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The Oyster Inn Restaurant

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124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy, bustling and cool! Dinner here on a friday night. The place was packed but the service did not suffer at all! Delicious menu and the shellfish in particular was superb. The staff were excellent and the place has a fantastic vibe! Loved the "fries with eyes"!

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Thank Bruce J
Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and took the local oysters to start followed by fish of the day. I love the location and a table on the balcony is just super for watching the Waiheke world go by. Our waiter was great, although the kitchen did get our order wrong twice, first by bringing our 12 oysters when we only ordered... More 

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Thank John C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went through Waiheke with some friends on a gorgeous sunny day. This place has a beautiful location on the harbour. We really enjoyed the bread and olive oil, and the swordfish sashimi, which was beautifully presented. The oysters sadly, at $7 a piece, were a real letdown. They had done a sloppy job shucking them and broken the flesh... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there for lunch with my Dad, got stunning views and a wonderful meal. He had the fish and chips, I had oysters and then the small macaroni and cheese. All very delicious and wonderful service

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Thank Poppy S
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the perfect end to our awesome stay on Waiheke. There was so many delicious options on the menu it was hard to choose, however we were not disappointed with any of the 3 courses we both chose - flavour sensations for any seafood lover. The food, wine and service were all faultless. Great option for couples, friends or... More 

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Thank Hayley T
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took clients /friends here as used to be a top quality restaurant but not any more! We asked to be moved from the uncomfortable stools at outside table to a table with chairs this they did thank you! Food was okay but not fantastic. No salads as run out!!!! Menu very limited! The place was chaotic! Too many people and... More 

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Thank Karen S
Auckland
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only had one night on Waiheke so wanted to go somewhere special. The place had great atmosphere was busy and bustling with a smashing view. I'd booked for 8pm. We were put on a table on the corner so no view and almost an afterthought. Service was really slow. Clearly they were just too busy, meals took way too... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like most people spending a couple of days after arriving in Auckland from overseas, we took the ferry to Waiheke, which has a tropical island vibe especially when it's sunny and warm. We walked to Oneroa (15-20 min walk) and were ready to have lunch. We had a table outside with a view of the water. We had 1/2 dozen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful New Years here. A great atmosphere and the people who own it treat everyone as friends and the food was superb, not to mention the views

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Thank Bella B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Waiheke Island last week end and had a great afternoon listening to live jazz, drinking nice beer and eating great oysters. Service was very good and ambience on a cloudy and rainy afternoon was fantastic. Will be visiting here again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Waiheke Island  >  Oneroa
  • Phone Number: +64 9-372 2222
Description
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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