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Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar

8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
+64 3-212 8855
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“salmon” (14 reviews)
“mutton bird” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Ward Parade, Bluff 9814, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to this restaurant for dinner since we were staying at the hotel next door and they made the reservation for us. It’s a lovely location. But to summarize, we had a bizarrely rude welcome from the host, and got sick from the seafood....More

Thank AvocadoSoul
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar for coffee after photos at end of the road in Bluff NZ at 2.00pm on Saturday 10 November 2018. Welcome was pleasant and we were shown to a table near the window. Coffees arrived hot and refreshing. Could not...More

Thank Trail711651
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went back for a second dinner the next evening; my spouse and I switched dinners. Salmon and lamb cutlets; add attentive service and one of the bes5 views in all of New Zealand; don’t miss this place.

Thank MacDuff47
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had gone for a walk along the shore and then back over the hill to the Oyster Cove restaurant. By the time we got back it was getting very cold. We received a warm welcome when we went in and had a good meal...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my husband went to Bluff and and this was the only place that we saw their. I really liked the decor when we went inside. We got the seat with the sea view and of course we had the famous oyster. It was...More

1  Thank SushMush
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the location, views, food and decor, the staff could’ve been a little bit friendlier/welcoming. The view was great, even though it was raining. We need more restaurants positioned like this by the sea in NZ. Prices were reasonable. The cod we had was soo...More

1  Thank Debbie K
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Oysters are not fresh at all and everything is extremely salty🤮🤮🤮 Highly recommend not to try, or you will regret surely.

Thank tiancheng129
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Love it that the restaurant had such an awesome view. We ordered the amazing seafood platter n it was more than we could eat! It was simply delicious! But we thought the waitresses were not warm n friendly! 👎🏻

1  Thank tripreview777
Reviewed 3 September 2018

On August 8, 2018 we were eating at this restaurant. The table they gave us, stuck to the window, seemed ideal, while you wait for the food you spend time observing the wonderful landscape, but you would be much longer because you never get tired....More

1  Thank Francisco R
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Super fresh food and wonderful friendly service. The blue cod was my favorite along with a great wine selection.

1  Thank gogrunta
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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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings
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 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 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 window seat at our busy restaurant.
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