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The Oyster Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
+64 9-372 2222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (211 reviews)
“swordfish” (13 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Auckland, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on Waiheke the last few days. We looked up TripAdvisor for a selection of restaurants and activities. The Oyster inn had good reviews. On our last night we had an early dinner elsewhere and agent to the Oyster Inn for a late night...More

Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in for dinner and found our appetites whetted by the starters, so decided that instead of having a main each, we would share all the items on the starters menu instead, in lieu of small plates. It turned out to be a GREAT...More

Thank LadyAnnienz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This oyster restaurant is within Oyster Inn. Apart from serving oysters, there are other food list for those who prefers otherwise. The wine and beer list is quite elaborate too. But special mention is the oysters. These oysters are exceptionally big and very fresh. There...More

Thank ernestkoh2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the setting, the views, the divine calming colours, the oysters, and yesterday, the delicious Bloody Mary's. What spoiled everything was the passive-aggressive service, that only a particular type of head waiter seems to enjoy dishing up. It starts well, the daily specials sound so...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prior to catching our ferry back to Auckland after a lovely day visiting the wineries and beaches at Waiheke we had dinner at this highly regarded seafood restaurant. We had a lovely balcony table overlooking the bay. The venue was packed and obviously a very...More

1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oyster Inn is on level 1 above shops with view over main road to lovely Oneroa beach. Both of us enjoyed our meals - steak and pan fried John Dory were both sensational. Oysters did not disappoint! Big, plump and juicy. You need to book...More

1  Thank perthmarlin
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We went with the 3 course menu with wines and were not disappointed. The oysters were awesome and the main course was very tasty. Good friendly staff and prompt helpful service. Highly recommend!

2  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We ate twice in this restaurant and both were amazing. The fish was one of the best we ate both the fish and chips and the filet of John Dory. The selection of drinks, both wine, beer, lemonade, etc. were very good and the service...More

1  Thank Ilya42
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We loved our meal at the oyster inn! I had never heard of oysters coming with a Bloody Mary dressing - it was far better than expected (light and full of flavour). I had kingfish as a main on the miso glazed eggplant which was...More

Thank Jollytraveller414
Reviewed 20 August 2017

As you would expect with the name Oyster Inn the oysters didn't disappoint. Also found the Crispy five spiced Southland lamb ribs were as the name suggests crispy on the outside but unbelievably tender. The meat just fell off the bones and very tasty. Service...More

1  Thank GrantHay
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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
22 April 2016|
Response from Jax88London | Property representative |
Hi, you can jump on either bus that meets the Fullers Ferries and get off in Oneroa village - we are across from the Wine Centre. Or catch a taxi, just a short 3 minute drive. Or you can walk up will take about 20 minutes on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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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