by designer Katie Lockhart, The Oyster Inn has fast become one of the island's most popular restaurants.
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