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Oyster Cove Cafe and Bar Restaurant

8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (17 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (19 reviews)
“potato cakes” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A great location with an even better coffee. This cafe gave us the best coffees we have had in New Zealand. Strong and just like a good Aussie coffee. The added benefit of ordering a coffee here was that we got chocolate fish with our...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is right next to Stirling Point; friendly staff in a clean environment. We just had coffee, but plenty was on the menu. A good spot to stop

Thank nickss1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ordered a seafood platter costing 69nzd. Abit too much for just 2 pax. I think there’s not ppl here so getting seats Shldnt be a problem. Seafood was decent but views were great.

Thank Yao Min W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been many times to this café in the past but it was our first visit since it was re-opened. I has great views of the sea. The menu all thou smallish it covered nearly everything that Bluff offers in sea food and more....More

Thank dicke-nz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived without booking, the restaurant was half empty but finally got a table Ordered the crumbed & battered oysters as they were the only one that were bluff oysters Terrible, came out with chips which made it bearable Very expensive for what they were for...More

1  Thank Ross K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took some visitors to Oyster Cove as we had heard it had been refurbished and was worth a visit. It was, the interior refurb is great, very classy and the tables are nearly all positioned so that everyone has a wonderful view out on...More

Thank drenas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Supurb view, supurb food! Apparently there are new chefs according to the friendly lady who served us. Well congratulations..the food was wonderful. In fact we went back the next day for the salmon. Can highly recommend the baked Blue Cod. Every table has a supurb...More

1  Thank GrannyPen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bluff is somewhere I never thought I would go to but we had some time to fill in and went from Invercargill to Bluff which is about a 20 minute drive. We discovered this Restaurant by accident (Drove down the road expecting it just to...More

2  Thank qscvhu
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was great to visit this restaurant again. Seafood features quite prominently on the menu and is divine. I had the salmon and it was just beautiful. I also had the Chocolate mug dessert which was beautifully presented and delicious. The food is pricey but...More

1  Thank Sue S
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

On a good day you get spectacular views across Foveaux Strait. Menu has a good range specialising in local seafood. Had Blue Cod which is usually very good but was a bit salty and the chips were not as warm and crispy as liked. Was...More

Thank PJC18
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Steve S
18 December 2016|
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Response from Landewaldron | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know they are licensed as a restaurant and bar which means no byo.... Also you need to check they are open, as they had a fire in the restaurant several months ago which needed repairs. (Try their website for... More
9 March 2015|
Response from wendy14214 |
And does it have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Bluff
  • Phone Number: +64 3-212 8855
  • E-mail
Come and enjoy at our amazing and unique restaurant located at the beginning of the road Stirling point Bluff. With spectacular 180 degree views of Ruapuki, Dog and Stewart island. Our menu offers a variety of different foods. Try our locally sourced seafood. Oysters, Blue Cod, Mussels and Mutton Bird. Bookings will help you secure a seat at our busy restaurant
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