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Oyster Cove Cafe and Bar

8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
+64 27 317 0143
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“oysters” (53 reviews)
“salmon” (17 reviews)
“mutton bird” (9 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice lunch watching the weather go mad outside. Looking good after a recent revamp it’s a good spot to park up for a harty lunch or just a quick drink.

Thank NewZealandHugz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing experience eating fresh bluff oysters while looking out towards steward Island. Followed by amazing fresh seafood pot (highly recommended!)

Thank barefootlouise
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to visit this GREAT restaurant at the end of SHWY1 in New Zealand. You can enjoy a coffee and muffin, a snack lunch or full a'la carte evening meal (during the season - Bluff Oysters). friendly staff and brilliant food. The building offer...More

Thank Zavija
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of 10 of us went for dinner here and all of us were impressed with our meals. The food was absolutely delicious. Keep that chef on!! The food is not expensive, you simply pay for what you get. Quality meals! The service was...More

1  Thank Aishah B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I heard that the prices here were expensive but the food was good, so I thought I would make my own mind up. We sat down at a window table with awesome views and checked out the menu. Coming from Christchurch I was quick to...More

1  Thank Geejae99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people have come a long way to get to Bluff and a great attraction is to be able to eat a few Bluff oysters. Oyster Cove Cafe is beautifully positioned with a great view however the service and food presentation is lacking. I dont...More

Thank araminti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very nice and also lovely views however i found the price for one piece of fish and a handful of chips and salad out of a bag, frankly eye watering. ($25.00) Otherwise it was a lovely experience, if you are prepared to...More

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant has fantastic views by day and by night the sea directly below is lit up and the signal point sign is too. A very nice place to take in the view. The food was good, the oysters were fresh and the salmon and...More

Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing place. Only a few kilometres from the seaport where the world renowned Bluff oysters are landed, sitting above Stirling Point, this Cafe has great food and epic ocean views. They offer Bluff oysters four ways, great blue cod, and other seafood fishes...More

Thank geoffA4781RZ
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Have been here a few times and really enjoy this place. Was a really nice meal and everyone at my table was satasfied. Only complaint i would have would be i did not have room to try one of the moutwatering desserts. Will definately be...More

Thank Tammy2204
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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
Wendy H
9 March 2015|
Response from Wendy H |
And does it have gluten free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Kids
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  >  Southland Region  >  Bluff
  • Phone Number: +64 27 317 0143
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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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