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Oyster Cove Cafe and Bar Restaurant

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Bluff $$ - $$$ , Cafe, Seafood
8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
15 Oct 2016
“Good luch with a view”
12 Sep 2016
“Fabulous views and food OK”
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

We had hoped to enjoy some local Bluff oysters overlooking the end of the road but sadly this place is closed at the moment due to fire damage. Maybe next time

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nice lunch watching the ocean outside crashing on the rocks below. Great location with the best view in Bluff. Food is good and service prompt and this is just what we want at lunch time.

1  Thank NewZealandHugz
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The views and the delicious mutton bird entree were the highlight of our lunch. In general, i'd say the waiting staff were inattentive, the chowder (of which they claim they're famous for) was totally lacking in seafood and the seafood platter was priced as if...More

Thank Lyndsay_NZ
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch with friends. Three out of four of us did not enjoy our lunch. The one who did had soup. The oysters were most disappointing. We thought that a restaurant in Bluff called Oyster Cove would have decent oysters, sadly not the case at all.

Thank dianehQ1708SF
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dining as family of three, shared the seafood platter, every piece of fish and shell fish was very fresh and delicious. We all enjoyed our desserts too, I had the chocolate cake and loved it. The birthday candle in my dessert, to acknowledge my wife's...More

Thank Vanderlemt
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Even if you just go here for a coffee the views are stunning in all kinds of weather as has floor to ceiling Windows for u obstructed views of the sea. Menu has plenty to choose from.

Thank Louieathens
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Only downside was we were rushed. We rang to book, were given 6.30 to dine, however the kitchen closed at 7.00. But the oyster entree, and Salmon main was good, and not a small meal other.

Thank rawill
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This was a very enjoyable lunch. I took my mother here for her birthday and she loved the view out across the Strait. We both ordered the Blue Cod and salad, which were beautifully cooked and fresh and shared a Chocolate Brownie for desert. Very...More

Thank Marion L
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The ingredients very fresh and taste amazing! This is definitely a must dine in place with beautiful seaside view! Worth to drive up to dine in.

Thank 16joannac
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Bluff, you should stop by this restaurant. It's right by the bluff signpost and has amazing views of the bottom of New Zealand. We went here to try Bluff oysters, however unfortunately being August, they didn't have any natural oysters...More

Thank rachel_nz15
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Steve S
Do you allow BYO?
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
Is it open in evenings?
9 March 2015|
Response from wendy14214 |
And does it have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
This place is temporarily closed due to a fire at the back of the building.
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