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Oyster Cove Cafe and Bar

8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (63 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
“mutton bird” (8 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 5 days ago

This place is in a wonderful spot overlooking the sea. We sat in the window looking out and it was great. Service was a bit slow. We ordered the seafood pot and some fresh oysters and both were delicious and nicely presented.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant just as my husband completed the TA18 cycle, the length of New Zealand and what a treat it was at Oyster Cove. They even let him in in his cycling gear and looking like he’d been on the road for...More

Thank Shogie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner there during a storm it over looks the water truly breath taking. The service was good and the food was certainly good but not outstanding. Overall the experience was positive and worth the money

Thank goodfoodSeattle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Photo-op at Stirling point and 2 hour walk through Motupohue scenic reserve and then relax at the Oyster Cove for lunch - good food and wine. The views are amazing and service is friendly.

Thank CHNgaki12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a really good chef. We had the salmon which the mrs said was fantastic, a great mix of flavours. I had the crayfish and the side dish of prawns. The crayfish was as crayfish should be, a treat and half the price...More

1  Thank richardwestaway1973
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious seafood platter. The views from this restaurant are breathtaking. Our waiter was a let down and kept getting our order wrong but everything else was fantastic.

Thank Afrikaansekiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is fabulous and the restaurant is well laid out but the vibe is snooty. I ordered the vegetarian platter (the only vegetarian option) and it was so strange I didn't know how to eat it. On the menu it seemed to be a...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oyster Cove Cafe and Bar is a great restaurant for aficionados of seafood. We stopped there for lunch including the Salmon, Classic blue cod and the Seafood Platter and were suitable impressed with the food and the location overlooking the Foveaux Strait to Stewart...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

After taking the obligatory selfie next to the sign at Stirling point we popped in for a quick ‘snack’ as we were both starving. We were expecting a casual café but when we entered it was apparent that there was a much more ‘upper-class’ feel...More

Thank MattyBell
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here today and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did have to wait a little while for our order to be taken but we enjoyed the view from our table by the window while we waited. We ordered the paua cob loaf and coffee....More

Thank Carolyn S
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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
Good for
Kids, Romantic, Groups
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 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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